Has Anyone Tried The Ab Circle Pro? If So, Is It Worth The Price?

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Having tried the ab circle pro, I really don't understand why so many people are complaining about it! Yes, it's not the hottest piece of home gym equipment I own, but top quality home gym equipment can set you back thousands of dollars! In my opinion, for the results you can get out of it, the ab circle pro is in roughly the correct price range.

My Ab Circle Pro Review Me and my wife are both quite active and, to be honest, I'd rather spend time at the gym than have to clutter up my home with bulky gym equipment.
But my wife had a c section (her second one) following the birth of our son, and so she was unable to work out for a while. We decided to invest in an ab circle pro when she started developing a massive spare tyre around her tummy and huge love handles.
She's been using the ab circle pro for 2 weeks now, usually only for brief 10 minutes sessions three times a day.

Results With The Ab Circle Pro Bearing in mind she hasn't changed her diet at all (actually we both enjoy our food a little too much, trying to kick that habit!) the results were very good.
In just 2 weeks she's lost 2 cm from around her waist, and the difference is notable both face on and side on.
It's nothing dramatic, she hasn't turned into a supermodel over night, but you can certainly see where her love handles have shrunk ever so slightly.
These results are from 2 weeks of using the device, imagine what could happen if she perseveres!

Ab Circle Pro Complaints People often complain about the sore back, but I honestly believe its strengthening your lower back muscles and ends up being good for you.
My wife said it was like torture at first, but her back started to feeling a little more strengthened after a few days.
As far as the customer service complaints that I've read regarding the company, they're very likely to be true.I can't really comment on that because we didn't have any issues with the way it was sold to us, but as far as your original question goes, I feel the price for the Ab Circle Pro is fair.
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I ordered the ab circle pro on June 6. Well I also noticed that they advertised it for the thirty-day trial of $14.95 but then turned around and took extra money out of my account. When I got a hold of the customer services they gave me the same spill about the shipping and handling fees, which was an additional $34.95, and was not mentioned when I initially ordered the product. I started to reject it when it was delivered because I saw a problem already developing with their customer services. Nevertheless, I went ahead on and received it since I had already been charged for the shipping and handling, which is "Non-Refundable". I began using the product and I actually like it. I think that it work well. The first couple of times of using it my neck felt a little sore, but then after getting used to it I started feeling the workout in the areas that I should. I noticed some shavings after using the product from the roller wheels and the ab circle pro surface so I just put some oil on the surface of the machine to fix that problem. The knee pad area does turn, but it hasn't been bad enough to the point that I am sliding off of it. I would suggest to anyone that is having a problem with their knees to wear knee pads or place additional padding in the knee area. This may also help with the sliding. As for the product, I would recommend it, but just know that the customer service will not be the best! The customer service is my only complaint. Oh yeah, and if you do decide to send it back, there is an additional $34.95 shipping and handling fee. In my opinion, the product is not really worth $200.00. Maybe $45- $70.00. I may just keep it because I honestly think it will be more of a hastle to try to send it back, besides I like it and I can continue to use it for as long as I like.
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I would suguest buying one for sports athority or walmart.
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I'm not trying to rude, but I want to comment about the cost. As most Americans I've bought many products and have learned the hard way to ask the sales person what the actual and final costs will be and I'm never caught off guard. The website clearly says $14.95 and says $34.95 in RED letters directly below the price. The sales person also repeated the costs to me by phone as well.

I love the machine! Single mom of 4, Nevada. Knee pads suck, baby pillows work well too.
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My ab circle pro runs ...slides well except when it gets to the 20 to the hour position or 8 on a clock it "bumps" like there is a ridge there...I can't see it and I have only had it for about 2 months....do I need new rollers. I weigh 68kilos...?? I would appreciate any comments. Do I need to oil it or something ??
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I have had this for about a month now. I do it on the most difficult level for about 10 mins every other day. I got it off HSN which offered free shipping and a 15% off coupon code so I ended up spending about 160 and did not have to deal with the company. Overall I am happy with my purchase. It is easy to do while watching tv. I can see where knee chaffing could be a problem, but I either wear capri workout pants, or I cut the top off a pair off knee socks, so I pull those up around my knees when I am wearing shorts and they work just fine. The other thing I realized is you must control your motion on it to get the ab workout. If you just swing your entire torso, you will get a workout but it will not feel as targeted. If you really make an effort to keep your torso centered and use your abs to swing your body, you get a good ab burn. My only complaint is it is cheaply constructed. The paint on the red disk is always wearing off into a white powder which I must wipe off, and my knee pad has already cracked.
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I assembled mine yesterday & I really like it. Hasn't bothered my knees at all...but if you have any back problems I wouldn't recommend it since you have to reach across the machine to grip the handlebars. It makes me break out into a sweat and I agree with you OC...you have to develop a good technique to get the benefits. I'm satisfied with it so far...
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Wow! I am so glad that I found this site! I was thinking of ordering the Ab Circle Pro, but I think I will wait to see if it improves. And probably buy it off HSN, they are good to deal with. Plus they like to offer the Free shipping. I really dont like all those gimicks out there either. I wont hardly buy anything off TV unless they are reputible, Like QVC or HSN. Thanks for all the info everyone!
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I was interested in trying the ab circle pro. After reading the reviews, I will stick to working out at the gym. FYI.....when I order something online, I get one of those prepaid credit cards. That way, the company doesn't have my debit card information and they can only deduct the amount that I put on the card.
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I've had the ab circle pro for about a week and so far so good! I know it's probably still a little early to leave a review but it seems from other people's reviews that they noticed right away they didn't like it.  I have not had many problems so far.  I don't understand what people mean when they say the red paint on the disc is coming off where the rollers are.  I was a little undecided about ordering this when I read that because one person said it prevents the rollers from rolling smoothly because of this.  And once I got mine, I was even more worried when I saw that the red disc is nothing but cheap plastic that looked like it would crack under any amount of pressure.  But then I realized the rollers don't even touch the red disc and it only rolls on the steel outer edge that surrounds the disc.  One thing I did to mine to make it roll smoothly was I applied a little petroleum jelly onto the rollers where it hits the metal bar and now it works great.  Yes it is a little hard on the knees but I think any exercise that requires you being on your knees will make it uncomfortable.  Nevertheless, I still think they could've done a better job with the knee pads.  They should've made it with thicker padding on a steel base and with a gel material on top.  I'm hoping eventually they'll come out with a better knee pad and I can just switch it out since the knee pad is basically just screwed on to the machine and comes off easily.  I did notice when you have this on the highest tilt, it's a little harder to stay on the knee pads without sliding.  Because of this, I'm searching for some rubberized knee pads that will prevent slipping.  Other than that, this machine is a lot of fun!  I like that you can watch tv while using this.  It does take some concentration and practice though because if you don't control your movement, your basically only using momentum and your arms to swing back and forth and that won't work your ab muscles.  I also love that you don't have to be on this machine for a long time and you feel it.  So far, I don't feel like this machine is as flimsy as most people are saying.  I seem to have no problem having this support my weight and I don't feel like this is going to collapse underneath me at all.  But then again, I only weight about 100lbs so that might be it.  I'm not using this as a weight loss tool, mainly for toning my abs and butt.  I bought this on Walmart's website, I had it shippped to their store which is free but still, with tax it came out to $220!  Yikes, for that kinda money this better keep working!  Hope that helped.
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If you only weigh 100 pounds the effect that you would get from the product would be totally different from someone who weighs 150 pounds, so because you are that size makes it alot easier on you versus the 150 pounder.
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I bought this machine from a Wal-Mart. This machine is made out of the cheapest material known to man, but for some reason mine hasnt broke yet. Ive used it for a while now and have only noticed minimal wear on the rollers. I had spare rollers included (dont know about anyone els) so if the ones on the machine wore out I can replace them. I weigh 240 pounds so if it can hold me I'm sure it can hold most. Yes the knee pads suck, but have you ever been on machine that dosent suck in some way?
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mary Mendoza commented
I disagree with lollipop. I weigh 160 and had the same effect as the poster above. No roller issues whatsoever.
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You could probably get much better results from one simple trick that I use to get toned abs + maintain them.

What you do is, tighten your abs while you run! It's as simple as that. I usually run like crazy for 1-2 minutes (with abs pulled right in), then I rest for 5 minutes. I repeat this for about 30 minutes or so.

THIS WORKS SO WELL! Running while pulling in your abs is the #1 fastest way to get flat toned abs. After not working out for like over half a year, I was packing fat in my mid-section. After 2 intense running sessions, I was seeing ab definition again!

Of course, if you have a lot of flab, it will take you longer. If that's the case, you should do this while you're at home doing your daily chores. When you need to pick something up, tighten those abs, then pick it up. If you need to twist your body in ANY way, remember to pull your abs in!!

I'm no fitness trainer, but I believe this technique works SO effectively because you're giving your ab a harder workout by twisting, moving, and turning. And the great thing is, you don't need to do anything special -- you're just tightening your abs while you do the things you usually do. I'd say it's even better than doing crunches. If you've been doing this right, you should feel your abs are tired and sore the day after. That is a sign IT'S WORKING!

Also another secret is that you should work on toning your BACK. Everyone thinks they should do more crunches, but it actually looks better and you get flatter abs faster when you focus on toning your back muscles (makes your front look flat and lean, not bulky).

Hope this helps :) You don't need to buy anything.
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This technique that Guest is talking about is 100% effective. There is a Russian technique you can do as well. You take a deep breath and then exhale all the breath out of your lungs that you possibly can at the same time, you pull in your stomach muscles as far as you can. Then you hold for as long as you are able to - even if it's only 10 seconds at first. You build up to half a minute or more . You can either do this 10 times in a row or like me, I do it once an hour while at work.
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I am saving my money up for this ab circle thing, but with the bead things people are saying i dont know if i should anymore... I have no idea how to hold in my ab muscles and run at the same time... The technique that Patty be is talking about i can do it kinda hurts though so i dont know if ill have to will to keep up with that. I only weight 110 so the ab circle should hold me up based on what Lollipop29 is saying... I cant make a decision on this, can someone help?
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Ok I bought the machine b-because the my son wanted it.. To tell you the truth it is built very poorly.. The plastic feels like it going to break after you use it for like a week or so.. Now to return it you get some1 from another country who insists on charging your credit card & has no idea who much we have to pay to ship it back so I decided to check with UPS of course & it's like 80 -100 bucks.. So between the $34.95 initally to ship which was suppose to be $14.95 they just forgot to mention the $20.00 handling fee yah you got that right $20.00 for them to handle the machine & ship it to you.  So ok it's half way paid for when you look at it like that.. Since it's $200 bucks which they don't tell you either... This is just another way to fool people .. AND yah I got sucked again... Take care & remember  don't be suckered like ME...
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I am very thankful for this website. I was thinking of buying it. I am so glad that I found you guys before I did. I will just keep walking until something worth the money comes out.
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Of course they dont tell you it's 200 or how much the shipping is, no one would buy it if they did. Thats why you do a little research, like I did on the website. No F in way would I spend a total of 250.00 for that machine. Ebay has them free shipping for about 125.00 but after still more research, customer reviews, I wont even pay that much. I'm sorry some people are so easy to scam...
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I was thinking of getting it too. Thank you for your honest assessment. I know now that it ins't worth it. I will keep at my walking on nice days and my treadmill on the bad. :)
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I had try the ab circle pro for a month did not like it my knees were sliding out of knee holders my knees were all black and blue and very sore and plus didn't lose any weight. My friends send there's back to they had the same problem as me your ab circle pro is not what you advertise it to me.
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Ever think that the possibility exists that she just dieted and hit the jim??? Lol The conscept isnt that difficult.
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Im willing to bet that if she didnt loose the weight from using the ab circle pro, then its most likely that she probably did it the old fasion way. Diet and exersise. Thats why americal is so fat. No one wants to put the work in.
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I have had teh ab circle pro for the past 4 weeks on the 30 day trial and could not wait to send it back. What a piece of crap. Firstly the electronic timer did not work, the little bar between teh knee pads kept coming out so I put a zip tie in it to hold it for my trial period. I used it religiously for 4 weeks - 3 minutes in the morning and 3 minutes at night. I did not lose a thing
no weight and no millimetres!!!!! I did also eat properly while using it
dont waste your money
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I think I will just wait until it comes out in stores, the price lowers, and the quality of the machine itself is upgraded... If that happens.

It sounds wonderful and fun but with the way today's economy is, I am not willing to slap down that much money for a piece of plastic poorly made and attached to rollers that don't hold the plastic on, while putting a hole in your knee.

Kudos to those who this product has worked for so far.

My husband is an engineer and said this product should have been planned out a bit better before offering to the public.
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I never used the ab circle but meet a lady in sears that just purchased one because she meet a lady that told her she has already dropped 2 dress sizes. Her daughter also purchased one and said she see results.
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I never used the ab circle but saw a lady in sears that just purchased one because a lady told her she has already dropped 2 dress sizes after using it. The lady in sears daughter also purchased one and she see results.
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Many of you have said that this does not help with wait loss. Aside from that if you are some one that does not need to loose wait and just wants to sculpt their body, does this product work in that respect. And does it work better than normal exercises would work. I really want to get one to help me sculpt my body in an easier way. Right now i work very hard and i look fine but the ad makes the process seem quicker and easier, is this true
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I bought it about a month ago. I'm in great shape except for my stomach and I wanted a targeted workout. I think this machine is fabulous and worth every penny. I've already noticed a difference in my stomach, my arms and my bottom. There's different settings, different targeted workouts and all of them are easy to understand.

If I could only have one piece of equipment, this is the one I'd choose. It was easy to put together and I don't have any complaints about it's quality. Compared to my treadmill, it wasn't so expensive and I think I get a better workout on it.
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I think you work for them.
You have really noticed a difference in your stomach? Was that easy?
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I agree with Sunstarr.... I don't believe this is a true consumer. Every consumer has some kind of complaint and this comment seems to come from a PR representative. I haven't bought this but came here to see what others thought about the product. It seems that most people have the same complaints and feel it isn't worth the money. I appreciate this site but to the money hungry company trying to save your reputation with the above comment, get a clue... Your product obviously sucks!
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My husband just purchased the ab circle from mo's today, it was easy to put together but i was disapointed to see that the calorie counter was not there but could be purchased for an additional price. After reading the reviews about knee pain, back pain i used it for over thirty minutes and i agree with the comment above you must focus on using your abs to swing from side to side and not your arms. I feel it in my abs and sides i feel it in my arms a little. I adjusted the arms higher. Much bett
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I just received my ab circle pro about 2 weeks ago and have been using it roughly 6 minutes per day since then. I am not a fitness pro or anything but I can make some comments about the machine as a very accomplished Mechanical Engineer - working in consumer products for 20 years. I estimate the cost of this product (imported from China at right around $40US. If there were nothing original about it (like if it were just a rowing machine) it should retail at around $60 to $100. Fact is, they potentially have claim to a patentable design, which means they should ask as much as they can for it, so $150 to $200 is certainly not unreasonable, but if sales are weak, I could see prices dropping by at most 50%.
In my opinion the machine has pretty good potential for a wide ranging upper body work-out, and it is certainly low impact, and easy on joints, neck, etc. I have noticed an improvement in my chronic lower back pain in just 2 weeks. Miracle weight reducer it is not, but you never get something dramatic without working hard for it.

IMPROVEMENTS:
The plastic disc on this machine is a weak point. Maybe if you are well under 150 pounds it will hold up, but for most of us, it will show signs of failure (cracks, bumps...) Also there is too much friction between the rollers and the plastic disc - I have remedied this on the one I have by applying a thin coating of Vaseline petroleum jelly to the edge of the disc - this works GREAT!
The plastic disc should have been made thicker, and should have been mounted differently on the pipe frame, - and I suspect if the company keeps making this product, they will eventually address this weakness. As a DIY fix-it solution, you can get a piece of metal from a tin/fabrication shop in the shape of a "C" that covers the outer edge of the plastic disc where the rollers ride (make it go a little beyond where the rollers go so they don't ride off the edge). Use "Goop" brand glue to glue the metal to the top of the disc, make sure the top surface of the metal and all exposed edges are very smooth. I would recommend 1mm to 1.5mm thick steel (0.040" to 0.062"). Using the Vaseline on the top of the steel will keep it running smooth and also keep it from rusting.
Overall, I do recommend this machine - although the company has some things they need to improve.
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Thanks for such a concise and complete review from the standpoint of a Mechanical Engineer. I think your review may be worth more than the ab circle pro. You have confirmed all my suspicions. Thanks for the professional validation.
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I have bought an Ab Circle Pro and after a week I am not at all impressed.

As a flexible, fit but not trim individual, I find that I don't get any particular muscular workout at all.  I certainly don't "feel the burn" as Jennifer keeps saying on the complimentary three-minute workout video.  On the highest level I do get SOME cardio work out of it, but no results that I couldn't get from a ten minute walk.  There is also a severe diet recommendation that comes with the pack, but as I have a special condition I'm unable to comply with the guidelines.

I am willing to concede that I may not be using the product correctly: However, the support is non-existant and I have had to resort to forums like this one to answer the questions I have - such as, if I am feeling a bit tired in my arms but have no "burn" in the abs, is my positioning correct?  What am I doing wrong?  (My husband has checked me on this against the video, and he can't see a difference in what I'm doing and what Jennifer does.)

In case it was just me not working "hard enough", I used the AbCircle throughout my favourite TV program (of 30 minutes) and found I was sweating at the end from the exertion - still no burn!!  Despite the swivel action in the leg supports, I wound up with rather painful "carpet burn" skin on my knees.

As mentioned, I've only had it a week: Already there is "wear" on the rim of the machine where the leg supports attach to the stability plate.  I'd hate to think what this would look like and what maintenance it might need after a year.

If you are like me and don't have time for the gym, but want to "tighten" those areas, I'm finding that my painfully slow, regular floor excercises are still achieving better results.  >sigh!!<

I've crated my Ab Circle and will be returning it over the next few days if I am still unable to find any support - I will follow up this post if I get any trouble from the company about returns.
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I am sorry for your experience. I am not willing to spend $250, but if you have have a bad experience with this equpment, are you willing to sell it sometimes? I did not find this item for sale anywhere yet, only on their web site.
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I ordered one as well,but just to let u know that Jennifer was never that size she has been a body builder her whole life that is computer made up.
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I too bought the ab circle pro and find just the opposite. I didn't feel the burn as she put it but my stomach muscles and side muscles are extreamly sore as are my arms. I work out 5 days a week so I was impressed with how tight everything felt. I don't think the price is right. Cost way to much for how little you can do on it. The construction is pretty poor too. So I guess what I am saying is it works out the muscles as they claim but the cost and construction are poor.
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I have had it now for a week. At first it was very questionable-after I gave it a few days I really like it and feel it in my buns, thighs, love handles & abs (mostly love handles area). It takes a little practice to get the 'swing' of it to ensure you are targeting the right areas and using the right form. At first the only places I felt it were my upper arms and my knees...oh sore knees! The correct form has solved my sore arms and small towels folded up under my knees is the only way I can kneel on it. I haven't noticed any weight loss or firmness but I haven't looked either. I just feel better knowing that I am trying. Worth the money? I don't know, it's pretty expensive but I need to target these areas so I am going to keep it and hope I continue getting the correct form for the best possible results.
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I thought it might be worth maybe 75 dollars. They don't tell you the price on t.v which I found to be just a tiny bit deceptive and a bit gimmicky as well as annoying. I guess being a responsible consumer, I like to know details like cost, weight, dimensions etc. But 200 dollars plus? NO WAY! Probably made in China as well so should be about 40 dollars.
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I was gonna order the ab pro off of the tv, but one mind told me to pull it up on the internet first. Thank God I found this web site. Now I'm not gonna order it, because I do have a bad lower back and if something would happen to the bars you grip, I would surely be in a lot more pain. Thanks to everyone for your comments, they really helped me to make this decision, leave it alone.
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Sensible assessmment of the product. The TV ad is gimmicky. They do not disclose the full cost to the buyer. It is costly by all accounts. If you are a big heavy person to start with, then the quality of the product will undoubtedly fail. I am very suspicious when it comes to Chinese made products of this type. Value and durability of these type of products is of paramount importance. It would appear that the hour after hour advertising on TV is paid for by the consumers. Buyer BEWARE.
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If you buy this product get it on ebay, brand new, half the price and free shipping
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Sorry this is a bit off the subject, but BEWARE all the As Seen on TV ads always have a low price and rip you off with shipping and handling. And it is never clear and non-refundable. You can find As seen on TV products on ebay and the seller decides on S&H. Just put in As seen on TV in the search box.
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Hi :)  This is so  worth the money!!!!  I've had mine for just over three weeks, and I've definitely noticed the difference.  If you expect in three days to see the results, you're not going to.  Give it two or three weeks, and then you will.  I've seen the negative replies people have written about it, but most of them expect and instantaneous result in 3-4 days, and then give up on it because they're not happy.  Come on!!!  What do you expect!!!!  You're obviously giving up way too early, so please don't.  Keep at it, and you will.  So far, I've lost the paunch around the middle, and my stomach muscles are toning up, and my butt has definitely been lifted.  I'm looking better than I've looked in 10 years, and after a hysterectomy which really does cause weight to not move much, if at all from the areas where you want it?  The ab circle pro has made a difference bigtime!!!  I'm using mine now for 20 minutes a day, and summer is just around the corner (yes I live in New Zealand and the weather is getting hotter), so I'll be proud to wear a bikini for the first time in my life. THE AB CIRCLE PRO WORKS! :)
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Hi, got my ab circle pro 2 weeks ago. All I have got since using it is sore knees, sore back and have been unable to walk properly for 2 weeks. So bad the pain went down to my knee and now I have a sore knee. Doesnt work your abs, only your lower back and arms. Will be sending it back. I paid $29,95, but was told if I keep it I will be billed for 5 mths at $79.95, which is $429.95 in total. If I send it back within 30 days, I get my $29.95 back.
Not a good machine I feel. I have just bought a treadmill, which I'm sure will work more muscles than the ab circle pro.
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I ordered the "AB CIRCLE PRO
" for my sister who lives in Puerto Rico and I specifically told them to ship it to the PR address. I was told that it would take 3-4 days to process the paper work and 2 weeks to get to PR.
The machine arrived yesterday to my house (in NY)!!

