testimonials

THE TESTIMONIALS

journey gym provides the world’s first truly portable universal gym to corporations, hotels, fitness clubs, diet centers, physical rehabilitation centers, fitness trainers and individuals. Here is a segment of testimonials from some of the journey gym clients who have purchased the product for their companies, their employees or themselves and why they chose to make these purchases. None of these companies have purchased fitness equipment for their companies before and many are implementing the product as a corporate wellness/fitness solution.  The individuals each have their own unique reason for purchasing the journey gym.  To learn more, please read through the following testimonials.


"I would recommend this product to anybody that thinks they don't have time in the day to exercise (since it takes 10-20 min)..."

"I was really excited when I received the Journey Gym in the mail. I am always wanting to work out but just never seem to have the time or motivation, and when it comes to going to the gym I just don't like other people watching me work out, so that's not really an option I want to do.

My first reaction...well this is nice a very short, non tiring workout, but how will 10 min do anything?. While doing the exercise video I would say that everything they show you is really easy to do, but towards the end does get tiring if you haven't worked out in a while (like me). While I was tired out after 10 minutes it wasn't to bad, but the next day my legs were really sore...so I guess it did a lot more than I thought it would. The next day that I tried the Journey Gym again, it was easier this time but was still a little sore the next day again.

I have been continuing the Journey gym a couple times a week, and am really enjoying it. I like the fact that it has short exercise videos which I am able to fit into my everyday daily routine a lot easier than other exercise videos out, and that in such a short time I know I am really giving my body a good workout.

But the best thing about this gym is that it is portable and I can get it out and pack it up and no time and it is not in everyone's way like big exercise equipment. I would recommend this product to anybody that thinks they don't have time in the day to exercise (since it takes 10-20 min), people that travel a lot, and anybody that is like me and don't feel comfortable going to a regular gym, and also if you don't have money for a gym membership this will pay itself off in the long run compared to memberships."

Bearsi
Owner, Free Social

 

"...I absolutely love it. I’m looking forward to being able to work out and tone up even if I can’t manage to find the time to run to the gym!"

"I absolutely love that I can get a full workout anywhere I go because the Journey Gym folds up to the size of a small suitcase, and everything stores within it. No more worrying about gathering everything you need prior to working out. Because it folds up, it’s easy to store. Set up is also insanely easy, so I can do that quickly at nap time, or as soon as all three have gone down for the night.

The Journey Gym would also be great for travel. Bring it on trips, bring it to work, it’s light and convenient. There are so many different workouts that I don’t think I could possibly get bored.

The Journey Gym is so convenient, I absolutely love it. I’m looking forward to being able to work out and tone up even if I can’t manage to find the time to run to the gym!"

Judy O.
Blogger, Mother

 

"It's so easy to get a good workout in just a few minutes at home before work. I love it!"

"I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I like the Journey Gym. It's so easy to get a good workout in just a few minutes at home before work. I love it!"

Michelle Wood
Talent Manager, 52 LTD

 

 

"...just unfold it....workout....fold it back.....slip it under the bed. You can't get easier than that.."

"OH....by the way....I've not even mentioned how I've done with the Journey Gym.....LOVE this thing!!! I haven't taken it anywhere yet....but have it set up in my bedroom.....just unfold it....workout....fold it back.....slip it under the bed. You can't get easier than that."

Shirley Valdes

 

"My husband loves the Journey Gym.  He is amazed by how many options and exercises that can be done..."

"The Journey Gym is Amazing. My husband was kind enough to try it out and give his input because I was told by my doctor that due to my pregnancy he only suggests walking at this time as a form of exercise. However as soon as I have this baby I will be using journey Gym to tone up and lose that baby weight.

My husband loves the Journey Gym. He is amazed by how many options and exercises that can be done with something so portable. His favorite part is the ability to vary the resistance. Even for a 6 foot 200lb guy there is plenty of resistance when using several of the resistance bands at once. The DVD that comes along is very helpful to learn how to use and set up the journey gym and providing some beginning exercise tips."

Laura Etherton
Principal, Etherton Photography

 

"...I contacted Journey Gym and today was Day #1 of my self-challenge."

