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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

Oct
16

TUESDAY TESTIMONIAL: A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Total Gym user Thomas LaConte sent us this “Then and Now” picture with a caption that read, “One satisfied customer!”

We think he looks great! Keep up the good work Thomas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
17

TOTAL GYM INSIDER QUOTE

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.”

- Michael Phelps

Sep
13

“BACK IN THE SADDLE” WITH TOTAL GYM FOUNDER TOM CAMPANARO


The interesting thing about PAIN is that you learn to live with it.

For the past five years or so, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my left ankle. This goes back to my motor cycle accident when I was 16 and broke the left leg. I am sure the setting style back then in 1965 was not a technical as today.  The miss alignment I am sure has caused the issue over the years.

But for years the only potential solution was FUSION, which was just not an option for someone like me that likes to remain active. I knew from our involvement in the physical rehabilitation market that the ankle replacement was coming, so I just delayed and put up with the pain — which believe me — is no way to live.

Now, for the first time in years, I am finally PAIN FREE. Although I do not have full ankle mobility yet, my range of motion and strength are improving everyday and once the surgical wound heals and I can officially begin my ankle rehab – it’ll be back to action.

 

 

 

Yes off crutch’s and walking,  this wound healing take’s time , one more week and then real rehab!!

Aug
21

TUESDAY TESTIMONIAL: FIFTY AND FABULOUS

For the past 13 years, Paula Harvatine has found the time and motivation to workout on her Total Gym and we think her results speak for them self.

Read Paula’s story of success and find out how she incorporates Total Gym into her life.

“I’ve been using my Total Gym for 13 years and it’s my absolute favorite form of exercise. I enjoy it so much and it works! I used to work out on a Nordic Track and a stationary bike, but everything I was doing was aerobic exercise.  At that time I thought, “working out is working out”— it did not matter what you did.  But I was not doing any strength training and I was not seeing the results I wanted even though I was using them long- term on a regular basis.

My friend had a Total Gym and said she really saw a difference, so I bought one. I started out using it 4 – 5 times a week and in a short time I could see the results! Now I just do it 1-2 times a week, but I am able to maintain a fit physique and it’s fun!

Even after horrible injuries stemming from an assault three years ago left me with joint issues and ongoing pain from injuries, I can still get on my Total Gym and workout because of how it works; the mechanics of it. I can’t run because it’s too jarring on my injuries, but the Total Gym has helped me. I have to keep a tight core in order to be in less pain and working out on the Total Gym allows me to do just that. The Total Gym is so good at helping me focus on my core because every move you do on it requires you to keep your core engaged.

Raising two kids and running a business, it just wasn’t possible for me to get to a gym – I wanted to spend time with my family when I wasn’t working. Having the Total Gym has allowed me to do that and still stay in shape.  I put on some Backstreet Boys, hop on my Total Gym and get my ‘40-minutes of me time’ and I have a ball while I’m doing it!

My husband and son have even used the Total Gym after they saw the results I was getting. In fact, my son got many comments about his ‘six-pack’ abs when he was using the Total Gym and my husband often gets comments about how fit he is. It has truly made a difference for all of us.

I turned 50 this year and just the other day I overheard a woman talking about how the ‘belly roll’ just comes with being over 50 and I wanted to say ‘No it does not! Not with Total Gym!’

Basically, I love my Total Gym!”

 

 

Story submitted by Paula Harvatine

Edited by permission only.

Aug
17

“BACK IN THE SADDLE” WITH TOTAL GYM FOUNDER TOM CAMPANARO

One step forward, two steps back…. 

It has seemed to be a pattern.  Every time I would start rehabbing my ankle, the small wound at the top of the surgical opening would fire up, landing me in the hospital once again.

Unsure why the wound was not healing properly, a wound specialist was called in. Turns out a deep hidden suture he skillfully removed could be to blame!!!

Since then, the progress has been amazing and my most recent report was very positive!

Hopefully only one or two more weeks on crutches – just in time to take leisurely strolls along the beach (sans crutches) during our trip to Hawaii!

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