Tom Campanaro Gives the Behind-the-Scenes History of Total Gym on iClubs’ “Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness” Podcast

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The founder of Total Gym shares the story of how a century-old idea, perfected in a garage, becomes one of the biggest selling products in television history on Athletic Business and Motionsoft's weekly podcast series, “Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness,” available at iClubs.com.

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Hearing the story direct from Tom Campanaro...gives you an incredible insight into the passion, drive and good timing an entrepreneur needs to reach the status of industry hero.

Total Gym Founder Tom Campanaro is the featured guest this week on iClubs “Gym Glass: Heroes of Fitness,” a weekly podcast presented by Athletic Business Magazine and gym management software provider Motionsoft. The show features unscripted interviews with the pioneers and innovators behind the best known names in the fitness world.

Campanaro, who founded Total Gym, the world’s leading manufacturer of functional and bodyweight training equipment, tells the story of how he left a life headed for trouble, found his way to body building and the invention of the Total Gym, and then how he and his partners hit the road to market Total Gym for years before coming upon a game-changer – the television infomercial.

“Say Total Gym, Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley, and almost anyone who has watched a television in the last 20 years will know exactly what you are talking about,” said ‘Gym Class” host Hossein Noshirvani. “But hearing the story direct from Tom Campanaro, about the years he and his partners spent marketing it at trade show after trade show to different audiences, gives you an incredible insight into the passion, drive and good timing an entrepreneur needs to reach the status of industry hero.”

Episodes of Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness are available for download through the iClubs conference website and on iTunes. New episodes are released every week.

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