As Seen on TV Exercise Equipment
Is All "As Seen on TV" Exercise Equipment a Sham?
Absolutely not. Thousands of different types of at-home exercise equipment make it to the market each year, all claiming to be the only product you need to get your body in perfect condition. Unfortunately, while many of these products will help you improve your health and fitness, most of them do not live up to their claims. While many products fall short of their promises; however, a number of standout products do exactly what they claim to and those are the ones that you should consider purchasing.
How Will I Know Which Products are Best?
Honestly, if you have never tried a particular "as seen on TV" exercise equipment product, you are not going to know whether or not it works. If that's the case however, it seems almost impossible to avoid wasting money ordering products that may or may not work. Fortunately, if this product has been out for any length of time, it is likely that hundreds, if not thousands of people have already purchased and tried this item and many will likely post reviews and feedback online that can tell you more about the pros and cons of this item.
Read through as many reviews as you can get your hands on and note any trends in comments. If you see more people say they had a positive experience than a negative one, chances are the product is effective. On the other hand, if you find yourself reading review after review talking about problems that people had, that product may be one you want to avoid.
What Kinds of Products are Out There?
If you watch late night television or view programs on cable channels chances are that just in the last month that you have likely seen at least parts of dozens of infomercials trying to sell you one piece of "as seen on TV" exercise equipment or another. This particular market is very broad, mostly because there is such a wide range of issues that people have with their bodies that they are looking to fix. It goes without saying that regardless of what type of body issue you may have, there will likely be at least a dozen or so products on the market that are geared towards that issue. Some of the most common issues that "as seen on TV" products are geared to work on include:
- weight loss
- building muscle
While these are the most popular 'goals' that these products fall into, it is also important to know that for each of these goals there will be numerous products that are meant to help you achieve that goal on certain areas of the body. Some of these main problem areas include:
- total body
- stomach and abs
- thighs and buttocks
If you are considering the purchase of "as seen on TV" exercise equipment that you really take the time to do the research to make sure that this product lives up to its claims before you purchase. Hundreds of products exist to help you meet your fitness goals, however most are mediocre at best and if you as a consumer are going to spend your hard-earned money on a product it is always in your best interest to find out as much as you can before purchasing.
This list is getting long and unwieldly but the search bar at the bottom of the pages works well if your looking for something specific.
If you struggle to get through a single pushup this might be the right equipment for you
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California Mini Stepper
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Shake Weight Review
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VP 1000 Vibration Trainer
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Ab Circle Review
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Perfect Pullup Review
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Perfect Pushup Review
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Perfect Situp Review
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Iron Gym Review
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Consumer Report gave it good marks but will it work for you?
Big claims for a $100 dollar item, but stand up to the test?
Anything Pilates related is bound to do well these days, but this is worth a look...
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As the author of this site and someone who has permanent wrist problems from a sports related injury, I highly recommend this product.
Bowflex Home Gym
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Not the best feedback for this simple exercise product.
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Bun and Thigh Rocker
Expensive for what it does but well made and comfortable to use. Click for a full review.
Won't build huge muscles but is good for strengthening and toning. Brilliant for circuit training. Click for the full review.
Recommended. Excellent reviews for very satisfied customers. High qualtiy and fun. Click for a full review.
Recommended. Offers a great aerobic workout and is much more affordable than traditional elliptical trainers. Click for a full review.
Simple but effective. More of an accessory than a complete solution though. Click for a full review.
Recommended. Used by rehab and exercise facilities across the world. One of the best pieces of as seen on TV exercise equipment ever. Click for a full review.
Hasn't received the best customer reviews and expensive for what it is. Click for a full review.
Recommended. Another excellent and innovative home gym. Similar to the Bowflex but half the price...