She does not belong to a fitness club.
In 2005 we received a phone call at 5:30 am from the Director of a Recreation Center where we had investigated joining. I was told that we would not be allowed to join as a result of my opinions. I hung up the phone distraught for The Iron Maiden and I were less than 8 weeks out from a bodybuilding show. I expressed my concerns and uncertainty to the Iron Maiden. Her reply was brief, salty and to the point: “FIRETRUCK (Insert the Recreation Center Directors Name Here)
However she drove home a point that has continually been reinforced over the past few years and that is one does not need a fitness club to make one fit for real life.
Walk into any modern fitness club today and one will find a dazzling and stunning array of equipment equipped with bells and whistles, TV’s, flashing lights and mindless proclamations of ones achievements and successes. Members dutifully drive to the fitness club in their SUV’s and trudge through workouts that have no meaning or bearing in real life. There are little or no practical applications to fitness present as defined at the start of this piece. Where in real life does one replicate the movement found in doing leg extensions or the AB and ADduction machines? A BOSU on a swing to work on CORE training? Give me a break! Simply put it is all delusions and illusions of fitness in the majority of today’s modern fitness clubs.
Over the past few years Clar and I have been urged to open a gym. It has happened. Together we are bridging the physical and mental, the academic and the athletic, drawing on established foundations rather than smoke and mirrors. Our methods might not be for all as the definition of fitness varies from individual to individual. However if the words of Bruce Lee “When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning there is simplicity. Life is a relationship to the whole” resonate with you as they do Clar and I feel free to contact us.
CJ and Clar