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!