Wouldn’t it nice to have a home gym that didn’t cost a fortune? A way to get a toned body without finding time to go to the gym? These two Body Works systems from Weider are an inexpensive way to exercise your whole body at home.With a wide variety of exercises that you can perform, they will remain useful to you over the years. Let’s look at both models and see which one is best for you.
Weider Ultimate Body Works
The Ultimate Body Works has the perfect name. Exercising with it will work just about every muscle in your body with a large range of motion. The user manual contains instructions for 100 different exercises from leg presses to lat pulls. The best part is that you don’t need any clunky weights. You’re using the weight of your own body against yourself.
You won’t outgrow this machine quickly because you can keep upping the challenge for yourself over time. Just raise the incline of the bench to increase the level of difficulty. If that’s not hard enough, you can use the resistance bands to add up to 50 pounds of weight.
If you get a chance to see the Ultimate Body Works in person, you’ll notice that the steel frame is very sturdy and the padded bench is comfortable for laying down and kneeling. The foot rest helps keep you from sliding off the bottom while you’re exercising.
The Ultimate Body Works is the new version of the Total Body Works 5000 described below. It has a more durable cover on the bench, and more padding. Weider only sells the Ultimate Body Works on their website now.
If you need to move it out of the way, the machine folds up for storage. It weighs about 80 pounds. It’s recommended for use by adults over 5’3” and under 6’5” in height that weigh 250 pounds or less.
More features of the Weider Ultimate Body Works
- Weider offers a 90-day warranty on parts and labor and 30-Day satisfaction guarantee
- Measures 71″ x 26.5″ x 49.5″
Weider Total Body Works 5000 Gym
Just like the Ultimate Body Works described above, the Total Body Works 5000 will work all your main muscle groups using your own body weight. You can increase the level of difficulty by raising the incline of the bench. You can also add up to 50 pounds of resistance. There are pro athletes who haven’t outgrown this machine yet.
There are more than 100 exercises that you can perform using the Total Body Works 5000. It comes with an illustrated workout guide to teach you how to use it, and you may discover new ones on your own.It’s designed to help you do both strength training and increase your flexibility. There’s no LCD display to tell you if you’ve hit the zone, it’s all up to you and the burn you feel in your muscles.
The Total Body Works 5000 is the older model no longer sold by Weider on their website. It’s been replaced by the Ultimate Body Works. But if you look at the hundreds of 5-star reviews posted at major retailers, you’ll see that this machine has satisfied a lot of users over the years. The main difference between it and the newer model are their colors and the amount and type of padding on the bench. The newer model’s bench appears to be a bit more resistant to hard use with fewer complaints about the covering splitting or tearing.
This home gym is recommended for use by adults over 5’3” and under 6’5” in height that weigh 250 pounds or less.
More features of the Weider Total Body Works 5000
- Weider offers a 90-day warranty on parts and labor
- Measures 71 x 26.5 x 49.5 inches and weighs 76 pounds
If you want to take full advantage of the warranty and product support, get the newest model, the Ultimate Body Works. It has the more durable bench cover material and comes in a snazzy red and black color combination.
If you prefer to go for tried-and-true, get the Total Body Works 5000. It’s been making users fit, toned, and happy for about a decade.