I just called them today and told them that they shipped the machine to the wrong address and if they could please have it picked-up (UPS) and ship it to CORRECT address.

...they said that there ia a surcharge that was supposed to be added (on top of the $36.00 already added for shipping) and that since it was not added before that they could not have it picked-up!

Therefore, I could either order a new machine and have it shipped to PR (...yeah, right!!) or ship the machine to PR myself. I explained that this was their error not mine and that it was going to cost me a lot of money to ship (the box is quite heavy). The customer service person was rude and did not help the situation.

I spoke to my sister and explained what happened and she said..."well, send it back!"

I called up the company again and asked to speak to the Supervisor or manager! I told them that I wanted to cancel the product and since it was their error for sending IT to me- - if they could please send UPS to pick it up and bring it back to their company ...and that I would like to be refunded the entire amount that I paid (which was $234.25).

The rude supervisor told me that The responsibility of returning the machine to their company was on me (she said it was going to cost me $35.25) and that when they receive the machine, they will only refund me back $199 (which means that they get to keep the $35.25 for shipping). That means that I will lose a total $70.50 because of their mistake.
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"Engineer Guy" reporting again...I have had no knee issues or any other pain caused by using this machine other than sore muscles- which is what is supposed to do. I am 5'9 and 190+ pounds, so I am not featherweight, I have used it with jeans on, and with shorts and never had any rug burn. No breakage of knee cup area either. Main weakness is the rollers on the plastic top - but just keep a thin coating of vaseline on top surface and it will work fine. Keep body centered, and don't go faster than 90 counts in 3 minutes. I have used it on max incline for 5 weeks, about 7 minutes or 200 counts per weekday and can see an obvious difference in my gut, and dropped from 36 to 34 pants size. I would take this machine over doing sit-ups any day - as long as you have the $$.
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This machine sounds well worth the price. Expecially if u plan on buying it on ebay like a smart person.
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I called to order today & CSR tried to seel me everything underneath the sun.  The commercial was still on (though I saw it yesterday & googled it thoroughly.) The ads, both today and yest., said if I ordered now, I would get free expedited shipping.  After taking all my information and being mad that I didnt want to buy a SECOND ab circle at 30% off for my non-existent hubby/child, the rep says deliv. Will be sched. For a few weeks and I said "at the beginning of the call you said expedited shipping, as does the commercial I'm watching."  She said, "yes, in a few weeks." I said "a few is 3 or 4."  A couple is two and that is the most expedited shipping takes.  Then I said, I feel like this is bait and switch, because I chose not to buy the digital cal counter, the extra machine etc.  Maybe special shipping only applies to those who spend more than the trail, shipping and monthly payments...like those who buy the $39 digital component and other options...she started to stutter and said "I have to ask my manager." She came back on the line and said my order didnt qualify for expedited but then she said I would get the "expedited" order in a few weeks.  (By the way, your trial starts 30 days from the day they SHIP.  Mt trial would be 1/2 over if it took a few weeks to arrive!  Cx order because if ordering was a hassle, I can't imagine what a return would be like!  Waiting to find one on eBay.
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Anyone that is having problems with ordering these online...They are available at Bed Bath and Beyong...$199.99...I do not own one yet, but was planning on buying one...Good luck everyone!!
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You are so right their customer service sucks and it really is sooo over priced plus a bit of a scam. I entered my credit card and did not finish the order yet I was charged for 3 ab circle pro. This is what they do usually you can cancel an order before it ships but ab circle pro tells you that they are not able to see your order for 24 to 48hrs so you can call back and cancel it then BUT HOLD ON!! BY THAT TIME IT HAS BEEN SHIPPED SO NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING plus you have to pay to ship it back. I am going to report them to the BBB you should all do it too. I too kept the one to try out for "30 days"  I'm sure they will play me again about my refund. Well the other 2 are downstairs waiting to be picked up. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. ALL THAT MONEY AND ALL THE HASLE IS DEFINATELY NOT WORTH IT. WHO CARES IF IT WORKS WHICH I AM YET TO FIND OUT.
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I have had this machine for 2 weeks now, and commented briefly a week ago about construction, quality, and build cost of machine (I am an Engineer). I think one thing that is causing issues with this thing is how people are using it. If you want to build muscle versus burn maximum calories, you should slow your speed way down. I use this on maximum tilt, and do roughly 90 counts in 3 minutes with a very constant rotation speed, keeping my shoulders centered directly over the middle of the machine. If you use it this way you will definitely feel your your abs getting a workout - and not have any problem with the thing tipping or sliding along the floor. I am still pretty happy with the ab circle, helps your lower back, definitely an upper arm/triceps workout, and a comfortable way to work the abs. As in my previous comment, spread a thin coating of vaseline over the area that the rollers ride on and it works much better.
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Thanks everyone for your comments - especially the person who has a degree in Engineering!  I also went to this site and scrolled down to "Reader Reviews" - www.squidoo.com  From all of your comments, and theirs, it looks like the company has some things to workout to make the product more durable.  Also, it makes me weary to buy equipment from a company that does not have good reviews from the BBB.  Pretty much everyone who has had to deal with them in returning equipment has been fairly frustrated.

Still - it looks fun... So I hope they fix all of the problems it currently has and sell a better piece of equipment in the future.  My knees can't afford the wear and tear people are describing (past injuries) and I do hope they incorporate some sort of knee support (gel pads or similar).  I would really like to try it but I think I'll wait until the product is improved.

Thanks to the person who originally asked the question!

Also... Good luck to everyone who is exercising... In any way you can.
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I have it, I do like it, you really have to put it on its full #3 level..... The only thing I HATE about it MY KNEES ARE RAW!!!!! I feel the bolts pushing through the rubber knee pads, and I am about 20 pounds over weight 140. So it is not my weight. For the $$$ that I spent on this I was so upset about the knees. I have to find something to cover my knees with every time I use it. You can not have to much padding as your knees will slip out of the ab Circle. That is my only complaint
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I have commented a few other times on this machine since I received it in May, and now I have been using it for 4 months steady. 3 minutes morning, 3 minutes evening 5 days/week.  I put a thin coating of vaseline on the top of the plastic to make the rollers work better, and have had one of the knee cup bolts work loose but other than that, no other mechanical problems.  I don't swing rapidly back and forth, but go more slowly and hold for a moment at the top of each swing and I have had a very noticeable improvement in my "gut".  I am not using this as a weight loss tool, but I still look way better than when I started (I have lost 5 - 7 pounds overall).  I don't know if this could be very effective for dramatic weight loss, but I really don't care because I look better and that is what matters to me.  Strong toned abs with a layer of fat on top look better than weak sagging abs with the same layer of fat on top.  If you stick with this machine and don't go for a world record in swinging speed, you will look better, even if you don't lose much weight.  I have my machine set at the highest level and I have never had any injuries or sore knees or whatever from using this thing.  Worth the $200 in my book.
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Hi all,
I bought an Ab Circle Pro today on ebay and after reading every comment on here, have decided to help out with the question.

I intend on providing a well written (there's always one person in a forum complaining about peoples spelling), honest (I will tell you everything as it is and be open to questions if linked to my posts) and thorough account of what happens with my experience with this machine.

My following posts will be about my progress and thoughts about the A.C.P. But as I have only just bought it online, I will start with some basic info about myself and my purchase...like I said, this will be a complete and honest account.

SO....I am female, 23, and 66kg (145 lbs).
I intend on using the A.C.P. To lose about 7 kgs (15.4 lbs) and to generally tone my abs.

I bought the A.C.P. New on ebay for $200 AUS ($165 USD) today.

When I receive it I will try and provide information on quality, wear from use, ease of use, effectiveness in weight-loss and any injuries caused by the machine.

I also just wanted to say that 'Engineer Man' who has been posting has been very very helpful on this issue and to thank him for his input. Also the people who have come on and insulted peoples weights and spelling; I don't think this is fair as not everyone is educated to the same standard, others have learning disabilities, also some people have been in accidents and gained weight, and even if people are a tad 'rounded' just from being on the couch too much, they are here and they are researching ways to lose the weight, so insults are unnecessary.

Thanks for reading and I'll be back with more info when I have it.
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I just bought mine got it this week-end. I like it I can tell it will work. I am over 200lbs and a transplant patient so I hope it works! It seems pretty easy to move! Made a little cheaper looking than appears on TV but it held me....so that is a plus. If you have a knee problem not for you!
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I asked my mom and dad if they would get 1 4 me and they did and I was in shape I just wanted to be even more in shape so now I look so amazing trust who cares bout the price??? It works!!! Isn't that all that matters??? BUY IT !!! IT ROX!!! :] ♥
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In response to the very grammatically correct writer who commented "Who cares about the price?" Maybe the person who actually had to pay for it and that doesn't sound like it was you. I think it is too expensive
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Well I commented yesterday and coincidentally they took the payment out the 24th of may and my tracking says that they shipped it the 26th. They claim I should receive it anywhere from this friday thru sunday. Hope assembly isn't difficult.
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I ordered the machine for $199.75  an the Ab Computer for $39.95  There is Shipping  to my location at $43.45 and Tax at  $24.78,  I did not want the vitamins because I have my own nor did I want to pay 29.95 for more warranty yes all is a pit pricey but I am doing this for fun and health at home.  Due to the cost of the machine  I have already made changes in diet like laving those potato chips and other junk food in the store so I can make my some of money back.

I was interested in the Ab Coaster but  it to is very costly and required more space at home.  I like the Idea of being able to take the Ab Circle with me and the machine appears to have some of the same kind of moves for working those love handles as the bigger Coaster machine. 

I am just not into the TV type bend and stretch or dance to the music kind of girl kudos to those who are,  but I remember how sore my thighs were back in the day when I would go to the city park and swing as high as I could what a work out. My abs and thighs got , to bad  that swings don't come in adult sizes.  Any way that is why I am going for fun of it  and staying positive all the way and  just maybe I will see some nice changes in my body too.
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I just got mine and i'm loving it so far....
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??? How heavey is the assembled AbCirclePro? (Lifting restrictions) I have arthritus in my feet and have to stop using elyptical / extended walking which I loved. I lost 57lb kept it off over 2yrs. (OZ Diet) A motor vihicle accident shattered ankle, and so I think I can do the AbCircle cause my knees havnt gone yet. Mostly my ancles and my doc said I have to get about 15 lbs off so I really need cardio and sittin on the ass wont make it shrink! Cardio helps keep blood sugar in check.
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I purchased the ab circle pro nearly 2 months ago. I followed the instructions and after 8 days, the part that you place your knee inside is very weak and broke. I weigh 150 pounds and should be well within the weight limit. The cushion support of the knee is not very comfortable either. I even purchased a gel knee pad to wear when using it. I also applied a low carb diet with using the machine to try to enhance my weight loss. Honestly, I have lost weight, but I don't believe it had much to do with this machine (at least the ab portion). You do feel a burn, but not so much in your stomach. It is more in your thighs and arms (a little in the arms). The brace of the knee did come off, and I had to have it replaced. Mysteriously, it made a lot quicker than the actual machine. It took three weeks for the machine to get to me... And the person that posted earlier is correct... Your trial starts from the date of purchase, thus not allowing you the full 2 weeks to use the machine to see if it really works. They also say on the commercial no questions asked. I tried to return this machine to get my money back, and at first they were not willing to refund my money.. Then later said that it would take another 60 days for my money to be returned. Then I received a phone back from a manager that told me how the trial started on the date of purchase (not from the arrival date), and that I didn't qualify for the return. Needless to say, I would recommend to anyone wanting to try this machine ... To please wait until it is in stores and the price is dropped tremendously. It is a very cheap made product. I am sure that there will be much better machines prototyping this machine at a fraction of the cost, more comfortable to use, and with much better service. I am very disappointed with the ab circle roller, the customer service I was provided... And made sure to tell the manager that I would be sure to post this online... In which the manager responded "Well, ma'am it must be getting good reviews because we are constantly filling orders..." what a jerk. Sadly, I was one of these people that was so excited about receiving this machine that ended up truly pissing me off. Best wishes to all others that are trying to lose weight. Anyone have any other recommendations of things that have worked for them will be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks to Stoney1 for you detailed comment. I had a bad experience with that Chuck Norris machine and it had the same rules for return. Also, instead of me getting the lower monthly trial period billing they charged my debit card the full $1800.00. I fought it and the bank backed me up until the company that charged me got it all straight. My recommendation would be to wait until you can try it out in a store and buy it at a store. Good luck!
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Hi if u r not happy with urs i will be very happy to buy it from u. I have yahoo msg my user name is katggurrl1. Dancing is the best way i've ever lost weight. Even if u can't dance just go out to dance that way you get caught up w/all the ppl n u don't realize how much time u've spent working out before i got pg w/my lil boy i was size 3 now that is after i was size 16. I lost the inches n weight through dancing 1 night a wk for 2-3hrs that night i really hope to hear from u
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Thanks for your comments Moe08.
I will now not consider buying one and will stick to the the more conventional ways of doing crunches and cardio (Swiss ball, and Spin Bike).

Hope you hade a nice christmas and make the most of 2010

tones
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I had answered 2 other times on this question, as Guest, referencing "Engineer". I have been using the machine for 4 weeks now (twice per day, 3 1/2 minutes per session 5 days/week) and I am happy with its performance. I have been doing mild dieting - just cutting down portions a bit- along with the ab machine and have lost around 6 pounds, and have dropped from (mens) 36 to 34 pants size. As I pointed out before, if you don't feel the ab work out you are probably "swinging" way to fast. 90 counts in 3 min. Is the fastest I would suggest, and if you can't slow yourself down, do "half - swings" where you start at bottom, and swing to one side, and back to bottom - 5 or so per side (alternating sides after each 5 lifts). I can definitely see an improvement in stomach shape - not six pack yet, but much less "beer gut". Also as I pointed out before, put a thin layer of vaseline on the top of the plastic cover where the rollers ride to improve smoothness & reduce wear - it works great!
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To the Engineer Guy. Thanks for the input. My analysis of all the feed back is this... It is made kind of cheap and is over priced however, if used properly and with a little preventive maintenance it does a good job at toning up the gut. If you have some issues doing sit ups then this sounds like it might work well. It seems like it is now available on the HSN for less money and less ordering issues (I have to check on this). I am a pretty fit guy but I have a hard time with sit ups and rowing so I would like a low impact machine to help tone up the mid section. I understand the complaints about price and quality but over all it sounds like these things can be over come. Would you agree? Once again your objective feedback and helpful hints are top notch. If there is anything else you can think of I know I would like hear it so please post. I am going to check out HSN and let you know! Thanks!
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My aunt tried the ab circle pro. Like above, all she got was a carpet burn. She did lose 3 lbs of fat after 2 weeks, but it was combined with going to the gym 4 days a week and dieting.
I wouldnt buy it.
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How much did your aunt wiegh though? It really does matter if your like 200lbs. And up dude..no offence.
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My teenage daughter and I have been interested in purchasing one of these, after reading most of these posts, I think I will pass.... I imagine that the spokeswoman was a body builder her whole life, the kind of transformation she is claiming is not likely in her supposed time frame.

SIde note, to one who commented about un authorized charges to bank account, If it happened once it can and usually does happen again.... It happened to me with something unrelated to this and after a year I finally had to close my 15 year account... Be careful...

Best luck to all, weight loss is a positive goal, but as the personal trainer said here, you didn't gain weight over night and you won't lose it fast either... You are worth the effort though! Think about this, every pound of Fat has 5 miles of blood vessels in it that your heart has to pump through... Right now I am 60 pounds over weight, so my poor heart is pumping blood through 300 miles of needless fat! Things like that inspire me to work out more and harder... Or for example, 1 pound of fat is the same as one large tub of butter... Country Crock hanging all over the place... Every 5 pounds of fat you lose takes about 10 pounds of pressure of your knees and other joints and so on and so forth... YOU CAN DO IT!!!! And be smart about your money at the same time...
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My mom brought the Ab Circle and its so fun. I'm in college so I like it compared to going to the gym. If you suck in your stomach and do it for 10 min(Or LONGER!!!) instead of three, you will see results in like a month. But on a bad side if you weigh a lot, have bad back, or bad knees you will not like it and feel that it isn't doing anything or find it hurts you to do. My because is kinda chunky and she says its a bunch of bologna. (JEALOUS!) I used it for a while and I do min of 10 - 30 on it a day watching TV. It burns on my arms and ab area but I can proudly say I noticed a change in my waistline! I can fit some old jeans better then I could before so... I think its doing something. I don't know what, but at least its something.

BTW: My momma also brought hers from the shopping channel so it was cheaper. But customer service to the Ab Circle people directly sucks.

