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One of the most well-known fitness equipment companies is Titan Fitness. They’re pretty great when it comes to lower-priced equipment that isn’t complete garbage like you see on Amazon or in stores such as Wal-Mart.
With that said, is Titan Fitness a good company? I’ll let you know the top 3 pros & cons of what I think and some other YouTubers that have something to say when it comes to their equipment.
Let’s get started!
Pros Of Titan Fitness
First up, we’re going to go over the pros of Titan Fitness and why I think they’ve definitely got some things going for them. Not every little aspect of a company will be good or bad necessarily. That’s why it’s important to weigh the positives and the negatives to make good investment decisions.
Solid Prices + Free Shipping
One of the first things you’ll notice if you check out Titans’ website is that they actually offer Free Shipping all year round, no exceptions.
Shipping can be incredibly expensive on things like weights, power racks, and pretty much all equipment. That’s why this is a great deal and something you should definitely consider.
On top of that, Titan Fitness is considered one of the best budget options compared to places like Wal-Mart and Dicks Sporting Goods.
Unlike them, there’s a huge community of people online who have heard firsthand how great some of Titan’s deals have to offer.
If you want to see my top picks, runner-ups, and budget options that they sell, we’ll be going over all their main categories later in this article, so don’t miss out on that!
Of course, this doesn’t mean that everything they sell at lower prices is worth it. Other companies like Rep have more competitive pricing for a much higher value.
I’ll go over more of that later when we get to the cons of Titan Fitness.
Perfect For Outfitting A Home Gym
Suppose you’re interested in getting above-average equipment for your home gym and aren’t planning on squatting over 600 lbs in your lifetime. In that case, Titan Fitness is perfectly reasonable and works just fine for what you get.
In fact, if you built an entire garage gym using Titan Fitness equipment only for a couple of people to use, you’re going to get a ton of value.
If you’re planning on building a commercial-grade gym, there are definitely better options, which I’ll go over later.
In general, though, for people looking to build a garage gym in 2021 for the cheapest prices possible without being absolutely junk, Titan is the best you’re gonna get.
Let’s finish up with the warranty that Titan Fitness includes with all of their equipment!
1 Year Warranty On All Equipment
Titan Fitness offers a 1-year warranty on all equipment. It’s probably a great failsafe considering that some of their equipment might not survive general wear and tear.
From what I can tell, this warranty will cover almost everything you buy from Titan Fitness. This is definitely a plus considering some of the backlash they get for quality control and other issues I’ll be going over right now!
Cons Of Titan Fitness
Titan Fitness does have a lot of good things going for them.
If you have a small budget, they offer a ton of equipment at a much lower price than can be found almost anywhere.
Unfortunately, that means they have to cut some corners to offer so many budget products.
Let’s go over the main problems that people have with Titan Fitness now.
Quality Control Issues
I’ve seen many threads and forums going over all the problems they have with Titans equipment.
The majority of which is on Reddit. Which I think is the largest hangout of humanities worst I’ve ever seen.
The number of toxic individuals I’ve seen on Reddit is absolutely insane, and I try not to frequent their threads as much as I can.
Often, going to Reddit will tell you every little issue the population has with literally any topic, serious, or product in this case.
The majority of the threads I’ve read about Titans Quality control isn’t the best, unfortunately.
Often, the bolts they sent aren’t the right size, or they don’t send them all, and you’re stuck with half a rack, and the pullup bar isn’t welded properly.
Or worse, you get half of the bench, tell them they only sent half a bench, and they send you the half you already had, and all the bolts are wrong.
This is what happened to me when I bought their adjustable bench v1.
Also, just a side note, don’t buy anything from Titan Fitness that’s the first version of the product.
The adjustable bench, glute-ham raise, and safety squat bar I’ve bought all might have been cheaper, but the second version fixed all problems I’ve had with them up until now.
Just a precaution for you guys, they tend to do really good once they get feedback from the community, but the first time they seem to miss the mark.
