Total Gym's roots began in rehabilitation centers where its main focus was aiding those recovering from physical injuries and obstacles. We really like the Total Gym for several reasons:
The smooth, gliding motion is easy on the joints.
The various height levels accommodate every fitness level.
The padded glide board provides excellent back support.
The resistance is created by body weight coupled with the angle of the glide board, providing a large variety of challenges.
Every part of the body can be worked, including stability and balance, depending on position.