The VQ ActionCare Resistance Chair, an “As Seen on TV” product, is marketed as a complete at-home fitness and rehabilitation system suitable for individuals of all fitness levels that (without the optional components) is light-weight and folds and stores easily. The manufacturer’s target customer is over 50 years old and the Resistance Chair is described by the manufacturer as a vital tool to help maintain a high quality life (i.e., a life of increased mobility and better heath).
The Resistance Chair exercise system is geared to enable individuals to perform a full-body workout from a safe, comfortable seated position. Because individuals remain seated, balance and stability are supposed to be maintained as the arms, chest, shoulders, abdomen, back, and legs are exercised. The patented Resistance Anchor Cable™ system is described as offering a wide range of upper- and lower-body exercises and providing smooth, low-impact resistance without the use of heavy weights.
The manufacturer states that the Resistance Chair system is made of very strong, commercial-grade construction with thick-wall steel tubing built to withstand frequent use in gyms and rehabilitation centers and tested to easily hold up to 400 pounds. Optional components, including the exercise bikes and shoulder stretcher attachment, were not part of this review, as they are not considered by ACE to be portable equipment.