In the world of the all-in-one workout bench, VigorFit and Total Gym are two of the most raved in the business.
VigorFit’s primary marketing strategy is claiming their bench is better than Total Gym’s, while some online reviews say they’re the same exact thing.
In this review, we’re going to be comparing the VigorFit 3000 and the Total Gym XLS and see how similar or different they are to help you decide which one to go for.
Features of the VigorFit and Total Gym
Total Gym XLS
VigorFit Home Gym
Number of Exercises
Levels of Resistance
Maximum User Weight
Number of Workout Tools and Attachments Included
Dimensions Unfolded (WxLxH)
18.5” x 93” x 44.5”
19” x 90” x 43”
Weight of Unit
Lifetime warranty only on the frame
Full lifetime warranty
Making a comparison between the two models is relatively simple, as they feature the same design and primary purpose.
However, looking over the basic features list, you can see that there are some apparent differences.
How are they different?
While the two home gym systems function similarly, there are quite a few distinct differences to look at.
1. Price point
The main difference between the two home gyms would be the price point.
VigorFit is considerably cheaper and the more cost-effective option considering the upfront cost.
2. Accessories, attachments, and additional resources
By fully upgrading your Total Gym, it does offer more levels of resistance, and the additional materials like the meal plan and training videos could potentially make it a better value for money option for those willing to invest.
On the other hand, VigorFit comes equipped with more accessories and attachments than the Total Gym.
The Total Gym has a padded pillow at the top of the glide board for added comfort, and the adjustable nylon strap handles are a little comfier on the hands.
The XLS has rubber-coated steel cables operating their pulley system, whereas the VigorFit 3000 uses a thin rope for the pulley set up.
4. Overall quality
The Total Gym overall seems a little sturdier, and that’s reflected in its maximum user weight.
But the full and unconditional lifetime warranty offered by VigorFit proves they believe their model is faultless, and anything it lacks will get fixed.
Given that they are both home gyms with the same design, there are more similarities than differences; we’re not going to list them all but here are the main points.
They both come fully assembled with little additional set up required.
They are both based around a resistance band pulley and incline level system.
Both the Total Gym and the VigorFit come with a wide variety of different exercises for you to try out with instructional manuals or videos to teach you how to use the machine effectively.
They both feature designs that take up as little room as possible and fold down for easy storage.
1. Product Dimensions And Storage
Both the Total Gym XLS and the VigorFit 3000 take up as little floor space as possible and fold down for easy storage.
There isn’t much difference in the area they take up, and the dimensions folded and unfolded are as follows.
The VigorFit is 7 ft long by 3 ft 8 inches tall and 27 inches wide unfolded. When folded, it measures 51 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 8 inches tall.
The Total Gym is 19 inches wide, 90 inches long, and 43 inches tall unfolded. Folded down, it measures 19 inches wide, 51 inches long, and 9 inches high.
2. Resistance Levels
The VigorFit 3000 out of the box provides a much broader range of resistance levels. It comes with 15 levels as standard but with 5 power bands that take the entire range of resistance to 75.
The Total Gym XLS by comparison, only offers 6 levels of resistance and two power bands, giving it 12 range in total.
At level 6, the XLS allows you to use 56% of your body weight while the VigorFit 3000 will enable you to use 72% of your body weight at level 15.
It is possible to add weights to both machines, but the XLS can upgrade with further purchase to a higher resistance total.
Both home gyms function in the same fundamental way. They both rely upon the pulley system, incline levels, and resistance bands to provide the range of their exercises.
With attachments and additional equipment, the Total Gym XLS can improve to a point where it offers a broader range of different exercises than the VigorFit 3000.
However, due to the inclusion of the leg rope system, weight bar, and pilates kit that comes as standard with the VigorFit it has a higher number of workouts out of the box.
4. Warranty and Product Price
The warranties on the exercise equipment is a significant difference between the two.
VigorFit offers a complete lifetime warranty on the entire home gym.
Total Gym only offers its warranty for the frame, which means that if something breaks or goes wrong with the pulley system, the glide board, the resistance bands, or any of the moving parts, you’ll have to pay to have it fixed yourself.
When it comes to the price difference, they do fluctuate, and both companies offer discounts and promotions at different times of the year. There is a payment plan available if you order the Total Gym XLS through their website. Typically though, the VigorFit 3000 is very significantly cheaper.
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VigorFit : Pros and Cons
Total Gym XLS : Pros and Cons
Which Is Better? VigorFit or Total Gym?
The VigorFit gym and workout equipment package is the better option when you compare the two.
It has a broader range of exercise options, strength training, and total body workout routines out of the box. It also comes with a full warranty and is significantly cheaper than the Total Gym.
The Total Gym does edge it in a few areas such as having a higher quality pulley system, training DVDs, and a meal planner, it’s also a little more comfortable to use.
However, for me, none of this warrants the additional price.
The VigorFit home gym offers an excellent and affordable way to do a total body workout at home.
The only scenario in which I would consider recommending the Total Gym over the VigorFit is if you’re taller or heavier than the height/weight limits allow.
It’s either that or if money is no option, you could fully upgrade your Total Gym with all the available attachments if you want to.
Do you agree with our opinion? Do you have the VigorFit or Total Gym yourself? Let us know your experience in the comments below.