The Total Gym is a great piece of equipment for working out in the comfort of your own home. I’ve tried several gym memberships and they are not only expensive, but every woman in there is working out in full makeup which I can never understand. This at home gym system allows me to work out in the privacy of my own home where I don’t have someone impatiently standing in line behind me, and I can jump in my own shower when I’m finished. The Total Gym gives me almost all the same options as the equipment in the membership gyms. It is a well made piece of equipment and I’ve never had any problems with it. It is easy to set up and break down in case I need to use my spare room for something else. The Total Gym came with an instruction manual that shows several different kinds of exercises at various levels so no matter if you are just starting out, or are already in shape there is a level you will be comfortable with. The Total Gym makes it easy for me to keep motivated with my exercise regime on my own time, in my own home.