Total Gym Addicts, Adam’s Story

Hello, my name is Adam Schaus. I am 34 years old. I have owned a Total Gym since I was 16. I have always believed in this amazing machine. Over the years, I have had a few different models of Total Gym: TG 1000, TG 1600, TG XLS, and I now own the Total Gym FIT! What a great machine!

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.
Around November of 2017 I was 275 lbs and having knee and back issues. It was hard to walk a set of stairs without feeling as if I just climbed Mount Everest. What was more painful than that was not being the dad I always wanted to be to my 2 beautiful little girls. I always had dreams of being a super dad - the dad that would play sports with them and be that strong role model for them. Around that time, my wife started her mission to be fit, which also helped motivate me to change my ways! So, I set up my Total Gym again and made a permanent gym space. I picked my 3 favorite exercises from each muscle group and started doing one hour full-body workouts 3 days a week. 

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!

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