My advice if you get it... To do it like you are really working out. Don't do it for 3 min because I don't think that helps. Don't be lazy and work!
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I am not sure what good it does for your abs. I have found that my shoulders and back were sore after using it. Also don't buy one from the TV shop shown on the TV NZ ads. They sent me the computer with the Ab circle Pro. It was broken. When I tried to phone to get them to send a courier pack to replace it they said they would call me back. I waited around all day when I had needed to be elsewhere and they never called me back. After phoning again and saying I wanted it sorted now they eventually sent me a courier pack to return the faulty computer. The courier bag had the customer label taken off so you have no record of having returned it. I sent the computer back but I still haven't received a replacement. I got the same "I will call you back" when I called to find out where my replacement was. I am still waiting to receive the replacement computer. They said they had sent it by courier, however they don't even have a computer tracking number so I have my doubts that it has even been sent. The Ab Circle Pro however seems to be quite solid. The best thing for Abs is a Swiss Ball that you can buy from The Warehouse for about $15. Don't waste your money.
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I also bought this machine.  My knee pad is cracked as well and the wheels strip the paint.  I also have to put extra padding on the knee pads so I don't get bruised and so I do not slip off.  Of course I am not taking it back because that in itself is a hassle.  It is a shame that it cost so much and it falls apart so easily.  I use it for 3 minutes every day and the only thing so far I would say works is that it is cardio and it works the sides of your abs.  I have yet to feel it on the front part of my stomach.  So because I have paid for it and I am not sending it back, then I will get the best use of it I can.  I have looked on the website to try and find replacement knee pads but do not see it.  What a disappointment.
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Hi there my step father works for the company who orders and distributes the ab circle pro in nz. My mother who was a personal trainer and never bothers with anything off tv wanted to try it. After trying the first edition she noticed a few faults- no track for the machine to run on and a couple of other things this was then sent back and the machine has then been altered. We then got to try out the first of the second edition of the machine in nz. My mum absolutely loves its!I do too!the machine is easy to use and you can feel the burn. It really is worth your money. A treadmill is fine to use but most people do not realise that just doing cardio may result in weight loss but you retain a high fat content in your body if not incorporated with muscle building exercises like free weights and most people do not keep up with a treadmill and give up after a short amount of time. With the ab circle pro you can watch tv with no noise in your way it is light weight and easily portable and comes with the dvd. Me and my mum always do more then the 3mins a day but thats up to you. Its fun and easy and you truly do feel the burn. I recommend for anyone to at least give it a go.
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I am a little skepticel about the ab circle but, I have decided to try it for the 30 day promotion offered on tv. Any way after reading all the blurps about the ab circle pro. I didn't feel like there was anything wrong with the machine. I know a lot of you have emailed in saying the handel bars were crooked maybe you didnt put it togethr correctly. And some said the knee pads were hurting them. I found them to be comfortable for the time pereiod that you would utilize the machine. And finally many said they didnt feel it unless it was on number three level I had it on number one and had a little rough time to begin and get it all the way up to the top notch. Today is day two and I feel it in my arms and lower back the most. I am hopeing I will see the results specified on the commercials. I will keep you updated on a weekly basis and plan to take before and after pictures as well as measurements of my body. AS of July 8, 2009 I am over 70lbs over weight and hope to loose many love handles.
Jean from MA.
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You do not have to be a professional athlete to use it, I have been using if for the past 2 days (and I am certainly no professional athlete - far from it actually) and I just love it to bits - On the advert it says abs, legs and butt, however I can also feel it in my arms, my chest and lower back - it is so worth it!!! Its not hard at all, its actually a lot of fun and even my 5 year old daughter likes to get on and have a little bit of a swing - just awesome would highly recommend it over and over again!!!
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How much does it weigh? I have lifting restrictions. Bad ankles and need to do cardio for blood sugar issues.
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I tried it and it's not worth any price until they reconfigure the knee cups that hold you into the machine. It's only been on the market a few months ... I'm about 115 pounds an work out 4-7 days a week. Once you get a momentum going you begin to slide out of the knee cups .. Which can cause injury and friction burn to the knees. The knee cups should be a lot deeper to keep you in place an added cushion to soften the impact on knees which is fastened by a screw..
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I was wondering if the Engineer guy had any problems with the knee's? He had a great posting and it makes sense what he suggested but he never mentioned if his knees were sore or if they slipped out. His was the only post that seem to make any real sense.
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I received 3 weeks ago now and I use it probably 6 days a week 15 to 20 minutes a day. I can't say that I look any different however I will say that I feel different. I'm not as out of breathe as I was when I first started. I also feel more energized.. I work at home so I don't get out much and this is why I purchased it because I saw that it's also good for cardio. I would RECOMMEND for someone who don't get must excersize, as far as getting a nice set of abs....none yet....
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I am 44 years old and have worked out forever. I am 190 pounds and in great shape. The idea behind the ab- circle pro is great. I saw the positive results on my abs within two weeks as Jennifer Lee (she is sooo fine) promised .But the actual equipment is poorly built with cheap materials. I worked out on mine for 10 minutes per day and have worn it out before I finished paying for it. It is now useless. It might work for a 100 pound or less person. If you want to buy one wait until they improve the product.
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I wanted to but not now sorry you all had to order it. I guess if it looks took easy there a catch. I will look and see what HSN does with AB circle and see if they have returns.
Thanks for the info. Pound heavy but wiser
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I decided to try the ab circle pro out. I am 35 and physically fit. I do not need to lose weight, just wanted an alternative to sit ups. First of all, the machine is not made of heavy duty material, therefore it slides across the floor. Pretty easy assembly b/c of the lightweight materials used. I did the suggested 3 minutes and felt nothing. I went on about my business and in about an hour my back began to throb with pain. I lived the next four days on a heating pad and pain relievers. I am no stranger to exercise, I just think this motion is not natural to ones body. It completely through my back out of line. The option to work your inner thighs is a joke. It offers no resistance. You can get the same effect by opening and shutting your legs. Now for the MONEY. You try this thing for $14.95 PLUS the shipping of $34.50. Then once your injured, you decide to return it. Well it cost another $70.00 for me to return. So the $14.95 try it thing - is a rip off. I paid $119.00 plus pain medication to try something the hurt me. I will NEVER buy an exercise device without trying it first. When I called to return it, the customer service rep offered me a discount of $35.00 if I decide to keep it. Yeah right, for me to injure myself with? No deal. Instead I choose to get screwed by sending it back for someone else's discomfort.
Now my husband did try it also. He does need some help around the middle due to his diabetes. He said it did nothing for him and once he saw the pain that I was in, he refused to try it again. Who can lay out of work b/c an exercise piece of crap hurt them. I can't b/c I have to pay to send this torture device back! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, ENERGY OR MONEY. The people on the show may have thought it was a good idea. I would like to see ALL of them an hour later when the pain sets in. DO NOT PURCHASE - SAVE YOUR MONEY.
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I purchased the AB Circle for $240 ($199 for the machine + $35 shipping), and I must say that it was a HUGE mistake and I'm returning it! I searched reviews before I purchased the product, with mixed reviews, I remained hopeful and thought it was a great concept. However, when I actually started using the product, I realized:
1. The knee pads were extremely uncomfortable and painful so I couldn't stay on the machine for more than 2 minutes, the next day, both my knees were bruised;
2. I have hardwood floors throughout my place, while I was on the machine, it kept gliding left and right with my movements;
3. Finally, I liked the concept of folding the machine and store it underneath of sofa (as it advertised), but not, it's troublesome to collapse, and even when it's collapsed, the high knee pads made it impossible to store it under my sofa.
I was surprised that all the reviews that I read didn't mention any of the things which prompted me to return the product. I hope you can find my review helpful when you decide to purchase one.
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After all the complaints and reviews...NO, NOT WORTH THE PRICE! Make your own, I did. I used a swivel bar chair, built a small ramp with 3 sets of 2 holes each, for different height, (to put the 2 back legs of chair in), and a flanged pipe with old bicycle handlebars attached to hold onto, or you could just attach another T-pipe and get some handlebar grips (cheap). I got some knee pads and glued on some of that rubbermaid stuff you use for under your dishes in cabinets so they don't slide. Works like a charm! You can take out the handle pipe, and take your chair off to use for your bar/ whatever, and slide your little ramp & handlebars under the bed! I already had everything except the knee pads and wood for base ramp. Cost me under $30! It doesn't do the action where you spread your knees, just the swivel. But it still works great!
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I would like to know if the company that is marketing it and responsible for online payments is the same as the Contour belt. The reason is this...I did the 30 day trial for 14.95 for that...sent it back because it was ridiculous and there were no results. About a month later I saw all of these weird charges on my bank statement with codes Icould not decifer. Fortunately there was a phone number so I called it. They had charged my card for two other products totally unrelated (not that that really matters) and tried to tell me that I agreed to order them at the time I ordered the belt. I know I didn't because like the person above I was totally concerned about the deadline for the trial.."does 30 days start from their ship date or the day it get to you "etc. The total came to well over $100! They argued with me back and forth and asked the person for a supervisor who argued until I threatened them with lawsuit and reporting them to the BBB. They immediately credited my account. That was enough to turn me off of EVER ordering anything like this online again. Unfortunately now I have to watch my account like a hawk and am worried I may have to cancel my account and start over because in reality they still have my info. Yikes!
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Simple solution to a problem like this is to report your card lost or stolen and pay a small fee for a replacement.Problem solved
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No, you do not have to report your card lost or stolen and pay a small fee to fix this problem! All you have to do is alert your credit card company to not accept any charges from that company any more and they will flag your account and deny any charges they try to make to your card.
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Please people, stop trying to find the easy way out!  Losing weight takes a lot of discipline and a change in life style.  Three times a week aerobic workouts for twenty minutes is the minimum amount you should do as well as ab workouts which I find the ball to be very helpful, weight training, and a balanced diet.  Remember, fats are good to eat as long as they aren't saturated fats from animals and stay natural and whole foods.  No high carbs, no preservatives, no chemically made substitutes, and no sugar.  For sugar junkies, look up a natural substitute called xylitol.  Excellent stuff!  I would like to try this machine out when they put it in stores and correct the flimsy workmanship because those of you who are injured probably need this as a last resort.  But no exercise works without getting rid of bad habits.  And not many percentage of people are designed to have killer abs.  I'm 32 and 110 ibs at a height of 5"2 and no matter how much I workout my abs, my stomach still has a little pouch that sticks out more than any curves I might have so oh well.  As long as I'm healthy that's all that matters to me.
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Some people had major Accidents or med probs PAY attention!They say I might be paralyze in next year.I am looking for ways out of this, especially for a very active person I used to be&I'm sure like me they eat healthy (thks for advise for few) I' m healthy than the top norm. If there is a Machine that helps&is not bad on the body like they advertise;which thanks to this site makes me feel very skeptical and wont order thks!Don't preach u do not know all stories,even ovrweight1'[email protected] least we try
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I have found this product online through the JCPenney catalog for about $199.00, (free shipping). Hope this information helps those who are cautious about ordering through the product's website. I don't think I will order one, I'm going to continue to lose weight the old fashioned way by; cutting out sweets, fried foods and breads. I also walk briskly about 30-45 minutes daily and meet with a trainer twice a week. Everyone has their own method of weight loss this is mine. Good Luck all.
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Anonymous answered
Yes I have tried the AbCirclePro and I love the machine but have had to return it due to having a pressure point under the knees pads on the plastic. They call it normal wear and tear. BS I sent the first one back, received another one and it is doing the same thing. They refunded my account the full price, I am not going to question them about giving me my money back while sending me a new one.

I weight 130 and I use it for 20 mins a day.....I am bummed that it is starting to chip away at the pressure point where the screw attaches to the body.

Not worht the price they want but I love the machine and what it has done for my body, I just feel it was a bad invention putting metal on plastic and expecting constant contact to not make a pressue point.
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Anonymous answered
I would like to point out, it does work.

Simply do as instructed just 3 minutes only, follow a Diet, take it seriously and have a good motivation to do it.

Nothing else is needed, if you do it exactly like this the machine will not have any problems of ware off, it will last longer since you are not over using it.

I have used for over 2 months already, and never had any issues with it or with me (like for ex: Sore knees
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breeezy BAIR commented
I really am insure about my weight and really want to lose weight but my sister is an athleat and isi on 6 difrent teams and i dop not have much times and thanks for the idea about ebay i loked and they have them for like 70 doallrs
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Anonymous answered
Have you heard of the ab rocket you should google it!!!!!you can also buy it at target for $99 or walmart for $97 ive heard REALLY great things about it but havent tried it yet you should do a bit of research and see if its worth it!!! Its really light weight too!!!
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Anonymous answered
I have not tried this product. But at $200 + I would rather spend the time at the gym. I pay $20 a month at the gym. I do all the exercises they show this machine does in about an hour to an hour and a half. I have lost 18lbs in 9 days and I feel great. You do the math!!! Good Luck!
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Anonymous answered
Okay, I watched the commercial like yesterday right, and I was curious to know if it really does work. Because I rarely see commercials like those. (I would think it's a waste of time, that's me.) Regardless, I was curious...I don't know why but I was. And I was wondering if it REALLY does work. Like do you need to go in a diet while doing the cardio? Or do you just start loosing calories like that?
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Anonymous answered
I honestly am thinking about ordering one. "Rug Burn", I mean can't you wear long pants. Sweat Pants. After using it for, what, a year or two I think if you are looking to loose a lot of weight. That can happen. I'm almost positive you're going to have to do it for more than three bloody minutes. Try twenty or thirty minutes, and daily. With a good diet. Don't go out munching twinkies and then expect to loose it all in three minutes. Every BODY is different so some people it may work for, some may need more than that. Try it, and if you don't like it, then you'll know. It all depends...(-not trying to call anyone out, just putting it all out there-)        = )
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Anonymous commented
I agree, i believe some of the complaints about this thing are over dramatic. The price issue,simple....ebay. The knee burns...long pants or some type of padding.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Long pants is not the answer. I do mine in pants and i still have carpet burn on my knees. I'm going to try some kind of knee pads next. I really like the machine i just wish my knees didn't hurt. But i wont give up on it.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Has anybody thought of getting some lube on their Knees? May I suggest KY people?!
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Anonymous answered
I have been looking at reviews and so far there aren't a lot of good ones. I did find one review on a web site dedicated to reviewing ab workout devices and it is trainers that give their views.
They felt that the "treadmill for your abs" is a bunch of BS. They said you would need at least 20 minutes on the machine to reach your heart rate for aerobic activity.
Their suggestion is a balance ball. They said it is cheaper and you can mimic the exercises that you can do on the Ab Circle Pro and you can even do a wider range of activities.
The true answer is no one machine is going to magically get you in shape. A lot of hard work and a calorie restricted diet is the only way.
Good luck
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Anonymous answered
I received mines 3 weeks ago & the knee cups are not padded enough. My knees were sore for a week! But, I refused to let that deter me so I purchased a pair of tennis pads to help out. I started on #2 (resistance). It's not really hard, but, it's not easy either.
I use it about 4 times a week & I can see a difference in my abs & hips!
It works but you have to be moviated enough to do it.
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Anonymous answered
Ok so it seems this thing is a piece of crap. I was sooo going to buy it.. 10 pounds in 2 weeks or money back.. Hmm sounds crappy anyways. I got the Bender Ball.. And wow talk about feeling the burn in the abs. I totally felt it for 3 days. It's a lot cheaper and works great. It didn't strain my neck or back either. (I have a very bad back and very bad knee from a car accident) So I would recommend that to anyone looking for something to workout the abs.
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Anonymous answered
I purchased the ab circle pro . Me and my husband used it for about a week. Within a weeks time one knee grip started to rip and the nut in the middle of the machine kept falling off in the middle of each work-out. We contacted the comapny and they told us they would replace the ripped parts but there was nothing they could do about the nut and bolts. A replacement machine would probably do the same thing.. I don't feel it's worth 200+ dollars. WE RETURNED IT FOR A FULL REFUND.
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Anonymous answered
I recently purchased this product from the HSN online. Although I have not received it yet, it is a much better deal than buying from the Infomercial and you only will have to deal with the HSN. I paid total $169.00 including s&h and taxes, which seems much more reasonable than worrying about being billed random numbers. Good luck to everyone.
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Anonymous answered
Well, well, well, Glad to see someone else has tried this gimmic. I just slipped right off the machine and landed on my already rug burnde knees...I work out on the gym floor 4 days a week; the ab circle has no benefits what so ever, even if you can stay on the machine and escape the rug burn knees..I would recommend trying this little piece of equipment out if your trying it for free and doing so as a customer review only! Good luck...CF
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Anonymous answered
I bought one less than a month ago, and I am already having problems with it.  After putting it together, I immediately tried it and was discouraged by how hard it seemed to get it going.  I didn't touch it for about a week, then tried it again.  I raised it to a higher level, and it was actually a bit easier for me.  I thought okay, I can do this.  For about a week , I used it for a few minutes several times a day.  I don't know if it was doing me that much good, but I felt like I was doing something, so I continued.  Then I noticed it was getting harder to swing to the right side.  I also noticed shavings appearing on the red circle and a clicking noise.  Upon investigation, it appears the left roller under the knee pad was not rolling, but simply sliding most of the time, and a deep groove had worn into it.   I called the company to ask for a replacement roller, and was told that was not a replacement part, and if I had bought the machine from them, (which I didn't, I purchased mine at a store),just pack it up and mail it back to them.  Simple, huh!   The booklet, where I got the number in the first place, said it would cost 34.95 for shipping it back and to include another 34.95 for them to return the machine back to you!  Very disappointed as I only got to use it for about a week.  I'm returning mine to the store today.  Good luck!
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L Nyaface answered
I saw the AbCircle on TV & I've been researching it since. I checked out their website, called then I finally emailed the company. I received an automated response back saying they will contact me within 24-48 hours. I am very interested in the machine to make a purchase but I don't want any problems if I should return the product within 30 days. I was not happy with the ordering process as far as not speaking with a live person. I don't like giving my info to a recorded machine, or inputting the details on a website. I may wait until the debut on HSN in May (I read that online somewhere). But, I am very anxious to get the product therefore I may just wait to see how quickly they respond to my emailed questions. One of my questions were in regards to the weight requirements; which they do not tell you.
NJTruths (If I remember I will post again if I get the product).
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Anonymous answered
I am waiting for mine to come. I ordered it last week. I will let all you know. I go to the chiropractor and I trust what they say because they have changed my whole life. They recommend this machine because it doesn't strain your neck or back. I will let you know my results.
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Anonymous answered
Save your money and buy something else. I was very disappointed in this machine. It was very uncomfortable to use, very hard on my knees. It doesn't work your abs unless you are really concentrating on the movement. When I got off I couldn't feel that I had done anything for my abs. For cardio effects it says to do it for 40 minutes 5 days a week, I couldn't do this for more than a couple minutes and my knees were hurting. When I tried to raise it to the advanced level it felt like my knees were going to slip out of the knee cups. Plus this is absolutely no workout for legs or butt like it says. I could get a better ab workout doing my total gym. If your looking for something that is worth $200 try a total gym.
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NO WAY will I pay over $200.00 for this. Watch, it will go down to at least half that in a while. It is a gimmick, everyone is complaining of hurt knees, the roller balls break or get jammed ...and 35.00 shipping??? THAT IS RAPE, PEOPLE! Get a simple pilates ball and some dvds. Hell for what this thing costs I can almost get a Wii fit!
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NO WAY will I pay over $200.00 for this. Watch, it will go down to at least half that in a while. It is a gimmick, everyone is complaining of hurt knees, the roller balls break or get jammed ...and 35.00 shipping??? THAT IS ****, PEOPLE! (Okay some whiny guest whimp was offended by the word I used here, so just imagine getting attacked and taken advantage of when you did not ask for it... SHEESH...)Get a simple pilates ball and some dvds. For what this thing costs I can almost get a Wii fit!
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Anonymous commented
I was thinking about ordering one but after reading all these comments i wouldnt waste my money
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Anonymous answered
I bought the Ab circle and was charged for the warranty that I did not order. They will not refund the money said they will give me a credit. I do not want a credit. Also I paid full price for the machine and on the statement it says I will be charged another $39.99 in one month I have emailed them about this but have not gotten a response. I have called their customer service line on numerous occasions and the recording always states please call back later due to high call volumes. This is a billing scam! I am letting everyone know what shoddy business practices this company uses. Do not buy this product.
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Anonymous answered
My son received his ab circle pro yesterday and when he positioned himself to use it the metal support bar collapsed, it was corroded inside and he fractured his wrist.I've been trying to get in contact with them though they won't take the claim seriously so I am going to sew them.
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Anonymous answered
I just returned mine after having it 6 weeks and doing 10 min, every day faithfully and seeing no results. I am only 135lbs so should have seen some results but didn't. I was told to return it I would have to pay Shipping and Handling which I thought would be about the same amount that I paid for them to ship it but it was more like $53 to return it. I asked why this was and they said that the company gets a discount for shipping out so many so that is why theirs was cheaper. I ended up paying around $100 in all just to try it and get no results. I do not recommend wasting your time or money.
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Anonymous answered
Let me warn you...
It is a piece of crap!
It is hard on your knees and back.
It is not as easy as it looks on tv & I am in relatively good shape.
All of my friends who have tried it thinks it is worthless.
It does nothing for your abs AT ALL!

As far as the no hassle money back policy...guess again!
They sent me 2 for some reason & when I called to have the extra one sent back, they told me I had to pay for the shipping!
Plus they had already charged me for it.
When I asked to speak with a manager, they put me on hold for well over half an hour.
When I finally got to speak with a manager, he was rude & offered no resolution.
So I am stuck with not only one piece of crap, but 2!
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Anonymous answered
I tried the ab circle pro yesterday and I felt like I had worked out everywhere but my abs?!?  And also my concern is...my neck is extremely sore.  Has anyone else have had this issue?  Or maybe I just didn't do it right?   If it wasn't for my neck, I would have said it was an amazing workout for my arms=p  and thighs, but not my abs!
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Anonymous answered
Any workout that makes you move your body and raise your heart rate will help you lose weight. Ask any trainer and you will be told the same. Run, Walk, Jump or this will make you move and it will raise your heart rate. The one thing is you have to do it every day and do it like you mean business and not go slow or go easy on your self. Also You must change your diet!!!!! If you eat 4000 calories a day but only burn 2000 then there is something wrong. I use the bodybugg and with that alone I have lost 20 lbs and going. Learn how to eat right and get up and move!
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Anonymous answered
Hello!
I am also considering purchasing the Circle Ab Pro, however, I've had so many poor experiences purchasing by phone in the last several years!! I checked Home Shopping
Network (HSN) and the item is cheaper, shipping is free and you have one month from the time you receive it to return it if you're unhappy. Actually, they've even allowed me to return items I've had for more than a month! Their customer service dept. Is always
very pleasant and quite accomadating. I will not be purchasing from companies featured on TV ever again!! Good luck to all of you! Linda
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Anonymous answered
I just ordered one over the phone and I also received the run around. I didnt know the trial period starts the day it is shipped. The rep had no info other than a speech that to me sounded rehearsed. I askedto speak to a supervisor and she knew even less! Hopefully I get results that I am looking for. I should get it in a "few" wks. I'll post another entry when I get it.
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Anonymous answered
Complete waste of 249.95. It is worth maybe 30.00. I thought that it was only 3 payments but they debited my card a 4th time when I realized that in addition to the initial 49.95 (shipping and trial) that I still had 2 pmts remaining. So in other words you got the initial 49.99 + 5 pmts of 39.95. WHAT A RIP OFF- and to top it off- It doesn't even work.
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Anonymous answered
Don't waste your time or your money. It is no where as great as they claim it to be on the infomercial. I liked using mine but after a few short weeks it already is damaged due to the rollers scarping the red plastic paint. You really have to use it for a long time to feel it working at all and after being on it any longer than those "3 minutes" your knees start to hurt and trying to pad them causes you to slide. It also really hurts my back. You definitely get more of a workout doing 3 minutes of situps....I recommend that over this by far! It's way too expensive.
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Anonymous answered
Sounds like there's mostly bads of this product after reading everyone's reviews. It's bad or just not sure yet. I'm glad I found this site, & it helped me make my decision. I hope everyone that did get 1makes the best of it & gets the results they want. I personally don't want to put that amount of money into it if it is cheapily made & reported to be falling a part within the 1st week of owning & it sounds like weight of person(s) using is not a factor in deterioration. Maybe the results vary for everyone depending on how they use it. But the important factor to me is quality...& I want quality, especially when it comes to exercise equipment. It should be very durable..tough, to withstand all the motions it goes through frequently.
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Anonymous answered
This manchine doesn't work the way it is advertised.This is a rip-off.Is there no government agency that regulates these kind of scammers who just pop up from nowhere and rip people off with impunity? They go to China, manufacture second-rate products and dump them on unsuspecting citizens. Someone should notify the government, because these crooks keep growing by the day.My advice is this: If you can't find it in Wal-mart or any reputable store, save your money.
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Anonymous answered
Hi I would just like to say that I have not purchased this product but if you go to the website, Ab Circle Pro.com, it says that you may try the product for 14.95$ for 30 days and CLEARLY underneath that it says plus shipping and handling! All in all this product will cost about 240$ to buy out right. I probably would not buy this product because I don't trust t.v. Ads but people don't be so naive! NOTHING is that cheap!
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Anonymous answered
It works beyond belief. Anyone can use you don't need to be a pro athlete, thats nonsense from the other answer. It rocks and you'll love it!
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Anonymous commented
I noticed that you left this post 2 months ago and I was just curious to know if you were still using the Ab Circle Pro. And if so, how much weight or inches have you lost.
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Anonymous answered
To the reviewer above : I think you meant "not for consumer consumption", LOL! Pretty funny mistake from someone that hates stupid people....
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Anonymous answered
I have had mine for two days and I love it I can feel it working every where,were I need to work out. Butt,lower back those love handles,abs lower were that left over belly fat sit after you have that baby. Worth every penny.
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Anonymous answered
POS!!
The first time I used it I was left with bloody knees. Now I'm left with scars on both knees that look like crap.
Its plastic and gets hot. Not safe near kids.
Save your $ and go do Cardio Kickboxing.. Way better work out
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Gary Miller answered
I was looking for some Ab Circle Pro reviews and came across this site.  Thanks for all the sharing.  It does seem there are some who say it works and some who say it doesn't.  Not sure what to believe as this is conflicting info.  I am of the camp that exercise coupled with a proper diet is important to overall success.  You'll definitely see better results with any product than just working out alone.
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Anonymous answered
I ordered my ab circle pro this morning. Then I came home and read the comments on this site. Well as with anything there is good and bad to be said about everything. Anyway I decided to cancel the order which was easy to do and I will wait til the day they either perfect it or it is being sold at target. For me personally 200.00 is money I can use on other things rather then a device that seems to be giving the majority of users problems. So I thank everyone for their honesty. I also want to thank engineer man. Everything you said makes perfect sense to me. Anything with ball bearings would need to be greased. But if I am spending 200.00 it better not need greasing or metal trim. It should be perfect until I have worked on it for at least a few months of wear and tear not a few weeks.
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Anonymous answered
I think all of you complaining that you did not know it was 34.95$ to ship or that you would be charged 5 payments of 34.95$ should you choose to keep the machine after 30 days need to be a little more cautious when ordering products on tv or online. The ad on tv was clear that 14.95$ was a trial offer with 34.95$ shipping and after 30 days you would be charged the additional 5 payments. We all need to be a bit more diligent before we order on tv or online, read the fine print. Of course, the customer service people are going to be sketchy and keep info from you, that's their job. Wheel and deal. It's called the sales industry. I've working it for over 11 years and have yet to be deceived because I am cautious and do my research before purchasing a product.

