Tonal

Machine learning digital gym + personal training built in

4.8/5
About

Tonal is the first-ever adaptive digital strength training system, powered by digital weights, with interactive workouts built in. It’s like having a personal trainer and a full gym, in the convenience of your home. One system, the size of a flat-screen TV, replaces every piece of equipment in a weight room.

19 Reviews
Ariel Norling
Dane Holewinski
Peter Pham
 +38 reviews
  • Matt Brezina
    Matt Brezinaceo, sincerely
    Pros: 

    packs small against the wall like a TV. Great workout in the home

    Cons: 

    none

    I can't believe it took until the year 2018 for the world to get a smart weight lifting machine - but i'm glad it has arrived! It is amazing to see how much thought and effort went into this product from the team. Great work!

    Matt Brezina has used this product for one month.
  • Russian Bot
    Russian BotTraveler
    Pros: 

    Tries to simplify workouts

    Cons: 

    For advance users, they'll need a strong wall support

    For someone that benches 450lbs, dead lifts 600+lbs. etc...I'd literally pull down any modern house wall that is not structurally re-enforced with quality steel girders. This would be great for the classic programmer soy boy.

    Russian Bot has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Sleek, convenient, and really a coach for every body

    Cons: 

    none

    this thing is so cool, and it's not just the technology; it's incredible to have access to a whole team of coaches, workouts, and programs right at your fingertips

    Caitlin Doyle has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    interesting idea

    Cons: 

    mounting concerns, scarce information and details

    All I can imagine is the thing flying off the wall when I pull hard on it. What is the full range of weight it can simulate? From the limited information I can gather from the Tonal site (can't find any external/independent reviews) 23lb or even 120lb is on the low end, and I am not an ego lifter.

    Also how many "white gloved" installs do you get? if i'm renting and moving around alot will I also have to invest in a power drill?

    Definitely going to keep my eye on this, because if it actually does what it says, it could be a game changer. However considering the price tag I need more information and objective reviews from trusted sources before I can commit.

    Madalin Florin Radu has never used this product.
  • Ariel Norling
    Ariel NorlingProduct Designer
    Pros: 

    Beautiful machine that replaces most gym equipment

    Cons: 

    Specific installation requirements and limited installation markets

    Tonal is a really sleek machine that replaces just about every piece of weight lifting equipment you might use at the gym in the convenience of your own home. It provides pre-recorded, structured training programs and sessions from excellent trainers. All of the exercises are pre-calibrated to your level of strength, and adjust as you build strength. You can build your own custom workouts from a library of movements and create custom attachments. Tonal supports multiple users on the same machine, which made the price tag less than the cost of gym memberships for many couples/families. Financing is offered via Affirm for 0% APR. Tonal requires very specific conditions for installation, which aren't well-publicized before purchase. The team is very helpful and responsive about installation process. Since it requires a special installation team, it's not great for people who move often or might be moving to an area Tonal isn't currently delivering to.

    Ariel Norling has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Strength room on your wall, connected to trainers, making it easier to get workouts in

    Cons: 

    cant think of any

    I have used the Tonal machine. It is the real deal. No more banging weights. The motors provide a better work out. Excited to be connected to trainers to help me with workouts.

    Tod Francis has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    great machine

    Cons: 

    DOES NOT WORK IN MY CANDO

    IF YOU LIVE IN A CONDO OR APARTMENT PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TONAL, OR IF THE UNIT WILL BE INSTALLED ON A WALL THAT BACKS A BEDROOM IN YOUR HOUSE. There are a lot of questions about installing Tonal in the Group. TONAL as a company is being dishonest at future buyers expense. Tonal does not disclose that this unit can possibly make noise on opposite walls, or units above, below or even across from you.. My next door neighbors experienced a saw sound in their unit.. I asked TONAL before I purchased if I can use the unit and not disturb my Roommate.. they said yes.. put the Bluetooth headphones on.. They Neglect to tell me that the unit itself sounds like a chain saw in my roommates room.. I was working with support and they acted as if this Never happened.. The installers told me 1 out of 10 installs is returned because of sound problems.. I spent 2k trying to sound proof the wall, have the wall repaired and installing a power outlet under the unit.. Nothing stoped the sound travel.. 2 walls in my home where damaged and TONAL has not done anything in good faith to resolve.. Their site survey does not mention sound problems.. They only care to sell units.. If something goes wrong they don’t care about there customer.. This is not on their web site anywhere.. AGAIN, purchase this machine at your own risk if you have shared walls or putting machine on a wall where someone might be sleeping.. As long as you’re OK with having them take it back if sound problem happens.. if you’re ok with your wall having multiple bolts inside and TONAL not exposing this to you and you having to fix the wall after their machine fails to install correctly.. For the installers they get paid less $ on FAILED installs.. so even the people working hard for the company ends up working for less money because they don't properly sell the machine..

