Tom Fabbri is the founder and CEO of Total Motion 360. He is a health and wellness expert, author, world class adventurer, jet/helicopter pilot, award winning athlete, classically trained chef, inspirational speaker, and personal trainer. Some call him the “Life Wrangler”
Tom’s story begins in 2009 where he took on one of the biggest challenges of his life…climbing a 14,411’ mountain in Seattle, WA.…Mt. Rainier. Although he had never done anything of this magnitude before, he felt confident he could easily meet the challenge…after all, he was in great physical condition, or so he thought. For most of Tom’s life, he has been in the gym working to attain the best physical shape he could. He even participated in competitive bodybuilding through the years…winning the title of Mr. Natural Universe in 2010 at the age of 52. On that first climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier, however, he realized that he was not in the kind of physical condition he needed to be in. Looking fit does not mean you ARE fit. He made it to the top of the mountain, but vowed to change his philosophy on training. He also made another decision…to take on the Seven Summits…climbing the highest peak on each of the Seven Continents. Talk about extreme!
He knew this would require a lot physical conditioning as well as mental preparation. He incorporated running stairs into his training routine, but the question was what to do differently in the gym. He went on to climb four of the seven highest peaks between February 2010 to January 2011…Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciusko in Australia, and Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina. Sometime later in 2011 while he was in the gym, he had an idea to take an Olympic bar and put one end into the center hole of a 45lb plate on the floor. The pivoting motion of the bar resulted in a very different kind of workout. He had never seen this before and therefore, thought he came up with this idea. In doing research, he discovered that this type of training dated back to the Russians in the 1930’s and was called Landmine. He imagined the possibility of creating a product similar but better for home use…thus Total Motion 360 was born.
Taking an idea in your head and creating a workable product takes time, money, and lots of determination…but Tom persevered with his dream. From the early renderings of the bar and base to the final approved design to producing a prototype, the journey to realize this fitness product has been similar to climbing a mountain. In preparation to climb the highest peaks around the world, it takes planning, training, money, and execution. There are struggles and roadblocks and lessons learned along the way.
To date, Tom has successfully summited six of the Seven Summits…Mt. McKinley in Alaska in 2013 and Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica in 2016. Everest is next to be conquered with even more adventure beyond that. The summit of his current journey is getting Total Motion 360 to the marketplace. Tom’s passion for health and wellness is what drives him in all that he does.