Total Gym Fit Review
The Total Gym Fit is the newest model in the Total Gym range. It was released toward the end of 2017, offering the most levels of resistance of any of the models. You get 12 ladder rungs with this machine, 85 exercises and a limited lifetime warranty. In this article, we’ll get up close and personal with the Total Gym Fit, comparing it to the other models in the range and a popular competing model.
Total Gym Fit Specifications
- Max Weight: % of bodyweight
- More than 85 exercises
- Glideboard Seat
- Weight Capacity: 45 lbs
- Length: 93"
- Width: 18.5"
- Height: 44.5"
- Foldable: Yes
- 12 resistance levels
- Auto-Lock Height Adjustment
- Workout Muscles: Legs, Abs, Arms, Back
- Exercise Guide: 6 Workout DVDs
- 6 DVDs
- Frame Warranty: Lifetime
- Parts Warranty: 2 years
- Payment Options: Flexible
- 2-Piece Wing Attachment
- Leg Pull Accessory
- Detachable Bracket and 2 Ankle Cuffs
- Reinforced Slide Pivot Assembly
Total Gym Fit Compared to other Total Gyms
There are four Total Gym models featured on the company’s official website.
- Total Gym Fit
- Total Gym Supreme
- Total Gym XLS
- Total Gym GTS
The Supreme is the budget model in the range and the GTS is the elite model. A big point of difference within the range is the number of exercises that can be done. As an example, you can do around 65 moves on the Supreme, but more than 200 exercises on the GTS.
The XLS is the most popular model in the range. It is a medium priced unit that allows you to do around 85 exercises and comes with a number of accessories.
The Fit is the newest kid on the block. It has about the same number of exercise capability as the XLS and similar accessory provisions. However, its big point of difference is its greatly enhanced resistance capability. It has 12 resistance level settings, compared with just 6 on the XLS. For that reason, we believe that the Total Gym Fit is the better buy.
Total Gym Fit VS Bowflex Xtreme 2SE
The Bowflex system, with its patented Power Rod resistance method, is a direct competitor to the Total Gym system. The Bowflex system provides you a lat tower, a seat, leg extension and pulley handles. The power rod resistance level is 210 pounds, but can be increased to 400 pounds with extra purchases.
The Bowflex Xtreme 2SE allows you to do about 75 exercises, which is not quite as many as you get with the Total Gym Fit. Many of the exercises are the same, except that on the Total Gym Fit you do them on a slant board.
In terms of resistance, the Bowflex allows you to select your resistance up to 210 pounds, going up in lots of 5 pounds. However, the power rod system gives you a changing resistance throughout the rep.
The full resistance level is only felt during the last one third of the rep. The Total Gym Fit provides you with a true resistance that is based on your body weight.
Many people also do not like the feel of the power rod system. In addition to only giving you a true resistance for the last one third of the move, you do no get any negative resistance on your repetitions.
Overall, primarily based on the nature of the resistance, we prefer the Total Gym Fit over the Bowflex Xtreme.
The Total Gym Fit is the newest model in the Total Gym range. It is the also the model that provides you with the greatest range of resistance. If you are a serious trainer who is looking to get stronger and bigger, this is the model for you.
My name is Jim Roose. I'm a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. I've bought millions of dollars of fitness equipment over the last 20 years. This site is my way of giving back to the fitness community that's done so much for me. Every article on here is carefully researched and written by me. Leave a comment if you have any questions.