frequently asked questions
journey gym is here to provide you with the answers you are looking for around our products, our programming and our software. You are our client, our customer and our reason for being in business. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions of the company at this point in its history. Please find the question and the answer you are looking for here. If you have additional questions for the company please simply ask by emailing at email@example.com.
- I haven't ever exercised regularly, will the journey gym work for me?
- What is the best way to start training with the journey gym?
- How long do I have to workout to get results?
- What is the weight that the journey gym is designed for?
- What comes with the journey gym?
- What is the resistance level of each of the colored bands?
- How do I join the journey gym community?
- I’m not in shape at all, would the journey gym work for me?
- How does the journey gym customizable exercise video platform work?
- Who will benefit from the journey gym?
- Does journey gym charge additional fees for its community or exercise video software?
- What has gone into designing the journey gym?
- What if a resistance band breaks or I want different resistance levels than what the gym comes with?
- How long has journey gym been around as a company?
- Does journey gym do anything to give back?
- Can I buy the journey gym over a series of payments?
- How long will shipping take for the journey gym to arrive?
- What is your return policy?
Yes, because you have control over the amount of resistance and the exercises you do. The journey gym is truly a universal gym for all fitness levels, for all people young and old. The journey gym is designed purely as a circuit training exercise platform, which means our exercise programs are 1 minute of cardio training followed by 1 minute of strength training, which leads to the most effective fat burning, metabolism boosting and lean muscle building type of exercise available. People who have never consistently exercised in their lives are now because the journey gym is so simple to use, so effective and can be used wherever you are and whenever you want. It is the world's first truly portable universal gym.
To ease into using the journey gym, it is best to choose 5 to 6 exercises that are suitable to your fitness level and goals and do a single set of each at 14 to 18 repetitions. You should start on a lower resistance and take the time to make sure your form is perfect before you increase resistance and repetitions. Also be sure to rest between exercises. As you improve, you can increase the intensity in a variety of ways: increase the resistance level, number of exercises, sets of each exercise and/or decrease the rest you take between each exercise and sets.
15 to 20 minutes of training 4 times a week is a great start. Doing even 10 minutes is much better than nothing at all so try to use the journey gym three times a week, even if only for a few minutes. You'll find that even in short sessions, you'll experience a lot of benefit. Find a schedule that fits your lifestyle and that you feel comfortable making a habit of. The journey gym can go wherever you go so it is a great tool in providing you a consistent workout wherever you may find yourself.
The journey gym is rated for up to 350 lbs. in addition to the downward force created by utilizing the resistance bands. This provides both the opportunity for the vast majority Americans to utilize the journey gym at their current weight and in many cases for couples to workout on the journey gym at the same time. The product was designed with 4 resistance exit points in total and with a two-sided stair steppper layout, which allows for couples to workout simultaneously with one individual working on their cardio segment of their circuit training and one on their strength training. It truly is a revolution when you can work out with your spouse and both of you can get fit in a concise 20 minute window.
The 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 resistance, 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 of resistance per side (exit point).
● 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.
● An online community at www.healthisajourney.com where you will be able to create exercise videos, track your activity and nutrition, and share your progress with friends and family.
Each band is designed to provide progressive resistance. That is, the farther it stretches, the more resistance is provided. Each band is rated for a different level of resistance described below:
Orange - The orange (light) bands provide approximately 5 pounds resistance at 200% extension.
Blue - The blue (medium) bands provide approximately 10 pounds resistance at 200% extension.
Green - The green (heavy) bands offer approximately 15 pounds resistance at 200% extension.
Of course the journey gym is designed to allow you to create band combinations that provide greater resistance than the individual bands themselves. However, it is important that you begin at a level that is comfortable for you.
When the day comes that you have a journey gym in your hands you can then join the journey gym online community. With the journey gym community, the journey gym will be a long term asset to you getting and staying fit. The community will provide you the opportunity to set goals and share those goals with friends, track your progress, and provide you advice and motivation. As always, the community site and all of its features and benefits are free to journey gym owners.
Yes, because you have control over the amount of resistance and the exercises you do. The journey gym is truly a universal gym.
