CEO & Inventor
Anthony Carey, MA, CSCS, ACE-MES, holds a Master’s degree in biomechanics and athletic training and is Personal Fitness Professional Magazine’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year and 2017 Finalist for IDEA World’s Personal Trainer of the Year. Since 1994 he has been the owner of Function First in San Diego, California which was voted San Diego’s “Best Of” Personal Trainers/Studio for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Anthony has authored two bestselling books; The Pain-Free Program: A Proven Method to Relieve Back, Neck, Shoulder and Joint Pain and Relationships and Referrals: A Personal Trainer’s Guide to Doing Business with the Medical Community .
He has developed the Pain-Free Movement Specialist curriculum, the first of its kind for the fitness community and made available globally through multiple educational partners.
His work has received national attention, including the New York Times, Time Magazine, Oprah’s “O” Magazine and Shape Magazine. His clientele is represented by people who have sought Anthony’s help from more than 18 different countries and 33 US states.
Anthony is recognized internationally as a leading expert on biomechanics, corrective exercise, functional anatomy and motor control and their relationships to musculoskeletal pain and function. He provides cutting edge, informative and entertaining presentations to the international fitness community through all of the major fitness conference in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Brazil.
Equity Partner & Chief Strategist
Tom Campanaro became a self-taught student of exercise equipment and methods, tinkering in his garage to find or make various objects with which to weight train.
Tom founded the Total Gym® Company with business partners Dale McMurray and Doug Marino in 1974, with Larry Westfall joining the team within the year. They developed the Total Gym incline bodyweight trainer, a high-quality version of a machine that encouraged the use of multiple muscle groups together in each exercise—now referred to as “functional training."
Today, Total Gym is the longest running broadcast infomercial in history, with over 4 million users and a billion dollars’ worth of Total Gyms sold through the infomercial and in retail stores in over 85 countries.
In 2003, the company launched the GRAVITYSystem®, a versatile and turnkey fitness program. Now with operations in 23 countries, Total Gym continues to lead the industry with innovative functional and bodyweight training products, in addition to its award-winning GRAVITY fitness program offered worldwide.