A complete home gym in a compact space. That is the idea behind the Total Gym. With so many different models to choose from, though, how do you know which one is right for you?
We will look at the build materials and quality, as well as the pros, cons and features of each one! When you are done here, you will have a better idea of which Total Gym is best for you.
Due to the slightly larger frame size, and an increase in materials used in construction, the Total Gym 1900 is more expensive than the Total Gym 1400. However, with that added cost you also get a lot more extras included in the purchase.
Materials and Assembly Quality
Both the Total Gym 1400 and 1900 are made with durable steel rails and high-quality pulleys. The cables are high-tensile steel with a vinyl coating for long lasting life and effectiveness. The sliding seats are padded and also coated with vinyl to eliminate slipping, even while sweating.
Both of the machines came fully assembled and ready to be set up and used right out of the box! You can begin your workout as soon as you receive the package.
The Total Gym 1900 has a reinforced steel frame which allows it to hold more body weight. Other than the aesthetics though, the build is identical and will provide years of quality use.
The idea behind a home gym is to allow you a full body workout without having to travel or worry about waiting for a machine or being gawked at by others.
With a Total Gym, you also eliminate the need for a large floor space, thousands of dollars’ worth of appliances and equipment and the ability to store it just about anywhere.
The total Gym collapses to be stored under beds, in closets or simply out of the way to recover floor space. Things you can’t do with a Nautilus-style gym or free weights and benches.
Both the 1400 and the 1900 offer the ability to use over 60 exercises and following the workout routine in the guidebook you can accomplish a full body workout in less than 20 minutes!
User Weight and Height Limits
Since the bench and rails are longer than the original model, (at a whopping 92 inches!) the height of the user doesn’t come into play. However, reports of users over 6’4” have reported some limitations in certain exercises.
The weight limits are different though. The 1400 has an upper weight limit of 250 pounds. With the reinforced steel rails, though the 1900 can support an upper weight limit of 350 pounds. This could be the determining factor for you based on where you fall within that range.
Features and Includes
Now we get to where the two machines differ. In each box, you will receive the Total Gym apparatus, completely assembled and ready to go. All you have to do is Open the machine and lock the pins in place and start your workout.
You will also receive an exercise chart, a nutrition guide as well as the instruction manual.
The Total Gym 1400 also has:
- A bonus workout DVD.
- Eight levels of adjustment.
The Total Gym 1900 also includes:
- 12 levels of adjustments.
- Two bonus workout DVDs.
- Two non-skid floor mats.
- An ab crunch board.
- Leg pulley accessory.
- A pilates bar.
Both the Total Gym 1400 and the Total Gym 1900 come with manufacturers three-year limited warranty. The warranty will cover defects in craftsmanship and equipment breakage or malfunction under normal, non-commercial use and application.
Pros and Cons of the Total Gym 1400
- Less expensive than the 1900
- Quick, easy set up right out of the box.
- Eight levels of adjustment.
- Included extras give you everything you need for a complete workout.
- Limited extras compared to the 1900
- Low upper weight limit.
- Maximum use of 40 percent body weight resistance.
Pros and Cons of the Total Gym 1900
- 12 levels of adjustment.
- Up to 45% total body weight resistance.
- Fully assembled.
- Bonus extras for a full body workout included.
- Supports up to 350 pounds.
- More expensive than the 1400.
- Takes up more floor space for set up and use.
The Total Gym machines both offer a rigorous, complete workout in less than 20 minutes. The machines are durable, sturdy and come shipped ready to go.
As with any workout regimen, eating right is part of seeing results. The included nutrition guides will aid you in choosing the right foods to meet your dietary and workout needs.
With over 60 different exercises you can complete a full workout cycle, including cardio, strength training and cool down stretching all in one machine.
The Total Gym 1400 and Total Gym 1900 are complete body workout machines built for ease of use and portability. You can tone, strengthen and stretch all on one machine.
But which one is right for you? If you are looking for the best machine for the best price, and aren’t worried about having bonus extras included, then the Total Gym 1400 may be the right choice for you.
It is compact, easy to store and ready to go the moment you take it out of the box. You will have a complete workout in ten to 20 minutes.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a more complete, full body workout, including pilates stretches, ab workouts and leg toning, then the Total Gym 1900 could be the top choice for you.
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