1st time kicked my butt!
By snowy Buffalo
on Nov 24, 2010
Just got my new TBW 5000 and i can honestly say that it kicked my butt. I was setup in 20 minutes and feeling the burn about 10 minutes into it. Great buy vs. the TG.
well worth the money
on Mar 30, 2009
i bought my machine from the weider site and was unsure about it working for me. i am 6'4" and weigh 285. i have had it for a month now and could not be happier with the way this machine works me out. i found no problems in the set up and after a couple of minutes checking out where everything was s... (Read more)
Most bang for buck.....
on Apr 15, 2009
Just received it yesterday and exceeded my expectations!! Set up in no time, not much to do and was testing it out in about 20 minutes! Poster is not much help, a brief DVD or even online vids would be helpful but product allows for creativity! I had been considering the T.G. product and even tes... (Read more)
Very, very pleased
on Apr 9, 2009
I love it. Like most, I found the directions weren't very clear for putting it together (though there wasn't much to put together) and getting it set. But once I got it figured out, I was good to go. There are still some things to figure out, and the exercise poster lacks a lot of detail, but i... (Read more)
Well worth the Money
on Feb 18, 2009
I've only had this machine for a few days, and I have nothing negative to report about it. Easy to assemble (took me about 15 minutes). Smooth moving, sturdy machine. Excellent customer support while ordering the machine, and I have had no need to contact customer service since as the delivery wa... (Read more)
LIVES UP TO THE NAME...WEIDER !!
on Mar 9, 2009
I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FOR A HOME GYM THAT WOULD GIVE ME A GOOD WORKOUT BUT NOT TAKE UP A WHOLE ROOM. I WAS CHECKING OUT THE TOTAL 'G' BUT THE EXCESSIVE PRICE AND APPARENTLY FLIMSY CONSTRUCTION MADE ME THINK TWICE ABOUT SHELLING OUT THE $$$. THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT THE FIRST NAME IN BODYBUILDING... (Read more)
At my age
on Feb 7, 2009
Coming up fast at 57 I knew it was time to put away the weight machine. After talking to a few people I decided in the TBW5000.WOW, I get a full body work-out at low impact and I don't strain the ol' ligiments. My friend Frankis helped me start a program and now I feel like a 40yr old again. This is... (Read more)
well built for the $$
on Jan 19, 2009
Yes, this is a sturdy product, but the only support you will get is from the structure itself. Customer support is not existent. I purchase from a sporting goods store and the unit isn't sold with assembly directions or exercise guide. You can download the owners maunual on line but cannot apparentl... (Read more)
on Jan 19, 2009
My buddy bought a body weight system(I won't mention the name...I wrote a reveiw and mentioned the other brand with the texas ranger and they pulled it down becuase I said the name of the brand) and this machine is every bit as good. The foot plate isn't quite as fancy but it's sturdy and the bench ... (Read more)
on Jan 19, 2009
This thing give a tough workout. at the low settings I get a killer cardio workout and at the highest pitch I can burn out fast. It says you can do like 100 excercises but so far I've just focused on 10 or 15 of them. I've have another weider weight bench that my dad bought about 15 years ago and th... (Read more)
on Jan 26, 2009
Very nice, light and easy to use. Easy to put together, great workout. No instructions on how to use though, and no instructions on adjusting for height.
I LOVE IT!!
on Feb 27, 2009
What a great value! This was very simple to set up and use. It even easily folds flat and slides under my futon for storage. I have teenagers and they love it to. Thank you for making a sturdy high quality product for such an affordable price.
on Mar 4, 2009
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT WITH EXTREMELY SIMPLE ASSEMBLY. THE ASSEMBLY TOOK 10 MINUTES. THIS MACHINE IS VERY STURDY NO WOBBLES OR CREAKS FROM THIS MACHINE AT ALL! THE PULLEYS AND BENCH ARE VERY SMOOTH. I AM WELL ABOVE THE 250LB WEIGHT LIMIT (293) SO I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT IT HANDLING MY WEIGHT. NOW THAT I... (Read more)
OUTSTANDING ! Best money I have ever spent.