I am not bitching at any of you, just feel you should be more careful.
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Anonymous answered
I saw the infomercial this am, went to the website and started the order process, then decided to check what was being said about the Ab Circle Pro. I was most of the way through the order process, and then tried to back out to cancel (there's no cancel button as you are going through the different extras). I killed the window and an hr later had an email - thanks for ordering for $254.75. I called the contact number spoke to Victor who said, he couldn't do anything until the order was processed and to call back in 48 hrs. I checked my bank and no credit charge yet. Called my bank, have to wait until the charge has been posted, then I can dispute. I'm absolutely livid, that w/o completing the ordering process, that the order went through. Victor did say shipping would be in 7-10 days. I've sent back a reply to cancel my order and will be filing a complaint with the BBB. Thanks for all the info here.
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Anonymous answered
I purchased it a couple of weeks ago. It showed up at my house last week. My 19yr old son put it together for me. I came home tried it for about 20mins. And thought maybe this will work???
My husband (170lbs.) decided to get on it and split the knee cushion. We went to put it back in the box to send it back and accidentally dropped the other knee piece. It hit the floor, split in half, and oily bearings shot out everywhere. I just hung up from the "Ab Circle" company. I originally paid $53.41 for shipping and the trial fee. I used it once before it fell apart and they will NOT return a penny to me, they want me to pay to ship it back, and they can't stop my next credit card payment from going through until they receive the machine back which is due in 3 days. So I either pay over night shipping, or they will take a second payment which they "promise" they will refund eventually. They young boy just kept saying "Sorry Mam, we don't have any managers here". I believe if those who stand behind a product can't back it up with customer service, it's a scam!!!!. DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME OR MONEY!
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Anonymous answered
Definitely worth the price. Although it is very poorly constructed, it's the best ab workout I've tried in the past year. Even doing 5 minutes, you can really feel that it was worked when you wake up the next morning. I don't use it every day because of time issues but I do tend to use it 3 to 4 times a week and in the past 3 weeks I have definitely noticed that my gut is slowly getting smaller.
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Anonymous answered
I just want to thank all of you (except for the rude guest) for taking time to share all the info. It is really helpful. It's amazing how the infomercials can "suck you in". I confess that I got all excited. I'm still interested, but you guys helped me plant my feet back on the ground. I will wait and see if I can get one second hand later.
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CRose --- commented
It would be really a seller if it was sittin in one of those Workout places like snapfitness or something like that. A place where you could go in and see it/ try it.
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Anonymous commented
I am living in Jamaica and was very thrilled when I saw the infomercial, I was of course planning to get one but luckily I checked on the comments, I am now totally against spending my hard earned cash on this product - will definitely continue my old fashioned work out or maybe try to get one built as one person suggested
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Anonymous answered
I have just ordered it today and I am very excited to try it. I am 56 yrs old and have about 40 lbs. To lose. I am going to give it my best as I am always too tired to go to a gym and need something to take off this extra weight for my frame. I am only 5'1! I will get back after I try it for a couple of weeks to let you all know if it works. I hope that I have good news to write. As for the cost - I have spent way more than that on the gym and not gone!...Hopeful
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Thickness commented
Thank you and please let me know how it works for you. I have one and i used it a few times and i felt the burn but lately i've been so busy i havent had the time but with summer break coming for the kids i told myself back to it no excuses, i wanna lose about 60lbs by this time next year. So i gotta get to work
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
You hit the nail on the head,great attitude youll do great with it .
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Anonymous answered
All the answers to the question seem prefab...just check a link given by another sight and the link went straight to the product sight. Not sure if you are actually exchanging or getting information from someone who's actually used it or what. All really seem to come from the official sight.
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Like the rest of you I really wanted to try this unit!! The Ad did a good job of getting me hooked. Just before I was going to order, I went looking for reviews (research, research, research as Dad says is a girls best friend) and found you all. Thanks for all the comments. I have decided to hold off. I really want a "quality" product that will get the job done. It sounds like this unit is not up to speed currently. Maybe time will help the company develop a quality unit and  include "customer care/service" that  includes integrity. As I continued to look for reviews I did find another ab unit (which also has a infomercial) where all the review are really impressive. See what you think (www.infomercialratings.com and let me know your opinion. I did get one thing positive from the Ab Circle Pro infomercial, the desire and excitement to do something about my abs. Thanks again.
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Tammy Tan commented
That web address is not found.

Thanks to all of you I will not by buying this unit. I want in to an "as seen on tv" store and I tried the Ab rocket. I can still feel it today.
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Anonymous answered
Anyone on here who says it has worked in two weeks is working for the company! It doesn't. I have used it faithfully for two weeks and nothing! I am sending it back tomorrow. I have called and made arrangements and I have a lawyer standing by to help if need be. Do not order this machine. It's hype. I wish I had never ever ordered it. Live and learn and then do the right thing. Exercise the correct way, eat right and do it slowly. We all want fast results. Duh
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Anonymous answered
NO!

I am 19 years old and an avid boxer. I got into an accident and was out for almost 8 months. I was depressed and gained about 30 pounds. I saw this on TV and thought it was an easy way out. WRONG. Waste of money, waste of time, sold it for half of what a paid for it, because hey, if you are bored, its kinda fun. After my ordeal with that garbage, all I did was little things, I walked instead of drove short distances, I ran in the morning, and started hard workouts again. I lost all the gained weight and regained my tone in my midsection. The girlfriend loves it lol. Just beware this company, and lose weight the hard way. You will feel much better about yourself.
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John answered
Let's put it this way if I could use a ab circle pro I would not need it...you ever notice that the people using the equipment are not people that are hugely overweight or out of shape like the people that need to be using it....I find that most doctors recommend swimming or water aerobics less stress on the body and burns off just as much fat/calories and you don't sweat yourself to death ,and if you don't know how to swim you can learn at the same time working on yourself(losing weight/getting in better shape)...so the short answer is it is only worth it if you use it and it works for you as a individual..me personally I can think of better ways to spend a 100 or 200 dollars especially in this economy...
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Anonymous answered
Just received mine. My boyfriend put it together for me. The video doesnt help much. Your on your own! The knee pads leave marks on your knees. I want to get extra padding for mine. Otherwise, I probably won't stick with it. I already paid full price to save the extra 14.95. To soon to tell if the three minutes a day for 2 wks makes you actually lose ten pounds....
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Anonymous answered
WOW! I'm so glad I ran into this info! I was about to take the plunge and order this thing, as it looks like it might be a fun way to work out. But after reading everyone's review, I think I'll just save my $200+!

It still looks like fun tho......bummer.

Thanks! :)
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Anonymous answered
I was just watching it on tv.. It seems pretty convincing don't you think? Well it caught my eye and I decided to see what some normal people think of it so I came to this website only to find its a scam with bad quality etc. Thank you for saving me some money :)
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Anonymous answered
I ordered 2 months ago.  The first order never came.  The 2nd was damaged.  The 3rd they did not ship a complete set.  3 hang ups 2 hold times more and I still do not have a complete unit.  I would say do not try it .  It is a big pain.
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Anonymous answered
Not a good product at all.  It is only good if you want black and blue knees, and if you want to pay $200 to get it.  I have one and will be paying again, to send the product back.  It is false advertising, because they say it only costs $14.95, plus one time shipping fee of 34.95, but now I have to dish out more $$$ to send it back to them.
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Anonymous answered
Wow thanxx for posting all your comments...initially I was busting to order one but now that I know comparisons between price and the mainstream of results, now my bubble has been popped I will not be rushing to order one and I think its just what I needed! Lol!
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Anonymous answered
I just got mine, and it's actually $450 here in australia. I asked a lot of questions regarding this item when before I ordered it. After reading this forum I asked about every issue that I had seen come up.
Thankfully I did not have to talk to a machine at all... Which is an issue I have seen in this forum a few times.
My trial started from the day I actually signed for it. I also paid no postage, and if I decide to send it back before my 30 days is up, they organise that and pay for it.

I am trying to get into shape but am limited in what I can do because I have some arthritis in my back.

Having said that, I have found it to be easy to use and loads of fun!
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Anonymous answered
You have to be a professional athlete to use it as they show them using it on TV, very awkward to use.  You'd be much better off with ordinary exercise.
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Anonymous answered
I agree with the people that say its looks cheaply made. I too will wait to purchase this until the price lowers and it is improved. The idea is good, just doesnt look worth the money, MAYBE half the price I would now buy it...
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carla ?? answered
Waste of money...if you have a computer swivel chair, turn it around, kneel on it, place your hands on the desk and there you go.....same thing...there are way too many machines out there that can easily be done without spending money
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Anonymous answered
This product is totally worth it. I absolutely love it. I saw the
infomercial on shoptvcanada.comand I'm usually skeptical about buying
anything off TV but I gave it a go. I also changed my diet along with
using it. Like some people I went through a period of soreness but this is normal when you start working out especially if your a coach potato like me, getting into the groove of it was hard. So far I've lost about 10 poundsand for me thats a big step since I'm a big guy. I plan to keep using this product to shed more weight. Highly recommend this product.
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I first used this on Monday 5/5 after coming to stay with my sister that weekend. I used it for a LOT more than 30 minutes every day, in bursts. My review is that its not only fun, but it works too. I didn't realize how much weight I lost till I came back home yesterday. I put on a nightgown that used to fit me like a tee shirt and it now fits like a short dress. I had a muffin top and a pooch and both are gone. My arms are smaller too. The shape of my back changed and my waist is narrow. I am 5'7 and a size 14. I think now I could get into a tight 10 but I'm wearing a 12 loosely after using this for three weeks. This machine tones you up in a way that really makes your feminine curves stand out. I don't have a scale to see how much I lost but I know I lost a lot of inches and fat.

I came on line looking for a way to buy it straight(on eBay or something) without doing the whole $14.95 gimmick. I wanted to share my review.

The only thing I could say negatively about the ACP is the knee part should be made out of foam or something because they hurt without a sock or some other cushion on them. And - that I don't think you are really going to see results using this for only three minutes. No way.
Plan on doing maybe three sets of three minutes until you build up the stamina to do maybe three sets of ten minutes. I'm very lazy but it only took my about two weeks to get there.

Good luck. This is a good machine and if they rebuilt it with better grade materials, it would be my pick as a staple for every home and gym. I highly recommend it.
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I was curious about who Jennifer Nicole Lee was and did a web search, on one website she looses the weight with the fitness model program and on the ab circle pro she looses the weight with the ab circle pro. Interesting to note that the same picture of her is used in a pink bikini as a before picture the two websites. I sent an email to her through her website and guess what?!!! She has never replied it. It is interesting how looses 80 pounds on one program and 70 on the other. Unless she was 150 pounds overweight, I don't see how she can attribute the weight loss to just one program on the 2 different websites. I would have appreciated the truth that the ab circle pro needs to be used on conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program and not that she lost the weight solely on the ab circle pro. Don't get me wrong, I admire her body but please don't find a product and teach a model how to use it and then have her advertise that she used it to get her body to where it is.
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Its a scam I get set up in March and with that payment and four additional I was done on July 2, 2009 so each payment taken on the 2nd of each month so to my surprise I check my bank account on 07/31/09 nothing out of ordinary then at about 2:00 p.m I check my account again and they deducted another payment so while at work on break try to call them and after being busy or disconnected I finally get a live person who can't find my account they did misspell my last name but still couldn't find me then they searched address phone number and even credit card number and no record of me how funny when they took money from my account when I was done paying it off and on the 31st not 2nd and they have run a payment a saturday pretty interesting I was told to call back with my invoice number I'll have to see what happens but if not resolved I'll have to dispute with my back I'll see what happens oh yea and I've barely used it it just sits there and you better make sure not using on wood floors or get a mat under cause it will slide
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I have been using mine for about two weeks now and I was nervous after reading these reviews, but I really like it.  I did notice it was very hard on the knees, but I was able to solve that first, by putting little bits of memory foam in the knee cups and second, turning them backwards so I wasn't sliding out of them.  Since then, I can definitely feel a difference and my boyfriend has noticed a difference already.

I do five sets of 30 reps each morning and I've been very happy with my results.

It will not make you lose weight any more than any other machine if you don't really work at it and yes, I had to make those adjustments to make it comfortable for me, but in my opinion, I'm getting a good ab workout and it sure beats sit-ups.  I hope that was helpful.
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I would like very much to purchase the AbCricle Pro. However, I do not believe in placing orders into a recorded machine. Human Beings Need Jobs! I do not believe in leaving credit card information on a machine either. If the product is so good then the company selling it should have no problem paying human beings reasonable wages to answer the phone lines thereby offering proper customer service. After all, they ARE charging quite a bit of money for their machine... Also, I am concerned about what some people might consider to be a fraudulent free trial policy. Supposedly, the 'free trial' starts on the date the order is placed!!! If the product is IN THE MAIL the customer is not then trying it so, why then is the shipping time considered part of the so-called "free trial?" Sounds like a greedy gimmick which is certainly not in the best interest of the consumer. Therefore, my unique way of showing my gratitude is to wait for a cheaper knock off to arrive in stores. This way I can interact with an employed human being, pay less for the item, and not pay any shipping and handling. In the meantime, I will continue with my current exercise regime which is working just fine!
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I ordered it, and it cam within a week.  They do try to sell you everything but the kitchen table when you call, but that's expected.  It took about 5 minutes to get used to, and then I was off.  The next day, I felt it in all the right places.  Now, my knees were KILLING me, and I use knee pads, not so sexy, but it's the results I'm after here.  Also, you do need to concentrate when you us the machine, but this just assures that you are at peak performance, and that you will get the results that you are looking for.  I have lost 10 pounds in a week, but I will admit that I am strictly watching my diet as well.  I am working hard at this, I know the weight won't come off on it's own! So to answer the question, it does work, get KNEE PADS and hang in there! Tip: Flex your abdomen while doing this exercise, it seems to I'm rove results. Oh, and is it worth the money? Hmmmm...... Depends I guess. If you get the results you're looking for yes, but NOTHING is a miracle machine, duh!
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Thanks to all for your comments. I too wanted to try the ab circle pro because it looks like
a fun thing to do while watching tv. But, you can just tell that the knee positioning is a key
weak point, and they should have thought of this in the manufacturing, and made it come
with a gel pack for comfort and also a replacement should come free with the machine, for
that price! I am not going to buy one now, because I already got scammed on the Acai berry
diet crap, that I am still waiting for. (its been 10 days now.) They said it would be a free trial for shipping only then, put a hold on 80 bucks on my account. I can just imagine what kinds of scams this product comes with. Sounds like plenty though with all the added on crap that they want to offer you, like a digital clock for 35 bucks, it should also be included with the machine for the price they are asking. And vitamins...come on. What a ripoff! I'm keeping my money.
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KEEP YOUR MONEY! The only thing that got any smaller on my entire body was my KNEES. Bet I lost 2 inches of skin off each one. Talk about PAINFUL "Carpet burn". Yeah...feel the burn you lying cow! As all of the skin blisters off your knees! What a rip off....sent that sadistic piece of garbage back and am thinking of getting my cable turned off so I can't watch these stupid commercials anymore. Fat and Happy and still have my $200 bucks. REALLY...don't buy it.
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Thanks for the candid comment. I have a personal ?...if you could give a bit of info on your weight it would be helpful to know. Cause the machine does have limits. And how long did you try it. More details are helpful to those of us who have a need to reduce. I wish you luck on your effort to reduce. At least your realizing there is a need cause your tryin stuff. I hope you find something that you like that works. Sincerely .bad ankles!
Ps I am nearin 200 and need to loose allot.
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You actually have to use it with a positive attitude for it to work I love mine and Im 130lbs with a great a$$,45 years old and wearing bikinis
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I bought the ab circle pro. I feel as if it works but it is something you must do everyday. I however havent been using it everyday. However, I do NOT feel that it is worth the price. I feel like it is a bit pricey.
Its rather heavy..  And takes up a lot of space due to the amount of space needed for the swinging motions.
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I Am So Glad That I Came Here And Read All Of Your Responses I Am Surely Not Going TO Buy It Now I Am Getting Fit The Od Fashioned Way With Workout Videos. I Have The Video Crunch Less Abs Now That Really Works :) There Is 6 Ten Minute Workouts On The Video And They Work :)
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Thanks for all the responses. After being interested watching the infomercial 20 minutes ago, it is now clear that the product does not work as well as advertised, has an adverse affect on your knees, costs upwards of $300 with S&H, and is difficult to return. Easy decision now!
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Paid 370.00 canadian and its worth every penny.I bet you drink coffee every day or pop and at the least you waste at least a dollar a day on something and that would be 365.00 a year and you have nothing to show for it .at least this is something that will give you exercise of some kind,I sure it works different for everyone ,but something is better than nothing.anyone who does something for their health should be proud,no matter the intensity.
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I received my Ab Circle on Tuesday.  Have only used it for 2 nights, on the 15 degree, which I guess is the hardest level, for only about 15 minutes each night.  The only place I am feeling any "burn" is in my upper arms and middle back.  I am hoping there will be results in other places in the next week, as I build up the amount of time I spend on it every night.

Does anyone know if there is another way to change resistance, or anything?

The only problem I had was determining what angle, how high the handle bars should be, etc.

As for the weight of the machine, well my 9 year old will move it in and out of the closet for me. She thinks it is fun to use as well.
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Well i just recieved my ab circle pro i ordered through hsn it arrived on time and the set up was easy. I used it last night and ic an actually say i woke up sore. There is some negatives about this machine i had to oil mines up it was to stiff also, you have to put it on the third row to actually get the results and last but not least the knee pads my knees are killing me. They could have done a better job for real overall its a good machine time will only tell.
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Wow I came here looking for answers, now I'm even more confused. All I hoped to see was that people had some degrees of success. I ordered mine may 24th, waiting for it she said it would be an additional 7=10 business days after initial 7-10 days bc they r back ordered. I recently lost 18 lbs in 3 weeks by cutting out all the yeast and sugar in my diet. I would never expect a machine to transform my body if I didnt change my diet. I am 5'4 and weigh 132 lbs. I feel healthier and more flexible so I am able to tolerate and enjoy the exercises. I also began running 2 miles a day recently. So I'm just buying it for the little muffin top and to tone up my hips. Will let you know how I like it when I actually get it.....
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I just got mine today. I'm 5'5" and 135 lbs. I am not really feeling any burn in my abs and I am certainly using it longer thant 3 minutes. Most of the workout feels to be in my arms which isn't all bad. The bun and thigh workout isn't bad either but was really hoping to feel more affect in my abs as that's obviously where I need to concentrate my workouts. I kind of like it though. I'm having trouble with the machine tipping while I'm using it. Anybody else have tipping problems?
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I placed an order on 5/2/09 and received the product on 5/26/09. Today is 5/30/09 and I am very concerned about the quality and upkeep of the ab Circle Pro. The rollers under the somewhat uncomfortable knee pads has already begun shaving away... And I am only on level 2 of the 3 levels.

