I have to admit, I’m a HUGE Chuck Norris fan but I never bought into the whole total gym system when it first came out.
When I started to see Chuck advertise it on informercials I kind of cringed because I hate those type of hyped up informercials they blast on TV.
But when I heard a good buddy of mine got one and he started seeing results fairly fast I knew I had to get one…
Hi there! My name is Eric and today I want to share my thoughts and opinions of this Total Gym XLS review.
Walker, Texas Ranger was one of my favorite shows for a long time and it was a show my brother and I watched religiously growing up back in the 90s.
Before I share my review and a few things you need to know about this piece of home gym equipment, let me tell you why I got one in the first place…
I’m 44 years young but up until 2 years ago I never really felt that old. In fact, I felt the same as I did when I was 30 just a couple of grey hairs here and there.
But 2 years ago something happened that would change my life completely which involved a motorcycle, a mini bus and 8 weeks in a hospital bed.
Long story short, I was riding my Honda CBR1000 home from work and right before turning at a set of lights a mini bus cuts me off and I run smack bang into the side of it fracturing my neck and braking my shoulder.
I had a few complications with surgery and let’s just say I was in a LOT of pain for months.
18 months quickly went past and I put on a lot of weight, lost a lot of strength and started slipping into a state of depression from feeling useless because of my injuries.
My Total Gym XLS Review and How It Helped Me Get My Life Back On Track!
I’m sure you can imagine, 18 months is a long time to be in constant pain. The most simple tasks became a real burden.
Everyday was a challenge and I’m not scared to say it led me down a dark place of depression. I felt useless, worthless and worried I was going to be in pain for the rest of my life.
You could say it got the best of me and I became weak but it wasn’t all bad because it has taught me to deal with pain a lot better.
So why the Total Gym XLS system?
Like I said, I did see it on TV multiple times but that wasn’t the reason…
It was my good buddy who I met in the hospital rehabilitation ward who’d also been involved in an accident that convinced me to get one.
His injuries were actually a lot worse than mine and I think we both helped each other through some tough times. When he told me he’d bought the Total Gym XLS I kind of chuckled to myself and silently said “sucker!“.
I’d forgotten about the conversation we had, we’re good friends but don’t speak everyday. We chat on Facebook once or twice a week but only hang out every now and then.
It had been two months since I’d seen him and although he wasn’t over weight he definitely wasn’t skinny. I was meeting him for a beer at the pub and when I seen him walk through the door I almost spat my beer…
In two short months he lost 19 pounds and looked a hell of a lot leaner. I was shocked!
I asked him what his secret was and he simply said “It’s that Chuck Norris Total Gym XLS I told you about“. I totally forgot all about it.
Ordering The Total Gym XLS and My First Thoughts
We had a few beers that day and he told me buying it was the best decision he had made in a long time. He said he feels stronger, more fit and had more energy to get up and go.
I could see how much more happy he had become and from seeing his success with the Total gym I wanted similar results.
That same day at the pub I ordered my own Total gym xls from Amazon.com here on my phone. It may have been a drunken split decision but it turned out to be a great investment…
I ordered on a Saturday and it arrived on a Thursday. It took me about 5 minutes to unpack and I love how there’s no having to assemble anything. You can use it straight from the box.
My first try on the Total Gym XLS was a little awkward at first but do remember I haven’t done any exercise for over 2 years.
After about 2 minutes of trying different exercises I began to get the hang of it. What I really like about it is the fact that it doesn’t put any strain on my joints and there’s no jerking.
To be honest it’s very smooth and I enjoy each workout.
You can do a bunch of different exercises, well according to Total Gym you can do over 80 but I don’t do that many.
Here’s the Total Gym XLS in action:
Just so you know, that’s not me in the video. I might shoot my own video and put it on Youtube but I’m fairly shy and I wont be doing any talking if I do, me and cameras don’t go together.
What’s Included When You Buy
If you order it where I got it here, you will get everything I got.
- The Total Gym XLS, which comes with a leg pull accessory, folds up compactly for storage.
- Start It Up: An introductory Total Gym XLS workout
- 6-8 Minute Workout: 12 work-along workouts for men and women pressed for time
- Smart Training Workout: An efficient workout employing slow, precise movements to target specific muscles
- Body Makeover for Total Gym: High-energy, high-powered workout
- Simple at-a-glance exercise wall chart with 35 exercises
- Total Gym training deck
- Dan Isaacson’s nutritional program and meal plan
- Click here to see if they have added extras
As you can see, you do get a lot of value for your money even knowing it does have a fairly high price tag.
Total Gym XLS Price
I got mine for $840 but they’re a LOT cheaper since checking. The cheapest price I found was Amazon and I love buying from Amazon because I’ve yet to have a problem.
If you can get it for under $800 GRAB one!! It’s definitely worth every dollar.
How The Total Gym XLS Changed My Life – I Feel Young Again!
I’ve been using it for about 3 months and can honestly say that it’s changed my life. 3 months might not sound like a lot of time to some but for me committing to the program and following along with the workout and nutrition guide was a great achievement for me.
I’m the type of person who never follows through with diets, workouts or things like that so 3 months is a big achievement.
Here’s how I feel after using the Total Gym XLS for 3 months.
- I have more energy – I feel young again…
- I’ve lost 17 pounds.
- I’m leaner and actually like what I see when I look in the mirror.
- I’m stronger, fitter and more confident.
- I DON’T feel depressed anymore. Sure I have my bad days but I feel like I’m getting my life back.
- I’m not as stressed and I’m not in as much pain as I used to be.
Now if someone was to ask me if that $840 was worth the money – my straight answer is DEFINITELY!!!
If you’re considering buying one I highly recommend getting one because it’s 100% worth it + they’re probably a LOT cheaper now.