By One Happy Customer
on Mar 12, 2009
I have always worked out and been in great shape. I hit the gym 5-6 nights a week since I was in highschool football. I recently went through A job change where I work alot more hours and have found it harder to get to the gym. I was very leary of buying this product do to the fact It may be a pile ... (Read more)
good & bad
on Mar 15, 2009
I just bought my TBW 5000it has some bad points, not very good about explaining how to set it up and the exercise instruction guide (whata poster) doesn't explain exactly how to do the exercise just start and end picture what happens if someone gets hurt doing an exercise
easy to use, compact, great work out
on Mar 17, 2009
Product was easy to set up and use within about 20 minutes after getting in my door. Smooth roller action and good resistance. The levels of incline are more than enough to give a great work out. Much less expensive than the "other" infommrcial brand. Sorry Chuck and Christie. Recommended.
I love working out on the total body works
on Nov 30, 2009
I just bought this gym. And I love it. I have been going to the gym for about 15 yrs. And I was just getting burned out going to the gym all the time. So I wanted to try a home gym. But most of the gyms I was looking at are so expensive. I came across the total body works 5000. And seen the price. A... (Read more)
I've had this for 6 years, still going strong
By J in NJ
on Jan 23, 2010
I bought this in 2004, and I still use it. Very well made and I've never had a problem. There are many different exercises and resistance levels so you won't run out of exercises to do. The only minor issue is there aren't a lot of leg exercises to do, but you can make up for that by using free we... (Read more)
I'm addicted to it
on Feb 4, 2010
I'm so glad I purchased the TBW 5000. There were not to many parts to put together, it is a great price. My teenage son really likes it too. It is easy to use.
Great piece of equipment at a reasonable price
on Jun 5, 2010
Finally I have found a full body workout in a quality piece of equipment that is intelligently engineered, easy to assemble, sturdy and easy to use. Based on my research and reviews, Total Body Works 5000 is very comparable to equipment that sells for up to four times its cost. I live in an apartm... (Read more)
THE PERFECT PIECE
on Feb 28, 2010
Could not have gotten a better piece of equipment to suit myself. As an avid lifetime excerciser started out w/full workout weight bench w/pull down bar, leg curls, butterfly bars, and full weight bench. Space and older joints became a problem and went to bike, got bored w/that and moved on to Gaze... (Read more)
Careful If You're Short
on Mar 9, 2010
Nothing in the literature mentions this, but if you're on the shorter side, there is no way to adjust the length of the whole machine - - it only opens to one position, which means if you're short and want to do the basic squat/pull cardio exercise, you are out of luck. Even if you can reach the the... (Read more)
By Burnt by Weider
on May 3, 2010
Product came broken and dented. I called the company who said they would not replace the parts and the warranty was voided because my home gym setup is in my garage. I will never buy another Weider
By Mike in Texas
on Jun 21, 2010
I just got the gym and it woks great. Set-up was very easy and the workout is amazingly fast and thorough. Only one question, how can you sell this thing for such a low price?!
I am extrmely satisfied
on Oct 12, 2010
I am a supervisor at a large chemical firm - I do have a crazy schedule and almost never had time to drive to the local gym. I got this piece of equipment, started to use it - I started sweating right away, I felt muscle soreness, I felt I started to burn my calories I was more alert and way more re... (Read more)
Very user friendly
on Oct 13, 2010
Very easy to assemble, user friendly, works great for my type of work outs
on Dec 5, 2010
It's even better than I thought. Great quality and great way to workout. I'm already seeing results. It stores easily under the bed. I've given away so much exercise equipment because it takes up so much room. Great product!
As good as Total Gym for Less Money
on Jan 19, 2011
I like the equipment, but the "User's Manual" is of poor quality - doesn't tell much more than setting it up. Not sure if the pulley system is threaded correctly on mine and can't tell by using the information provided.
on Feb 4, 2011
Ok I am almost 60 years old, Most think I look 42.. I've been working out at gyms and home with normal weights since I was 24 years old... I got one of these gyms because this looked great for Stretching out, nice workout, and more for my age..