I thank you guys for posting your messages because I simply assumed I would have a full 30 days from the date of delivery to decide if I would like to keep the machine. I will call later this morning to request a refund.
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I'm thinking of trying it. The reviews seem pretty 50/50 so I'm unsure. I weight 175 and have been trying to lose weight for over 5 years. I can't decide whether I should just spend it and hope it works or save the hassle and keep my nose to the grind with traditional workouts. Help D:
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Why anyone would try this product is beyond me. If you know anything about physics, you can clearly see from the Infomercial that the Ab Circle moves mostly because of momentum... And therefore, you're using very little muscle to make it move. It also looks painful on the knees. Perhaps this will work if you're simply looking to lose a couple pounds, but even then, I guarantee it'll take far more than 3 minutes a day. But if you actually want strong, visible abs, the Ab Circle is not the way to go.
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I haven't tried it but I did watch it closely and read the reviews. Thanks for that. But as I sat at my computer I began rocking back and forth. I said to myself, let me get on my knees and hold on to my desk and rock back an forth. What do you know? Suddenly I was simulating the exercise! This way I can do a free trial at home and wait until it is in stores or maybe go to the thrift store and buy another office chair for a few dollars when this one gives out!
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The mandatory diet recommendations and aerobic workout alone will have you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. You don't even need the Ab Circle Pro. There selling you a reduced calorie diet and aerobics for $400 that includes a hunk of metal that will end up in your next yard sale. This is all just a BIG SCAM. When will people learn that there is NO SHORTCUT to being fit and healthy. LAZY AMERICANS will do anything to not have to work out... Will they ever learn?
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I just got it a week ago; I do find it useful for a cardio workout but that's it; no abs burning as advertised! I can get my cardio in many other ways without paying $200. The main problem I have with it is that it's REALLY uncomfortable on my knees and there's already really bad wear on the rim after only a week of using it; my guess is that it won't last even six months. I'll be returning it.
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I would wait till it comes out in stores, its what I did with the Leg Magic. This product looks more painful though, and I'm a young healthy girl! Honestly you can't ask people if you should buy it cause its different for everyone. If you do buy it though buy it in stores when its cheaper. Good luck!
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I would suggest anyone considering a purchase of Ab Circle Pro to read: I've had mine for 4 days. I am a healthy middle aged mom with extra lbs on the tummy. The first time I tried Ab Circle Pro, I slid off the knee pads. Pulled arm, bruised hip and scraped skin off my knee.
If you have pre-existing back or knee problems I would advise against Ab Circle Pro. My knees are very sore. They feel bruised. In my opinion, the knee device is poorly designed and is definately uncomfortable. I agree with other comments about the quality of this product, it is a poor design and not sturdy. I have spent the $234 for it, I will continue to use and try to reach my goals. I would not recommend this product!
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I've had one for 3 weeks and it has certainly made a difference to my posture.I have had 2 lower back operations over the past 4 years and had ongoing muscle tightness over that time.I have spent approximately 55 mins total on the machine and have virtually no lower back muscle tightness.On the down side the machine didn't last any longer and one of the swing arms snapped off! Effective exercise machine but quality could be improved.Am sourcing a new one that will hopefully last longer than the last
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I would have NEVER bought this thing if I knew it was going to be over $200.00! I was avoiding having to pay high gym fee"s...I could have been a member at an amazing gym down the street for the last four months for what I have already paid to Ab Circle. And...I still don"t know how much more $ they are going to take out of my account. Rip Off.
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I order one of these.  Big mistake.  I am almost 5'10 and I can barely do the thing due to it not being made for tall people.  Also, it is cheaply cheaply made.  It could not have cost more than $40 to make the thing.  The wheels are not smooth.  Definitely not worth getting.  Hope that helps!
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Thanks for the honest rews. By people who are not with the company.  I was thinking about ordering it, but I've re-considered.  Will not order it.  Hadn't even thought about the "rug burn" knee thing until one of you mentioned it.  I am an X ballet dancer, and a trainer, it seemed interesting at first, but  I'll wait till it comes out in the stores, there will be no shipping charges, and no credit card possible rip offs.
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I think the "rug burn" could probably avoided with knee pads or sometihing. I say if it does what it says it does I take a few rug burns. Hell, I've gotten rug burns for doing a lot less and it wasn't even worth it.
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I think it's a ripe off. I don't really believe in those commericals except for the ab king pro as my friends dad went from love handles to abs. You just get toning from this, don't expect miracles if you are big . I say the 'people' from the ad are padded cause they cover up most off there body. I am not fat but wouldnt try this, I would try a personal trainer and get them to work out a plan for you at a gym.It is pretty cheap.
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Do you still have to pay the full price if you don't get your full 2 week trial? Is there any way to speed up the shipping?
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I am also wondering if it really works. I was injured 2 years ago.Several operations later have a hard time going back to my normal exercise. Have a hard time walking do to injury. Sit ups won't do it, because it pulls on my groin area. My doctor told me to look into this. So the feedback was great. Any suggestions that doesn't include more damage to my groin area, would be great. Already on a strict diet. No exercise and diet only goes so far. Went from 185 muscular, to laid up for almost 9 months to 220 flabby. Help!!
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Just got it the other day, tried it this morning & I agree, where's the burn?? But I will give it the benefit of the doubt & see... Just wanted to tell you your review was helpful.
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I have checked out several sites for reviews on this product. My enthusiasm for this equipment soon faded once I saw this report. Please read before purchasing the Ab Circle Pro. So I will not be ordering this unit and will have to continue my search for another way of toning my abs. I hope this will help with all that are questioning this product.
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We assembled it and with only 10 -20 of use by 7 people the wheels are becoming flat. The black from the wheels is ingrained on the red part and it doesn't ride smooth either. Definitely not worth the money.
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I get the same workout (or even better since the chair is not attached anywhere for support but moves freely on wheels) on my office chair holding on to the table.
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I think it is a bit pricey, but its the first ab machine that I have actually liked and didnt hurt my neck. Because of that, I am able to concentrate on my abs vs. The pain in my neck.
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The thing makes your knees hurt but if you wear knee pads then its GREAT!!!! I lost 40 pounds and feel great! :D
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Yes its good....to properly use it...be sure to suck in your tummy muscles. Don't hold in your breath, hold in your tunny muscles and the next morning, you will feel the burn :)
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I have been looking at it for months, wondering if I should try it. After reading all the negitive tales, I think I will pass, until it drops significantly in price and someone else offers to sell it. I researched it on www.ripoffreport.com and the review was not good. I think I'll stick to old fashioned work outs.
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I bought the AB Circle Pro on E-Bay for $65.00 , brand new in the box DVD & all . So if you want to get this machine , I suggest going to E-BAY . That way your not out too much money if you decide you don't like it .
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Yes it is well worth it and I love getting on it every night its fun you wont regret it
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I don't know if the equipment works or not but I can assure everyone that Jenifer Nicole Lee didn't get that body using the AbCircle Pro. JNL is a model and fitness freak that owns a small apparel company called JNL. I met her about 6 and a half years ago in one of her photo shoots for one of her calendars. She already had the amazing body she is showing off in the infomercial for AbCircle Pro.
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So, for all of you who are saying that you don't feel the burn in the abs, I don't think you understand ab workouts at all. I have never tried the ab circle pro, but from the looks of it there are two ways you can use it, one obviously being right and one wrong. The first way to do it, which I'm sure is a common mistake among people who are just beginning to work out, is just by swinging and using momentum to go back and forth. I'm sure doing this you don't feel any "burn" or anything, and it probably makes your body hurt. The second, and correct way to use it, would be to keep your abs tight and contracted, and to focus on your abs and ONLY your abs making your body move. Your whole movement should come from your abs, not by swinging your hips or legs. I know this because I got to 8+ workout classes a week at a local gym. After the first week, my back started severely hurting. But after discovering keeping my abs tight, not only did I see results in tightening my abs and defining them, but it solved my back problems as well. As far as the company, I'm sure they will try to rip you off. If I were to ever want something from an infomercial, I would buy it on Ebay. It's the easiest way to go because it's one solid price. This is how I bought crunchless abs, which was the worst investment ever. When I didn't like it, I turned right around and sold it again. Honestly, for all of you looking for an easy way to workout, join a gym and go to group exercise classes. If it's a set time, you'll be forced to go do it. It's also cheaper, and the basic human instinct is to compete with one another. What better motivation than a group full of people working out?
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Yes.

Pros:
*If you use the machine correctly you will work up a sweat almost instantly.

*Like most fitness equipment advertised on television, The Ab Circle Pro is more challenging than it looks- but in this case, in a good way.

*It is light weight, and easy to store.

*I found that it not only worked my abs but the entire core area as well as my shoulders, arms and upper back. I use it to warm up and between my weight training sets.

*If you purchase it through HSN (Home Shopping Network) during one of their special promotions you may be able to get free shipping and or the timer.

Cons:
*Knee padding is thick but not sufficient and caused abrasion. I tried remedying this with a cloth but it did not help. The problem is that your knee slides within the cushion and unfortunately I was left with bruising and peeling of the skin.

*Friction between the rollers and the surface of the machine. I noticed the surface was actually hot to the touch before I realized just how much friction was building. I made certain there was no dust, dirt or debris between the rollers and the red portion and then sprayed it with WD-40 and it worked just fine again but not before some of the paint came off!

*Considering the materials used in manufacturing- mostly plastic, I believe it is over priced but I dig the design concept.

Bottom line:
I really like the Ab Circle Pro and would buy it again if I they address the friction and knee pad issues.
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I got mine 3 days ago.
I'll break down the pros and cons that I have found so far.

PROS:

1.) It was shipped relatively quick.

2.) I assembled it pretty easily.

CONS:
1.) IT KILLS YOUR KNEES- so I tried putting kitchen towels in the knee pads for extra padding and that makes your knees slip out.

2.) the machine the first 2 days glided really smoothly, but now on the 3rd day I find the wheels it glides on are rubbing against the plastic disc and it's now making all sorts of noises and causing friction to the point that it interferes with the gliding motion.

3.) I have used it for the last 3 days and have yet to have any sort of feeling like my abs or 'love handles' have been exercised. There's no burning or lactic acid feeling like what happens when you have gotten a TRUE muscle workout. And I have it cranked on the highest/hardest position possible.

So my opinion:

WASTE OF MONEY.
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WOW what a bunch of whiners. I have this machine and my entire family loves it! OF COURSE it's not going to make over your whole body, you have to eat right and get plenty of other exercise, it's just a less monotonous way to work on your abs. Stop whining and get your butts on it and work out already.
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Its funny how you took time out to post that get a life already, if its not helpful dont post
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With any kind of a deal that says "ONLY $$$ FOR A 30 DAY TRIAL!", you should think twice!
That is the company's way of getting the full amount! Even if you call before the trial ends, they will always swear you didn't and take your money anyway. They know after a while you will give up the fight, and keep the equipment. Notice the way they don't tell you what the actual purchase price is???
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I've tried it for a few weeks and it didn't do anything for me. I didn't feel anything in the abs area as I'm doing it, and instead I felt lower back pains after 5-10 minutes on the equipment. I'm barely 5'0" and so wonder if the equipment is just not meant for very short people like me. My boyfriend is 6'2" and tried it for a few minutes; he said he could feel it in is oblique area.
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As a bodybuilding figure competitor, I know first hand that in order to get six pack abs, you'll need to modify your diet and do lots of cardio exercise to burn the fat off your midsection. I do basic crunches and leg lifts either on a weight bench, floor, or stability ball twice a week and that's even when I'm preparing for a contest. Nothing irks me more than to see these useless equipment being touted on the TV that make empty promises. Please folks, save your hard earned money and do it the old fashion way - diet & exercise.
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This is for all you idiots who think its not going to be hard! First off if you do it correctly it is going to hurt! I am a personal trainer and I know how hard it is to get the perfect abs. You should at least feel it the next day if you do the exercise correctly, and if you are feeling it in your knees its probably all the weight you have to support.
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I used this machine at my gym last night. I could not spend 3 minutes on it. The bun I felt, was in my knees, and lower back. I had sweat pants on, but still felt the pain of that plastic knee cup. It is also a very strange position to be in, puts a lot of stress into your lower back.
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Oing sit-ups can have a negative impact if they’re not done correctly. With the Ab Circle pro you’ll be off the floor, in a supported position, kneeling on all fours with proper form. You can finally get proper crunches even being in the position of all fours that’s what makes this machine so fantastic. I purchased the Ab Circle From SeenTV Canada and have to say I love this product!
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Do NOT buy this product, folks. Wether it worked or not for some people, the fact that you are supporting most of your weight on your knees while twisting on it, this will cause serious wear and tear on the joint, knee cap, and its ligaments which will cause you chronic joint pain in the long run. What you are doing is grinding the knee cap against the cartilages. This product is flawed.

There are plenty of other machines that will do better.
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Ok, after reading all of these reviews I was very concerned that I did not make the right choice of ordering one. DO NOT order from T.V. Target had it in their store and I could have saved $35 in shipping! Everyone said it was cheaply made, but I didn't think so at all. After trying it out for a couple of mins and getting the "swing" of things, I was very impressed and I could feel it in my center core for sure! I had no problems w/ my knees or back hurting. I can feel it in my thighs today
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NO do not order this product. I ordered it and used it as instructed. The knee pads are hard plastic which bruised my knees. I had a trainer look at this machine and he stated it was a killer on the knees. Then at my attempt to return this machine the shipping to return it is almost $50 and they will not refund any shipping either way which is a total of $84 both ways.
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Does anyone know how many or how long you should stay on this dam Machine to see result I did the three minutes a day to see if the commercial was right. I lost nothing don't look any different and my neck kills and I have little cysts on the joint of where my hand and fingers meet it kills from holding the bars. I tried to look on hteir sit ethe dvd says ten rep I tried 1o reps of 15 cycles but what the heck now is it worth it to send it back.

Please help!!! Jean in MA
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After paying for this machine on a friday I waited through the entire weekend.On monday I checked my credit card information and I had a charge of over $600. After spending over an hour over the phone, the customer service could not explain the reason for it but did reimburse me for the over charge. AFTER that, some guy by the name Alejandro signed for my product. Other than it costing too much, the customer service sucks and is not worth it. I am still waiting for my product.
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Yes it does the job! My ab's and stomach are burning after the 1st day !
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No offence, but Guest ,,, could mean your a distributer or a product promoter. Someone who is signed on and provides their email as a reference as a member assures or should I say provides me a bit more comfort in believing the testamony.
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Any more results since the first day?
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Depends how fat you are?
If you have a little bit of extra weight, it works to tone it up
but if your a bit obese, don't bother with the ab king pro
it is only for toning up
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I just received mine yesterday and I used it for about 30 minutes. My knees are killing me but I felt it in my thighs when I woke up this morning. I hope it works!
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Take a look on EBay . . . If that many people are selling theirs it makes me wonder why.
Just a thought.
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I'm with the other person...I'll wait for it to hit the stores. I went on their website and they seem to have a lot of hidden fees......not sure it's worth the $200 or almost $300 with all the shipping and handling fees.
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Thanks for these postings. After reading them, I have decided not to order. It's not exactly what it claims and is over priced for the workmanship and construction for regular use according to these testimonials.
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I too am waiting until it is shown on HSN. Perhaps there will be a free shipping deal. It looks fun, but I am looking for results.
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I'm waiting on my ab pro, I here a lot of complaints about the money if I don't like it they want get no money I used a prepaid card where I load money to it. LOL Do'n;t work no money
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It is great trust me you wont be wasting your money if you nicknamed yourself thickness well this a machine will change your name to hot sexy smokig and slim
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I was thinking  of buying the machine but now with all those unhappy customers no way jose!Iwill j   ust start doing abs on exersice ball.Thanks to all your input you saved me some $$$
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Engineer Guy reporting again, I am at the 7 week mark with the ab circle, and I can say that I am very satisfied with the reduction in my gut even with only limited dieting. Using this machine, my stomach looks better than ever, although I have only taken off 10 pounds or less (starting at 197). I still have had Zero problems with my knees or anything else. It also makes a good stable inclined push-up base (using the handles to support yourself, feet on opposite side as "circle") and I have used it for this since day 1. The materials used for the machine are not the best - although if you use it at a SLOW pace of 90 counts in 3 minutes, with shoulders centered, the stresses on the machine will be greatly reduced and the durability will be much better - but you will still work up a sweat! As in my other comments - reduce roller friction with THIN coating of vaseline on top surface. It sounds like the company is terrible to deal with so if I was buying one now I would look for lightly used ones (since so many people give up on it almost immediately) on eBay. I personally didn't have a problem with the purchase of my machine. If you know how to count, I wouldn't recommend paying extra for the electronic monitor - its not that useful. If I had to do it again, I would still pay the $200 purchase price knowing what I know after having used this for 7 weeks. (other equipment I have bought in past includes: Rowing machine, weight bench, stationary bicycle, exercise ball, exercise bands, ankle weights)
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Hi Engineer Guy, I just wanted to thank you for your comments. You are the most coherent and thorough person commenting, and I find what you have to say very valuable. I'd like to add that I too have just purchased an Ab Circle Pro, and when it arrives I intend on providing a well written and descriptive (plus perfectly honest) regular post, similar to yours. I look forward to your next post to hear about your progress, and am excited to be able to get to the bottom of this issue and contribute.
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I think it is funny how people don't listen to a word of what is being said when you call to order or find out information on this machine.  I just received mine and yes I knew that there was shipping and handling and yes I knew that it was non-refundable.  Everyone had the opportunity to out right buy the machine for a major discount instead you all chose to do monthly payment which of course is going to be more expensive.  How long have you all been alive?  Everything in life is that way it's like you all just work up yesterday...  The truth is if you don't have something to complain about then you just don't know what to do with your day and that is completely pathetic.  As for the Ab Circle Pro I just received mine today and assembled it.  I have got on it and I can definitely see how it will be a benefit.  I don't like the legs and back end part of it that doesn't seem beneficial at all but definitely the abs portion I am sure will show results.  Bottom line anything you do will always help but you are going to have to focus on diet as well.  So this machine is not built for someone who is 300 lbs.  But isn't that why they have the band and the bypass.  Really how much does everyone weigh who is complaining.  I am a mother of 3 boys and weigh a whole 122 lbs.  I think that I am going to love it...
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Seems to be working for me. I've heard a lot of complaints about it, but I haven't had one problem with mine. Most complaints I hear are regarding the knee pads, but I find them comfortable. Some say it is not sturdy, but I'm actually over the weight capacity by 10 pounds and mine is holding up just fine.
In terms of the workout, I find it works really well. I'm big, but not really out of shape. I can feel this working really quick once I start. Key for me is not trying to go to fast on it. If you control your movements and don't let momentum do the work for you, it really works. As someone who has bought a lot of exercise equipment over the years, this is the best one I've found yet for the abs. It's easy enough which makes you continue to use it. It's not the only thing you need to drop weight, or get in shape though. It works your abs, and gives you a slight cardio workout. I use it as my ab workout, along with an elliptical and a couple of weights to get a real full body workout, but this is definitely helping out. I watch other infomercials like P90X and others because you can steal some exercises and ideas from them without having to buy them. Then I just put them into a workout routine, do some elliptical and ab circle pro - total like 30-45 minutes combined and I'm good to go. If you can afford the ab circle pro, I'd recommend.
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With all the negitive reviews I thought I would post a positive one for those of you who are still looking to buy this machine.  Please don't be put out by the bad reviews.   I thought about it and reviewed everything on it including the bad stuff and I still decided I was going to give it a try.  I have 2 children and I have had my tubes tied so I've put on quite a bit of weight around the midsection.  I've had mine for about 2 weeks.  I LOVE the thing!  I bought mine off of HSN.  I don't actually have the original ACP, I have the "Circle Mini" which is the newest version offered only at HSN.  It's only been available since April.  It works exactly same.  I have used the orignal at several friends houses in the past.  As long as you hold your position and don't swing your entire body when you are doing it you are going to get a great workout.

The workout
You MUST keep your form.  Only allow your hips to swing from side to side and use your ab muscles to push yourself along.  Suck them in right before you start to swing one way and then push off with them.  Your belly button should be right over the center of the plate.  I can feel a burn within the 3 minutes but I use mine for 15 to 20 minutes a day.  I work myself into a full sweat within 10 minutes.  I find starting in the middle and going to one side actually seems to work better for me.  The work out is easy and the machine is easy to use as well.

Comfort
As for how comfortable the machine is, it's really not that bad.  This is an excerise machine.  I have never been on one that was actually comfortable.  It's not a sofa your sitting on lol.  The knee pads aren't that bad, at least not to me.  Yes my knees are a little sore but after the first use I just started using 2 pot holders and now it's not a problem.  Your arms do seem to get tired before the work out is done but it's not always a bad thing.  My back hurt the first few days but then I realized it was all about form.  Once I started keeping my back straight and my head up it isn't a problem now.  Overall it's just really not that bad.  I actually enjoy using this machine.

Quality
Ok so A LOT of people hate the quality of the machine.  My machine came packed extremely well.  I had no scratches or rust anywhere.  It took me all of 5 minutes to put it together.  My handle bars are even and everything works properly.  Keep in mind this is an exercise machine, it's not going to be easy to push yourself from side to side.  If that were the case then it wouldn't be exercise.  The wheels aren't rolling rough for me.  I don't have a problem with the paint either.  There are some white flecks of something but I'm not really sure what it is.  I've looked the machine over several times and it's not showing any sign of wear and tear at all.  Here's the thing though...you MUST wash it after each use, even if you only use if for 3 minutes a day.  If you keep it relatively slow and aren't rough on the machine I don't see any problems in the future with it.  I have a friend who has had her's for 8 months and she hasn't had a single problem with her's at all.  If your having trouble sliding then add you a little oil to the outer rim.

Over all I am very please with it.  I'm seeing results.  I have lost 6 pounds in a week and my jeans are fitting a lot better than they were two weeks ago.  But, this machine can't be used alone.  It's meant to help you along with your diet plan.  I am on a 1250 cal diet, Adipex, the ab circle, and I'm also doing wii fit.  That being said, once again I am seeing results.  I have several friends who are using it as well and they love theirs.  So I took a chance against the reviews and I bought it from somewhere other than the actual company.  HSN has a reputable name and their CService has always been more than fine for anything I have needed in the past.  I'm glad I went ahead and got it, so give it a try.  You may find that you actually do like it.  What works for one may not work for another so...I hope this helps!
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I saw this site because I was wondering myself if this  commercial was a scam or not.. All of your answers have really helped me. I kinda don't care if I lose weight but it looks so fun.. I want to try it but I don't want to buy it. So I have a problem on my hand!
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It does not look like there are to many happy customers out there . For one thing the construction of this article was not what it should have been . Many complaints about the knees.What I would like to know is why they don't show the people they are targeting using the machine on TV . I believe if they did that , it would be a disaster , hence , never selling the first one . This is a piece of garbage and if you really need to lose weight , quit eating all that crap and start doing mild exercising to start with so you don't have a heart attack , or break something on a stupid machine like this one.
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Wow what a machine ..I have only had it for a week .an already can feel results.. Lately at work I've been putting undue stress on my legs shoulders and hips.. After using the machine I couldnt feel the stress on my body...I'm trialing it for thirty days but already know that I'll be buying it for keeps..can't wait to get my dancers body back...what a great machine..'I definitely feel better in mind body an soul'
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Yes! Ive had it for about 5 days and I love it. I already see a change. The only problem that I have with it, is that my knees hurt. But that not a big deal. I'd rather for that to hurt a little then my back, or my neck... I love it
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I wasn't sure if I believed the commercials but my mom and step dad bought one so I tried it for the 2weeks while I was visiting them. I was surprised at how it did work my core as well as my shoulders and arms. And I did work up a sweat using it. I'm in pretty good shape and was impressed.  Actually just bought one for my own little workout space at home. I agree the knee pads leave a little to be desired but other then that, I think this machine is pretty good at isolating the core muscles.  Keep an eye out for sales, I just bought one at the 'as seen on tv' store for half price also. So that definately made it worth my while. :)
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I don't know if it works, but man I'd love to watch my wife in just her underwear or less on it... Fun in more ways than one I guess
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Your Funny! I bet she'd love it too. So buy one for her and you work out on it, in your speedo. She might remember the some of the .....and than ....post your experience after that.
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My hubby said the same thing
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You folks need to learn how to write and construct/organize your thoughts. I can barely get through any of the "answers" because they're mostly SO extremely poorly written.
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It doesnt work. I wasted my money on it. Honestly the best thing that worked for me is cardio and regular sit ups. 50 in the morning and 50 at night. I saw results in two weeks.
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I would like to order it but I live in the Caribbean. Is it possible that it can be shipped here
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Well I haven't purchased the machine yet but I ran into reviews I find more trustworthy than forum reviews... And thats the customer reviews...

