Thursday, December 17, 2009

do i look like a manager of a gym?

The answer to that question is, no. I don't exactly fall under the 'fit' category. I've never seen a 'plump' gym employee, let alone a manager. People who work for gyms usually fit this stereotypical mold of fit bodies, bulging muscles, and freaky orange tanned skin. I recently saw an add on craigslist that a job was open for a manager of a Snap Fitness gym in my area. Don't get me wrong, I love 24 Hour Fitness, but alas, they're not hiring. I opened the ad, I read the ad, and then I closed the ad. Who do I think I am? I'm really overweight, yet I want to manage a gym? Then I opened the ad again. Then I applied for the job.

The old me probably would have never even applied for the job. But the new me decided it might be a cool idea to manage a gym. First of all, no one is perfect. I'm a work in progress. Struggling with weight is something I've dealt with all my life, and I can certainly sympathize with other people who have gone through the same struggle. Gym members and I can inspire one another and reach our weight loss and healthy goals together! And wouldn't I make an awesome success story for Snap Fitness to feature in their newsletter? Not to mention, I know customer service, management, and even operating the gym equipment. I personally think people would be more apt to approach me at the gym and inquire about a membership, verses a scary steroid poppin', weight liftin' crazy eyed manager.

I just got an email back from the owner who is currently reviewing all resumes. You never know what your future may hold!


  1. That would be so awesome! And you're SO right ... what better inspiration for people coming in???

  2. I know what you mean about being approachable in a gym. Do you remember when we joined LOA Fitness when we were roommates? That girl that got us started and helped us with our body mass index and whatnot was like the poster child for all gyms, it was sick!! I kept thinking "don't look at my lack of muscle tone!"
    Plus, you are amazing at convincing people of pretty much anything and selling your positive energy. You would rock an interview and they would be nuts not to hire you.

  3. :( they must be nuts! they didn't hire me, in fact i didn't even get an interview! the guy said he got an overwhelming response (what do you think you get, posting on craigslist?) and decided to go with someone who had more sales and fitness experience. boo snap!