My mom had just been released from a lengthy stay at hospitals and a 2 month stay in- house rehab therapy facility. We brought her home using a wheelchair. She could walk with assistance but probably no more than 20 feet or so...We needed something to increase her strength and stamina and we thought this chair would be the answer. In less than two weeks mom is now walking to the kitchen and bathroom on a daily basis. Still needs a little attention but have not had to use the wheel chair in home for at least a week. She now is getting dressed herself with just a little help. We are hoping and praying within a couple of months using this chair we will build her strength, both upper and lower body, so she can resume her life better than it ever was. Overstock was the cheapest place we could find the chair and the freight pricing was great. The time it took to get here was I think 3 days maybe 4...but still very prompt. The chair was just like new...Thank You Overstock.com, Will use Overstock again as needed.
Received the resistance chair (re-conditioned) in good condition....only problem is the lack of resistance cables. If I had purchased a new chair and payed the full price I would have received higher and twice as many resistance cables. So now, I have to pay for additional cables at a price of $XX.00 per set bringing me up to the price of a "brand new chair". Hoodwinked again!
I purchased this exercise chair to help with shoulder pain. I chose it because of the resistance bands. I figured I would be less likely to injure myself than with free weights. I have used the chair almost daily and my shoulder pain is gone. The chair is very well made. I would have given 5 stars if the set included a few bands with higher resistance. They can be purchased separately, as can the over head attachment I purchased.
I am 73 and not able to walk as I would like, so I decided to try the Resistance Chair to get an over-all exercise regiment three times a week to start. This chair is remarkable, it is ready right out of the box. It performs just like advertised. It feels good to be able to get my joints moving without pain. I am very happy with my purchase. This Resistance Chair is refurbished, and it is just like new. I highly recommend this exercise system for seniors who have a lot or some limitations and can not go to a gym.
I bought this for my dad's birthday hoping he would use it on a daily basis. His job requires him to be mostly sedentary and he's already readying for retirement, so I knew I had to get him moving again soon. Once he became accustomed to its functionality, he hasn't stopped using it since! It's VERY EASY to use, takes up little space, and gets his arm, legs, and breathing in motion for a good workout. This was a great gift, probably my best :)
This product is a pleasant surprise. It is exactly as advertised. Right out of the box use! Easy to use! Not a storage problem! It is definitely a keeper. I would highly recommend this chair for anyone who has arthritis. I have tried other exercise products from other companies and have returned all. This one stays.
I purchased this product because I am a 44 year old lady that can not lift any heavy weights because I have 3 cervical herniations and 3 more in my thorasic area. My activities are normal except when it comes to working out. I walk on the treadmill about 45 minutes every other day and I do the Resistance Chair almost every day. It's a wonder machine to keep my muscles in movement/shape but not so much that I'm in so much pain that I have to take my pain killers. It's great, I highly recommend it for those who have injuries and want to keep movement in their lives. Remember, the more we sit around the weaker our muscles become. The Resistance Chair is exactly what everyone needs to get a decent work-out without over doing it.
I've had a stroke and find the resistance chair extremely helpful in physical rehabilitation at home. The chair is easy to use and has different tension bands. I also purchased the shoulder stretcher and find it very effective for my frozen shoulder. I highly recommend this product.
Purchased the chair for use by my wife and myself. Product arrived on time specified. It can be used right out of the box with no set up required. We watched the instructional DVD and have been using the chair for about two weeks. So far, it's been a great tool for stretching and a little muscle toning. It has met all our expectations and we have recommended it to many of our friends. A real good buy.
I am a senior citizen and there are many exercises I am not able to do, due to knee, hip, and back problems. This chair is just right for me and helps loosen tight muscles and joints, plus providing a good cardio workout that is not too strenuous. Was a good price and shipped quickly.
I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE I SAW IT ON TV AND THE DEMO LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD FIT MY CIRCUMSTANCE. I HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND EVEN THOUGH I DO TEACH WATER AEROBICS AT A SPA I DO NOT MOTIVATE MYSELF TO USE THE EQUIPMENT THERE?? I LIKE HAVING THIS RESISTANCE CHAIR IN MY OWN HOME TO DO WHEN I CAN WORK IT IN. THE EXERCISE RESISTANCE BANDS ON THE CHAIR MAKE IT THE PERFECT CHALLENGE FOR ANYONE...IT CAME IWTH A PROGRAM ON DVD AND I FOLLOW THAT BUT, HAVE STARTED INCREASING WHAT I DO...I AM GLAD THAT I PURCHASED THIS AS IT HAS HELPED ME TO MEET MY EXERCISE GOALS FOR MYSELF...AND THAT HELPS ME KEEP MOVING:-) BUY THIS--YOU WILL LOVE IT--FOLDS AND ROLLS TO STORE IN TWO SECONDS:-)
I'm a 70-year-old gal with COPD and arthritis. Exercise is really important because of the COPD, yet, I hate walking, and I knew going to the gym wasn't going to happen either, especially when the temperatures drop below zero. So I bought home exercise equipment in a dollar amount equal to a year's membership in our little town's fitness gym, and the resistance chair is a part of that purchase. Dollar for dollar, it is the best deal I have found anywhere for home equipment. It is extremely well made and designed. I got it for $56.00 less on Overstock than what is available on other sites, and that savings went toward the purchase of an additional piece of equipment. I have used the chair daily for 8 weeks, and my stamina has definitely improved,along with noticeable strengthening in the upper body and arms. I had a breathing test at the clinic yesterday, and my oxygen retention has improved since the last reading in early February, before I had the resistance chair. Can't say enough good about it.
The chair arrived promptly. the instruction chart is easy to use. I never looked at the CD provided. I like it and use it after I walk on the treadmill. It is quite sturdy, easy to fold up. I would recommend it. The only real problem is making myself use it.
This is an excellent piece of equipment that is good for anyone who wants to exercise in a convenient and effective way.The construction is really solid and changing cables is a snap.I look forward to my daily routine and definitely feel the difference after just a couple of weeks.I combine this with an outdoor walking regimen and am looking forward to seeing results on the golf course soon.The exercise charts and DVD are great!!
I bought this chair because I had developed knee problems and was told to stay off my feet as much as possible. Having this chair has allowed me to keep exercising and keep fit. It is very sturdy and of high quality. The extra resistace bands allow for more vigorous workouts as ones fitness improves. The chair does not require alot of space and is great for smaller spaces. I highly reccomend this for everyone--not only for seniors.