"I had baby Hank 6 months ago and at first I lost quite a bit of my baby weight, but since then 10 more pounds have come back upon me. With my first pregnancy, Presley, I gained about 80-100 pounds and have not really been able to get that weight off due to non-exercise and eating habits...before I got pregnant with Hank I was down to 209 and now I'm back up to 220!! This is completely unacceptable to me -so I contacted Journey Gym and today was Day #1 of my self-challenge.

I started with the 10 minute workout and let me tell you - I'm sweating like a pig and I'm pretty close to muscle failure in my shoulders. I'm going to do the 10 minute workout every other day and the 20 minute workout the other days at least 5 times a week and report my progress to you!"

Amy Hollingsworth
Owner, Couponing & Reviewing in Texas

 

"With the Journey Gym you can work out anywhere in your home you want..."

"After having a baby, we as moms are always looking for ways to lose that extra weight we’ve gained but find it hard to make it to the gym to do so. What better way to go about getting your daily exercise than using the Journey Gym! With the Journey Gym you can work out anywhere in your home you want and you can even take it with you wherever you happen to go.

I love that the Journey Gym is so compact and light. It weighs about the same as carrying a laptop around and opens up to your own personal gym. There are three different levels of resistance bands so you are sure to work your way through them and you can add more resistance when needed. You can just attach which band(s) you want to work with your workouts and start doing your routine."

Shawn Ann
Blogger, Mother

 

"I love using the included DVD...I make time to squeeze in a quick exercise session."

"My husband was kind enough to allow me to take pictures of him using the journey gym, though we've both worked out on it numerous times. I love using the included DVD workouts several times a day as I make the time to squeeze in a quick exercise session. My husband uses the journey gym more to follow his own routine that he's created to do while at the gym. Both he and I agree that this is one comprehensive gym which will effectively work all six major muscle groups while still allowing for both strength and cardio training.

What's more, the journey gym offers plenty of high-quality exercise resources on their website, such as a fitness goal tracker and community for connecting with other journey gym users. My favorite feature though is the training section which allows you to view over 90 different cardio and strength exercises and even allows you to create your very own custom workout video with your own custom music track. Now you never have to work out to the same, tired video again!"

Melissa Cleaver
Founder, Mommy Living The Life Of Riley

 

"I like that the Journey Gym is so portable.  You can take it anywhere that you feel comfortable working out."

"I was sort of skeptical about this item until it arrived. Once I took it out of the box and opened it up, set it up for my first workout I was impressed with how well put together the Journey Gym is. The rubberized top prevents slipping as you are doing your cardio and comfortable when you lay down for the exercises like the chest press. I’ve done the twenty minute workout three times so far and after doing it two days in a row I certainly felt it in my muscles.

I like that the Journey Gym is so portable. You can take it anywhere that you feel comfortable working out. I personally am not that comfortable working out somewhere that people can see me but I’ll certainly take it out to my backyard. I do enjoy working out outside, the fresh air and all the room I have to move around is great. Maybe when I know the workouts by heart I’ll go and do them on the beach or at the park or something.

I have a portable DVD player so I can do the 10 or 20 minute workout anywhere. At home I can put together any workout I’d like by choosing from over 70 exercises at the Journey Gym site. I’ll be doing that soon too to change things up."

Drew Bennett
Owner, Ben Spark

 

"The Journey Gym has turned my home into my own little gym..."

"I was really set on getting a gym membership once I had my two oldest boys in school at the same time every day, but my initial excitement was replaced by disappointment. I have a minimum of two miles to the nearest gym, which would be an okay walking distance, but the reviews and the reputation of this gym are horrible, and it is very expensive to join.

My hope for a gym membership has therefore been put on hold, but fortunately I recently received the Journey Gym. The Journey Gym has turned my home into my own little gym, and I love the fact that it can easily be packed away and stored without taking up a lot of space. The Journey Gym is a great alternative to the regular gym, because it gives me tools to do different exercises than I usually do with my regular exercise DVDs.

