Review (Part I) by Lauren
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I was sent a Journey Gym for review, but all opinions are my own
The Journey Gym is a great invention. You just pack it up and bring it along on trips out of town, to the park, to a friend's house! It allows you to keep up with workouts even when you aren't home, and I find it better than going to an actual gym, because I always feel a bit uncomfortable there. As a college student, I want to keep up with working out and being more healthy, but our schedules are so hectic, that can prove problematic. Enter the Journey Gym! I start back to school August 20 so I'll have to do a Part 2 review for how it's going during school time.
My first review is just to let you know a bit more about the product-
The Patented Journey GymThe journey gym is a complete, lightweight, compact and durable universal gym. It is efficient in giving users a total body workout and will allow anyone to use it as their primary source of resistence, cardiovascular, and circuit training. The journey gym comes with:
- 30 resistance bands (five on each side plus ten additional bands) for a customizable resistance system of 5 to 75 pounds per side.
- One set of adjustable handles so resistance only begins when you are in the correct position.
- Full set of legs which are used to raise the gym into a stair stepper for a full cardio workout.
- A workout DVD specifically designed for the gym with a 5 minute set-up video, a 10 minute circuit tone workout and a 20 minute circuit strength workout.
So far, I've only done the 10 minute circuit tone workout because I need to get used to the Journey Gym, as well as build up my resistance, since I never used to regularly work out. I love the DVD though. It allows you to go at your own pace...so even if you don't do as many in a set, it still helps as long as you keep going until the end of the minute. To explain, each "round" is a minute, and that really just means you do a particular exercise for a minute and then the lady on the DVD explains how to do the next one. You work with the resistance bands, as well as the gym in general. If you look at the picture on top, you can see that the gym is raised off the ground and this allows you to do some up-and-down exercises, as I like to call them, as well as other things!
The above photo gives you an idea of what you can find inside your Journey Gym. I love that the board is the carrying case for the other parts. It certainly makes it easier to unload and put back together.
If you're interested in this product but you aren't sure what it all entails or if it's right for you, then check out this offer-
Try any Journey Gym Package for 30 Days for just $14.95
plus shipping and handling
Overall, I like the product. I think it's great for just about anyone but especially:
*parents- especially with young kids
*people that travel a lot
I admit that the price is a bit daunting, but if you're fully invested in working out, being more healthy, and you think this would be a better option for you than an actual gym membership, you should think about trying the 30 Day Trial I mentioned above.
Look out for my Part 2 review to come soon. I want to see how the gym works for me when I'm in school and able to use it on a more regular schedule.