Welcome to the Total Gym SUPREME Home Gym review, the first in a series of Total Gym Reviews at Fullfitnez.com.
Total Gym is an all-in-one physical training system which uses the ‘inclined plane body weight training’ principle and is designed to be used at home. It’s available in a number of different models and uses gravity with the users body weight to improve strength and muscle mass, mobility, cardiovascular and overall fitness. I have highlighted what you get with the Total Gym Supreme package below.
Free Shipping Worth $100
30-Day Risk-Free Trial
Arrives Fully Assembled
4 Accessories Included
4 Instructional Workout DVD’s
A Nutritional Program & Meal Plan
Warranty – Frame 1 Year. Parts 6 Months
With a compact system of this type you can exercise as much as you like at any time in your own home, cutting out the time it takes to travel to and from the gym and providing you greater convenience to workout consistently and achieve your fitness goals.
Below are more of the main features and benefits of the Total Gym system
Total Gym concept; An entire gym of equipment in one machine
Total Gym works by using gravity and varying percentages of the users body weight as the source of resistance
The unique designs allow easy transition from one exercise to another without having to add or remove weights
Total Gym provides low impact training which is less harsh on joints and tendons compared with traditional weights
Every Total Gym is supplied with accessories, exercise chart, nutrition program and workout DVD’s with over 60 exercises
Total Gym is easy and safe for all ages of fitness enthusiasts to use, whether beginner or advanced
No assembly required. Total Gym can be set up easily straight from the box and simply folds upright for storage
Total Gym has a smooth and quiet operation and can be used for gentle or high intensity exercise
Total Gym Supreme Overview
The Total Gym SUPREME is Total Gyms budget-friendly home gym and at $529.75 is the lowest priced of the 4 Total Gym models available. It allows you to target all the body’s major muscle groups in a variety of ways with muscle group specific workouts or full body workouts that can be completed in as little as 10-20 minutes.
The unit itself weighs 56lbs and has a maximum user weight of 275lbs and easily folds for storage. It’s said to require no assembly but some user reviews on the Total Gym website have said it requires a little. It comes supplied with flexible nylon strap handles and padded glideboard on which the user exercises on.
The unit dimensions are; Unfolded: 15.5″ W x 93″ L x 43.25″ H and Folded: 15.5″ W x 50.5″ L x 8″ H. It’s the smallest and lightest of the Total Gym models and is most suitable for individuals no taller than 6ft due to it’s size. If you’re taller, you might want to consider one of the larger models
In the Total Gym Supreme package you will also get AbCrunch, NEW Tri-Grip Shaper Bars, Leg Pull and Standard Squat Stand accessories to attach to the unit. Also included are 4 exclusive Total Gym exercise program DVD’s, wall chart and nutrition and meal plan program.
The unit uses gravity and the users body weight to improve strength and muscle mass, mobility, cardiovascular and overall fitness. It has 12 calibrated difficulty levels that are selected by adjusting the angle of the machine with its auto lock height adjustment which either increases or decreases the percentage of body weight used during your workout and therefore the difficulty level.
Resistance, cardio, strength and stretch training are all possible with the Supreme. Using the 4 accompanying exercise DVD’s to guide you and the detachable accessories included, there are over 60 different exercises that can be performed using this machine alone and all without bulky weights, plates or cables. Changing from one exercise to another is quick and simple, and when in use it’s quiet and smooth.
The Total Gym Supreme provides low impact training which is less harsh on joints and tendons compared with traditional weights but can equally be used for both low and high intensity training. This makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of users and also well suited for rehabilitation or a gentle introduction to mobility and exercise. Total gyms origins were founded in physical rehabilitation.
When it comes to buying a Total Gym Supreme there is the valuable option of a 30-Day risk free trial whereby you have 30 days from delivery to use it as much as you like and decide if it fulfills your needs. After the trial period ends, the remaining payments will be taken or you can pay in full. If you decide it’s not for you simply contact their customer services department within the 30 days to arrange the return.
A no interest flexible payment option is also available and there’s free shipping at a value of $100 on every Total Gym order. As an owner you also benefit from a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty on the frame and 6 months manufacturer’s warranty on parts. Total Gym has al live chat service for sales and provides support by phone and email after your purchase.
Features and Specifications
Arrives fully assembled
Folds upright to store
4 Accessories Included
Flexible nylon strap handles
4 Instructional Workout DVD’s
A Nutritional Program & Meal Plan
Auto Lock Height Adjustment
12 calibrated difficulty levels
Dimensions Unfolded: 15.5″ W x 93″ L x 43.25″ H
Dimensions Folded: 15.5″ W x 50.5″ L x 8″ H
The Total Gym Supreme package includes 4 Workout DVD’s to help get you started on the road to fitness success. There is a full list of all the Total Gym Workout DVD’s on their website with demo’s to view. There are 29 DVD Bundles available, some with multiple DVD’s included.
