August 28, 2021

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Total Gym XLS, My At Home Review

Total Gym XLS

•Arrives Fully Assembled
•Free AbCrunch Included
•Age Range: 8 yrs and up
30-Trial ONLY $1.00 
•Lifetime Warranty on Frame
•6-month Warranty on Parts
•Money-Back Guarantee
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10


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XLS Product Overview

My Story

First and foremost, I love saying that I am the proud owner of the Total Gym LXS Series Universal Home Gym and it is one of the best investments I have ever made!

To me, there is nothing more rewarding than eating well, making sure I’m taking the right supplements and getting daily exercise. I like the fact that Total Gym is endorsed by Chuck Norris and has been for over 30 years. Christy Brinkley and Wesley Snipes are users that have joined him over the years promoting it as well.

That is what gave me the extra confidence I needed when I decided to purchase one. I also remember some years back always seeing them do demonstrations on TV commercials.

I’ve have had gym memberships in the past but I wanted to have something at home for convenience without having to buy several pieces of equipment because I don’t like weights and things lying around everywhere that I might trip over. Also, I didn’t want anything that was going to take up a lot of room.

If you live in an apartment, condo or only have a small space to work with, you get a good all in one trainer with a full-body workout that takes the place of several other pieces of equipment you might have to buy. That’s a lot bang for your buck.


Comes already assembled
Weight capacity of 400 pounds (181kg)
Has a Chrome Frame
30 different exercises that can be done in 80 different variations.
6 levels of resistance




•Very reliable pulley and cable system
•Ribbed Squat Stand
•Flexible nylon strap handles.
•Padded glide board with head support
•Wing attachment
•Leg pull accessory
•AbCrunch bench attachment.
•5 workout CD’s
•Exercise wall chart
•Training deck
•Nutritional program-meal planning guide


User Height Limit: 6’ 2”
Glideboard: 16″ x 47″
Item Weight: 83 pounds
Shipping Weight: 92.2 pounds
In Use: W/L/H 19” x 90” x 43” / .48m x 2.29m x 1.09m
Folded: W/L/H 19” x 51” x 9” / .48m x 1.3m x .23m



Mine is almost 2 years old and I have it set up in an area in my home that It’s one of the first things I see it in the morning and the last at night. I do that because I know myself and at times, I can be a creature of lazy habit.

I hate making excuses when because I don’t exercise as I should and it really helps me stay on track when I know I’m starting to slack off. It’s much easier to talk myself into using it than it is to go to the gym.

I often hear my mind’s eye telling me to remember its time to workout. It also could be the guilt I’m feeling after eating things I know I shouldn’t be but, whatever works is fine with me.

Unfolding Is Very Easy

I was very self-conscious about my legs and hips so I started using the glide board as soon as I set it up to do lower body exercises. I kid you not, within less than a week’s time I could see a difference in my leg and backside muscles. That surprised me because I wasn’t expecting to witness results that fast but it motivated me even more..


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It only takes about 8-10 minutes a day to get a full-body workout especially if you are in a hurry. You can get on and do them and jump right off. The CD’s are there for a reason so, don’t forget to use them because they help you to exercise properly, making it rewarding and fun.


Chuck’s Moves

I also like doing a few light exercises if I find myself unable to fall asleep at night. l also love the wing attachment because it’s very easy to use.


The results after 2 months were very noticeable. The universal gym makes exercising rewarding and fun.


The glide board once in a while, gets stuck in place on mine and comes off the track and I have to get off and take a minute to slide it back into place.

It’s also not as convenient and easy as it sounds, to fold it up after every use and slide it under the bed.


Ending Verdict

It has been worth every penny I spent because I can change my mind several times before I DON’T end up at the gym. I highly recommend and if you would like to learn more click here.  Oh, don’t forget to get your whole family in shape and in on the fun as well!

If you have any questions or comments about your Total Gym experience, I’d like to hear about it below.




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2 thoughts on “Total Gym XLS, My At Home Review

  1. Hi Stori, I like this post about the Total Gym XLS, I bought one of these years ago. I watched the ad with Chuck Norris in it and sent away for one. I am sure it was about £100 pounds back then. Needless to say I was all enthusiastic at first but my enthusiasm soon wore off.

    I found that it took up too much space when it was set up and you have to admit it is a bit heavy to keep folding it up and bringing it out again. That is a work out itself:) I did see results when I used the total gym but I just couldn’t get into a routine or motivate myself to use it regularly.

    It is now in the attic gathering dust, it is all set up to use as it was the only place in the house I had space for it.
    Reading your post however, has renewed my interest in a machine I know will help with my fitness. I am going to watch these videos in your post and see how to use it properly.

    I think if used properly people will get great results through using the Total Gym XLS.

    Thanks for sharing and renewing my interest in equipment I had long forgotten.


    1. Hello Frank! I am glad you have found a reason to go and dig yours up, dust it off and start over again. You might even update your model because they have advanced quite a bit in passing years. This time put it where you can see it like I do mine. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t done that with the equipment I have purchased in the past but I bought this at the right time, especially when exercise is needed and writing requires me to sit for longer periods of time than I used to. Thank you for visiting and reading my review.
      In health,


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