    Mathew Perelman has used this product for one month.
  • Sumner Paine
    Sumner PaineHead of Product at Tonal
    Pros: 

    Beautiful product, awesome tech, strength train from home & ditch the gym!

    Cons: 

    none

    I used to head to the gym for weight lifting, but not anymore. Now I strength train with Tonal everyday, and I love it.

    Sumner Paine has used this product for one year.
  • Imran Maskatia
    Imran MaskatiaProduct Leader, Startup Advisor
    Pros: 

    It's compact, efficient, and guides you well through a customized strength training regimen. It's fun to use and gets updated content.

    Cons: 

    None

    The Tonal team have created something special here. Definitely check it out. I'm so glad it's finally available!

    Imran Maskatia has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Smart video content tailored to each workout, gorgeous design, proud to have in a living room, huge display makes the tainer feel real

    Cons: 

    None

    In one fell swoop, this machine has made every other strength-training workout feel decades outdated.

    Ben Einstein has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    super convenient - workout in your underwear!

    Cons: 

    can't have it right this second - gotta be delivered :-/

    great workout. super simple to use. just turn it on and it tells you what exercises to do and how much to lift.

    Tonal has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    - Easy to workout from home

    - Easy to ramp up lift weights over time

    Cons: 

    None

    It's by far the best way to work out. It does for working out what the smartphone did for productivity.

    Meghneel Gore has used this product for one year.
  • Dane Holewinski
    Dane HolewinskiCOO, Yozio
    Pros: 

    All the intensity I choose, none of the hassle. The most efficient and effective workout technology I've ever tried...and I've tried a lot!

    Cons: 

    None

    The combination of a gym, personal trainer and a workout scribe rolled into one...only better and smarter.

    Dane Holewinski has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Skip: Rain, horrible traffic, subway not running, class not available, it’a late, ...etc.

    now I have working out at home option when I need

    Cons: 

    Nothing so far. will see how it goes over the long term

    I like working in studios and the gym around people but with an option an home, I can still work out with Convenience

    Mohamed Mawla has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Elegant, beautiful and practical. This product is ideal for people who love to work out but don't necessarily want to go to the gym.

    Cons: 

    May be a tad bit expensive but I would have no problem paying for something like this.

    This is the very definition of investing in yourself. Can't wait to try it out!

    Rezaur Rahman has never used this product.
  • Mokhtar Alkhanshali
    Mokhtar AlkhanshaliCEO, Port of Mokha Coffee
    Pros: 

    eliminates barriers from being able to workout. There’s no more excuses if you can have a full gym at your home.

    Cons: 

    None.

    From all the at home workouts, this is by far the most incredibl. Goodbye bow flex and thigh master and ridiculous 1001 other gimmicks.

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Amazing offering all around. It's the first I've regularly strength trained in 15+ years.

    Cons: 

    None.

    They've made strength/personal training available in the home. I'm sure it will help with research in the entire industry.

    David Mallard has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    So much great energy and creativity went into this!

    Cons: 

    None

    So excited and proud of you Aly!!!

    Sumaiya Talukdar has never used this product.
  • Ozzy Chaudhri
    Ozzy ChaudhriMachine Learning Engineer at Macy's
    Pros: 

    Quick full body workout, saves time.

    Cons: 

    none

    There was definitely a need for an all-in-one digital weight lifting system in this day and age.

    Ozzy Chaudhri has never used this product.