Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nancy Boys

You’ve heard about it over and over again….. The complaints, phone calls and comments on the Anti Gym’s controversy- from Michael Karolchyk, his marketing, the concepts, systems, etc.

The reactions have not changed one bit, even though the commercials have been aired for months now on Fox Channel. The number of phone calls that Michael Karolchyk receives due to these ads have been overwhelmingly hostile, rude, and downright absurd. It has also been shocking to see not only the reactions, but just how these crazy people go out of their way to express feelings about the Anti Gym and Karolchyk.

My question is this…. Why do MEN call in and complain about the commercials? I can understand a woman getting her panties in a bunch over the commercials (plus, with a large rear end, underwear tends to move out of place). A chubby woman especially, may take these commercials personally and find it offensive (due to denial and the harsh truth- plus Sophia in the commercial may be your cake eating buddy). The “small” women who call in, well, as they claim, call in because they have fat friend. And they find the commercial offensive to their “friend”, and don‘t want their feelings to be hurt. Yah sure.

But, men. What could possibly drive a man to call the Anti Gym about the ad. I would think that the average man will either chuckle or ignore it. Why would he call in with a nasty attitude? Karolchyk’s comment on the commercial is “You’ll never get a hubby if you’re a chubby”! How does any man take this personally or get flustered because of this marketing ploy?

I can only come up with a couple of reasons why the male species would call the Anti Gym in an uproar.

1. They have a chubby wife with fattitude. Fattitude, as defined in the urban dictionary: A combination of "Fat" and "Attitude"; the loud, boisterous, obnoxious arrogance often displayed by large and/or obese women. This is very common; many large women often try to overshadow their physical enormity with a similarly large and over-exaggerated large-and-in-charge attitude.

If a man is calling Karolchyk with a nasty message, he is obviously scared of his wife’s fattitude behavior, and is terrified of her reaction to HIS amusement. He is foreseeing the wrath from her disgust if he doesn’t pretend to be offended. These are more than likely the men who immediately go to the Anti Gym’s website when his lady leaves the room to answer the door for the Chinese delivery guy!!

2. He likes chubby women, because he himself is chubby! This man is worried that the Anti Gym will make overweight chubbies extinct. He is petrified that he too will have to lose weight to get a mate! When he loses his chubby partner, he will feel and look like a sloth.

This man’s fear of losing a chubby lady is blocking his clear way of thinking. He is the man who lies only to make himself feel more comfortable. He is the guy that says he loves an overweight woman, a plump princess. But, the admitted truth is that they love bigger women simply because they seem "more comfortable with themselves”. These are also the guys who say “looks don’t matter”. HA. I dare you to turn down the temptation of a hot, sexy fit woman!

3. He is a Nancy Boy who is a member of all the feminist blog sites or a husband of the leader. This man is typically so desperate for a woman (as he is probably chubby), that he will pretend to agree with angry women. He also loves fat chicks, because they are coinsures of the fastest delivery service in the area.

The feminist blog writers are generally angry, have fattitude, and are upset at the world for their problems. This particular man is allowed to join, despite his gender, because he claims to be for woman power! He doesn’t think logically about anything and eventually believes that everything is offensive in life, everyone is out to get you, and that angry women are in the right no matter what!!!

4. This man might think he is a woman! Because of his lazy nature, full of excuses attitude, and lack of accountability has caused 1 thing….. The development of large man boobs along with his gut. The man boobs have convinced him to become sensitive to his inner woman. In this case a large, angry woman.

Like it or love it, almost everyone’s attention is caught by the Anti Gym. It’s now public attention to weight loss is out of this world. People who hate it, generally don’t like the person that looks back at them in the mirror. They react out of anger, rage, and disgust. People who love it, generally ADMIT they don’t like the person that looks back at them in the mirror. Forgive me and the Anti Gym for speaking the harsh truth, not sugar coating the negative reality of chubbies and obesity. Forgive us for speaking out against laziness and excuses. Phone calls, emails and vicious attitudes will not stop the revolution… Carry on!!

And remember: As Michael says- if you have a thin skin you will never be thin!!"

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Denial, Excuses, and Benjamin Franklin

In my 11 months with the Anti Gym, I can’t even count how many negative and absurd haters I have come across! The Anti Gym, Michael Karolchyk, the systems, branding, and concept are incredible. It is the only place where you will hear the truth, harsh or otherwise. It is the only place where there is no sugar coating.

