This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. (February 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. (August 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Total Gym
TypeFitness Training Equipment
InventorTom Campanaro
Inception1974

Total Gym is the brand name for a line of fitness training equipment, created by Total Gym Global Corp and marketed and sold by Total Gym Commercial LLC and Total Gym Fitness, LLC. Total Gym equipment, used by physical therapy clinics, hospitals, collegiate and professional sports teams, health clubs, fitness studios and home exercisers, is sold direct, as well as through the internet, TV, retail and international distribution channels. Tom Campanaro developed the first Total Gym unit in 1974 with his then partner Doug Marino, in San Diego, California.

History

Total Gym CEO Tom Campanaro designed the first Total Gym incline trainer in 1974. Campanaro and partner Doug Marino named the brand “Total Gym” while sitting on the beach in San Diego, CA. They brought on business partners Dale McMurray and Larry Westfall in 1976 and the first Total Gym homegrown TV commercial hit the market.

In 1988, Total Gym moved into physical therapy.

Infomercial

In 1996, Campanaro sealed a deal with American Telecast Products to produce the first Total Gym infomercial, featuring spokespersons Chuck Norris[1] and Christie Brinkley.[2] Total Gym became one of the longest running fitness infomercial in history. Doing business as Total Gym Fitness, LLC, the infomercial has been broadcast to more than 85 countries with over 5 million units sold.[3]

References

  1. ^ "My Personal Workout Program, by Chuck Norris". www.creators.com. 2010-10-14. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  2. ^ Canning, Kristin (2019-05-20). "Christie Brinkley Just Posted Bikini Photos That Prove She's Aging In Reverse". Women's Health. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. ^ "Leveraging the Strength of the Total Gym Brand, Total Gym Fitness, LLC Announces Plan to Bring Global Retail Distribution In-House". PRWeb. Retrieved 2019-09-13.