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Weider Total Bodyworks 5000 Review



The Weider Total Bodyworks 5000 is a home gym machine built to give your body a total workout as if you were hitting the gym. According to its manufacturer, you can perform different kinds of exercise routines with it. Aside from providing flexibility, the machine also has adjustable power bands and a specially designed pulley system for easy, straightforward application.

Key Features of The Weider Total Bodyworks 5000 

The Bodyworks 5000 allows you to perform up to 100 unique exercises that will build up your muscles and at the same time improve your body’s flexibility. The machine also has the aforementioned power bands and because they’re adjustable you can put up an additional 50 lbs. of resistance, something you don’t usually see in machines in this class.

Aside from those features, the Weider Total Gym machine provides you with an unrestricted pulley and cable system, giving it a level of flexibility and motion range that other home gym machines cannot match. Another thing going for the Bodyworks 5000 is the unique slide away design that saves space when not in use.

Each feature on the machine works well on its own, but taken as whole it is even better when used on all the muscle groups. Due to the integrated design of the Bodyworks 5000, your physical strength and flexibility will increase at the same time, all the while firming and tightening your muscles.

What makes the Bodyworks 5000 different from other home gym equipment is that it relies on the user’s body weight along with the Power Bands so you end up with a challenging exercise. It’s also worth pointing out that the machine allows you to adjust the incline settings to suit your fitness level, and that there are actually seven unique settings to choose from here. Once you’re done working out you can slide it in for storage. What this means is that not only is the Bodyworks 5000 effective, but it won’t get in your way either.

Apart from the 100 exercise routines that you can do here, you can use the machine to focus on specific parts of the body and shape your calves, thighs, hips, abs, back and shoulders. One of the reasons why this works has to do with the Bodyworks 5000 resistance system that actually turns your body weight into a resistance mechanism for performing a wide array of exercise routines. And as indicated earlier, the unique cable and pulley system offers you more flexibility and more expansive motion range. Unlike other home gym machines, the Weider Total Bodyworks 5000 lets you do more exercises that increase flexibility and build muscle.

With the adjustable and durable power bands, you’ll be able to increase the resistance level when the original setting becomes too easy. While that is the main feature, the adjustable incline is worth mentioning as well as it allows you to increase or decrease your workout intensity. Unlike other machines that are either too easy or too hard, the Bodyworks lets you choose a configuration you’re comfortable with.

The machine also includes a workout guide which will explain how you can perform different kinds of exercises without causing strain or injury. It’s also worth noting that the machine is durable. One of the problems with affordable home gym equipment is they break down quickly and you often end up buying costly replacement parts or a new equipment altogether. That isn’t the case here, and you should be able to use the Bodyworks for a long time before the parts wear out. Not only is the machine feature packed, but the components are tough.


The Bodyworks has a lot of useful features, and the most important ones are the following:

  • The machine is compact yet allows you to perform different workout routines.
  • Continued use increases the body’s flexibility and strength.
  • The ability to add resistance increases its value.
  • The machine is covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
  • The design saves a lot of space.

There are quite a few other things that make the Bodyworks an attractive option, and one of them is that it’s an ideal “all in one” gym equipment for the home. Once the unit has been assembled and you figured out how to use it, you’ll reap the benefits. While it may not be the most technologically advanced home gym machine, it does work and you can do all the exercises that are advertised.


The Bodyworks definitely has a lot going for it in terms of value, but it’s not perfect. If you’re thinking of buying the machine, you need to know its shortcomings as well.

  • Replacement parts are not cheap.
  • The platform length and the cords cannot be adjusted.
  • The unit comes with a chart of various workouts, but a DVD or booklet would have been better.
  • The unit is heavy so it can be difficult to move or drag.

The directions aren’t that good, but the machine is not that difficult to assemble, although if you have never used a home gym machine before, it might take more time.


The Weider Total Gym machine is not the most powerful home exercise equipment, but it certainly works. If you’re looking for a machine that is reasonably priced and suited for beginners, this will be just right. The machine is relatively easy to put together and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Furthermore, the design makes it easy to slide and store, ideal if you don’t have a lot of space and want the equipment out of the way when not in use.

It’s true the Bodyworks has some drawbacks, but taking everything consideration, it is very effective. Unless you are a professional bodybuilder who needs only the most powerful equipment, the Bodyworks will be more than enough to meet your needs.  You won’t get muscles from this machine overnight, but if you work on it consistently you will.


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