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Dec
19

HOLIDAY FIT TIP: DE-STRESS AND WORK YOUR SMILE MUSCLES*

The holidays are filled with friends, family, and many things occurring at once which can be fun, yet stressful at the same time.

One way to keep the stress at a low but your spirits lifted is to incorporate some mind-body training of Pilates or yoga. These can be done on a mat, however, try incorporating a few movements from Pilates on your Total Gym followed by some warrior poses from yoga.

 

 

All exercises of these two modalities can be performed by using the Total Gym.

 

*Smile muscles; a common term in Pilates means: The muscles at the base of your buttocks, where the backs of your thighs insert into your pelvis. They form a smiling U shape under each buttock when engaged.

 

 


Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology.  She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national fitness conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, and MVe Peak Pilates.  Maria teaches traditional and progressive fitness classes throughout Southeast Florida.  She has also added her own brand of classes suited for her more advanced training clients.  Maria is also active in free lance writing for Fitness accredited magazines. 
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Dec
6

A PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER TO SPICE UP YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE

Whether you’re just bored with the “same-old” workout routine or you want to challenge yourself, Total Gym exercise DVD’s provide guided instruction for a fun and energizing workout that will have YOU working up a sweat! 

Now’s your chance to get some of our most popular workouts from the past at discounted prices. 

Just $9.95 each while supplies last.

Hurry! Order today and get your Total Gym DVD by Christmas to get in the best shape of your life!

 

 

 

Nov
28

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: TEN MINUTE HOLIDAY TUNE-UP

It’s officially the holiday season with everything that comes with it including ongoing “to do” lists that constantly consume the hours of your day.  The struggles of buying all your gifts, decorating your house (especially the tree if you have one), and making it to all your holiday parties doesn’t leave you much time to work off those sneaky holiday pounds that seem to creep onto your unwanted areas.

But there is a solution!

 

Here is a quick, but challenging, total body circuit that can be done in a pinch (not Grinch) of time on your Total Gym.  This recipe for a fast total-body workout will focus on full-body movements that tone you up from head to toe in a quick and timely manner.  This type of workout is circuit-based and will blast off any extra calorie indulgences from holiday feasting!

*Do each exercise for one minute, without rest, then move to the next exercise.

* Repeat circuit 2-3 times (Depending on time).

*Total Time: 1x through should take no more than 10 min. to complete.

Total Gym Holiday  Circuit

Incline 1 –  lateral lunges (could add weights, med balls for extra challenge)

Incline 1 –  reverse lunges (could add weights, med balls for extra challenge)

Incline 1 – knees tucks: plank (hands on floor, toes on glideboard) bringing knees to chest

Incline 3-5 –  kneeling back rows, face tower

Incline 3-5 –  kneeling bicep curls, face tower… add static equilibrium (one arm at a time)

Incline 3-5 – kneeling tricep extensions, face tower…add static equilibrium (one arm at a time)

Incline 3-5 – ab crunch with arm circles: supine, head towards tower

Incline 3-5 – lat raises with knees up/ head down- focus on abs and shoulders

Incline 3-8 – back extensions, lie prone (chest down on glideboard), head towards tower

STRETCH

This workout will maximize your muscles, work to burn off the extra calories, tone you up in no time… and still leave YOU time to shop, decorate, and party your hot body off!
 

 


Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology.  She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national fitness conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, and MVe Peak Pilates.  Maria teaches traditional and progressive fitness classes throughout Southeast Florida.  She has also added her own brand of classes suited for her more advanced training clients.  Maria is also active in free lance writing for Fitness accredited magazines. 
www.groovysweat.com
Nov
13

TUESDAY TESTIMONIAL – STAYING FIT PAST FIFTY

Total Gym can have a dramatic impact for those committed to active aging. See how personal trainer Diane Cadinha helps Baby Boomers stay active and healthy through her work on Total Gym and find out what her clients have to say about how they feel!

Oct
10

TOTAL GYM MAKES A GUEST APPEARANCE ON MTV’S JERSEY SHORE

Our customers KS Fitness in New Jersey got some major publicity recently when the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore got in on some GRAVITY action.

Watch as the girls of Jersey Shore (Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Deena Nicole Cortese and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi) get a “hard core” workout in on our Total Gym GTS .  Even Snooki, who is pregnant and on a restricted regimen, is able to work out safely on Total Gym.

 

 

Sep
18

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: AWESOME ABDOMINALS

Total Gym Inside blogger and “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Mayhew shows you how to target your abdominal muscles for a tight, taught tummy.

Watch the video below to see Amanda demonstrate a few simple moves to work your core:

 

Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share her enthusiasm for healthy, fit and fun living.

Aug
24

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: PREVENT INJURY AND INCREASE YOUR POWER BY STRETCHING

Hey Total Gym Insiders and my fellow golfing fanatics!

I want to talk about the importance of stretching. As I’ve mentioned before, in golf, the more flexible you are, the more range of motion you have and the more powerful your golf swing will be. But this applies to fitness in general.

Stretching will also help prevent injury, which is why you need to make sure you are incorporating a stretching regimen into your fitness routine.

This month I am demonstrating some core exercises and low back/hamstring stretches using one of my favorite Total Gym accessories: The Leg Pulley System. Not just for Pilates (this wonderful accessory also allows you to transform your Total Gym into a versatile Pilates studio apparatus), these really help to get a focused stretch on areas that are often tight or stiff.

Remember, take your time when stretching, don’t rush. Enjoy the stretch. The leg pulleys allow you to perform multiple types of stretches from static stretches to PNF stretching without a partner.  Whatever type of stretching you do, you will benefit from increased flexibility and range of motion, greater core strength and body awareness.  All great for improving your golf game or the overall health of your body!

 

Enjoy and Hit em’ Straight,

JayDee Cutting III

 

JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core Golf Fitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com.

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