www.hsn.com website sells the ab circle pro and some other products from different companies and with the ab circle pro customers were complaining about it.
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I just got the ab circle pro yesterday and I am afraid we might have the same problems as many of you right off the bat.
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I have not purchased this. I heard about it and decided to look into what people have said first. This machine sounds like bad news!
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Don't bother wasting your money. I have been using this for 3 weeks and have not seen one change in my ab area nor have I lost 10 lbs. I am sending this rip-off of a product back.
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My mom just got one and it seems to be working for her. When I go over and use it for a few minutes it totally makes my abs hurt.
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I do know that if you do not listen to all the ad you may be billed for different items. I know I said no to at least 4 things. Vitamins, two different types of coupon books. Etc.
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I thought about purchasing this too, but after reading all the comments I think I'll save my money, knees and neck!!
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It isn't worth the price what so ever I have nealy had it a month now and I sending it back my knees are so sore! As well as that it hasn't done much for weight loss like it claims.
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Yes it is worth it, every since I have had the ab circle my belly is getting flatter by the day
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Wow, just wanted to say thank you to everyone that put down replies.
I'm 6'1, heavily muscled at around 240 and by the sounds of it I don't think this thing would last me through one workout. Thanks all for saving me the money and the trouble.
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If you buy Knee Bowl Booties on ebay you wont have this problem, they are fantastic
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Shadhi - It's spelled "sue", not sew. That's why they offer "check spelling" before posting.
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It seems many people here are not happy with the price. Well, I think the Ab Pro is a heck of a lot cheaper than some gym equipment (I'm not going to spend $1100 on a Nordic-tract, that't for sure!) and even cheap equipment at Walmart is about the same price as this thing. A gym membership will easily cost over $350/year, and most places are contract, so if you have a bad month or have an illness that prevents you from going, oh well, you still end up paying. If you go to the Ab Pro website, it lists the full price, and all restrictions and fees, so even if the tv commercial is vague, it's all on the website. I went to Amazon to buy mine. Instead of $199.75 and $34.50 for shipping, it was $190 and $16.99 for shipping, so I saved $26, and instead of 3 week delivery, it was 3-5 days. Someone mentioned gel pads earlier, and it wouldn't be very expensive to buy the gel pads for feet (like Dr. Scholls) and cut them to fit in the knee pads. This results of this product are not going to be the same for everyone, and I don't expect a miracle. I just want to try something different, and the Ab Pro looked fun. As for the quality of the product, you get what you paid for. If you buy a $300 computer, it's not going to be as good a quality product as one for $1000. Same goes here. A spectacular product will cost you, unless you're trading a paper clip for a house on E-bay. And then you're just darn lucky.
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I am so happy I read this blog.  I ordered an Ab Circle Pro and received it 2 weeks ago.  The first time I used it, the screws in the middle kept on loosening up and one whole leg thing would fall off.  I called the company and they said they would send me new screws and it would take 5 days.  It has now been 8 days and I still haven't received the screws.  I was getting so antsy to use it that my husband used some locktite on the screws that it came with and fixed it that way.  So, I used it 2 more times and now the roller on the right leg is so wore down that it won't roll, it only slides along which causes more friction and now it is flat on one side.  I again called the company and they are sending me new rollers.  I read on this blog that it helps to put petroleum jelly on the ring that the rollers go on, and it works!  I finally got one good workout on it.  I just hope I don't have any more problems.  I hate to send it back for a refund, cause I would still be responsible for the cost of shipping it to me and then shipping it back.  If I sent it back, it would be $70 out of my pocket and nothing to show for it.  All I can say is very cheaply made.  I just hope it works like they claim it does.
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I see that all these posts are from about a year ago but I thought I would like to drop in my comments on the Ab Circle Pro. Because I work on my feet all day, I was initially interested in the Ab Circle Pro because I didn't have to be on my feet like I had to be on my rejected treadmill. I bought my Ab Circle Pro about 2 months ago on Ebay, brand new in box for about half the cost price. Spent a lot of money for a gym I couldn't get the motivation to go to. I am 55 ( Australian) and have a lot of extra fat around the middle, especially the stomach. Admitedly, I have not been consistent with my workouts on the machine. That means, not every day, but when I do a 3 minute workout on the lowest setting once a day for 2 or 3 days in a row, I notice that I have lost 2 or 3 pound without changing my eating habits at all. I am thrilled with these results so far and am happy to just plod along and lose a few pounds here and there with very little effort. I agree that the machine doesn't seem very well made but I have worn track pants while using the machine and had no problems with my knees hurting. Had to tighten the knee pad screw on one side and the centre screws only. I am very happy with my purchase and glad to finally find something that suits my lifestyle.
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I just got the Ab Circle Pro for Christmas and was so excited that I used it 3 times Christmas day... Now I am not fat (120 pounds) but I want to slim down even though I am a long distance runner.
I think my machine only lasted about 5 minutes before the wheels started wearing down... Like what the heck?! They melted on the finish of the rim and now there are like chunks of the rim making the surface not "frictionless" anymore. It has been like this for a month now and it makes the workout difficult in a way that is not right.
Also, I found that the "difficult" position was very easy for me even for 20 mins, so I placed the legs up on my calf-raise bench to add 3-4 inches of inclination... That seemed to make me sweat more... HOWEVER now my knees slide out of the holders all the time and one of the knee pads already cracked (the foam)..... And also one of them keeps coming loose (the bolt keeps unscrewing) so I must interrupt my workout to stop and tighten the loose bolt.... It's so annoying.
All in all, I will be returning it because it is so not worth the money.
P.s. I tried the "diet plan" that comes with it and it actually works pretty well if you have the willpower. It does keep you full despite the fact that you are only allowed 1200 Cals a day...
P.p.s. I have seen results in my upper abs though and they look pretty sweet but I wish it would've targeted my lower ones better.
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Hi...I'm 65 like what it does, lost the hardest fat to lose using it, the stuff people put on around the lower back and the handles...They don't tell you, your knees better be able to take it and the construction is crap...The wheels or rollers ride on the ridge of the circle, not on the flat part you would think they would have used and it shaves the roller, builds up on the surface and makes it rough to use...It has to be cleaned off constantly and the roller is being eaten up...Why would you have a roller about two inches wide and use only on part of it that causes a groove?...DuH!....Mine also has a small dent in it, that seems to have showed up after a couple weeks use and getting worse...I think it's cracking...If you get one, check it out throughly...It's effectiveness is good and does what it claims, but it is not easy to use...I think because of poor construction, on this one anyway, but in looking at the pictures you can see how the roller does not lay flat on the circle, hence the groove in the rollers and shavings that I  think are of the graphite wheels...It appears that anyway...It takes a while to build up to it and I work out almost evey day on other equipment...I hibernated last year and put on weight even though I still exercised, just not enough and I ate like a pig...I wish they were made better and I'm thinking of modifying mine to put more roller surface on the flat of the circle...If it works I'll post it...Mean time, be careful, do something even if its just walking which is still the best exercise other than dancing I know of...DANCE, DANCE, DANCE....Its fun.
Vlr
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I ordered my ab pro about 5 weeks ago just before going on vacation I wanted to loose some weight before the trip I used my ab pro faithfully every day and lost 3.5 inches before leaving on my trip and as of today I have lost 8 pounds and almost 5 inches off my waist 3 inches in my hips and about the same in my thighs  I am watching what I eat too but would not have lost all the inches without it  I agree about it not being top notch quality but I bought the extended warranty for an additional 19.95 so when it brakes I will be covered I love it  My mom has one to and has had good results and is ordering one for my aunt a friend and my nephew  I was at  139 when I started and now I am down to 131 I have had a pooch that I havent been able to get rid of since I had twins seven years ago and I am now more comfortable in a swimming suit then I have been in a long time  IT WORKS AND IS WORTH THE MONEY
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I bought the ab circle pro after seeing it advertised on TV, I really decided to sus them out before going ahead with the purchase.
The first unit that arrived was unstable, and the knee pad got a crack in it, the overall build quality of the unit is not up to standard. HOWEVER! I must say, it doesn't take 3 minutes per day, that's for sure... I do around 8 - 9 Minutes per day on the ab-circle pro, combined with a very good diet. If you are eating junk food, and using the ab-circle pro, it simply will not work!
They send you a nutritional book which is helpful, as well as a 3 minute DVD workout.
Follow what she does, but do it for much longer than suggested.
It will get your heart rate up, and a decent workout is needed, there is simply no "get fit quick" option out there.
In terms of getting rock hard abs, sorry.. Get on the floor and do your sit ups and running, it's the only way.
Eat healthy, use the ab-circle every day, 2 times a day if possible, for at least 8 minutes per session, and you will see significant weight loss, and semi tone.
I found customer service to be relatively helpful in my position as I phoned them questioning the quality, and demanded a new one.
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I got it for Xmas (1 week ago) and I love it!  It is fun and easy to do, so I actually do it more often...like 2-3 times per day.  I did order the roller replacements because mine were rubbing a bit and I want to have them available.  I have found that if you take time to clean off the track and WD40 the wheels the first few uses, that you have little trouble with the rollers (and I have not put on the new rollers yet).  The machine did bruise my knees slightly the first couple of days, but they are gone now and do not hurt at all.  I find that the exercises do not hurt my back and actually help eliminate back pain I used to have during sleep.

The good news is that I have lost 5 lbs in the first week (over the holidays no less!) and feel a lot more energetic.  I have also gone down a full pant size so far.
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Here Is Why I Recommend Ab Circle If You Are Looking For A Flat Stomach

*I saw visible results inside a month, with waistlines shrinking and my buns and thighs feeling more toned.  My shoulders and arms were also worked, thanks to the positioning on the machine, and several others reviews I have read further said that their backs felt stronger because it keeps your core straight so you end up working your back muscles also.

* The Ab Circle is extremely simple to set up and store, and didn’t take up a large amount of space.

* Backed by a full refund.  If you are not happy with the product for any reason, you have thirty days to return it and get your money back.

* The nutritional map and instructional DVD that comes with it, has extremely useful information on what you should eat and the way to exercise to get an amazing result.

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Hey, I bought my ab circle pro last week and I'm more than happy with it. I have lost altogether 2 inches off my hips and an inch off my waist, I think ive used it for maybe 4 hours. Loads of people have said about their knees sliping- I turned the knee pads round so that the ridge stops your knee from slipping down. The only thing I don't like is the legs of it that swing come loose as you swing which sort of make it wobble about. I noticed straight away after an hour work out the shape of my stomach had changed and became more toned.I'm going on holiday and I cringed when I seen the mirror, I'm looking forward to it now hoping ill have a lovely flat tummy by then. I'm size 10 UK so I'm not huge =P but I think it was well worth the moneys, I got it for £60 on ebay :). Anyone got any solutions for the screws coming loose?
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Hey!

I just received the Ab Circle, and NO I do not work for the company. I purchased this thru Fingerhut as I had no other mean of credit, seriously it cost like 250.00 and shipping total was like 307 or something.

I want to give an honest review over here, I have never contacted the customer service, I see a lot of complaints about this and that may influence people on the product.

What I can say about this machine is so far so good! I have not had the wear, tear on the rod as people have posted, my knees do not hurt, I have never "slid" off the machine.

I can tell you this though my obliques ( spelling) are friggin' killing me  LOL, I guess that's good. My core (6 pak) abs.. Not so much, maybe I am doing it wrong, who knows.

My ass hurts and my inner thighs feel like I just got off a friggin' horse! So something is working. I cannot tell you go buy it, don't buy it. I can just post my experience with it, my sisters made me the GuineaPig for this and I told them to get it. However, after about 1 year on this, I do not see the benefit but to keep active.  Hope this helps anyone.. I would suggest if within budget  :)
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Great! There are so many people knocking this thing, but then again there are a ton of people who say it is awesome. I think it is worth the shot. I have the money in hand, and I want to tone up. I don't weigh much, so I think I would have that as my benefit. We will see. Thanks for posting!
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Ok, the smart thing is waiting for it to hit stores, buy and try it, and if its not what you want take it back.....always remember that if its seen on tv, it will soon be in stores, and that is the time to try it. If its not in stores, then I would just say oh well.
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I purchased the Ab-Pro in August and it is definately not for people that are obese.  The knee pads killed my knees.  My knees hurt so much that finally this month my knees are feeling better!!!  

I was only on the pads for a couple of minute's, the knee pads are very hard.

This should have been explained that for larger people this is not feasible to use.

Deborah Carney
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Yes its well worth the money. I have had mine for almost 2 weeks next Tuesday Oct. 13th and I have seen a notice in my mid section. I lost almost my excess fat around my tummy. I'm real happy so far with the results I;m having. Its easy and its fun. My boyfriend has notice a change in me also. I hope this helps in making your decision. You won't regret it one bit I don't.
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There is No way that its worth the price!
It isn't a bad idea, they just didn't put enough time into the design of this product plus they choose to make it out of cheap plastic. The only way that I would pay 200 dollars for this is if they made the knee holders so that they didn't hurt and come off while youre using it. And of course, if they made it out of sturdy materials, unlike the plastic they threw it together with.
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There is No way that its worth the price!
It isn't a bad idea, they just didn't put enough time into the design of this product plus they choose to make it out of cheap plastic. The only way that I would pay 200 dollars for this is if they made the knee holders so that they didn't hurt and come off while youre using it. And of course, if they made it out of sturdy materials, unlike the plastic they threw it together with.
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Ive had mine for 5 days and with everyday use the knee pads have cracked and theres a big gouge in the track that seems to get bigger everytime you go over it. No it is  not worth it. Save your money and join a gym. And its not like I'm even close to the max weight at 150.
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Don’t order this thing (ab circle) it’s a rip-off they say 60 or 30 day guaranteed trial but then they charge you everything they can. Is it was $35 to get it 14.95 to try it and then if you don’t like it under you 60 day trial ( we had it 25day) then you have to pay them to have it shipped back, for a total of around 90 dollars what a rip off. So unless you plan to keep this thing, don’t buy it.
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I have also been inquiring about purchasing the ab circle pro.  I do believe that it works as with almost any product out there, it depends on the usage.  I am more concerned with the similar complaints noted on the posts. I guess it depends on how bad you want the machine and what you are willing to put up with. It is apparent that there are some flaws with the product. Hopefully the company is viewing this site, and I have the feeling any site and is willing to make the changes needed to make the item worth the price. Good luck.
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Thanks for all your answers.  I will not buy it now.  I wouldn't have paid $200 for it anyway.  It will die down and we'll probably see it in walmart for $25 some day, which in my opinion, looking at it, is what it's worth.
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Ok well I bought this back in November and I have been using it since.  I can't tell you how many inches I have lost but I can tell you that I have!  I love it!  I hate how the rollers wear out, but I guess after 4-5 months of use I can't complain.  It didn't give me as drastic changes as it makes it sound, but it has made a difference. FOr those of you saying you didn't feel anything...remember to tighten your abs while you are doing it and as you are tightening your abs you move...don't let your arms and legs do the work!!
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I can't believe the reviews against this machine.  I have been using this for the last  month and lost a dress size already.  I feel so good in myself and very pleased how it works.  I have a slipped disc in my neck and 2 shoulder reconstructions with losing part of my collar bone in the last op so was very wary how I would go.  I am feeling no pain and am now doing the 16 minute circuit.  The 3 minute wasn't long enough as I was just starting to get moving when it was time to stop.  If you want to lose weight then this is the most effective and painless way that I have ever found.
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Well after reading all the answers to this question...  Face the facts, its not worth it...  I will keep on walking... Its free and as long as I keep the calorie intake to 1500 or less,  I will keep losing weight.  Remember slow and steady wins the race... In the end...  And we all need our knees in good condition to keep on awalkin...
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Anyone having problems with the rollers or the machine feels to stiff to work properly, I would highly recommend the upgraded replacement rollers they sell in Australia from ebay (the red ones). I'm in England and they sent them lightning quick!

The difference is amazing, the machine is sooo much easier to use now and ive had them 2 months and theres not a scratch on them! My original rollers only lasted 2 weeks before they broke!
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I really suggest that everyone ignore TV ads that are too good to be true and look for a recumbant exercise bike.  This is the exercise bike where you sit back and peddle in front of you.  Plop it down in front of your television, and peddle your way through a sitcom a day for the first two weeks, then an hour long drama the next two weeks, and if you feel up to it, a full movie the next!   I have one of these, and it is low impact on my knees, it's comfortable, and I lost weight without having to assemble or deal with stupid shipping or whatever.  Shop for one at a store or something.  I found mine on craigslist for $50.00.
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I haven't purchased the machine, but I am very interested. My mother is an aerobics instructor, and my father is an ex body builder and have both said if used properly the machine would work.
I noticed Wal-Mart is now selling it for $200, so I am going to save my money and wait for it to go on sale. At least this way if something happens to it within the first little bit I can return it to Wal-Mart and not have to deal with shipping costs, and people over the phone.
It does say in fine print on the commercial that diet and cardio were used to get results, which is the same with all exercise machines. You need something to burn fat, and something to tone.
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When you get it from Wal mart how long can you keep it before returning it? Is it 90 days? Use it for 90 days and then return. If you like it. Maybe by then they will be cheaper or just get another one. It's their policy!
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I would defnitely cancel that card. I don't understand when people complain about being charged month after month like they have no control. Cancel the card and get another one. Takes about a week but well worth the peace of mind. I always go to every comment site on the web before ordering anything!!! But if I do and get a bad vibe I call my credit card company and ask for a new account number, whay take chances whena shady company has your credit card info?
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Ever try a sit up? Its free and fun and it WORKS...
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Sit-ups can cause more trauma and speed up the onset of Post Traumatic Injury Arthritis These conditions can limit the choices of exercise someone can do. Thus.. Limit the equipment one can invest in to help maintain and or loose weight.
See additional comment re conditions listed.... Continued....
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Hay Guest! Obviously you didn't Understand the Ab Circle Pro Question or Ad on TV.. That is what this forum is addressing. Exercise equipment is usually developed to help people stay fit, or for some... Stay healthier especially when they are post MVA. ( Motor Vehicle Accident)... Sit-ups are for people who do not have Lumbar Herniation's.
For persons who have also had Sacroiliac or pelvic bone/ tail bone injury ...Continue....
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Well go do some.. Every try reading the whole question before you answer it?
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No I think its garbage I lost no wait my cat gained
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Thank you all for your comments, I will not buy this cheap product for the price! I have the ab coaster pro it really does nothing either. How do you tone your back doing regular exercises?
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Yes the ab circle works great my family and I used everyday and we were in shape for swim suit year so was my brother he got abs like a body builder totally ripped.
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I have had the Ab Circle for a lil over a month now. I use it every day for 9 minutes a day and it has not helped me at all!! Do not waste your money!
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I am not sure if it works or not, because I also work out in the Gym 7 days a week, but I will tell you after just one month mine is falling apart, maybe because I actually use it every day.
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Yes I will tell you I got this stupid machine I was working out I slide and fall on the metal I hurt my leg so bad the $200 is not work it for you to hurt your self
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I don't know what to believe, some people say it works and others say it doesn't.
I think the people that say it doesn't work aren't using it correctly,
???
Can someone really say the truth.
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I got mine from ebay for $151, free shipping.  So far so good.  I feel great after using it, although it's only been a few days.  It is a little rough on the knees, but I have been wearing long sweat pants.
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Not worth the price at all.  Not well built, the wheels don't turn, and they wear down in minutes.  Don't waste your money!
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Umm I like the ab circle pro... It does hurt but it does work..and anyone who complains about it hurting is dumb bc getting in shape hurts a little
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Umm I like the ab circle pro... It does hurt but it does work..and anyone who complains about it hurting is dumb bc getting in shape hurts a little
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Don't Buy!  If you don't like it...YOU pay to ship it back!!  With the "trial fee", the  shipment to get it here and the shipment to send it back cost me almost $100.  So much for "FREE TRIAL".
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Target sells this in their fitness aisle. Buy it, try it, then return it if you don't like it. Just keep your receipt.
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No this machine is dangerous. Both my husband, myself and my son slipped off it and banged our chests on machine. I am still sore. Going back and cancelling credit card.....
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They are also selling it at sports authority, well I know they are in Illinois. They are asking 199 for it but I'm thinking I'm going to wait untill it goes down in price to even try this
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HI guys, I bought abcircle Sep.30 (yesterday). I did it 10 min, and I feel it on my neck, shoulders, upper back. I don't feel it on my abs at all. Going to try 20 or more  min today.
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I bought mine off a online site for $AU99 plus postage so that came to $133 including insurance. The company I dealt with I have used before and would have gotten the $99 refunded only if I had not liked it.. I don't have a problem with this. If however it had of been faulty they would have picked it up and replaced/refunded free.
It didn't come with a video, so I am unsure how to center myself. I find if I swing by holding my arms and "flipping" my body I can feel it more. Is this correct?
Thanks for the hint on using the Vaseline, I will do this, although it does run pretty good so far. I did get some red paint and filings come off the first time I used it.
The knee pads don't help all that much, but I will try using it with small hand towels in the cups as someone suggested, or perhaps skating knee pads might be the go.
I don't know if I will work or not, but I am certainly going to give it a go. I have just had lap-banding done, and so I am taking it easy until I build up to a decent time. In the mean time I use a health walker and 10 minutes on an elliptical bike.
Good luck to everyone, and I am sorry you have had so much problems with the company. The company that sell them in Australia do say that you don't get the postage fees refunded so it is stated upfront.
Cheers
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When I first found this sight the other day I thought there are enough people here telling the truth about this machine to warn people against buying it. Then I seen the commercial again on TV and realized the machine they actually sent us  while similar has some important differences that make it inferior to the machine they are distributing.
We  received  this product on the 9th of October 2009 and I put it together right away . My wife and I both worked out on it ten minutes the first two days. The concept of the machine is a great idea and the workouts where real good. The third day I got on it and did a work out but I noticed it was rolling rough. My wife got it on after a little bit to do a workout and she said its not right something is wrong. So with further inspection we found that the rollers had grooves wore into them from the circular bar they ride upon. The machine was now useless after three days. Let me say that my wife and I both weight around 185lbs. And this machine is rated for up to 250lbs.
On Monday I called the rep for the company and told them that after just three days the it wore out. She said she would send some replacement rollers. After two weeks no rollers. I called and got return authorization. S&H 35+ S&H 35 + 15= $85 to learn this lesson. The machine you see on TV has rollers on a flat surface not round and they are different than the rollers you get with machine. Don't fall for this.
The machine that is being pitched  and advertised is not the machine you actually get. I did not realize it till I seen the commercial and after actually having had the machine.
This company has a win win  here even if nobody keeps the machine  they make millions. Check this out : Lets say there are 300 million people in the US and 3 million purchase and return this product they keep the 15 dollar trial fee. 3 million times 15 = 45 million. They have no incentive  to actual sell  a good product that performs as expected.
This is a great concept for a work out machine but it is being made cheaply and distributed.
This review sight is suppressed in the search engines by what I believe are  hundreds of  false reviews claiming this machine is great. I came upon this sight by accident. I only wish I had seen these truthful reviews before I purchase this scrap metal.   Rick
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I received my Ab Circle Pro two days ago...I love it.  I can feel it working already in my abs, upper arms, butt, thighs both front and back.  Yes, the knee pads could have been designed much better.  I would like to see the company come out with a gel filled insert for the knee pads.  When I first got on it I couldnt even move - I had to have my daughter stand behind me and push me from the left to the right - after a few tries I got it down pat.  Both my kids love it too - my son could use a little sculpting around the middle so I'm happy he gets on it a couple times a day.  Just like any other physical exercise you have to commit to doing it to see results - I'm committed so I'm sure I'll see results - maybe not like the girl selling the machine but still results.  It is a cardio workout - my heart rate goes up pretty quickly on this machine - like I was running for quite some time but it only takes about 5 min on the machine - I'm currently using it twice a day for 10 min - next week I'm going to use the videos - wanted to get use to it first.  If your thinking of purchasing it - I say go for it!
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Wow... Looks like people actually can and WILL argue over anything. Sort of a darwin affect if you will.
I've had a case of the insomnia for the last two nights, and I can agree with some of you, it's sort of not cool how someone who was once extremely overweight can go on television testifying that this 'ab circle pro' brought her to her present state.
 
