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Total Gym GTS Review

Quick Summary

The Total Gym GTS is a professional quality gravity gym. It’s packaged for home use, but this is the same Total Gym featured in health clubs and physical therapy clinics. Extremely versatile, it supports more than 200 low-impact exercises for strength, flexibility and cardio health. To suit all skill levels, this Total Gym lets you work against 22 different percentages of your own body weight. Read on for our Total Gym GTS review.

Specifications

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Model Total Gym GTS
Rating

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89.5%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$3,795
Best Price

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$3,795
Type

There are a few different types of Home Gyms. There are weight stack, power rod and body weight.

Bodyweight
Max. Weight

Home Gym Max Weight is the maximum amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that can be lifted on the machine.

1% - 62% bodyweight
Exercises

Home Gym exercises is the number of exercises you can do on the machine.

200+
Seat

The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

Glideboard
User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

350 lbs
Height Limit: 6' 5"
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 107"
Width: 38"
Height: 69"
Workout Area

Home Gym Workout Area is the amount of space needed to use the Home Gym (Length x Width)

107” x 38” (L x W)
Legs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.

Abs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.

Curls

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.

Pulldown

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.

Rows

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do rows or not.

Accessories

Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

- Pull Up Bar
- Press Bar
- Retractable Dip Bars
- Leg Pulley System
Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: 5 Years
Parts/Upholstery: 1 Year
Foam/Rubber: 90 Days

Rating: 89.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 89.5/100. The Total Gym GTS is a high-end home gym supporting more than 200 exercises for any ability level. It earns an A+ for usefulness and comfort, but the elite price keeps our rating down. The big appeal of a Total Gym is how it works with gravity: By using your bodyweight for resistance, it avoids the jarring impact of strength training with metal weight stacks. The Total Gym GTS goes beyond strength training too; it’s a favorite home gym for all-in-one strength, cardio and flexibility workout sessions.Pulleys are a main accessory for the Total Gym GTS. You can connect pulleys to the frame at six points for strength training and to increase the range of motion for your extremities. Other included accessories are a press bar, a pull-up bar, a squat station, an abdominal trainer called SCRUNCH, and more. Guidance is included (videos and an illustrated exercise poster) to help you make the most of your Total Gym for gentle rehab, high-intensity workouts and everything in between.

Pro assembly is included at checkout. Total Gyms with fewer accessories have do-it-yourself setup, but this advanced unit leaves the work to experts.

Pros:

  • Uses a customized percentage of your body weight (from one to 62 percent) for the ideal amount of resistance
  • Is low impact on your frame compared with traditional home gyms
  • Has 200+ exercise possibilities for varied whole-body workoutsTotal Gym patented Glideboard seat
  • Is easily folded to reveal floor space
  • Carries a money-back guarantee
  • Consistently earns excellent customer reviews

Cons:

  • Large size (although foldable)
  • Parts warranty is only for one year
  • Price is high for the average shopper
  • Might take 2-4 weeks for delivery

Introduction

The Total Gym GTS is a premium home gym with commercial durability. Overall a Total Gym can work your whole body with minimal impact to your joints. This particular model supports more than 200 exercises whereas the entry-level Total Gym supports about 60. For guidance you’ll receive DVDs and an illustrated exercise reference chart that’s sized to attach to the Total Gym frame.

Total Gym GTS Workouts

The Total Gym GTS home gym arrives equipped for more than 200 exercises. To help you understand the potential, you’ll receive “Total Gym Strength Fundamentals” and other instructional DVDs. The DVD selection has demos and routines to help you train for recovery (physical rehabilitation), sculpted muscles, better range of motion, cardio health and more. Some of the Total Gym DVD workout routines are just six minutes long to help you fit exercise into your busy schedule.

You’ll also receive an illustrated chart of exercises to display in your home gym. These show how to make use of the pulleys, weight bars and other Total Gym accessories described below.

Total Gym GTS Features

The Total Gym GTS can support your body with a long Glideboard, which has a detachable headrest and foot board. Compared with the Glideboards for other Total Gyms, this version has extra padding for comfort. The board can be set to seven angles to adjust your exercise position, plus you get 22 settings of calibrated resistance.

Hundreds of exercises are possible with help from these and other accessories, all included with the Total Gym GTS sale price:

  • Abdominal crunch tool for any fitness level to sculpt muscles, improve posture, and strengthen bones
  • Arm pulley system that adjusts to any user height and breadth
  • Foldaway lateral bars with soft grips for pull-ups
  • Squat stand with wide non-skid base, a handle and three height settings
  • Pilates toe bar for 12 exercises that sculpt the legs and core
  • Press bar with wide and narrow grips to target the triceps, shoulders and upper back
  • Weight bar that can accept plates (Plates not included)

Folding the gym lets you reclaim a more than seven-foot long patch of floor space. Unfolded the Total Gym GTS measures 38” W x 107” L x 69” H. Folded it has the same 38” width but is just 20” long and 56” high.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Total Gym GTS warranty package includes the following coverage for home use:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Main parts: One year
– Wear parts: 90 days

The standard money-back guarantee is for 30 days. Browsing at the Total Gym website you’ll probably be offered a 60-day trial as extra incentive to give the gym a try.

Conclusion

Daily training for strength, cardio and flexibility can be low impact and highly varied with a Total Gym GTS. Your exercise needs might be satisfied with a cheaper Total Gym, but individuals and families who choose this top-of-the-line option give it high ratings.