613 of 616 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for the home gym, cost effective and it just works! Buy this product...,
This review is from: Weider Ultimate Body Works (Sports)UPDATE: January 2018 - Still using the Weider 3-4 times per week with no issues. Still feels brand new.
Just to start off, I want to say that we have used this equipment for over 6 months with moderate to heavy use (minimum 3-4 days a week by myself and wife) and we love it. I did not buy this product and wrote a review just because, it has been used every week for the past 6 months.
Honestly, there are a lot of hokey gym equipment out there that anyone can buy and most of them are all useless (push up devices? sit up devices? come on now). Seeing the Total Gym on t.v made me laugh until I actually tried it out in person. My younger brother had one in his home gym and I decided to use it for stuff and giggles and to my surprise, I wanted one right away. It was perfect for anyone wanting to build there own home gym and this was a much needed device.
Why did I choose the Wieder Ultimate Body Works over the Total Gym? First is the cost --- it was... Read more
690 of 699 people found the following review helpful
You will get: Fit, Strong, Swimsuit body shape. Will you be the Hulk? No, don't be a meat head.,
This review is from: Weider Ultimate Body Works (Sports)Customer Video Review Length:: 3:33 Mins
First off about myself, the target consumer: I am 6'3" 175 lbs. I was a skeptic about these types of machines and I thought it was a gimmick ever since seeing Chuck Norris on those infomercials back in the day. I bought this for a couple of reasons. I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor, we have a gym at my apartments but it not that great to be honest. I work full time and go to school so I don't have the time to go to gyms as well so convenience is a huge factor for me. I saw this, figured for the price, might as well see if I like it, on Amazon, I can return it if it sucks. Now time for the product review. (If I have the time, may try to get a video added to it as well, I don't see any on Amazon for it).
Set-up: It takes a little common sense to put it together. Not much to it really, couple of pins here, slide this in there and viola, within a half an hour its set up. Package: Its rather heavy, there is a reason it... Read more
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
An effective and very reasonably priced piece of equipment,
This review is from: Weider Ultimate Body Works (Sports)First of all, for those of you wondering how this differs from the older model, the "Total Body Works 5000," it really doesn't. The colors are different, and the shape of the glide-board is slightly different, but other than that, it's the same thing. So if you already own the Total Body Works 5000, and you're trying to decide whether or not to "upgrade" to the Ultimate Body Works, I'd say don't bother, since it's really not an upgrade at all. It does the exact same thing, there are no new attachments or anything other added functionality.
Having said that, this is a great piece of very reasonably priced exercise equipment. I've used the Total Body Works 5000 for years, and when it finally started to show its age, I bought this, and I see myself using this for many more years. Sure, it's a complete knock-off of the Total Gym, but it will cost you a couple of hundred dollars less, it does the same thing, and it even has the added advantage of resistance... Read more