In the past, I would go on little kicks of using it on and off. When I was 20, I was a personal trainer for a short time and I was positive training was going to be my life. Then I got a hernia. Looking better than ever, I was told I couldn’t train for the better part of a year. My level of fitness that I worked so hard for was gone, along with my good eating habits and positive mindset. I was lost in a horrible lifestyle of bad eating habits and negative thoughts of my body for many years to follow.
BAM! A year and a bit later I am down 75 lbs! I have gone from a 42 waist to a 34! My shirt size was an XL and now it’s a M! With restored strength in my knees and back thanks to the low impact exercises of the total gym, at 34 I feel on top of the world!
The Total Gym has changed my life in ways I could have never thought. I look better. I feel better, and I am more confident than I have ever been in my life. The best part of all is that I loved every minute of it! The Total Gym is sooooo fun to use! That made it easy for me to make it a permanent part of my life. I am a new man, and the super dad I have always wanted to be, because of Total Gym.
If you would like to follow my journey you can find me on Instagram @project.schaus I would like to share with you my favorite exercise from each major muscle group.
*the #’s represent the exercises found on the Total Gym Training Deck
SUPER 8 – Rep’s 15 to 30 – Resistance level is personal preference.
Shoulders- #19 Shoulder Press
Abs – Ab Crunch with attachment Biceps –#46 Inverted Bicep Curl
Legs- #36 SkiingTriceps- #44 Lying Triceps
Back-#10 High Kneeling Row
Chest- #5 Incline Push-up
Full Body – #56 Pullover with Crunch (legs up)
I am also a part of the amazing Facebook group called Total Gym Addicts where you will find the best bunch of people who love Total Gym! Check it out and see for yourself!