Now moving on, while their quality control isn’t the best, their shipping is fast from what most people have reported.
Which is both good and bad, as I’ll explain now.
Customer Service & Shipping Problems
Titan Fitness is one of those companies where their customer service is sometimes great, and other times it’s just the absolute worst.
And remember how I said their fast and free shipping is positive?
Well, there are literally hundreds of testimonials stating all of the issues others have had. From their packaging being destroyed, pieces missing from the box, and other problems in general.
When I first bought from Titan Fitness, the box that my bench came in looked like it was completely destroyed and barely held together.
It was also impossible to put together! Half of the bench was missing, and all of the hardware was nowhere to be found.
After contacting customer service, they sent me the same half of the bench and only half of the hardware needed.
I talked to them one more time, and I finally received everything.
The best part is that after putting everything together, the bench itself is wobbly, and it’s almost impossible to adjust it correctly. I have to hit the bench a couple of times to make sure it locks into place, actually.
The funniest part about this is that their new version of this bench addresses all of these problems.
So as you can see, even I’ve had issues with their shipping, customer service, and quality control as well.
However, when you buy the right equipment, and they’re on their best A-game, Titan Fitness can make some things happen sometimes.
Maybe not every time, but it’s almost like their motto that I just made up, “Titan Fitness. It just works. Sometimes.”
Okay, all kidding aside, let’s go over the biggest issue people have with Titan.
Not Meant For Commercial Gyms
If you pay attention to the welds, the stability, and just how cheap everything is in general; Titan Fitness is just not commercial grade equipment.
Compared to higher quality gear from Rogue and Rep Fitness, Titan just isn’t in the market for commercial gyms.
They’re in the market for average gym goers that want the freedom a garage gym gives them.
This means it only needs to be stable enough to handle a couple of users multiples times per week for a couple of years.
They’re not meant to be used by tons of the strongest people in the world all day, every day.
The durability and quality just aren’t there, so many people tend to review Titan fitness poorly. This video by Alan Thrall goes over it perfectly .
If you’re just trying to get stronger, build some muscle, and you expect to train 2-4 days per week for a couple of years, it’s going to be just fine.
If you plan to compete in powerlifting and squat over 500 for reps, it isn’t going to be a good fit for you.
That’s all there is to it.
So do I think Titan fitness is a good company?
For the most part, yes.
They offer some good equipment for the price. Their shipping and customer service has some hits and misses, and for the average gym user, they’re going to be enough to outfit a home gym.
There’s also the issue people seem to have with where equipment is made. Titan Fitness has most of their products made in China which urks a lot of people for some reason so if that’s you, Titan might not be the company for you.
For everybody else wanting to get above-average budget equipment, they’re great for what they offer.
Suppose you want to open a commercial gym that tons of people use for decades. In that case, it’s just not a good idea, and you should be investing in Rogue or Rep for higher quality equipment they offer.
It’s all about what your goals are, just like whether you’re trying to lose fat, build muscle, or get stronger.
Hopefully, this review of Titan Fitness helps you decide whether you want to invest in what they have to offer.
Now, let’s go over the best products that Titan has to offer and some more thoughts from Coop at Garage Gym Reviews!
Coop From Garage Gym Reviews Responds To Alan Thralls “I Hate Titan Fitness” Video
Coop is the owner and creator of Garage Gym Reviews which as the name suggests, means he reviews Garage Gym equipment.
Alan Thrall is the owner of Untamed Strength and he published a video 2 years ago where he basically went over how he hates Titan Fitness. He brought up some good points but this video by Coop responding to it, goes over a lot of the positives instead of all the negatives.
So definitely check it out and afterward I’ll go over my recommendations for the best equipment they have to offer!
Now I turn it over to you!
What do you think of Titan Fitness?
Do you think they’re worth investing in, or would you rather save up and go with something higher quality like Rogue?
Regardless, let me know what you think in the comment section below, right now!
Until next time,