In fitness, being a part of the 99% means, you’re unhappy with your body in some way, you either exercise or your don’t but you only associate exercise with changing your appearance, and you’d rather buy something to fix the problem momentarily than explore the practices that fix the problem permanently. That’s all liberal fitness, and sounds awful to those who do it right.
ScalesonFire.com is not all negative, and I’m not the most harsh trainer out there, but this is conservative fitness. I don’t apologize for pushing buttons. Why? Because Bill O’Reilly and Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh don’t do it. Most issues that inspire passion in the public like politics, religion, choice of cellular phone provider, and even fitness have its conservative and liberal sides. Generally, the elite, successful, one percent conservatives both control and are the envy of the ninety-nine percent liberals. This is common, understood, and the backbone of every liberal/conservative argument around us.
In fitness though, since there is no participation in the argument from the conservative side, liberalism is simply the way. I am simply here to preach conservative fitness to combat liberal fitness as Fox News preaches conservative politics to combat networks they feel preach liberal politics. In America, we need a balance. By coddling the overweight and out-of-shape, by allowing quick-fix and celebrity-obsessed ideals to run rampant through our media, by going out of our way to simply accommodate the consumers who consume more, we have all contributed to the notion that obesity and fitness mediocrity are an accepted element of today’s society.
We need voices that will help everyone understand that first, complete fitness inadequacies are unacceptable in any normally constructed human being. This is because effective fitness methods are incredibly simple. Liberal individuals make fitness complicated by first, making the process about superficiality, then by refusing to participate unless the activity is fun to them and easy enough to complete, then they quit and try the new thing. Over a lifetime, liberal fitness can become extremely expensive and create all of the lasting negative emotions about fitness that we see in hopelessly overweight individuals. If we have given so many the choice to be overweight or obese, but tell them to buy a particular product or to buy into a diet or method, then we should hear from those who think we should be independent of diets and methods and make the choice every day to be healthy.
Conservative fitness represents the deepest fear of those ninety-nine percenters who could never imagine real exercise and in result, have no concepts of the benefits of real exercise.
“Real exercise” is first, practice-based, meaning that it is done with a frequency, consistency, and encourages improvement.
Second, real exercise does not end. Acting as though there is a finish line to the fitness process is acknowledging the fact that a person began the process to achieve a set, superficial result instead of looking to simply live as a fit person indefinitely.
Last, real exercise is independent. It is independent of diets, gyms, workout plans, friends, doubters, anything. It is independent of all the things in a person’s head, and independent of all of the ideas being placed into heads.
Real exercise is exercise that has not been repackaged to fit the desires of people who don’t have the will to do the boring, tedious things it takes to be truly fit. All other exercise methods, diets, gyms, trainers, they all require full dependence for lasting results, or are designed to take an individual’s money before the goal is met.
The goal of personal trainers, athletes, yogis, and all other practice-oriented fitness enthusiasts should be to understand and accept that they are the one-percent of society, because those who are active but are so because of superficial reasons are also a part of the fitness problem. These individuals should lead their practices and businesses with this understanding in mind. Those who exercise to understand deeper levels of focus, discipline, accomplishment and strength are the ones who obtain what one might call permanent results from exercise, they’re also the individuals in our society with the most desired after bodies and who soak up crowded rooms with their sexual energy.
Taking control of your body is about fighting liberal urges. When it comes to fitness, no outside power can help you more than you can help yourself. I tell it to bewildered clients all the time: My goal is to cure obesity, so that in fifteen years I’m out of a job. The liberal needs the help and begs for the help and is dying for the help, but when the help comes, they aren’t as passionate about doing the work. They’d rather pay to have the work done for them. If not, they’d rather do something to keep up appearances.
Conservative fitness is about constant exercise, so that appearances don’t need to be kept up. Let the liberals worry about appearance.