Why Chair Gym
The promoters of the Chair Gym use the same time tested method of promoting their product – No time to workout, can’t spare hours in gym, Home gyms too costly, Americans, say no to pain and agony, and similar reasons to sell you their $150 fitness chair. Chair Gym claims you can do 50 exercises including Total Body Conditioning, Upper/Lower Body, Strength and flexibility, core balance, stability, Pilates flow and stretches.
So, What actually is the Chair Gym?
The Chair Gym As Seen On TV seems to be a cheap knock-off of much expensive but good rated Resistance Chair by VQ ActionCare. We do have a comparison between the Chair Gym and The Resistance Chair.
What does Chair Gym Claim to Do
Instead of worrying about getting gym equipments and weights at home you just need to get this innovative chair that you can set up anywhere and start working out whenever and wherever you please whether your kitchen, bedroom while looking after your baby or even by the poolside. You can work out anytime your schedule permits since you do not need to make a trip to the gym.
Get the fabulous Chair Gym home for sure and enhance your health and good looks right in the comfort of your home. Save up big on the expensive gym membership too and pump up as per your convenient timings. What’s more, Chair Gym makes it possible for you to do more than 50 exercises in various positions!
3 Resistance Bands for different fitness level
Chair Gym claims to be easy to use and help in strengthening muscles, improving flexibility and raising your energy levels too. It is easy and convenient and also prevents wrong postures that you might have while working out with weights. And this is possible because of the resistance bands that it comes with in three different bands – a grey band if you wish for light tension, black band for medium tension and a combination of both the bands if you need a heavy work out. Chair Gym helps you work out on your upper body as well as your lower body. You can do loads of exercises on Chair Gym thus getting a complete body workout. You can also use a twister plate with Chair Gym.
The Chair Gym system comes with an instructions DVD, a 30-minute workout DVD, an exercise guide and a nutrition guide all absolutely free of cost. It is also foldable and can be stored anywhere you want – whether under the bed or couch.
- The Chair Gym System
- 1 Instructional DVD
- 1 30 Minute Workout DVD
- 1 Nutritional Guide
- 1 Exercise Guide
All this for just $149.85. Official website www.ChairGym.com.
For customer service, please call 800-894-2833.
Chair Gym Review
So is it like having an entire gym at home? certainly not. Chair Gym is just one of those many infomercial fitness products that promise us that "perfect body" of the models who endorse such products. Do you really think they built their streamlined bodies using the Chair Gym? -- Off-course not, they have spent years working daily in the gym with correct diet. So face the truth - "You cannot get that body with Chair Gym ALONE". You need to WORK HARD for it and eat right food. Apart from this, some reviewers have said, the Chair Gym is flimsy, falls apart, offers almost no resistance etc. Followed by common issues associated with infomercial products - back-order, late delivery, misleading advertising, overcharges and more. Plus, why spend $150 for stretching...you can just buy $20 resistance straps that you can tie to some heavy support and do some serious exercises.
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Summary of Chair Gym Complaints
Chair Gym claims that having this equipment is the same as having an entire gym at home, which is actually far from the truth. According to the reviews, it proclaims to be a fitness product that can get you a perfect body like models. But achieving a hot body with Chair Gym alone as guaranteed by the equipment is impossible. Some customers in their Chair Gym review complain that the Chair Gym is a creaking and flimsy item that offers no resistance and also falls apart. It also has other issues like delay in delivery, back-order, false advertising, overcharging, etc. Unlike resistance bands that cost $20, this costs $150 and unlike stretching bands, it cannot be tied to a heavy support to get serious exercises.
Falls Apart, No refund, Poor Customer Service
Deborah Shultz complains in her Chair Gym review that soon after buying the Chair Gym and it fell apart. Even after trying to reassemble it, it didn’t stay together. All attempts to get a full refund were futile and the customer received a replacement chair instead. The customer care executive argued for a while and asked the user to send the chair back on his own expense for a replacement and no box was provided for this. For the user right from buying the Chair Gym to dealing with the customer care was a nightmare and anyone must avoid purchasing it. She says Chair Gym is a scam in her review.
Kirsten Mueller who reviewed Chair Gym says that she ordered it on the official website. She thought this is a useless piece and when sent it back, she did not get a refund of the upgrade of $29.95, which was neither mentioned on the website nor in the purchase policy. She mentions in her Chair Gym review that they stole her money and the product a waste of money because he had to pay another $43.94 to send it back. Kirsten also found the customer service poor. She does not recommend the product and calls it a rip-off in her Chair Gym review.
Chair Gym Malpractice
Larry Paulson who used Chair Gym visited their website where it was mentioned that paying an extra $29.95 to upgrade to the Deluxe Chair Gym would get him the delivery the same day. But on checking the order status on the website in the evening did not show the order. He further clarifies in his Chair Gym review that even after a couple of days neither the order was shipped nor did it show in the system. The customer’s credit card was charged but the Customers Service informed him that the Chair Gym was out of stock and the user wouldn’t receive it for a few weeks. The claim on the ‘Upgrade To Deluxe’ did not imply same day delivery, which made the deal false advertising. On asking for a refund of the upgrade, the customer care executive refused to give it. Larry feels the sellers should have disclosed the fact that the item was out of stock and urges that the company should not be able to place false claims.
Denis Celona in his Chair Gym review says he found it easy to assemble the chair but says that it squeaks all the time when using. He also complains in his Chair Gym review that it took just a couple of weeks for the pulley cords to lose resistance and when used for various exercises, the cords became so loose and rattled that they had to be jury rigged to prevent the metal pulleys from falling of the anchor posts. Similarly, the nylon straps that attached the grips to the pulleys tore within a couple of weeks, and came off the foam grip handle. This made the cord and metal pulley snap back and bruise the user’s leg. He also says that while customer service could be reached easily, sent him the wrong replacement grip and refused to take the chair back and directed him to Amazon.
Doug Hamill complains that cables do not hold up well. After only a month of using the Chair Gym the cable broke. The hand grip also caught on the holder and tattered. In his Chair Gym review Doug does not recommend anyone to use the chair because it is unsafe with poor quality of cable that could injure the user. The customer service refused to give him a full refund since it was 6 weeks to purchase instead of 4.
Flimsy Chair Gym
Joel Burke who reviewed the Chair Gym complains that the wanted to return the complete piece of junk and on returning the piece back he didn’t get the refund of upgrade ($29.95) even though he returned it. This is not clarified on the product website and purchase policy. He also complains that he had to need to spend on mailing it. The Chair Gym comes with a DVD, which had less than 10 minutes of exercises and the rest were on a sheet of paper in such small photos that one couldn’t exercise looking at them. The user feels the disappointing chair cannot be used by elderly people of small frames who want to use it for little movements in the house. The flimsy chair cannot be used by anyone more than 145 lbs either.
Not all is lost
Chair Gym is certainly not the only equipment you will need if you want to build strong, ripped, attractive body. At the most it can be of some help to do upper body, some leg exercises and stretching exercises. It can help elderly people to do rehabilitation exercise and build strength. Chair Gym can be CERTAINLY helpful for people who can not exercise in standing position and if their fitness goal is mere stretching or similar frivolous exercises. But again is it worth $150, As mentioned in the review section you can do all the Chair Gym exercises without the Chair Gym for under $50 (I am being optimistic.)