Are You Fit or Fat AND Who’s Responsible?

Are You Fit or Fat AND Who’s Responsible?

My dad taught me fitness from a wee age. In those days it was all about Joe Weider, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and Lee Haney. We used a Soloflex machine my dad bought and put right in the living room, or we had a DP bench with a bunch of plastic coasted concrete weights.

The pic below is me and my dad making those gains these days. This pic represents over a cumulative century of getting swole, and we still work out together.

Now neither me or my dad are muscle-bound monsters. Never have been. But the lessons he taught me have carried me through the Marines, multiple marathons, a black belt, deep sea diving, climbing some of the tallest mountains in the world, and keeping up with five free range kids.

It’s Generational Fitness at its best.
I watched my dad.
I imitated my dad.
I participated with my dad.
I had kids.
My kids watch me.
My kids imitate me.
My kids join me.

My dad also did this with his dad, who was a total badass in the physical realm. Dudes used to travel to his house to challenge him in physical feats or boxing matches.

If you never had this in your life, it’s not to late to start. You be the first branch in that family tree that emphasizes fit over fat, activity over obesity.


Access to a Nationwide Network of Cowork Offices for $20/Month

I’m not trying to sell you anything here. Just passing along an idea.

How many of you go to Planet Fitness? It’s one of the top and most prolific fitness gyms in the US. I go several times a week with my dad to hit the weights, and I don’t even have a membership.

Now, how many of you have thought about using Planet Fitness for your work office?

I don’t want to bore you with a long essay for this idea, so I’ll give you all the skinny in a few bullet points…

  • Cheap membership compared to ‘real’ Cowork spaces
  • Free Wifi
  • Access to snacks
  • Locker rooms and showers
  • Massage chairs after a hectic few hours on the laptop
  • Free food on special nights
  • A gazillion locations all over the country
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Often near other high traffic areas where your clients might already be
  • Get a guest in on your pass, i.e. a client for a meeting

That’s just a quick brainstorm of perks. If you think of more, send them in. Send me pics of you working (not working out) in a Planet Fitness location, and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Here’s the disclaimer-

  • I don’t work for them, and I’m not making any money off this idea.
  • Not all of them are the same, so not all of them will treat you the same if you’re there all day.
  • Be smart about how you do the office thing. Spreading all your stuff out and getting in the way is a bad idea.
  • Buy a drink or snack at least once every 4 hours. It’s just good etiquette.

This is me in a regular hotel gym while traveling. See how mad I am. No people to talk to and no room for me to work.

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