At first I was a bit fearful that the Journey Gym would be complicated to set up, but I put in the instructional DVD, and it turned out to be extremely easy to set up the Journey Gym."

JR
Frugality Is Free

 

"I am happy to report that we love the Journey Gym so much that my husband and I are committed to doing it every. single. day."

"I was absolutely shocked when I got to try the Journey Gym and realized how completely versatile and expandable the system is for whatever your fitness level or preferred workout is. While I’ve been a fan of resistance bands before, what I really love about the Journey Gym is the integrated step that allows you to add cardio to your workout. It can really be used by both beginners as well as experienced weight trainers and can mimic just about any exercise you can imagine and work every muscle group.

Since I’m recovering from an auto accident and can’t do high-impact workouts, I love that the resistance band workout with the Journey Gym is so smooth. This means that even my physical therapist approves of me using the Journey Gym at lower resistance levels since it doesn’t have the jerkiness of typical weightlifting and instead allows you to use more fluid motions. All of this reduces impact on your joints and decreases the possibility of injury, which are paramount for me as I heal.

I am happy to report that we love the Journey Gym so much that my husband and I are committed to doing it every. single. day. We developed a system where we alternate the 20 minute routine with the 10 minute routine each day, 7 days a week. What’s really cool about our plan is that we have a deal that while the other person is working out, we will clean up the main areas of the house. This means that not only are we getting a great 10 or 20 minute workout, we are also getting an additional 10 or 20 minutes of cleaning exercises also. Bonus: our house has never looked better!"

Leanne
Owner, Rave & Review

 

"This portable gym is amazing...within minutes I was doing bicep curls while watching football."

"I have to admit at first I was anti working out, I dreaded the thought of doing anything but sitting on the couch watching television and stuffing my face with hollow calories. I hadn’t noticed I was packing on the pounds until I was looking at pictures of myself from one of our many trips to the World and I asked my wife when did I get fat? I knew the answer, and I knew how and why it happened and I needed to fix it and fast! For the past three years I’ve been around my goal weight consistently and have been able to keep the weight off by eating right and *GASP* working out religiously.

I love riding my exercise bike and lifting free weights mostly and when I happen to miss a day I feel like I did something awful. I happen to miss days every time we vacation and it would bug me. I know I could use the Grand Floridian’s gym it’s only a short walk from the Poly but once I’m back in the room I really don’t want to go out to get sweaty again and have to walk back after an hour or so of working out. What could I do? What I can do is now take along my Journey Gym this little wonder is the answer to all my how can I work out while on vacation questions.

The Journey Gym uses resistance bands which are very effective for working out; I’ve used them in the past and have had tremendous success with them. The really nice thing is that everything you need is stored inside the case and the case acts as both a bench for doing bench presses but it also allows you to use it as a stepper to make sure you get your cardio in. This portable gym is amazing, set up was simple and within minutes I was doing biceps curls while watching football."

Bobby
Susan's Disney Family

 

"We popped in the DVD, opened up the gym, and got started..."

"I asked the husband to join in and show me how to use the Journey Gym. My husband regularly exercises at the gym and runs 2 1/2 miles a day. He understands equipment like this and I do not. We popped in the DVD, opened up the gym, and got started...The DVD will explain how to adjust the handles for your height and how to do the exercises...I completed the first set of a ten minute exercise and the video was easy to follow along with and great for beginners. Although the DVD only comes with two set of exercise programs, you can join journeygym.com and get more exercises with music."


Amanda Harris
Co-Founder, Pajama Mommy

 

 

"But seriously, having the Journey Gym has helped us keep up our exercising momentum and we love it!!!"

"Since moving to Montana my husband and I are on a health kick. We are eating better, hiking more and in general trying to live healthier lives. Since coming here I have lost 10 pounds and want to keep on that general track of losing weight. That is where the Journey Gym comes in hand for us. Not only do we love the ability to do more than walk or run with the Journey Gym but we can take it with us anywhere. In fact our very first camping trip that is coming up will be the first out of the home place we get to exercise. Imagine exercising with a beautiful view of the mountains in the crisp cool air! Okay that made me want to go right now! Love this portable gym! 

