Frequently Asked Questions

What is the W8 GYM?

The W8 GYM is the World’s most versatile, portable, ‘GYM in a Box’. Its’ uniqueness is that you can change the W8 (weight) of the unit. Inside it has 10kgs of removable dumbbells which means it works for all fitness levels because you can change the weight to suit your ability and the exercise. Empty it weighs 3.5kg or add dumbbells incrementally up to its packed weight of 14.5kgs.  It has 3 sets of different strength resistance bands (Light=5kgs, Medium=10kgs, Heavy=15kgs) The unit has 3 eyelets on each side so you can attach 1, 2 or even all 3 sets of bands at the same time so you can go from 5kgs right up to 30kgs on each side.  Attachable handles and ankle/wrist straps are neatly packed inside along with a door anchor. This allows the user to ‘Change the W8 or the resistance, not the equipment to perform over 200 exercises with just the W8 GYM.

There is no other single piece of fitness equipment like the W8 GYM on the market.

How can the W8 GYM be used?

The W8 GYM can be used to exercise as a step, kettlebell, barbell, medicine ball, dumbbell, for assisted push-ups, assisted dips, rowing, cross country skiing, boxing, cycling, cardio, abs, strength, toning, HIIT, LIIT, Pilates, using the dumbbells by themselves, using the resistance bands by themselves or with the door anchor etc. Quite honestly, the list is endless.

Who is the W8 GYM for?

The W8 GYM is for anyone who wants to exercise, any age, any fitness level. Teenagers, university students, stay-at-home mums, people working from home, people who are body conscious, retired, home executives, rehabilitation/physical therapy, basically anyone who wants to exercise, anywhere.

Where can the W8 GYM be used? (Hint: Small Home Gym)

You can do a complete full-body workout anywhere there’s a 2M x 2M space. The W8 GYM is so compact and portable it can be taken almost anywhere. It works well as a small home gym and a lot of people use it at home because of its versatility plus it saves space as it easily stores under the bed, cupboard, etc. Mind you, a lot of people like to leave theirs out as they look so cool unlike a lot of ugly gym equipment. Others take theirs to work for a quick workout session at lunchtime. As it’s so portable, others take it with them travelling, in the car, caravan, mobile home, tent, plane, ship – it’s designed to be a small space gym, a ‘portable gym’. Many hotels and motels don’t have gyms and not everyone wants to exercise in front of other people. Plus you have the FREE Workouts and Exercise Library to follow on our website so you have your Personal Trainer with you on your phone or computer.

What is the size and weight of the W8 GYM?

The W8 GYM unit from handle to handle is 52cm Long x 35cm Wide x 12cm High and weighs 14.5KG fully packed and 3.5KG empty.

What is included inside a W8 GYM?

Each W8 GYM comes with 10KG of removable Dumbbells (2 x 2.5KG Black, 2 x 1.5KG Grey, 2x 1KG Coloured) 3 Sets of attachable Latex Resistance Bands with carabiners (2x 15kgs Black, 2x 10kgs Grey, 2x 5kgs Coloured) 2 x Attachable robust handles, 2 x Attachable padded Ankle/Wrist Straps, 1 x Door Anchor, 1 x 500 x 370 x 3mm W8 GYM Protective Floor Mat, 1 x Instruction/Workout Manual, 1 x Workout/Instructional DVD. Plus there are Free Workout videos and an Exercise Library on our website which we are constantly adding to.

What is the difference between the Gold Deluxe version and the Green/Pink/White?

The Gold Edition has Gold chrome handles, gold resistance bands and gold 1kg dumbbells. Chroming the handles is a specialised process that can only be done by government-approved factories which comply with environmental emissions. Therefore, they are more expensive to manufacture. The gold bands and dumbbells also have a specialised gold paint additive. The Green, Pink and White have Black steel handles. However, the functionality of all W8 GYMs is the same so it comes down to which colour suits your personality.

How do I change the weight of the W8 GYM?

To change the W8 simply unscrew the 8-knob and remove the lid. Choose which dumbbell(s) you want to remove. To remove a dumbbell, hold the unit with one hand and lift the dumbbell by one of the heads which will cantilever against the base. To return the dumbbell(s) hold the dumbbell by both ends, position the centre of the handle over the sprung clip and press down.

Adjust if necessary so the dumbbell is seated level. Replace the lid. You can use the unit empty which weighs 3.5kgs or gradually add the 10kgs of dumbbells incrementally up to it’s maximum of 14.5kgs.

How many variations of the W8 GYMs weight are possible?

Empty the unit weighs 3.5kgs. There are 10kgs of dumbbells inside each W8 GYM (2x 2.5kg, 2x 1.5kg, 2x 1kg). By adding the dumbbells incrementally there are 19 different weight variations up to 14.5kgs fully packed including all accessories. There are 4 colours of the W8 GYM and each colour has exactly the same weight, functionality and contents.

What instructions come with it?

The W8 GYM comes with an Instruction Manual and DVD with instructional videos and workouts. We also have FREE Workout videos and an Exercise Library on our website which we are constantly adding to so you always have your own Personal Trainer on your phone or computer.

What about my floor?

Each W8 GYM comes with a small protective mat to prevent slipping and protect your floor.

What material are the resistance bands, what strength and how many are there?

Our bands are made of high-quality natural Latex as they are more durable and smoother on the skin than cheaper bands. As they are made of natural materials the colour will fade slightly over time, which is normal.

Our bands are custom made with steel carabiners on either end so you can attach them to the eyelets on the W8 GYM or the metal hoop on the door anchor. The advantages of this are that our bands will be equidistant and not ping up from under your foot. They can be used with heavy-duty handles or padded Wrist/Ankle straps. You should always check the bands for any cuts or tears before using them. You can use 1, 2 or even all 3 strength bands on the W8 GYM.

There are 6 strength variations from 5 to 10 to 15 to 20 to 25 to 30kgs on each handle! If you’re strong enough you could even have a 10, 15 + 15 kg on one side making 40kgs! 3 sets of Resistance Bands with carabiners on each end are included in every W8 GYM (2x 5kg Coloured, 2x 10kg Grey, 2x 15kg Black).

They are all packed inside the W8 GYM (see Videos of how to pack the W8 GYM, attach Resistance Bands and using the Door Anchor under Workouts on our website)

What is the maximum weight recommended for the W8 GYM?

The W8 GYM has successfully passed numerous technical tests for strength and integrity. The maximum weight recommended is 22 Stone/308lbs or 140kgs.

Shipping Questions

How much is shipping?

Shipping is £7.99 to Mainland UK via DPD Express tracked.
Shipping to the Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight is £9.99.
Shipping to N. Ireland is £9.99.

What is the normal delivery time?

Orders placed before 2pm on a working day will be dispatched the same day and will normally be delivered the next 1-2 working days.
Shipping to the Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight takes 2-6 working days after dispatch.
Shipping to N. Ireland usually takes 3-6 working days after dispatch.

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