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What is Total Gym?

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Total Gym is a training system that uses inclines and the body weight of the user in dynamic natural movement against gravity. Front-to-back, side-to-side and rotational motion are supported. The equipment is designed to be effective for exercisers of all weights, body styles and fitness levels.

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The Total Gym was originally designed in 1974 and is produced by a California-based private company. In 1996, a marketing infomercial was created with spokespersons Christie Brinkley and Chuck Norris. It became the longest-running fitness infomercial in history, according to the company, and has been broadcast to more than 85 countries. Other high-profile names such as Wesley Snipes and Jackie Joyner-Kersee also endorse the Total Gym.

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