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Feb
1

TOTAL GYM INSIDE: HAPPY HEART HEALTH MONTH

 

Did you know that February is Heart Health Month?

 Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. with an estimated 600,000 people dying each year, or 1 in 4 people. Heart disease affects both men and women, but more than half of the deaths in 2009 were men. The greatest risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight or obese, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive drinking.

Here at Total Gym, we recognize the importance of exercising in order to keep not only our hearts healthy, but our minds and bodies too. Our employees take full advantage of daily exercise programs we’ve established right in our own office. Of course we work out often on our Total Gym incline body weight trainers doing full-body, muscle-targeted training days, muscular strength and endurance programs , Hight Intensity Interval  Training and Pilates.

But we LOVE diversity and understand the benefits of switching things up, so we also incorporate many other workouts like willPower & grace, Tabata training, Bodyblade, BOSOU ball and kettlebell exercises and even basketball.

Let us know how you keep healthy?

 

 

 

Jan
25

TOTAL GYM INSIDE – AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION CSM 2013

Yesterday marked the final day of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Physical Therapy convention in San Diego with over 11,000 attendees.

The physical therapy market is our longest and most successful market place.  I can remember back in the late “70’s”  we were actually asked to never exhibit at this convention again.  The Total Gym was perceived as a gimmick and not a serious piece of physical rehabilitation equipment.

However over the years the market started to change and in the early to mid “80’s” there was a paradigm shift away from single joint “Iso Kinetic” machines to a more functional approach and a total body observation.  With this shift Total Gym became the most versatile , functional, body weight equipment and can now be found in over 10,000 physical therapy locations in the USA alone.

I have always appreciated the true  interest that physical therapists have in helping their patients to get back to normal function in their lifestyle. And I was excited once again to attend and visit with all the customers and friends we have meet over the last 35 years,  as well as the next generation of upcoming physical therapists.

It was great seeing you all in San Diego!

Yours in good health,

Tom Campanaro

Jan
21

TOTAL GYM INSIDER QUOTE

A little Monday motivation…

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”

-       Pat Riely

Jan
9

HELP ALANA WIN THE TITLE OF “BEST PEE WEE GOLF SWING”

Check out the golf swing on this lil’ girl….

That’s Alana Kutt, the 7-year-old future LPGA superstar and our very own, Consumer Sales Specialist, Matt Kutt’s little daughter showing off her very professional looking golf swing.

Help her win the  Little Linksters “Best Pee Wee Golf Swing” contest by liking her YouTube video below.

 

In order to win, Alana’s video needs to get as many “Likes” & Views as possible. So feel free to share this link with all of your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!

Jan
8

TUESDAY TESTIMONIAL: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

A a global company, we work closely with a number of international distributors to deliver our world-class products and services to home consumers, commercial fitness professionals and health & wellness practitioners. It is our mission to ensure that everyone who we work with receives the highest level of service  and individual attention possible, not only from us but from our carefully selected team of distributors.

So we had to share this truly wonderful testimonial given to our Canadian dealer, STAK Fitness.

Thank you STAK Fitness, for continuing to provide the level of excellence we ourselves strive for everyday!

I want to let you know that I am impressed with the customer service and professionalism of everyone at Stak Fitness and Total Gym. It’s on rare occasion these days that businesses even care about customer satisfaction, never mind deliver on it, and it is rare to find businesses that are run with integrity and values. I have been very pleased with every aspect of my dealings with Stak Fitness and Total Gym since my first inquiries beginning in 2009 with Bonnie Lee, to meeting Roz in Toronto last summer, with Helen for the GRAVITY training and with you for setting up the training and for your assistance. The information on theTotal Gym website, the marketing help and materials, the GRAVITY DVD’s, instructor training videos on the website and even the GRAVITY training manual have all contributed immensely in making my addition of the Total Gyms a positive and rewarding experience.

 I can’t thank all of you enough for that!

Thanks again.

 Judy Cooper

MetaFitness & Wellness Center

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
19

HELP TOM GET INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL FITNESS HALL OF FAME

Total Gym® CEO Tom Campanaro, has been nominated as a candidate for National Fitness Hall of Fame induction.

 The National Fitness Hall of Fame & Museum (NFHOF&M), founded in 2004, recognizes top industry professionals who have dedicated at least 25 years of their careers to the service of others; helping millions get fit, stay in shape and live healthy, happy and productive lives.

Along with five other candidates, Hall of Fame inductees will be chosen based on a public vote. Voting closes on November 30, 2012 and can be made by visiting www.NationalFitnessHallofFame.com.

INDUCTION CRITERIA

An Individual can be nominated for National Fitness Hall of Fame Induction Consideration if they meet the minimum criteria listed below:

* 25 or more years of, full-time, service as a professional in the Heath & Fitness Industry.

* The personal practice of “The Fitness Lifestyle”

* Genuine concern for the welfare of others.

* A nationally recognized, “Body of Work.”

* Reached the age of 50. (New age requirement started in 2012)

Campanaro is the creative genius and driving force behind Total Gym, the world’s leading manufacturer of functional and bodyweight training equipment.

Founded in 1974, he developed the Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer, a high-quality fitness machine that uses a person’s own bodyweight as resistance and encourages the use of multiple muscle groups together in each exercise—now referred to as “functional training.”

Originally developed as a fitness product, Campanaro’s company noticed a significant portion of their sales were to physical therapists, which helped expand their sales market into the physical therapy rehabilitation and wellness industries as well.

Recognizing a need to bring fitness to home consumers, Campanaro partnered with American Telecast to further extended Total Gym’s reach in 1996 with what is today, the longest running broadcast infomercial in history. The infomercial helped propel Total Gym to cult status with over 4 million users and over 1.5 billion dollars’ worth of Total Gyms sold through the infomercial and in retail stores in over 85 countries.

Now with commercial partners in 23 countries, Total Gym continues to lead the industry with innovative functional and bodyweight training products, in addition to its award-winning GRAVITYSystem® commercial fitness program that is currently offered worldwide.

In an industry with over  500,00 employees and approximately 30,000 businesses (according to IBIS Worlds’s Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs market research.), Campanaro has made Total Gym a household name and with it, has helped inspire over 24 million workouts per year worldwide.

Help Tom Get Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame – CAST YOUR VOTE HERE