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Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I’ve found this to be true, but what he didn’t say is how much work goes into achieving a dream, something I know very well from experience and something I was recently reminded of.
Years ago, my daughter Shanan said “If I marry Nick it will be on Gili Meno.”
“Where I said?”
“Gili Meno. It’s just a two hour boat ride south of Bali.”
Well I’d heard of Bali, but Gile Meno? Turns out it’s a very small Indonesian island that you can walk around in less than an hour.
A few years and a proposal later, my wife and I, joined by a few friends and family, watched as Shanan married Nick along the scenic shores of Gili Meno – the wedding she’d dreamed of.
You can imagine the amount of work that went into planning a wedding on such a remote island from our home base here in San Diego, but somehow we pulled it off, or more specifically, Shanan and my wife, Joy, pulled it off. From halfway around the world, and with the help of the fantastic Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, they managed to plan every detail from the flowers at the ceremony to the cake at the reception on Lombock island, a 15 minute boat ride from the ceremony.
What was once just a dream, became one of the most magnificent and memorable weddings I’ve ever attended.
Likewise, as I look back on almost 40 years in the fitness business, from the day when Total Gym was just a dream to where we stand today, a global leader in the industry, I can think of many, many people who dedicated their time and considerable talents to making Total Gym the success I always knew it could be. From all the employees we’ve had over the years to national dealers and international distributors like, Perform Better, Patterson Medical, Dynatronics , HQH fitness, Physical Company and Total Gym Germany and of course all of our customers – all I can say is Thank You for helping me reach my dream.
There’s no date like a workout date if you know the benefits of making your sweetheart your “sweatheart.”
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Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D., earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania after completing his M.S. degree in clinical psychology at Hahnemnann Medical College where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. He coaches world-class athletes and fitness enthusaists for performance enhancement. He is Senior Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for ACE, on the faculty of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, a national Community Ambassador for Experience Life Magazine’s health initiative and for FitFluentials, appears weekly on San Diego’s CW channel 6, is a consultant to Les Mills International, writes for IHRSA, is a member of the Sports Medicine Team at the Sporting Club of San Diego and the La Jolla Sports Club specializing in fitness psychology, writes the “San Diego Fitness Psychology” column and “San Diego Life Coach Examiner.” He is also a writer and consultant to the Total Gym company. Dr. Mantell has written two best-selling books and appears regularly on radio and TV.
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,
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.
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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!
MetaFitness & Wellness Center
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.
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)
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.
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