But seriously, having the Journey Gym has helped us keep up our exercising momentum and we love it!!! Everything you need for a full workout housed in a convenient carry case, all at your fingertips, you just can’t go wrong!"

Jennifer Leet
Owner, The Dirty T-Shirt

 

"I am very excited about the Journey Gym because it is exactly the kind of workout that I can do anytime, anywhere."

"You don't know how hard it was for me to post this picture, in a not so flattering outfit and hairstyle. Check out those biceps though! I am very excited about the Journey Gym because it is exactly the kind of workout that I can do anytime, anywhere. My kids love to play at the park and this so easy to fold up and take with me so that I can have a workout at the park."


Melissa
Founder, Fun Saving Money, Mother Of Two


 

"The cost was a no-brainer.  We are paying more for each team member in a single month's medical insurance premium..." 

"Our team members work at a desk all day long and during these challenging economic times the hours can be long. Journey Gym fit perfectly into my recommendations for the team. The best tools to fight stress and fatigue are good sleep, good nutrition, and exercise. Since I want to have a consistently healthy and productive time I decided that giving every member of my team a Journey Gym to keep next to their desk would help make periodic exercise during the work day very convenient and positive. 

The cost was a no-brainer. We are paying more for each team member in a single month’s medical insurance premium than a Journey Gym. We expect the small investment to generate results for years in very significant ways for the company. I would strongly recommend to anyone in charge of productivity to analyze the benefits of adding exercise and an attitude of overall fitness into the work day. The unique aspects of the Journey Gym made it the perfect fit for our team."

Mark Hutchinson
CEO, VisionSite

 

"...we became the first corporate client of Journey Gym...providing a world class truly innovative exercise system to our members."

"As the owners of NedSpace it is in the best interest of our members that they personally stay healthy and that their businesses grow at the same time. It was with great pleasure that we became the first corporate client of Journey Gym, and in doing so are providing a world class truly innovative exercise system to our members. To their health, to their bottom line."

Mark Grimes &
Josh Friedman
Co-Founders, NedSpace

 

"I found the Journey Gym a very convenient approach to solving our fitness time dilemma."

"Let me congratulate you on your success with Journey Gym. My wife and I were honored to be included in your alpha group. Much to our chagrin, we are an extremely busy entrepreneurial couple and rarely have enough time to exercise adequately, despite our membership in a local fitness club.

I found the Journey Gym a very convenient approach to solving our fitness time dilemma. I got some great workouts in a very short amount of time without having to spend the commute time to our club. For me, this made the difference between working out and not working out. The quality of the product is good and I continue to use it…"

Vince Price
CEO, Rhapline

 

"I experienced increased energy and weight loss of 30-35 pounds over the course of the Alpha program."

"Being a consultant I travel weekly and work long hours while on the road. Eating out and working these hours takes a toll on health and weight. I was intrigued by the size and versatility of the Journey Gym and the possibilities it might open up to be able to work out in my hotel room instead of heading down to a crowded exercise room with limited equipment.

By joining the Alpha group I hoped to improve my overall fitness and lose weight. I worked out faithfully on the Journey Gym 5-7 days a week and begin eating more balanced meals. I experienced increased energy and a weight loss of 30-35 pounds over the course of the Alpha program. I started with 10-15 minute routines and worked up to 35-40 minute routines.  The ability to keep the routines shorter and still experience improvement and gain was important to me because of my long work days and limited time for workouts."

Brad King
Consultant, BackOffice Associates

 

"I'm using my Journey Gym with my in-home personal training clients and they love it."

“As a trainer I look for tools that are easy-to-use that are different – and Journey Gym is just that. The box-slash-bench integrates cardio and also offers resistance band workouts with complete range of motion that has never been offered before! I’m using my Journey Gym with my in-home personal training clients and they love it.

It is a must-have in my car so it’s always with me - it’s so handy! About 6 months ago I got my dad started using a fitbook and on a nutrition plan and he’s down about 20lbs. He’s currently uses BodyLastics with a rigged-up 2x4 in the door-jam to do his workouts. SO – for father’s day I’m sending him a Journey Gym…a lot more functional and compact, not to mention pleasing to the eye, than a 2x4!"