6-8 Minute DVD Workout – This DVD contains 12 quick work along workouts for men and women short on time and is designed to be used 6 days a week. You could use them once a day or more by completing workouts back-to-back for longer, more involved sessions or space them out during your day.
Beginner Program DVD – This DVD is designed to challenge your strength with increasing difficulty and intensity to help build muscle and burn fat. It’s designed to increase your energy and reduce fat by boosting your metabolism by increasing your strength, and stamina. Total Gym say; Beginner does not mean easy – it means learning the basic moves and perfecting them. It also includes a bonus 19-Minute “Half-time” Beginner Express Workout for days when you re short on time
Total Gym Basic Workout DVD – Also a work along DVD, The Basic Workout Series includes 3 Workouts; Total Gym Basic Workout – A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone. AbCrunch Workout – This demonstrates how to utilise the included AbCrunch accessory to get the abs you dream of. Lower Body & Core Workout – A Total Gym favorite.
Core Cable Flow Workout DVD – Total Gym say this is a challenging core-centric workout for Total Gym that will enhance mobility, improve posture, agility and stamina developing a strong core to help maintain proper body alignment and increasing your ability to perform all exercises to maximum effectiveness.
The Supreme comes with accessories which you will need to use to perform some of the exercises and workouts. Bought separately they each come at quite a cost (see separate selling price below) and each can be viewed individually in more detail on the Total Gym website that also includes demonstration videos. They’re designed to enhance your training for better and more specific results and also your Total Gym experience.
Best-Selling AbCrunch Accessory ($159.90)– Over 10 ab exercises and 4 routines. Workout DVD also available
NEW Tri-Grip Shaper Bars ($74.95) – Attach to top or bottom of the Supreme for push or pull upper body exercise
Leg Pull Accessory ($39.95) – Strengthen your major leg muscles in multiple ways. Adjust for any size in seconds
Squat Stand ($69.95)– Target the lower body, slimming and toning legs while building strength and muscle tone
Guarantee, Cost & payment plans and 30 Day Trial,
Warranty – When you buy a Total Gym Supreme you benefit from 1 one year warranty on the frame and a separate 6-month warranty on moving parts, to register your warranty after purchase, simply complete the online registration form on the Total Gym Website.
- 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty on Frame
- 6 months Manufacturer’s Warranty on Parts
Cost & Payment Plans – The purchase price of the Total Gym Supreme is $529.75. You can pay in full or choose to pay with their 6 monthly payment plan at $88.29 a month for 6 months. Each purchase option comes with free shipping.
- $529.75 or..
- $88.29 for 6 Months
All Total Gyms come with a 30-Day Risk Free Trial with some for as little as $1. The Total Gym Supreme does not come with this option but by selecting the ‘Pay in Full’ option upon checkout, you’ll receive the Total Gym extension package which includes;
60-Day Extended Money-Back Guarantee – This allows you to try the Total Gym Supreme in your home for an additional 30 days! Here’s what total Gym say; That’s 60 days total! If you don’t think Total Gym is the BEST piece of fitness equipment you’ve ever used, you can return it within 60 days of delivery for a full refund or credit.
Priority Processing – Your order is handled before non priority orders via UPS Ground, ensuring your shipment reaches you faster than the average order.
Total Gym appear to provide a high quality product and service and have confidence in their hardware that’s backed up by their 25 years in business and very reasonable warranties and after care. It was 1974 when the first Total Gym was developed.
While the vast majority of customer reviews on the Total Gym Supreme are positive there are some less happy buyers saying ease of set up not being quite what is billed followed by ease of use and comfort. Others have said it’s cumbersome to move and some exercises difficult to perform.
Viewing the website it’s easy to see how pleased most customers are with their Total Gym Supreme by reading their various opinions. Many describe how easy the system is to use and how they enjoy it in ways that range from mild use to improve flexibility, mobility and rehabilitation to more intense workouts to gain strength, muscle mass and speed. Many have bought with the aim to improve their performance in their favourite sport and others love the variety of exercises and workouts available and the fun they have using their machine.
There are numerous comments from owners who have noticed improvements in their general fitness and heart rate and many who have achieved physical results such as weight loss, muscle tone and muscle mass increases with some claiming this to have taken just a few weeks. They also mention how difficult the workouts can be if that’s what you require so this is certainly a legitimate piece of fitness equipment that should be considered for a home gym. View the Total Gym Supreme here and save 10%.
If you own or have used a Total Gym, why not share your opinion below in the thoughts section. I’d be interested to hear what your experience is.