Total Life Concept's Approach to Fitness

Pain-free life experience | Effecient and effective movement | Human performance



"Whether you are new to fitness, recovering from a past injury or a seasoned athlete, this program is for you."

-Chris Grotefend, TLC Master Trainer


Existing without pain shouldn't be an anomaly, however, the fitness industry has a lot of ways that lead to more pain, imbalances and injury.


But that's not true here at Total Life Concept.


Our 5 Phase Fitness program is all about functional fitness and being able to do what you love, pain-free and with confidence. 


The Breakdown

Total Life Concept's well rounded approach optimally prepares you for anything life throws your way.   Phases are each constructed to enhance the previous phase. Each phase addresses different movement characteristics with gradual increases in the complexity of the movement from phase to phase.

Once you get through the “5 Phases,” you will have an incredible repertoire of movement knowledge and maintaining what you've built will be easier than ever before. This is an effective insurance policy against a failing body.

5 Phases

8 Weeks Per Phase

40 Weeks for Program Completion 

Explore our blog

Stretching: The Important Element of Exercise You Forgot About

By Chris Grotefend | February 26, 2020

Our muscles can do two things-contract (shorten) and extend (lengthen). Most folks tend to get hyper focused on either the strengthening part or the extendability part, usually depending on what they are good at.  You will see people who build muscles well in the gym lifting weights. Alternatively, people with excellent flexibility generally enjoy yoga…

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Coordination: You’re Not Just Born With It

By Chris Grotefend | January 29, 2020

Many people believe that as we get older we begin to lose our ability to balance.  This may have been the case for previous generations, but I would say they just didn’t practice. Our nervous system is worthy of our attention because it is infinitely trainable.  The different movement systems interact with each other and…

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4 Ways Cardio Does More For You Than You Might Think

By Chris Grotefend | October 25, 2018

There are so many conflicting things we hear daily about health and fitness. In the next few articles, I will attempt to clarify the what’s, the why’s and the how much, for you in your personal quest for optimum exercise prescription and creating the life experience you choose.   Myth 1: WEIGHT LOSS. We do…

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