Having seen the Total Gym, be one of the longest selling products on TV, I had high expectations for performance and results, even though I couldn't afford the highest end product. I have not been disappointed in the least. I have achieved more with this product , than in 7 years working out in a gym years ago, in just 4 weeks! I have seen my stomach flatten, the curve in my spine straighten more, and my overall strength and energy, increase, and I'm only in the beginning phase as I have many health issues and am taking it slow. I never thought I'd be able to work out again, yet alone see body improvements at the age of 57. A childhood friend who sees me every week, commented that my stomach was gone, that my posture was better, which means a lot. The Total Gym lives up to its legacy. I find the product solidly made, durable, easy to use, and adaptable to my capabilities, with room to grow. The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars, is that this medium priced version of the product, has a squat attachment that is too small. You can't extend your feet out far enough to be at the 45 degree angle needed to perform a squat properly. I adapt to this by putting my weight on the heel ends of my feet with the front of them extended beyond the top, and get by. If you have a problem unhooking the pulley system from underneath, I've found it easier if you slide the bed back a little to give you more slack , and it unhooks and hooks easily. Be sure to read all the stickers on the product telling you where to not hold the product so you won't get pinched. They are there for a reason. The instructions are very easy to follow in the programs, and I am impressed at how far I've progressed in such a short time. I have Fibromyalgia, some arthritis in my spine, and joints, as well as asthma, and heart issues. To be able to feel stronger and healthier, is major to me. This product was made for me. I look forward to working out, and know that it's time not wasted. I only wish I'd gotten it long ago.
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