I purchased the Total Gym 500 online. It was delivered to my home promptly, which I was very pleased with. It did require assembly, however. The assembly instructions were rather difficult to follow. It was certainly not the easiest piece of equipment that I have ever put together. Once I finally did finish assembling it ( which took a few hours ) I started using it immediately. I found it to be very easy to use. It has several different levels at which you can set the machine in order to increase or decrease the resistance level. It was pretty easy to adjust the machine from setting to setting. The Total Gym 500 uses your own body weight for resistance so there are no weights to mess with, which is also nice. It may not be the best machine to build muscle mass for a man, but if you are looking to stengthen and tone your body this machine produces great results when used regularly.
Saint Cloud, FL