With spring already here, we'll all be clamoring to get in shape. Do we really need to buy all those As Seen on TV fitness gadgets? I should hope not! I almost wrote em all off. Anyways, on the Today Show they had a pretty good show with Certified Fitness Trainer Andrea Metcalf. She took an honest look at four, As Seen on TV exercise products. They include Tony Little’s Rock and Roll Stepper, Perfect Pushup, Rock and Go Exerciser and the Iron Gym.
Summary and Review of the four products.
It's a cardio workout similar to working out on a treadmill.
Good for beginners if you have reasonable balance.
The intensity of the lower body workout depends how high and low you bend.
Good instruction booklet.
Others who have tried this product claim....
- It really does target the areas that it claims.
- If you have weak back or knees there are modifications you can do.
- You really feel it in your buttocks, thighs and hips.
- You start to sweat after only a few minutes. It's a good cardio workout.
- Two annoying things are that the machine tends to move around. They even include a mat to put underneath it but it still slides around.
- It also squeaks when you work out on it. Some are really annoyed others are mildy irritated with that.
- It's no different from doing pushups on the floor.
- Good for pushup variations.
- Allows you to do deeper pushups.
- Good product to protect your shoulder joints.
- It puts less stress on shoulders, arms or wrists.
- Please see my perfect pushup vs push up pro review. These are two very similar products so there's a side by side comparison there.
- Resembles a bucking bronco.
- It's much more effective to get on a floor mat to work on your abs.
- Fun alternative for those who sit in the house all day.
- Only good to get someone who is sedentary, moving again.
- It does move your core muscles if you attempt to maintain your posture while riding it.
- Honestly, I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to buy this[tags]exercise equipment[/tags] for $200 unless you wanted to entertain the kids!
- A gym for the upper body.
- You can do pull ups with three different hand positions.
- Biggest problem is that it does NOT fit on all doors.
- There are also reports of the Iron Gym falling on people.
- Please see a previous Iron Gym review, more info, comments and various other exercises you can do with Iron Gym right here.
When ordering online or over the phone, please remember to...
Read the fine print and check shipping and handling charges. Sometimes the shipping is more than the product itself. Also check the return policy. It's really expensive to return the product if you're not happy with it. Please check my list of six online ordering issues right here. To make it easier, you can get all these products in stores that sell As Seen on TV products and avoid all these problems.