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Spin Gym

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    I want to buy this but I think is is ridiculously overpriced. It is Forbes Riley's Spin Gym

    so I decided to make one myself. if there is anyone who can tell me what things to buy to make one myself, let me know. thanks very much.

    1. 1974 profile image73
      1974posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, she blew it when they had her on an episode of "Pitch Men".  Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan tried to talk her into a $10 price point and she got all teary saying the product means to much to her to sell it for that cheap.

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      nnaaiirrBBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol i can't believe i signed up just to comment on spin gym,that thing yall talking about has always been a eskimo traditional toy,no wonder that stuck up bitch cudn't b a success,in ur fooking face girl.
      by the way cosette we make em just out of ordinary string n studded bones,LOL

      i'ma eskimo by the way

  2. zadrobi profile image57
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    I would look into yo yo's and fishing reels wink

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago



    i think i will go to the dollar store and find a Chinese Jump Rope and a Gyro wheel...that thing looks like fun but my gosh...forty dollar plus shipping??

    i want my arms to have more definition...i heard weight training can build muscle but make you all big...not cool.


    (haha! big_smile luv your Halloween costume!)

    1. joecseko profile image75
      joecsekoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cosette, I'll look into some of the best places to get what I envision. Any place that supplies metal products to related industry will have solid tube stock that the center wheel can be made from. A craft store should have something to use as handles (look in Toys R Us at some of the toys, too).

      The Chinese jump rope will have too much elasticity. Dacron or Spider Wire fishing line (made from woven Kevlar) will work best.

      No, weight training won't make you bulky unless you REALLY train that way, and eat that way.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    ooo that looks like fun to play with and yea not yo yos you need a weight for the middle and I would say something strong than fishing reels but not sure what

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago


    maybe the hardware store would be better than the dollar store...i will browse the patio aisle for some heavy discs or something

    there's got to be something that's available to make one myself. thanks!

  6. Jeffrey Neal profile image84
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry, but that thing looks like a joke.smile

    I'd say you'd be better off going to Home Depot and getting a bucket of bungee straps.  They would give actual resistance and it's continual sort of like the Bowflex systems, not to mention cheap.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, I agree. I want to watch the spinny wheel though, haha...big_smile

      they demo'd it on Fox 10 (local news channel) this morning. so I don't need a weighted wheel then, just some spinny thing.

      god, you can tell I'm not a mechanical engineer, right?

      really 1974? pfft... Forbes just wants to make a bunch of money. she's a shark like the rest of them wink

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        forbesrileyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dear Cosette

        Don't know if I'd call someone who's simply selling a fitness product a Shark -- and while I appreciate that Billy Mays wanted me to make it out of cheap plastic and sell SpinGym for $10 -- I chose to make a quality 100% aluminum product that provides up to 20 lbs of resistance per pull

        I also shot 2 dvds with 8 workouts, a detailed manual and a neoprene carrying bag --

        if that sounds like a greedy SHARK -- let me know --

        but I can tell you I have SpinGym in rehab clinics around the country, war VET who are confined to wheelchairs love this product and you might change your mind if you gave it a try!

        Hoping you are following your own dreams

  7. Pr0metheus profile image58
    Pr0metheusposted 8 years ago


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    Same thing for $8 + shipping, and it lights up.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha! big_smile see, it is the spinny thing AND the resistance training that appeals to me. i do, in fact, do resistance training but it gets boring after a while, and this looked like fun. thanks for the info!

      1. Pr0metheus profile image58
        Pr0metheusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, its not so much the thing in the middle that provides the resistance as much as it is just the force that goes into spinning these objects.  They are a workout, no doubt of that.

  8. zadrobi profile image57
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    Weight training can make you big, of course. However, if you train for endurance and not strength you don't have to worry about it. I'm not going to go on a big, unsolicited speal, but you shouldn't be afraid to lift becuase you don't want to look like ol' Arny smile

    Gumby says thanks for the compliment! You are the worst kind of witch: the cute ones that lure you in and then KAZAAM, you're a frog.

  9. BodybuildingBuddy profile image52
    BodybuildingBuddyposted 8 years ago

    It reminds me of a pro-yo mixed with those 80's spring bands that you would pull apart for different workouts...

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      Twhylightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True, this is the old button spinner, and I have a hi-tech toy that works on this principal that's made out of lazer paper and a good quality chord and plastic handles, whcih I spent about $7.00 on years ago (hey, it looks super cool and reflects the ligh and makes a buzzy noise when you pull it).  I dug it out again when I first saw the infomertial, and yes, the darn thing was working my arm muscles.  It has cheep plastic handles, though and after awhile, these dig into your fingers.

      Having basically used the dreaded plastic version of this, I would consider buying metal one.  A) I know it works, B) the hand pulls would be a LOT more comfortable, C) the chrod is thicker than what I've got, That's going to create more torque when you pull it back.

      I think it's a great peice of toning equipment.  Think of it as $10.00 for the unit and $19.99 for the DVDs, and then the price isn't really that bad.