What people apparently don't understand is that there's absolutely NO way that a 3 minute "workout" isn't going to make ANYONE lose that much weight.  The testimonials might not be lies.... But it doesn't say what else they do as part of their workout/diet to get in shape and lose weight.  Make no mistake, these are ADVERTISEMENTS.  Kind of like how AT&T and VERIZON talk about how great their phones and service are but... In actuality (I have both) they both have slow 3G and plenty of dropped calls.  But I guarantee you, one will NEVER hear that on their commercials.
 
Note the fact that the people in the commercial are SMILING!  That was my first turn-off.  Any WORKOUT will be exactly that.  Work.  It's not fun, or pleasurable.  You're body is working against its present state, why on earth would you be smiling?
 
If you have the money, buy it if you want.  Just realize that nothing replaces running (or other REAL aerobics), and while traditional sit-ups may not be "fun" or cool to do, there are PLENTY of substitutes.  Pick up a men's/women's health magazine (or some sort of exercise mag) and check them out.  An exercise mat and ball will allow you to do the things you need to do, and you don't have to worry about S&H; and Jennifer Nicole (the seemingly hot previously fat chick on the commercial) shes just a paid liar.  You'd do it too.
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Dear Public,
First of all I want to comment that gadgets like this are a dime a dozen. I would not buy it because I understand that there is no quick way to loose weight without medical intervention. The key to losing weight is this: Quit eating crap food, eat smaller portions, increase your level of physical activity. If you think you can buy a 200 dollar machine and shake your ass on it for 20 minutes while still eating crap food and expect to loose weight while "getting fit", you are sadly mistaken. These machines have one purpose and one purpose only, to make money for the person(s) selling it. I guarantee that everyone on those commercials are getting some type of remuneration for their endorsement. Please use your head before you pull out your credit cards and do something stupid like buy a weight loss gadget. If you really want to lose weight swallow your pride and go to the gym, consult with your doctor, talk to a trainer, get the information you need from someone with an education and an interest in your health, not your money. We are the fattest country in the world! We spend more money on health care and have the lowest life expectancy. Why do you think that is? It's because obesity is fatal and no pills, crash diets, or gadgets can save your life. Only discipline! We are as capable a people as any country and as smart as any people. All we need to do is get a push in the right direction! I know I am on my path and I have lost 15 lbs in 1 month as a result of exercise, portion control, and smart decisions about what I eat.! I am now wearing 34's and I was in 36's 30 days ago.  So you make the decision!
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I have tried it about four times thus far and have seen an improvement already.  My upper arms have improved, my calves feel solid and look great and so do my knees and thighs.  My body from the waste down feels lighter and a lot firmer.  Just make sure that you set it up correctly.  The first time I tried it I had the pins holding the legs on the lower side in the wrong holes and the legs were actually under rather than spreading out for a firmer grip, so every time I did a turn it would lift the front up, then I finally clued in and moved the pins and it corrected the problem.  Only thing I would improve is the knee holders, I would prefer them deeper than they are.  I can't imagine anyone with bigger knee caps being able to have good hold while rising higher in the rotation.  I have many machines at home and this is the one that will not be collecting dust.  I use it in the morning and in the evening.  You don't have to be on it for long periods of time and yet you start seeing results very quickly.  I am not sure if it for anyone, regardless of weight.  What I don't understand is why they always show people who are already quite fit and in good shape on the commercials.  I can see someone using it to lose a bit of weight and tone/firm their body but I cannot imagine anyone who needs to lose a lot of weight on it - this is just my personal opinion, of course.
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DO NOT BUY!    I ordered the ab circle pro on July 18. Well I also noticed that they advertised it for the thirty-day trial of $14.95 but then turned around and took extra money out of my account. When I got a hold of the customer services they gave me the same spill about the shipping and handling fees, which was an additional $34.95, and was not mentioned when I initially ordered the product. I started to reject it when it was delivered because I saw a problem already developing with their customer services. Nevertheless, I went ahead on and received it since I had already been charged for the shipping and handling, which is "Non-Refundable". I began using the product and I actually like it. I think that it work well. The first couple of times of using it my neck felt a little sore, but then after getting used to it I started feeling the workout in the areas that I should. I noticed some shavings after using the product from the roller wheels and the ab circle pro surface so I just put some oil on the surface of the machine to fix that problem. The knee pad area does turn, but it hasn't been bad enough to the point that I am sliding off of it. I would suggest to anyone that is having a problem with their knees to wear knee pads or place additional padding in the knee area. This may also help with the sliding. There is an additional $34.95 shipping and handling fee. This is a horrible product. DO NOT BUY.
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Hi all whinging people, I am 53 years old, I use to be a gymnast and believe me I know what exercise is about, I have two kids I am still in a great shape and look and feel fantastic, I am full of energy most of the time, because I am normal and I have my bad day as well, at one stage I was addicted to the gym and exercise a lot ( a lot I mean a lot every morning at 6 am I was at the gym and exercise means for me run, jump,spin, push ups sit ups like a crazy) couple of yeras ago I stopped going to gym and put some weight which doesn't worry me, because with a right diet and just a little bit of exercise I am always can go back to my shape, couple of weeks ago me and my husband who as well had exercise all his life decided to by a ab c and I tell you what I slipped off and I hurt myself, I had burned knees till blood,  but I am still exercise and I love it and it'snot easy and to get a some result you have to get up from the couch and try to do this everyday and not just for a 3 minutes how about till you start sweating and only after a few weeks you can see the difference because your body still remember, but if you never ever exercised in your life you won't get this result straight away, stop complaining and start work harder for yourself, at the end of the day you are the one who are responsibly for what you are and how you are look and feel nothing easy in this life, yes this machine needs to be improved no questions maybe it's a little more expensive than it should be, but it works.
Yelena in Aussie - I love IT
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Ok Guys
I borrowed an Ab Circle Pro from an acquaintance. Two words for it.
It sucks. .
Knee pads are uncomfortable and you also slide out of them.
Please don't tell me to use towels or socks.
The rollers are not smooth. Please don't tell me to add vaseline. It should be self-lubricating.
It hurts the back and it tips over easily.
I am a former fitness instructor so I do know what I am doing.
It takes up too much space. Don't tell  me to get a bigger room for it.
I get a much better work-out from just lying on my back, on the floor, while watching TV, and pumping my feet from the knees down. Now that is a burn, and it costs you nothing but time, which you are using up while watching TV anyway. Add in Some elbow-to-knee cross-overs and some mini-crunches and away you go.
If you truly want the BEST exercise you can do for your abs and ALL of your muscles, and love handles, then put on some TWIST tunes and do the twist baby.
Nothing works better than that. NOTHING... Oh yeah it's free too. And oh yeah again,,,it's fun.
And oh yeah AGAIN...You will sweat, burn off the fat and lose weight as well as inches.
And oh my God it's all free.
The only machine I have found is worth the money (and I use mine faithfully) is Leg Magic.
Now that is a great work-out for lower body and great aerobic exercise also.

Last tid-bit...Try power-walking in lieu of jogging. Three times the work-out in one-third the time.
No jarring on your joints and no shin-splints. But move as fast as you can and use lots of arm motion.. Really pump it.
Jogging is great for aerobic value but that is all (it is strictly momentum once you have started and no work for your muscle mass)
Power-walking is constant aerobic activity AND constant muscle mass exercise, because you are not depending on momentum. You must use your muscles with every single step.
Cheers
JP
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Ok Guys
I borrowed an Ab Circle Pro from an acquaintance. Two words for it.
It sucks. .
Knee pads are uncomfortable and you also slide out of them.
Please don't tell me to use towels or socks.
The rollers are not smooth. Please don't tell me to add vaseline. It should be self-lubricating.
It hurts the back and it tips over easily.
I am a former fitness instructor so I do know what I am doing.
It takes up too much space. Don't tell  me to get a bigger room for it.
I get a much better work-out from just lying on my back, on the floor, while watching TV, and pumping my feet from the knees down. Now that is a burn, and it costs you nothing but time, which you are using up while watching TV anyway. Add in Some elbow-to-knee cross-overs and some mini-crunches and away you go.
If you truly want the BEST exercise you can do for your abs and ALL of your muscles, and love handles, then put on some TWIST tunes and do the twist baby.
Nothing works better than that. NOTHING... Oh yeah it's free too. And oh yeah again,,,it's fun.
And oh yeah AGAIN...You will sweat, burn off the fat and lose weight as well as inches.
And oh my God it's all free.
The only machine I have found is worth the money (and I use mine faithfully) is Leg Magic.
Now that is a great work-out for lower body and great aerobic exercise also.
 
Last tid-bit...Try power-walking in lieu of jogging. Three times the work-out in one-third the time.
No jarring on your joints and no shin-splints. But move as fast as you can and use lots of arm motion.. Really pump it.
Jogging is great for aerobic value but that is all (it is strictly momentum once you have started and no work for your muscle mass)
Power-walking is constant aerobic activity AND constant muscle mass exercise, because you are not depending on momentum. You must use your muscles with every single step.
Cheers
JP

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Firstly, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to post their comments, it was very informative.

Like everyone else, I was impressed with the advertisement for the Ab Circle Pro and the promised results! After reading through all of the comments on this site, I have come to some conclusions.

1. If you want it, get it, if not, don't - simple! There is no need to respond rudely to comments!
2. Some people obviously were not aware or were not made aware of the payment terms or requirements and were upset at the charges. Sorry for your bad experience.
3. Engineer Man's comments were very logical and simple to understand and very helpful. Thank you.
4. You get out what you put in, whether it's the Ab Circle Pro or dieting or any other weight loss system or exercises. You can't seriously expect miracles with minimal output.

I was convinced I would buy myself the Ab Circle Pro as a late Christmas present and found this forum and although there are many negative comments on this site and we have to be skeptical about some of the positive ones that seem very "scripted", I am still determined to buy it and make up my own mind.  

Ok, so I will have to buy some knee pads or memory foam and I will need to use some lubricant for the rollers, but if that is all I have to do to obtain the best possible use of the machine to maximise my results, it's worth giving it a go. Sure, I agree that you shouldn't "have" to do these things, but these machines are not built to individual requirements and you have to accept some modifications to the machine or how you use the machine may be required.

To those who have bought the Ab Circle Pro and weren't happy, may you find another form of exercise to get the results you are wanting.  

To those who have bought the Ab Circle Pro and were happy, please keep posting on this forum and share your weight loss and measurement changes and exercise routine.

For me, I'm off to find the best price and quickest delivery, terms and conditions all seem to be the same. \I don't expect to get washboard abs overnight or even in a month or two, after years of none exercise, you can't expect miracles and have to be realistic, so I am giving myself six months to tone my tummy, thighs and buns!

FROM - Wendy in Australia
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If you commit to it and don't expect fast results (that not reasonable) - it is definately worth the money. I've had it for 6 months and it works very well if you know how to use it.  I see some complaints in this post string regarding neck or knee soreness.  As with any new exercise or machine use, you are going to be sore.  That only lasted a couple of weeks.  I've learned that It is VERY important to pull with your hands on the grips while rotating in order to maximize your core ab muscles from under one side of your breast to the opposite side of your abs just above the pelvis.  I am seeing true definition that was absolutely not there before.  I do 100 reps daily.  50 full rotation and 50 each side with half rotation each.  I also do 100 leg reps daily.  I have realized toned inner and outer thigh muscles and am seeing reduction in my hips.  Bottom-line - if you put in the time and commitment, this machine will give the results your looking for.  I also started a reduced diet at the same time so this has assisted in my over-all body fat reduction - the Pro maximizes one in the areas it works with correct use.  My only compliant is that I'd love to see the advanced work-out CDs to learn new techniques, however I am disappointed that the company breast to gouge their customers with obscene prices for information for a machine they've already purchased.  I resorted to looking at you-Tube videos of people using it to learn the techniques that the 3 min CD that comes with purcahse provides (which is not enough to make the difference I've seen with the other techniques).  The company would be better served to treat their customers better so they become spokespersons for them.
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Sounds like you really like the Ab Circle Pro. Could you please explain how you are exercising your thighs? I feel as though I am getting a work out for my abs, but not with my thighs. Do you have any suggestions???
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I purchased mine from Kohl's I had a 30% off so I paid only 140.00 for it. My husband loves it, he said it is the best exercise equipment I have ever bought. I must say that saving the $60.00 dollars talked me into purchasing it. I have only been using it for less then a week, I do feel better. The reviews about the knees are right, they do hurt, but it depends only how you are positioned on it (I do have bad knees) but I have noticed that they don't hurt as much as when I first tried it. The work out depends on how you move, if your arms are sore, then you are using them, and you are not supposed to, you must use you waist (abs) to do it, then you get the  burn, but once you get the movement going, its great. It is a lot of fun to use. I listened to another women who said she put cooking spray (pam) on the gray bar, I did that also, I do not see any wear on it at all, and I use twice a day and so does my husband. I do believe there are two different machines going around, one that is all red, with the gray bar underneath the red, and the red one with the gray bar around the red,  mine the roller runs on the gray bar, not the red disc, which I think is making the difference. I would not order it from the web, I would do like I did and get a discount from kohls and get it from there, I only paid 140.00 plus tax, which is a lot better then 199.00 plus tax, or even shipping. Good Luck everyone and I hope this helps
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Hey there all the way from New Zealand...
Mother in in law bought one and I think they are pretty sh*t. The worst part for me was the workmanship - pretty bad, In saying that though, exercise equipment is never cheap. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry! I want to tone up for summer as opposed to lose weight. This is not really a 'weight loss' machine - you are not burning many calories! A lot of people are saying they aren't losing weight or are getting bad results and they probably have a toned belly under they layer of flab thats sitting on top. Hence why I think the ab circle pro is marketed wrongly. But I do enjoy using it, even as a means to get me motivated to use the treadmill or spin. We have a home gym and that cost thousands. The reality is, the ab circle pro is an accessible item - at least in New Zealand, I recently lost about 7kgs from literally changing only a few things. I go for a 1 hour walk every day - pretty easy if you have an ipod or a dog, I cut meat right down (there are a lot of calories in meat, and we only really need it 3 times a week to be healthy in terms of iron. More than that is actually proven to be bad for your bowel etc. Plus is bad for environment!) Try and egg instead! Full of protein which is important for keeping you full. Or tuna, low calorie, cheap and good for protein. I also found eating a bigger meal and lunch and smalled meal at dinner was much better and felt more comfortable, and I drink only diet drinks - no orange juice (a lot of sugar) and tea as oppose to coffee. I run 3km and walk 3km on treadmill when I can be bothered! All of this has actually resulted in weight loss and it hasnt been painful or stressful. The easiest way too I found is to cut down your supermarket trips! Stop buying junk! If many of you added up what you spend in 2 weeks on food you don't need to live - e.g vege, meat, fruit, good carbs - you might not be so phased by the price of the ab circle pro.

Losing the first KG, or pound, is a great feeling and once you start losing it does become easier. The first 5 is the hardest as its getting there! We all know the feeling of it 'not budging'
All in all, I think it is badly made. It is sucking you in! But if it gets you motivated, off the sofa, do it, but don't expect fantastic weight loss results

oh, and yes, it id nail my knees and I found they slipped out. I turned them around so they were facing the other way! Lol.
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I have been using my ab circle pro for 5min daily along with 15min of pilates a day and both my partner and I have noticed I am much firmer and slimmer looking than I use to be.
I haven't noticed any change in my weight, in fact I've put on about 2kg, but I found that you need to ignore your weight and actually measure you body with a measuring tape to notice the difference, otherwise you can confuse the muscle you gain with fat.
I wouldn't advise using the ab circle pro on it's own, since 3 - 5min a day really isn't enough to burn fat or raise the heart temperature to where it needs to be to use up fat stores.
So overall I am smaller around my waist which is where the ab circle pro claims to work best.
I would say it's worth the money and the product is far better than the cheaper clones I've seen in places like Chickenfeed, these clones don't have the smooth track like the original and make it so hard start the swinging motions and then to maintain them is torture.
So unless you enjoy pain and are a muscle man I wouldn't go for the cheapie.
As for the issue of people's knees slipping out of the knee pads, I found it was better to do it bare kneed without the knee inserts because there is more traction between your skin and the rubber pads.
It might also be useful to mention that a correct posture and weight distribution while using the ab cirlce pro may take a little practice to acquire but it important to getting the proper workout and staying in the knee pads.
Hope this was helpful :)
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There is a lot of negitive publicity on the thing.  I read everything I could find on it along with all the reviews, good and bad.  After trying to decide what I wanted to do for about 6 months I finally decided to try it.  HSN was advertising the "mini circle" which is the smaller version that came out the first of April.  I got it about a week ago and I'm impressed so far.  When it came to my house everything seems as it should be.  Nothing was broken or rusted, I had all the parts and everything.  It took me all of five minutes to put it together.  The first night I tried it I really didn't feel anything, the "burn" as they call it.  I have kept at it and finally figured out what to do.  Now I get a burn 3 minutes after I've been on it.  Once you realize you have to push yourself from side to side using your abs and not your arms then it works wonders.  

I haven't noticed anything coming apart.  There aren't any paint shavings when I use it.  I haven't fallen off of it either.  The only real complaint that I have is it's a little hard on the kness and it makes my back a little sore but I have a history of back pain so that, to me, is understandable.  As for my kness, as long as I wear jogging pants it doesn't bother me.  I feel like I've been doing crunches when I get up off of it.  

