One of the many things I love about owning a gym is the climate. There is no toxic workplace climate at the gym, like the ones I escaped from. Thereâ€™s not much worse than poisoned workplace climates. A polluted workplace is hell – flat-out, full-fledged hell. A toxic workplace needs a Surgeon General warning. Starting a gym from scratch was my escape from workplace hell. My gym has been a life-saver.
X Fitness has been packed during this entire long weekend, with sister and brother lifters trying to pack it on. There are 2 choices â€“ pack on muscle or pack on fat. Long weekends tempt you to pack it on â€“ pack on food, pack on beer, and pack on fat that seems to grow unnaturally, like itâ€™s juiced. A packed X Fitness is lifting. Dual meaning. Women and men lifting in the middle of a summer long weekend is soul-lifting. X Fitness is a lifting climate. It lifts my soul to be in a climate where people are lifting to pack on muscle. It lifts my soul to share a climate with like-minded sister and brother lifters who wonâ€™t give in to the temptation to pack on fat.
I was a dysfunctional, obese 12-year old who packed on fat while sitting on my ass recovering from a severe broken leg and learning how to walk again. Lifting changed my life. But I fight fat every day. If you have to fight fat every day, I know the feeling. I feel your pain. I share your frustration. But beating the hell out of fat every day beats the hell out of getting fat any day. Long weekend or short weekend, summer or winter, I have to fight fat or I return to dysfunctional obesity.
Iâ€™m honoured/honored to be part of the lifterâ€™s club with sister and brother lifters who choose to pack on muscle instead of packing on fat. Itâ€™s not easy to fight temptation. Temptation is hell, literally and figuratively. The best you can do is to give it hell. Donâ€™t quit, be fit. I never fit in anywhere or into anything when I was obese. X Fitness is my sanctuary to get fit and to fit in. Thank you sister and brother lifters for your uplifting commitment. #KeepLifting
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Natâ€™l Coaching Certification Program)
Head coach â€“ Niagara X-Men Football
Owner â€“ X Fitness Inc.
Blogs – www.GinoArcaro.com and www.SWATFootball.ca