The platform is very straight forward and is designed to allow journey gym owner to create their own exercise videos for the first time ever. Market research showed that many people who had purchased exercise programming products, traditionally DVD videos, grew tired of watching the same video over and over and hearing the same music with each workout. In turn, the journey gym team created software that allows for you to select from 220 differing videos and add them to your own workout timeline in whatever order you deem fit and for whatever total video length you choose. Then, once your video is created you can select from 100 songs that the company created with sound engineers in 10 different exercise genres to add the exact music that motivates you. Once your final custom exercise video is complete you can save it, share it with your friends and even rip it to a DVD if you so choose. journey gym as a company owns the copyrights to all of the videos and the music associated with the platform, so feel free to utilize your exercise videos on any platform you want from your computer, to your tablet device, to your TV.
Anyone at any fitness level. With the option of 5 to 75 pounds of resistance at each exit point, the journey gym can provide a full workout for any age. Fitness buffs to beginners and everyone in between.
No. journey gym has a vision to help get the world fit. Our vision is not a monetarily driven one and in turn we are not looking to nickel and dime our customers and clients with the traditional upsell, or hidden charge, approaches often synonymous with our industry. Rather, when you purchase your journey gym that is the only expense you should incur, or expect to be asked for. After that, we as a company are here to help you meet your fitness objectives, we are not here to sell you supplements, an affiliate program or a monthly program you don't want or don't want to pay for. We are a different type of company as we want to treat you the way we want to treated.
The journey gym has been designed by 16 engineers and the company founders over the course of 2.5 years. Through this process 13 differing full iterations of the product were prototyped and tested until the final product went to tooling and manufacturing. Through each revised version of the product, strength, durability, ease of use, reliability and value were improved upon. The significant financial, time and energy investment has lead to what the company believes to be a solution for millions with the world's first truly portable universal gym.
The journey gym resistance bands are made with a custom polyurethane tubing that can withstand more usage and resistance than many resistance bands currently available. These bands will last. However, like all resistance bands, they will wear down over the years. So, we provide a full set of resistance bands for both forms of exit points on the journey gym, so a total of 10 extra bands standard. Also, in our catalog we sell replacement bands should you ever go beyond the replacement bands provided. We also sell bands in an assortment of resistance levels so you can customize your gym to meet your needs.
journey gym as a company was formed on April 2, 2008. The company was started as the founders realized that there was no truly portable universal gym available that we could all carry with us wherever we were going and that would allow for us to workout wherever we were. In turn, they set out to create the journey gym so that fitness consistency, which is one of the most significant reasons we don't get and stay in shape, could become part of our lives. So, the journey gym was developed and has now been purchased by individuals, corporations, hotels and international resellers to bring workouts to locations they have never existed.
In keeping with our vision to get the world fit, our non-profit arm will give away every tenth journey gym to a school or other program in need of fitness equipment and provide those users access to the support of our fitness community. It is our goal to reduce obesity rates and improve health globally. The journey gym can help play a role in that goal. Please visit our non-profit, health is a journey at www.healthisajourney.org, to learn more and find out how your organization can be a recipient of a journey gym or a few.
You can either purchase your journey gym, along with a series of amazing additional products to get started on your health journey, via a one-time purchase of $299 or over a course of payments. In order to make payments, simply select the option within the check out process that you would prefer the installment payments and your card will be billed initially for $14.95 for a 30 day trial offer plus $34.95 in shipping & handling.
The installment payments option to purchase a journey gym, along with everything you need to start your health journey, leads to a full purchase of the product over a course of 5 payments of $49.95 once a month. The initial payment is $49.90 ($14.95 for the 30 day trial offering + $34.95 shipping & handling) and then 5 subsequent payments are just $49.95 each. Simply select this option on the installment payments page.
journey gym as a company always provides free shipping and handling and utilizes a standard 5 to 7 day ground shipping solution. In turn, your journey gym should arrive within 7 to 10 calendar days. Orders are processed and shipped on the same day as the orders are received and are drop shipped from our pick and pack facility in Portland, Oregon.
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