Angela Manzanares
Creator of fitbook™ and NASM Personal Trainer

 

 

"I'm planning to cancel my gym membership and rely entirely on a Journey Gym at home and at the office."

"I'm planning to cancel my gym membership and rely entirely on a Journey Gym at home and at the office. It is impressively convenient to get a great workout on this thing!"


Eli Alford-Jones
CEO, Paydici Inc.


"I was impressed enough that when my gym membership was up for renewal I cancelled it."

"I am guy with competing priorities.  School, work, family life all weigh in.  Eating right and getting a sufficient amount of exercise are also extremely important as they better my well being, essentially improving my school, work and family life.  Committing two hours a day to exercise is really tough, from driving to the gym, warming up, working out, to driving home. 

Home exercise machines have always been attractive to me but they have never been able to meet all my needs.  Immediately after my wife got the Journey Gym we drove to California to visit her parents.  I thought it was a great time to explore Journey Gym's mobility. Because I forgot to bring the help video or brochure I spent a few minutes teaching myself how to use it.  When I finished my workout I was honestly impressed how good it felt. 

I was impressed enough that when my gym membership was up for renewal I cancelled it.  I'm not saying that I will never want a gym membership but the Journey Gym fits my timetable much better than a gym membership does.  For me, the best aspects of the Journey Gym are the versatility of the types of workouts I am able to do as well as the portability of the system itself.  If I only have 30 minutes between work and school I can get a full workout in."

Cory Friedman
Student, Investment Bank Associate 


"I took most of my stuff to the boat (submarine) today, including the journey gym, and everyone was asking me about it."

"We are going to the Middle East until the end of the year. We leave very soon, so I probably will not have a chance to call you directly...I did receive the second Journey Gym and I am pleasantly surprised that I received it before I left. I did a search for "travel workout gear" and your company popped up. I took most of my stuff to the boat (submarine) today, including the journey gym, and everyone was asking me about it. I told them "if they were nice, I MIGHT let them use it.

We have the bowflex space saving dumbbells, I forget what they are called, some generic fitness bands, and some kettlebells to workout with. My concern was the amount of time it takes to unlatch all of that equipment and, being on a submarine, the confined spaces we have to workout in. So your Journey Gym seems to be the perfect fit...I am feeling confident that Journey Gym will replace my current workout equipment while deployed, and at home.

Thank you for your time and I will gladly talk to you or email you as I receive responses when we pull into Ports."

Jeff York
U.S. Navy Submariner

 

"I've worked out in parks, subway stations, and even in front of some of the most unique and prominent monuments in America."

"One of my biggest challenges as I travel around the country to all 50 states is getting into and staying in shape. While I certainly do plenty of walking and even jogging I was missing a critical component, resistance training. The Journey Gym not only allows me to do resistance training, it allows me to work out nearly anywhere.

I've worked out in parks, subway stations, and even in front of some of the most unique and prominent monuments in America. I'm getting in the best shape I've been since my early 20s. The convenience and ease of use is unparalleled!"

Greg Hartle
Founder, Ten Dollars And A Laptop

 

"Making your own workouts is awesome and I know what to expect by watching the tutorials."

"Hooked on planks! Also, can I just say that this is so much easier than trying to watch a video where the instructor is changing things every 5 seconds. That's why all my workout video's collect dust...it takes me forever to catch on to the moves and then when I do they are already on to something else. Making your own workouts is awesome and I know what to expect by watching the tutorials."

Kelly Catarozoli Benninghoff
Benefits Director, Better World Club


 

"I got this a few days back and I am already in love with it...This journey gym makes the gym come to me."

"I got this a few days back and I am already in love with it. We have a in home sitter but Its hard to go to the gym as it is. This Journey Gym makes the gym come to me. Plus my kids get a kick out of me working out. At first my little one cried when he saw me using it hehe kids, now he loves watching and so curious. This is like a really neat gym. Sit, Stand, Legs, Arms, and so many other positions. My favorite way is the stand on it and bring it above my head.

