The Fitness of Christmas Past- Present- “FUTURE”: Part 3

In the classic movie, ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooge was visited by the Spirit of Christmas Future. This spirit appears is a mysterious and unknowable figure. The spirit shows Scrooge a vision of events in the near future to show that todays actions affect tomorrows outcome.

As this classic tale relates to the fitness world of today, what we have done in our past sets the foundation for today and for years to come.


You now have more access and convenience to pursue your health and wellness goals than ever before.

While digital fitness may not be completely replacing traditional gyms and facility settings, their popularity will continue to grow in your favor.


A new thriving world of fitness technology and digital exercise options has emerged to make working out as convenient and seamless as possible for users’ everyday lives. Smart phones and watches will continue to provide access to digital fitness apps, virtual videos, and so much more - all with the tap of your finger!

Digital experiences will continue to evolve and guide the future.


The success of digital fitness along with popular fitness equipment has transformed the fitness world with access to so much at your fingertips. To stay ahead of the trends, companies will continue to innovate by offering more access to a wider range of fitness programs using digital platforms. The end user can really benefit from these technologies by spending less time commuting to gyms, being able to work-out any time of day, and can focus the time savings on other commitments like work and family.

Leading platforms like Total Gym TV (TGTV) has prioritized both creating and integrating workouts with the best home fitness equipment on the market while bringing expert quality products into users’ homes.

Total Gym has always been synonymous for offering gym-quality equipment at an affordable price. Looking ahead, the value of the Total Gym remains incomparable despite other equipment options. Even the trendiest of workouts can be easily paired with Total Gym’s at-home convenience. And by continuing to innovate, Total Gym provides programs that allow users of any fitness level to find a wide range of exercises that suit their fitness goals.

Although there are many gym and studio options, the at-home workout phenomenon appears here to stay. The Total Gym has been with us from the beginning of the ‘exercise era’ and will continue to be a staple in home fitness equipment.


When thinking about the future, we understand more now than we ever have with the science, technology, and access to information. It may seem we have less time, but we have more access to technology.

We will continue to know more as time evolves. We know more about how important leading a healthy lifestyle translates to long term wellness. So what better time than now, to take care of yourself. Use the best technology and info we have to insure we have a sustainable healthy lifestyle because we know that our future wellness depends on it.

We have become more aware of our bodies, ailments, strengths, and there wasn’t it wasn’t there in the past. It’s so important to be aware (biomechanics, ideas, illness, cures)

Over time, you have learned how important it is to stay fit, healthy, and make your health a priority as your responsibility and a commitment to yourself. Taking note of the current trends of the not-so-distant future can only help you achieve your fitness goals, for the future is now.


As we ride the wave into the future, we continue to use ‘classic exercises’ as a foundation to implement dynamic movements that strengthen, condition, and challenge the body. This Total Gym workout combines functional movements that stem from the classics.

(Foot Bar Connected)
1. Single Leg Squat / Outer Thigh Lift

(No Accessories)
2. Plank Slides / Push-Up
3. Knee Tucks & Pike Ups (adv)

(Attach Cables)
4. Rev Curl & Roll Down / Prone Fly
5. Side Kneeling Fly & Press

Be sure to check out the video demonstration to see how these functional movement combinations are performed on your Total Gym.

Looking ahead years from today, we want to become the reflection of our overall healthy lifestyle, and not like the timeless Ebenezer Scrooge, who saw a completely different version of himself!

Just like all three Spirits of Christmas in ‘A Christmas Carol’, there are take aways to learn and evolve into our future. I hope you have gained some insight, new feelings towards managing your health, and most importantly have encouraged you to continue to progress with training on your Total Gym.

Wishing you a bright, healthy, and joyous holiday.


Maria Sollon

Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a freelance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, newsletters, and fitness blog sites. Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work. (purchasable workout videos) (workout clips)

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