IT IS! I use it every morning to get the over all war... (Read more)
on Feb 24, 2011
I have to confess I watched Chuck Norris Total gym infomercial and finally decided to buy one. When to Amazon and for 125.00 found the body works. Total Gym was 599. I researched the difference, read the reviews and decide for 125 bucks it was worth the gamble.
I just got off my first 30 min... (Read more)
on Feb 26, 2012
good machine, wish their poster was clear and better instructions. Promises everything that's in the ad.
Better than a Total Gym
on May 18, 2012
No front post to bang your head(TG). Need angle for handles to allow leg pulls(like wing bar TG). Need removable pulley on seat add 2x resistance(like TG). Add ankle straps for more leg work. 50lb bands act like 100lb added free weight on TG highest level.
Worth Every Penny
on Jun 24, 2012
This product does exactly what it is intended to do. I had to tighten a few bolts and oiled all of the joints. It's smooth and quiet. This product sets up easily and can be put away in less than a minute. I'm in my mid-forties and haven't worked out for years. There are so many different exerci... (Read more)
By Pug Pup
on Aug 27, 2014
I bought mine ten plus years ago. I use it a lot. It's finally showing wear and I broke one of the nylon strap handles last night. It was just worn out. I regularly do three different types of workouts. The Weider 5000 is my favorite workout of the three. If this one ever just falls apart I wi... (Read more)
Just 1 complaint
By Pack Rat
on Sep 23, 2012
Owned the TBW5000 for over 3 years now and it still gives me a good workout. My only complaint is that the 2 top bolts that hold the vertical adjustment tube in place loosen during every session. I need to wrench them after each use. Anyone else have this problem?
Would have been 5 stars otherwis... (Read more)
on Jan 10, 2013
I have used Total Body works 5000 and Total Gym. I bought the Total Body Works 5000. its cheaper and made by Weider. you cant beat the price for the quality. Iam not paying for Chuck and Christie, iam paying for Weider.
on Jan 9, 2013
I have tried to find out what manuals are included in box. I cannot find out what to use to avail myself of the features I paid for. I feel there is a manual missing but am unable to find ouit what I should have
Couldn't ask for more!!!
on Jan 6, 2013
I am a Massage Therapist. I am 66yrs old!Got my TBW-5000 15yrs ago,I use it everyday before I start my day of massage.I looked at the unit Chuck Norris sponsered. But bought the TBW-5000 on line for less money. Because of the TBW I am in better shape than alot of 66yr olds I know. As the saying goes... (Read more)
Bargain of the YEAR!
on Dec 21, 2012
Had it for just a couple of days now and love it. Smooth roller action combined with low noise and the extra weights with the bungee cords make me no longer envious of users of that the other competitor. Is this somewhat of a knock-off? Sure! But it is good quality. You can feel the burn after a... (Read more)
This thing is really cool ! Just apply yourself like i'm going t
on Nov 30, 2012
Just apply yourself !
worth every penny
By chicago gal
on Sep 6, 2013
I've had mine for 5 years and still use it. it's great for building muscle which speeds up weight loss. the only thing I don't like is the base is not recommended for non-carpeted floors I put a huge scratch in my hardwood floors. if you have non-carpet floors I would recommend a sturdy thick exerci... (Read more)
wow, love this
on Oct 16, 2013
love this product, would have gotten 5 stars but no exercise chart and i cant find one. any ideas???
on Oct 24, 2013
This is a good product but really needs accesories to give you more options.
sad no download to charts
on Nov 5, 2013
I have already bought the system for close to $400.00. I moved I lost the chart, was in storage for about a year found it. A mouse destroyed the chart it is unfair that I cant get the chart online I would do everything I could to help my customer out if he bought my product
easy way to improve the foot plate
on Dec 29, 2013
Leg plate sits too short thus making squats etc awkward with bad hip/knee angles. I used cast iron plumbing pipe to build an extension for the foot plate solving this issue. Cost me about $10 total. you will need 2- 3/4"x3" pipes with 2- 3/4"x1" couplers. Add 2- 1"x12" pipes that will slide over the... (Read more)
on Jan 16, 2014
GREAT, VERY HEAVY DUTY
Great , heavy duty, but
I can,t find my exerersize chart ! I don,t have the receipt.