I like the different strengths in the ropes. When I was in physical Therapy for my bad shoulder which is almost broken. They used the ropes and now I can use them all the time now at home. This gym is even cooler cause you can travel with it! alot of gym like things are heavy and cant be traveled! I love my journey gym and I use it 3 times a day watching netflix or to music! I have lost 5 pounds so far on it!"

Tiffany Crooker
Founder, Free Samples N' Reviews

 

"I'm now at my lowest weight and best fitness level since I graduated college 10+ years ago.  Thanks, JourneyGym!"

"I have always been someone who wants a way to exercise no matter where I am. I'm not a fan of gyms or their expensive memberships, and I work from home. Plus, weather used to be a factor in my decision to work out or not. The JourneyGym is perfect for me!  I can easily move it anywhere in/around my house, which is great when I want an outdoor workout or need to put guests in the spare room.

I can get a strength training or a cardio workout from the same piece of equipment, and the adjustable bands allow both my wife and me to get a custom workout that fits us individually. I'm now at my lowest weight and best fitness level since I graduated college 10+ years ago.  Thanks, JourneyGym!"

Mark Tipperreiter
CEO, Blanket Booster

 

"The Journey gym is very simple to set up and use...You are allowed to go as slow or as fast as you want to help push yourself."

"The Journey gym is very simple to set up and use. I wish I had this while I was on vacation. It really is a gym in a compact case. The gym also comes with a workout DVD with a 10 minute workout and a 20 minute workout. You are allowed to go as slow or as fast as you want to help push yourself. But you have to remember each move is 1 minute long and you need to be sure you have the endurance to make it all the way through.

If you want you can also find some amazing workouts to do online. Along with a support community to help you reach your goals. I don’t really like having to use my computer for workouts because I have a tiny netbook but I’m sure this feature would benefit the rest of you.

Once I was done with my first workout I felt great. It really did become tough for me even after becoming strong these past 3 months. I did go harder and fast then the video but it was a great guide. I will be doing the 10 minute video this week and checking in next Monday and the next week I will be reviewing the 20 minute video. This is going to be tons of fun!"

Erica Kloetstra
Owner, Brass Giraffe

 

"We believe that journey gym will be a great addition to our wellness program..."

"At eROI, we have a strong culture of wellness. We believe that journey gym will be a great addition to our wellness program and compliment our weekly yoga classes and other activities that promote wellness in the workplace."

Ryan Buchanan
CEO, eROI
An Inc. 500 Company

 

 

"...I totally fell off the fitness wagon...and I can honestly say I'm so happy to have the Journey Gym and all these videos to help me get back on track."

"Confession time: Life went all to hell recently and I totally fell off the fitness wagon. It's amazing the toll not working out on a regular basis has taken on my body AND my mind.... Now I'm hanging on with one arm, trying to get a leg up, and I can honestly say I'm so happy to have the Journey Gym and all these videos to help me get back on track. If I had to get to the gym on a regular basis right now, it just wouldn't happen."

Tami Wood
PR & Events Manager, Back On The Wagon

 

"We are sold on the Journey Gym--this thing is awesome."

"My wife and I received our Journey Gym on Friday. We both just completed the 10 minute Circuit Training on the intro DVD. We are sold on the Journey Gym--this thing is awesome."

Randy Duplantis
Husband, Blogger, Sold On journey gym

 



"If you are looking for a full body workout, and do not have a lot of space, this is absolutely the machine for you."

"I really did not know what to expect when my brother sent me the Journey Gym for my birthday. I had decided to start an at home fitness program to supplement my thrice weekly swimming. Since we do not live in the water, I knew that I needed some weight bearing cardio, as well as some strength training. This compact piece of equipment is everything that I need, and then some.

The circuit training options are limitless, so the variety prevents me from getting bored. I love the DVD that comes with the Journey Gym and the two workouts it contains. I am looking forward to more workout DVDs that emphasize different areas of the body, and also increased intensity. If you are looking for a full body workout, and do not have a lot of space, this is absolutely the machine for you!"

Terrie Plastino
Sister, Swimmer, Birthday Girl

 


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