I know that it takes more than 3 minutes for it to work and you can't just use the machine.  I use mine for 20 minutes at a time, usually while I'm watching tv. I've lost 5 pounds in a week but I'm also eating healthy and taking Adipex.  Over all I think this is a really good buy.  I would tell everyone I know to try it.  I absolutely LOVE mine!
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It appears that the tv ad is misleading.   They do not tell you about the actual cost of the unit.   The trial has a 35 dollar s&h charge and if you do not keep the unit, you must pay another 30 or 35 dollars to ship it back, plus the trial charge.    The ad says if you call "in the next 15 minutes" you will receive the workout dvd free.   Well, if you phone anytime you will get the dvd.   So they are really trying to trick you into making an uninformed purchase by lying about the "time limited" offer.     That will keep you from researching your purchase for fear of losing the free dvd.     As far as product quality is concerned, these machines are punched out as cheaply as they can be, for, in about two months from now a new miracle weight loss, body building machine will surface and every poor overwieght or out of shape person will pin their hopes on it and the abcirclepro will go the way of the veg-a-matic (you likely have one of those in the back of your kitchen cupboard).   In the mean time, they will have made their fortune and moved on, laughing all the way to the bank.    And if they were really a miraculous machine, all of the fitness centers would have a dozen of them for their clients to use.   But they do not.     Be an informed consumer.
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I just ordered it from HSN, they had free shipping and 4 flex play available.  I have been using it for only a couple days now, but I really feel the burn and I love it.  The one from HSN comes with extra knee pads and a monitor.  The knee pads are not that thick & it does hurt your knees a little bit, but I just bought some bra padding inserts & used those & it works perfect!!  The DVD that came with it had nothing on it, but all I had to do was contact HSN Customer Service & they took care of it, no questions asked.  It boggles my mind on some of these responses that people did not realize the cost.  How can you not know the cost of something before you buy it, it's advertised everywhere how much the total cost is.  Also, if you do not follow the correct technique, of course, you're not going to get a "burn" or a "result" ..also for those that mention that their arms hurt more than feeling the "burn" in their abs, remember, it is supposed to be a total body workout, it is cardio (I sweat when I use this) and you also work your arms and your legs, she explains that in the infomercial...I think those not getting the full affect of the product either is not using it correctly or thinks that this is some mircale machine you can just jump on and swing around and its going 2 give you instant results...like everything..you have to work for it, follow the proper procedures/techniques & then I believe you will feel differently...I have also tried the malibu pilates machine & although it was ok, I think this machine makes me actually feel like those areas are being worked...and 4 those skeptics out there...no I do not work 4 the company nor do I work for HSN nor am I a friend of JNL or anybody affiliated, I'm just an average joe looking for that one thing that's going to help me get back in to shape & feel good about myself !!  I think this is going to help !!
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I brought one a year ago and workout for about 30 minutes before getting on my ACP, but the real workout is on it.  This is my second one.  My first acp got a crack in it and started to crack all along the bottom.  It was the one where you row on the fiberglass.  For $29.00 they sent me a new one and I now have a three year warranty on it.  This one has a metal bar that is around the red fiberglass and this is what you now row on instead of the fiberglass.  I found having to keep the old one always dust free a real hassle for I was always concerned about something scratching it.  This one is made so much better, so if you buy a new one, make sure that it has the metal bar around the disk and that you do not row on the fiberglass itself.  My new acp came with knee pads and that is a big added bonus as well for the old one use to burse my knees.   I have lost about 50 pounds and with being a person who is thick in the core, I love this machine and wouldn't give it up for nothing!  I notice that Wal-Mart now sells them so you can always take it back if it is not for you and it not be the hassle it would be if brought through the mail.
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I have been using the ab circle pro for 4 days a week for the last 3 weeks and it seems to be working for me.
I have lost 7 lbs and my belly is firming up like you would not believe!  I have had 3 kids and I have always carried my weight in my stomach, it is so nice to sit down without having a roll.  I read the reviews and this is my honest opinion.
1) yes..I agree that is not built as sturdy as it could be, I'm 135 and I can see if heavier people are on it, it could fall apart.
2) I think you have to have some athleticism and coordination to achieve the workout you want- I watched my friend get on the ACP and he could not move his hips to get his motion going and it forced him to use his arm muscles, obviously if you are seeing an increase of strength in you arms, you are not using the muscles the machine is designed for.
3) I also combined 15 minutes of tredmill first, 3.5 walk on a 1.0 incline from 0-11 minutes and 4.2 speed on a 1.5 incline from11-15 minutes.  Then I did 15 minutes on the ab circle pro.  So I can't give all the credit to it, but I achieved more firmness by using the acp in the last 15 minutes then just to continue running or walking.
So...I like it, its working for me, so I'm going to continue using it.  Plus...my husband said he see's and feels a difference.  It  has a bar that you can remove to work your glutes and saddle bags.  If he like what he feels, that's good enough for me!
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I would recommend that NOONE order the Ab Circle Pro! I'd like to say I tried the product and it worked for me, but I NEVER EVEN RECEIVED IT!!!!!  
1) I ordered what was supposed to be the trial for $30 online in October 2009, they charged me $234 for the whole product.
2) I emailed customer service to fix it and they responded that I need to call
3) I called; they canceled it and placed a new order for the trial
4) They shipped it to the wrong address
5) Old address says never recd so I filed a claim with Fedex. Fedex says they can't help, Ab Circle Pro has to handle it
6) Calls to 800-983-6905 resulted in my payments being deferred until they can get the product back but they never followed up with me or could give update on the product being returned to their warehouse when I called
6) Free trial/research period has ended and they have begun charging me for the full cost

I have gone back and forth with customer service. I work in customer service myself and I am shocked and appalled at the level of service these people offer!!! No one has taken ownership of my issue. EVERYTIME I call they say they will escalate it and someone will call me back.....no one ever calls. There's no sense in emailing them, they only tell you to call and when you call they say "I'm sorry about the trouble. Let me escalate that for you. Someone will call you within 72 hrs". THIS HAS BEEN CONTINUING SINCE OCTOBER. I have forked out $90 bucks so far for a product I've never received!!! I just called and demanded to hold for a supervisor. I explained the situation yet again and he says I am outside of the refund/return policy and they can't help me. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME?!? I went off on him. He "says" it will be escalated to corporate but that they can't do anything. He also said he was surprised someone said I'd get a call when they are an inbound center only. Shocker!

Lesson: Ladies/Gents, don't order from these people. Looking at the comments on here I see the product is not even good quality and their customer service is a rotten cherry on top. I have lost 20 lbs since October and it was from no help of the Ab Circle Pro. If you really want to lose weight, I suggest buying a $2 bottle of apple cider vinegar to drink a tsp before each meal, change your diet, and just start working out (walking, running, bike riding which is FREE)...don't be conned out of your money. Learning about health and fitness are as easy as surfing the web or checking out some books from the library. Don't allow these people to feed on your insecurities. They learned about health and fitness the same way we all can, by reading!!! And videos and machines are not going to give you motivation, encouragement and determination. You get that from yourself!  Good luck everyone.
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I would recommend that NOONE order the Ab Circle Pro! I'd like to say I tried the product and it worked for me, but I NEVER EVEN RECEIVED IT!!!!!  
1) I ordered what was supposed to be the trial for $30 online in October 2009, they charged me $234 for the whole product.
2) I emailed customer service to fix it and they responded that I need to call
3) I called; they canceled it and placed a new order for the trial
4) They shipped it to the wrong address
5) Old address says never recd so I filed a claim with Fedex. Fedex says they can't help, Ab Circle Pro has to handle it
6) Calls to 800-983-6905 resulted in my payments being deferred until they can get the product back but they never followed up with me or could give update on the product being returned to their warehouse when I called
6) Free trial/research period has ended and they have begun charging me for the full cost

I have gone back and forth with customer service. I work in customer service myself and I am shocked and appalled at the level of service these people offer!!! No one has taken ownership of my issue. EVERYTIME I call they say they will escalate it and someone will call me back.....no one ever calls. There's no sense in emailing them, they only tell you to call and when you call they say "I'm sorry about the trouble. Let me escalate that for you. Someone will call you within 72 hrs". THIS HAS BEEN CONTINUING SINCE OCTOBER. I have forked out $90 bucks so far for a product I've never received!!! I just called and demanded to hold for a supervisor. I explained the situation yet again and he says I am outside of the refund/return policy and they can't help me. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME?!? I went off on him. He "says" it will be escalated to corporate but that they can't do anything. He also said he was surprised someone said I'd get a call when they are an inbound center only. Shocker!

Lesson: Ladies/Gents, don't order from these people. Looking at the comments on here I see the product is not even good quality and their customer service is a rotten cherry on top. I have lost 20 lbs since October and it was from no help of the Ab Circle Pro. If you really want to lose weight, I suggest buying a $2 bottle of apple cider vinegar to drink a tsp before each meal, change your diet, and just start working out (walking, running, bike riding which is FREE)...don't be conned out of your money. Learning about health and fitness are as easy as surfing the web or checking out some books from the library. Don't allow these people to feed on your insecurities. They learned about health and fitness the same way we all can, by reading!!! And videos and machines are not going to give you motivation, encouragement and determination. You get that from yourself!  Good luck everyone.
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Well, I was going to buy the ab circle pro, but instead I go on youtube and I watch small videos on the areas that I want to target, I do the exercises, eat meat, fruits and vegetables and it is working great for me, if you really want abs, get on the floor, or chair, or bench and USE YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT to do the exercises. It works, Study the foods, you it is a little expensive to buy foods for YOU only, but if you are serious like I was trust me it will work for you.. SAVE your money, do your own work-outs with no machines needed, and eat right, drink lots of water, NO SODA, and if you are holding a lot of water weight just take water pills or slack off the salt(my biggest weakness) NO SODAS. They make you hold in water and are infested with carbs which WILL NOT HELP YOU.. Go to you tube. Don't purchase the stupid work-out DVD's either, youtube is free and there are a lot of REAL people to give you free tips. For example, if you want to target inner thighs go to youtube.com and type in "inner thigh workouts" and tons of stuff pops up,Do this with any problem areas and you will get your answers and if you dedicate your self to it almost every day. YOU will see results. One machine will not do it for you. I learned the hard way after buying the ab coaster, it does work well, but not NEAR as well as using your own body weight. Concentrating on flexing the muscles.
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I love this machine.  Cheap construction yes, Knee pads suck yes. (baby pillows work)  But, tummy is burning and I'm happy!  I should mention I was 140 pounds 5'2" when I started it and now am 131 (1 month later).  I followed my own diet plan.  My 18 year old son laughed at it when he saw it.  But, while I was out (guess so I wouldn't see him on it) he tried it out.  Then called me huffing and puffing to tell me he couldn't believe it burned HIS abs.  He's 5'9" and 135 lbs. Uses his bowflex, stationary bike and weights as well. He started AbCircle out at the most difficult and went for 10 min.  He's still using it a month later.    My boyfriend uses it when he comes to visit.  He too laughed, but tried it while I was out (Hmmm - chicken anyone? - well at least they tried it).  He bought one for his home in another state.  I LOVE this machine!I left a comment about the cost earlier...  I'm a single mom of 4 in Nevada and don't have too much money to play around with.  I need to know up front. Anyway, the website clearly says $14.95 & $34.95 shipping (shipping price is in RED) .  Further down it says it again and then mentions $199 if you pay in full the same day and the $14.95 is waived but the shipping is the same $34.95.I'm American, and as such buy a lot online or by phone.  Both the website and the sales person online said the same pricing.  They repeat in the long boring spiel they are required to make you listen to.  But, it is clearly stated. A busy Mom's TIPS FOR BUYERS:  I open a page in my address book on my computer and type in the product, user id & pswd,  then the name of sales person if I choose to call.  I also paste the phone numbers for cust service, then jot down any notes WHILE she speaks to me or while I read the site and fill out the form.  Warranty time, ph #, and return info.  If I do decide to return it or have a problem... I don't have to dig thru file cabinets.If you tell them you are taking notes.... They are good about slowing down and repeating CLEARLY all costs!Ebay has them now for much less and also replacement parts.  Also, check out the CrazyAbs machine on Ebay.  Looks like it would be good too if you have a strong back. 
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I ordered mine on  march 15th. It was shipped march 17th. Received it today march 23rd. Bought it directly from abcirclepro.com ..... My boyfriend put it together for me, took all of 5 minutes. I tried it out and I liked it, but I read on here to apply Vaseline. It works even better, I love it!! I also got the 3 dvd pack, I recommend that you get them. Right away after a few minutes I felt the burn. I do not believe that you are going to get a good workout with only doing 3 minutes a day, I do it for 30 minutes. Or do the dvd work outs. I'm also on a diet and taking vitamins and I dietary supplement. Yeahh, the knee cups are NOT comfortable, but common, unless you have problems with your knees, suck it up. Mine came with knee pads to insert, I use them sometimes, but find it easier to suck up the pain and just work out. As for the pain in your back, thats the back muscles straightening. Within the past few years iv gained some weight, then December 2008, I had my first son. Before I had him I weighed 160 (not fat, not skinny). I had a very complicating pregnancy and gained around 100 pounds. After I had him I weighed 230. Only been able to get down to 216, hopefully I loose it all. Lol. I believe the ab circle pro will work. But I'm not just using that, I'm dieting and walking also. Well, I'll keep you updated.
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I actually purchased the Ab Circle 2 days ago and I love it so far, I really can't say much yet since it's my third day with it but when I got it, it was fine.

Easy assembly was what got me but there were a few kinks,

The wheels didn't roll as freely at first but a few squirts of oil fixed that,

My knees hurt after I tried it but a knee pad helped a bit.

My knee actually slid out of the knee holder on the ab circle and my foot hit the wall. I turned the knee holder around so it would hold on better.

It seems to be made of cheap material but it's holding up well (I weigh around 250 lbs)

But I did feel my stomach area tighten after a few uses, I did the 3 minute workout and I didn't feel much. Now I do it for as long as I can and it feels great.

I think it's worth it, but it's your choice to get it or not

~Lolita
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I bought ab circle at WalMart for 199 so I avoided the customer service department and extra costs.  I had a baby 2 months ago and have been using the machine for 1 month.  I have used it in conjunction with walking, biking and modified diet (no sweets and smaller portions) Anyways I have not lost 1 pound all month.  I use it 6 to 8 minutes everyday. Beside the lack of weight lost I have 3 concerns.  My knees hurt, on the hardest level I fell of and hurt my big toe due to poor knee support, also my 3 year old son broke the plastic timer twice while playing kick with a light ball.  It should be better constructed.   I have chosen to keep it because my husband likes it; he does not have a weigh issue just likes to keep fit and thinks it's great for his abs.  I am still using it daily hoping to finally lose some baby belly fat on the waste of money.
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Follow your gut! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! If I had followed my gut, I would not have this headache. I have not even received the Ab Circle Pro and is already having issues with the company. The number on the infomercial is automated; I wanted the $14.95 trial, and they charged my account the full price. They never confirmed if the full payment was correct, but they asked me to purchase additional products three times each. Customer service will not refund my money until they receive the product. I had unquestionable doubt, and did not follow what I was feeling deep, down, inside. When I called the first time I hung up the phone, and then called back. When the automated system asked me for my card number before I had the total price, I let them ask me about five or six times before I put in my number. We all know what must be done to achieve the results we want. None of these products will make it happen for us. These infomercials play into people like us. We want to believe for the best but our gut is telling us something else. I don't believe all infomercials are crap, but most of them are. I think if we have any apprehensions then its not the product for us. You know what you must do...DON'T BUY!
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I ordered the Ab Circle Pro and got it in yesterday. I worked out on it as well as some of my family. All  four of us felt the burn in the same areas. All of us are different weights. My arms seems to burn for the longest. You are having to hold your self in the petition for how ever long you exercise so it definitely works them. I felt the burn in my abs almost immediately. Today I exercised as soon as I got up. The burn was harder and deeper this morning. I have never used anything that worked this good, at least to begin with. Most of them take days to feel this much of a burn. All in all I love the Ab Circle Pro. I would recommend it to anyone who would ask. I bought my on Ebay for only 150. Brand new never opened. Worth every penny. I will write back soon and tell you if I have had any visible results. ( I wrote my measurements down so I could check in a week. I'll try to write back then. ) Oh and mine was very well made, also you will want to wear pants with it, it does rub your knees if you don't.
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I trialled an ab circle pro at a cost of NZ$29.70 for 30 days . In the first few days I noticed the wear and tear from the rollers on the red paintwork, that the clip holding the knee pads together kept coming unhinged and the knee pads themselves  to be hard wearing on my knees.While I agree, as other commentators have said, that controlled use is necessary to target the abs , that information is not provided. On that note it wouldn't hurt for the TV SHOP to go that little  bit further by  providing a "how to" information sheet of helpful tips on its use to increase the satisfaction of its customers and those new to the machine. After all for the NZ$427-95 full price that it cost me for my failure to send it back in time, it seems the least that the TV Shop could do.

So would I recommend it. NO!!!
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I haven't used the Ab Circle Pro yet, although I have tried to order it 3-4 times.  It's a hassle trying to get the thing and customer service is terrible.

     They were very eager to take my credit card info.  When I called to check on the status of the order they gave me some story about how they have no control over and contact with the warehouse.  They had no idea of when it was going to be shipped out although I was initially told it would be 5-10 day.  They would not let me speak to anyone else to get some answers and DIG
THIS:  They actually tried to sell me another one for a friend or family member at 30% off when I hadn't received the one I ordered.
     
     don't' EVEN BOTHER WITH ORDERING IT!  IT'S NOT WORTH THE HASSLE!
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If you use it then it's worth the money. People who buy something and then don't use it can't complain about it not working for them. Get on it and use it, you will see results. It's better then not working out at all. $200 is not that bad, better spent on a workout machine then $200 on junk foods on your grocery list. If you add up the money spent on food, that's what you should be complaining about. I think it's priced fair, as long as you buy it at the store and can cut down cost of Shipping. I got mine at Sports Authority and had a coupon if you spent $100 you get $25 off. So total cost for mine was 175.00, no shipping, and I carried it to my car myself. I put it together myself in 15 minutes. The knee pads are my only complaint, so if you have bad knees or back, do not buy this. Otherwise it a fun ab workout, go buy it.
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Well I got mine last week as a gift, honestly I would NOT pay 200 plus out of my pocket for this machine. It is cheaply construct. The knee paddles are horrible. They should have make them of a better quality. As far as loosing weight. Yes I have lost some pounds but its because I'm doing the 1,000 calories per day. But this expensive machine does help with the target areas and they are getting flatter but if you are looking for a miracle. NO this machine is not going to disappear those extra lbs if you don't COUNT your calories and keep on a diet, and at least you must do 30 minutes daily of abs circle. I'm 26, with healthy knees but this machine does need more work to it. Or sell it cheaper which is not going to happen soon. Whoever bought one, REmember the infomercial that got you in to it? Well my friend you are paying for that infomercial. Because honestly the machine is not worth that much. REMEMBER LOW CALORIES are the ones that get you skinny not the abs circle.
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This could be made into a good and fun product if the knee holders were larger and much, MUCH softer.  The swinging back and forth is actually pleasant and you can feel it in minutes, but I  have hardly used it at all because it really hurts my knees.  All of your weight is on your knees.  They advertise it for losing weight, but for an overweight person, the knee holders are just too small and too hard to hold much weight.  I was searching on their website for some sort of adapter, but found none.  I searched for appropriate knee pads and bought some expensive ones, but my knees slide off the knee holders when I wear them.  Someone else suggested that they use gel and padded material for the knee holders.  That sounds like a good idea.  They could offer replacement knee holders which would just screw on like the ones that come with it.
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I have had the Ab circle Pro for a little over a month & I have a wonderful love/hate relationship with it. I have the flat stomach that they tell you can be achieved & awesome upper body strength as well as an hour-glass waist. What I have also achieved that is NOT so desirable is 2 whopping holes on my knees! I've tried knee pads, but that just causes you to fall off which is dangerous. Sports strapping tape or knee support bandages are much better & should be worn from the start to prevent such injury. My only real problem now is that one of the knee pads has a 2 inch crack in it & the Ab Circle Pro company has yet to reply to my complaint or request for knee pad replacements. I would recommend getting extra rubber padding, shape it to fit the knee area & then make a cotton cover with elastic attached (like your fitted bed sheet only much smaller) to go over the top. It's a great product & you WILL get results
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I bought one in the UK about 4 weeks ago, which had to go back as the wheels started to disintegrate within days. The new one has a metal bar running around the outside, and it is much better. Customer service in the UK was great they collected the old one and delivered the new one in one day. In the 3 weeks I have used it I have lost 2 inches off my waist, and 3 inches on my hips, so now I am a size smaller. I have not been too strict on the diet, just cut out the crap and have lost 5 lbs. Like everyone else it hurt my knees for the first few days, but I am fine now. I use the machine for about 10 minutes every day. What is great is that you can use it at home, and I don't have to face all the posers at the gym. I am glad I spent the £129. I also got the computer for free although, now they are selling it for £69 plus P+P.
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I am in the Army just had a baby 5 months ago and I bought the Ab pro at the Navy exchange for $170.00 and if you stick to it you will be amazed. I have seen results all ready but I do the reps 3 sets of 10 for every position and then do them all over again underhand like the video shows which also helps work out your biceps. Everyone keeps saying that it breaks easily etc. If you take care of it there should be no problems also you can get the 3 year warranty on it. I have noticed if you do wear pants while doing the Ab Pro yes it hurts your knees I do the Ab circle pro in basketball shorts and have no problems. It also helps to stretch out before any sort of work out routine followed with a cool down. I have lost a few pounds but I am losing more inches then anything. A lot of people are more concerned about losing weight if your losing inches and your clothes are getting looser this is a good thing, also if you gain weight it also can be your gaining muscle. Don't get discouraged with all the bad reviews it works great.
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I purchased one from a retail store on 12/8/09.  Right away the rollers started tearing up/scraping the metal on the track.  After a few used it was impossible to use.  I exchanged it for a new one & right away the new one started doing the same thing.  Thankfully I had read most of these posts and saw the suggestion from the "Engineer" about putting Vaseline on the track & guess what:  IT REALLY WORKS!!!  I will say that the knee supports should have been more thought through but they are putting "knee comfort pads" in the box now, they are ok but they keep falling out (no way to attach them to the knee supports).  I do get a sore lower back but I hope that will go with getting used to it (I have a pretty bad back anyway so I hope this helps it!).  I'll wait to see what kind of results I get in a couple of weeks & then decide whether I will keep it or not.
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Hello, I'm sick of reading how ab circle causes a pain here and there..It's a new device and your body never did that kind of motion before..of course it's going to hurt!!!
Now about those who expect miracles after 3 mins workout a day..I hope nobody believes that.If you ppl haven't noticed the device comes with a book that tells you about eating right and additional cardio 5 days a week..I don't know what kind of person would believe in such a BS that will get the hot 6- pack in 2 weeks or a month of just using the ab circle for 3 mins a day..I guess only the very lazy one..
It's a combination of your lifestyle, healthy eating and more..
The knee part SUCKS..thats truth
As for returning I got it from SEARS where they take returns easily but I am not returning it yet..Give it a time..
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I have it. I am a big girl and I though how nice something to help me loose weight in my problem areas.  I feel the workout when I use it; I also have sore knees and neck.  I still use it.  I think that it is meant for the people you see on the commercial (Skinny people).  I think once you get in the habit of using it will not be as much of an issue.  I will take the advice of one of the other users and put extra padding.  Also it is in the way you use it.  You must have proper position in order to get the work out and not get hurt.  I am going to keep it.  I would only recommend it to those that are willing to go threw a little pain until they are able to adjust.  And I would not recommend it to any one 300lbs or bigger.
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I got my ab circle pro less then a week ago and I can understand where some  of these people are coming from but you have to use your brain for this exercise.  It is not meant to be a cardio workout! You wont lose a ton of weight on this machine! It was made to target most ladies 'problem area'  (mid section).  You also have to concentrate not to mindlessly just swing from left to right.. Especially if its on the inclined setting because you've momentum. You've got to use your core muscles to control each movement. Personally I don't even swing all the way from left to right anymore, I start at the bottom and swing to the right then stop at the bottom after every right swing. Then I change and swing to the left, but again, stop at the bottom each time.  I have also found that while on the inclined setting your arms get a workout too.  I do think that the materials used to make this machine could have been a bit more sturdy and there is probably some sort of weight limit as well.
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I just bought the Ab Circle Pro today, so far I can't say if it is worth the money or not...There are a few positives so far:  It's quiet, I can watch tv and work out at the same time...easy to assemble...and I do feel my abs working.  If you would like to get it for a cheaper price, register to receive e-mails from Bed Bath & Beyond!  I got 20% off...I LOVE THAT STORE!!!

And just a little side note...I think everyone is going to have different opinions on it because everyones body type is different...some may not do so well with balance or any type of physical activity...some may already religious gym junkies so this is easy for them...so don't knock something till you try it.  If you can't afford a possible $200 disappointment then stick with your work out plan that you're used to ...go to the gym, run, run, and do more running...and definately watch what you eat...if possible cut soda's out totally!  Soda is nothing but horrible...even Diet soda's