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Is a ROM Machine really worth its price?
If you’ve recently traveled by air, you might have seen an ad in the in-flight magazine for the ROM cross trainer that promises a complete workout in 4 minutes.
So is it worth almost $15,000? That answer depends on a few factors. Firstly, does it work? Secondly, could you achieve the same results for less money? Thirdly, what about the time factor?
Without trying the machine out in person, it is difficult to judge whether or not the machine works. But we can look towards the company’s longevity. On the ROM cross trainer’s website fastexercise.comit says that the ROM machine has been manufactured since 1990. It’s pretty impressive that they have been in business that long, considering that the claims the ROM machine’s distributor makes still seem outlandish, even almost 20 years later. Additionally, there is a link to the Better Business Bureau’s Rating on ROMFab, the ROM cross trainer’s distributor. At time of publication, the rating was an A+, which the BBB defines as an exemplary rating, stating that nothing in their files causes them to have any doubt about the company’s reliability. One could conclude that if the company wasn’t producing a product that fulfilled its advertising claims, that it probably wouldn’t be able to operate for almost 20 years without some consumer complaints. Additionally, owner testimonials for the machine can be found at the website, and although a few owners also grouse about the machine’s price, they conclude that it is worth it for what they get.
Could the same results be achieved for less money? The answer to this question is simple: yes. And ROMFab seems to admit this on their website. In the third question of their Q&A section, they address how the ROM machine gives you the same results that you would expect from a 45 to 90 minute exercise session. For the price of a ROM cross trainer, you could purchase a treadmill for cardio, some free weights for strength training, and still have money to spare, perhaps to pay a personal trainer to help you train on your home equipment. Alternately, you could get a gym membership. So you definitely could get the same fitness results for less money.
It will just cost you more time. For some people this isn’t an issue. They enjoy going to the gym and they have or make the time to do so. They don’t mind driving to the gym, and even enjoy the gym atmosphere. But for many others, despite owning home fitness equipment or being members of a gym, they still don’t get the exercise they want to. Home gym equipment turns into the proverbial dust collecting clothes hangars, and many gym members are happy if they make it to the gym once a month. And it seems to be a time factor. It’s hard for people to commit to the time necessary for a normal fitness regimen. And the ROM cross trainer seems to address just that issue. When you take the time commitment out of the equation, most people can commit to a 4 minute workout every day. For some people, that time commitment is the difference between exercising or not. So if a $14,615 ROM machine is the difference between exercising or not exercising, it doesn’t matter if you can buy home equipment or join a gym for less money, that you won’t be using because of lack of time.
If you enjoy exercising, and find the time to do so on a regular basis, the ROM machine may not be worth it for you. However, it would free up some time, so if you would rather use your time for something else, then it might still be worth its price tag. Additionally, if the ROM cross trainer means the difference between you exercising or not exercising, despite having the option of using cheaper, more time-consuming methods, then the ROM machine is well worth its price.
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