Last updated: August 9th, 2016
The Weider Total Body Works 5000 is an unrestricted cable and pulley system that allows users of all shapes and sizes to improve their muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and overall health.It’s one of our top picks of the best home gym for this year. The biggest impact is weight loss and muscle toning. However, the additional power bands allow for up to 50 pounds of resistance, which provides additional opportunities for muscle strength gains.
- More affordable than competing products, which combined with its sturdiness, gives it a better value
- Full-body gym right in your living room (or any other room)
- Good for anyone, regardless of their fitness level
- Easy to store
One of the biggest benefits to the Weider Total Body Works 5000 is that it can be used for 100 different exercises. That’s just as many, if not more, exercises as you will find in your local gym – or in your garage or basement. The difference is that you don’t have to drive to and pay for the gym, and you don’t have to deal with leaving heavy and dangerous barbells and dumbbells lying around. The Weider Total Body Works 5000 folds up and can slide under any bed, couch, futon, or table. To store it, simply remove the handle bars from the footrest. Though an unintended benefit, the Weider Total Body Works 5000 can also serve as a hanger rack.
A lot of fitness experts warn people about taking on too much weight, which can lead to injury. They also warn about jogging on pavement because the constant pounding will eventually damage the jogger’s knees. While it’s still better to exercise than not to exercise, these warnings are concerning for many fitness enthusiasts. Fortunately, the Weider Total Body Works 5000 offers a workout that provides both natural resistance (your own body weight) as well as cardio. The latter is imperative for heart health. Sitting down while working and then coming home to watch television or sit on the computer is unhealthy. Studies have proven it increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Having your own full-body gym in your own home can go a long way in regards to improving your health. An extra bonus is that you will release more endorphins into your blood stream, which will improve your mood.
Unfortunately, the Weider Total Body Works 5000 might not be for everyone. For instance, if you have problems with motion sickness, then you could find yourself spinning, even though you’re not really spinning. This is due to the incline and decline angles available. That said, it’s easy to find angles that are comfortable to avoid motion sickness.
Another potential negative is the directions for assembly. It’s actually relatively easy, but as is the case with any assembled product, some people are going to get confused. If you’re capable of completing this task, then you will notice that it weighs about 75 lbs. upon completion. Therefore, it’s not something you can move around from room to room on a regular basis. You’re better off keeping it in one room, then sliding it under a bed or table once your workout is complete.
One other potential negative that should be mentioned is replacement parts. This is unlikely to happen to the vast majority of buyers, but the replacement parts are expensive. If you take care of your product, then you shouldn’t have this concern.
Overall, the Weider Total Body Works 5000 is a well-designed and highly effective product. The heavy weight can be seen as a negative at first, but this makes the product sturdy and durable, allowing it to withstand thousands of workouts over many years, possibly even a decade or more.
The value is better than what else you will find on the market, which is obvious given the functionality and cheaper pricing. No specific price is being given here because the price ranges from one site to another. However, you should be able to find it for between $150 and $200. The space-saving is another big plus. Reducing clutter allows you to help clear your mind, which then leads to a more productive workout. Given the numerous benefits, the Weider Total Body Works 5000 is highly recommended.