I am convinced that Benjamin Franklin would love the Anti Gym:
“I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
- Benjamin Franklin
“Beware the hobby that eats.”
- Benjamin Franklin
“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals”
- Benjamin Franklin

Anti Gym is a place that will say what everyone else is thinking!! No Chubbies! Look, Feel, Be Sexy! You’ll Never Get a Hubby if You’re a Chubby! Forsake the Cake!

And I am certain that these are all phrases that I’m sure most of you have heard. These are also the exact phrases that anger most Anti Gym enemies. But why? Why has speaking the truth become such a “no-no” today? Well, on some issues, I guess.

It is safe for people to hate President Bush, Paris Hilton, and, oh ya, Playboy Playmates.

It is safe for people to hate Don Imus, Hillary Clinton, and, oh ya, skinny bitches.

It is also safe to say that the greater part of people agree with the no smoking ban in many of our bars, restaurants, and public service facilities. There are no bones about it when someone is upset with a smoker. The gentleman’s cigar smoke is shamed immediately. Why? Because smoking is detrimental, and negatively effects our economy, health insurance and personal health!!

Obviously, Karolchyk’s point of view and approach on weight loss is not liked by the majority. The Anti Gym has been shunned for saying “No Chubbies” or airing a commercial that shows a fat woman eating chocolate cake, as her husband leaves with a hottie. But, the Anti Gym is also putting a stop to obesity. Why? Because obesity is detrimental, and negatively effects our economy, health insurance and personal health!!

So, as you can see, I am confused about the Anti Gym’s negative reputation. Let’s be real here. It is precisely the behavior of chubbies!

Chubby: [chuhb-ee]- adjective: A person who is lazy, makes excuses and blames others for their problems.

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
- Benjamin Franklin

The Anti Gym hates excuses. In fact, one of the characteristics of a CHUBBY is making excuses. Most of us are guilty of having done something we shouldn't have (yes, some of us have had those old boyfriends or morning after yiker girls… ah bloody hell, we all have!). When we are questioned about our misconduct, do we accept responsibility and admit we are at fault? Usually not. Instead we make excuses. Making excuses for mistakes is not new! Now, your mom’s gym isn’t going to make you fess up to these excuses for not working out or eating like crap. The Anti Gym does… truthfully and bluntly! If you have lost it, we’ll tell you!

Excuses negate responsibility, and it is responsibility that separates man from the rest of the animal kingdom (although some of us are representing mammals more and more these days). If you take credit for your successes, you must assume responsibility for failures. Haven’t seen a CEO claim to be the janitor lately. He is proud of his company and takes credit for that company. Haven’t seen the banker deny his raise in pay. He has worked hard for it, and wants people to know!!

Trying to hide our failures with excuses is like concealing a small tear in your pants with an enormous patch; it only makes the matter worse. (By the way…. If you are chubby, you will soon rip pants instead of being ripped). Hence, the Anti Gym has weekly weigh ins, daily food monitoring, monthly body fat testing! No hiding in this place. Everyone takes credit for weight loss. We make you take credit for weight gain as well.

How can anyone deflect responsibility for being obese and lazy? It is personal accountability for your own daily life decisions. So many haters get angry about the Anti Gym’s tactics of throwing cupcakes, giving urinalysis tests, and handcuffing clients to the cardio equipment. This is because we are focusing on you- the problem of your obesity. We are making you accountable- no excuses or denial! No b.s. that you don’t have time, you’re on vacation, or it was your birthday.

When you make excuses and repeat them often enough, they become a belief. The belief then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Once we accept responsibility, we can evaluate our actions and take corrective measures to find solutions to our problems. Excuses, on the other hand, are like stop signs. They’re going to stop you from being sexy, looking sexy, and feeling sexy. They are stopping you from getting a hubby, and could stop you from a great sexy life!

Denial is the psychological process to protect. It is a defense which distorts reality; it keeps us from feeling the pain and uncomfortable truth about things we do not want to face. If we cannot feel or see the consequences of our actions, then everything is fine and we can continue to live without making any changes.

The Anti Gym is not about denial either. So many nasty phone calls come from the FOX TV commercials that are running right now for the AG. Why are all phone calls negative and distasteful, usually including an “a**hole”, “mother f**ker”, or “c**k sucker”? These same phone calls come from folks who are watching shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, Hells Kitchen….. And the commercials are offensive and not politically correct? WOW, people, people, people! You are kidding youself. Could it possibly be that the Anti Gym commercials are disturbing to you, and the uncomfortable truth is hitting home? Ahhaa!

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”
- Benjamin Franklin