As you may know, the co-founders of Anytime Fitness will star in ABC’s hit show Secret Millionaire this coming Sunday, June 10th. To enhance your viewing experience, Anytime Fitness is holding a Twitter Viewing Party during the show, and you’re invited!
All through school as a kid, I always saw summer break as a chance for reinvention. Three months away from my friends, my latest crush, and my teachers, where, if I worked really hard, I could come back an entirely new and impressive person. There were a lot of pre-teen fantasies of me walking into the first day of school with a wind machine blowing my hair and people oohing-and-ahhing over the new me. And while that never actually happened (only in the movies, kids), I did always find myself more confident and ready to face the school year knowing that I used my summer break to better myself.
Last August, Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen (Co-Founders of Anytime Fitness) left the comforts of home and work, and boarded a plane - destination unknown, to film an episode of ABC’s Secret Millionaire. Little did they realize that this journey into unfamiliar territory would change them in profound ways.
Before I became a personal trainer, I worked at a desk, from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. At first I liked it! I enjoyed dressing up, packing my lunch, decorating my cubicle, and interacting with my co-workers. But I’d quickly realized just how little I moved during the day, especially when I was busy. And I realized how many treats were in the break room, from donut Fridays to someone’s birthday, and the holidays. I also began to realize how mentally and physically tired I was, just from sitting all day. The couch and a bowl of pasta often sounded much better than the gym followed by a salad.
Every time I travel to Florida or California, I think of how lucky children there are to be able to play outdoors year-round. My kids, and regrettably now my grandchildren, were stuck inside the house much of the year due to lousy weather. But, alas, spring has sprung and outdoor time is here.
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