Anybody used a tonal

Has anyone reasonable strong tried a tonal machine?

Yes, it goes by the name calisthenics and I’m the machine.

I had no idea what a Tonal was - I had to look it up. It looks like a 21st century 80’s multi-gym.

If you are thinking of buying one then you have too much money. Get a squat rack and associated weights.


I’m not thinking of buying one. I’m curious how effective they are.

These things artificially create the feeling of resistance without actually being heavy.

I’ve seen enough home gym fail videos this last year to know that eventually someone is going to get killed when one of these things gets poorly mounted and flys off crushing the user.

Sure enough I just checked and Tonal requires professional mounting for this reason, but I’m sure in the paperwork there’s some sort of liability waiver…

Anyways like it’s competitor The Mirror…I just don’t trust these kinds of smart device. Stare into the abyss long…