A Better Personal Sales Pitch for Exercise

"Hey man, can I talk to the manager?" I overheard this at the deli around the block from MFF last week, and I was intrigued.  Whenever I hear a request like this, I'm interested in the conversation that's going to take place. As I waited for my smoothie and panini, I listened: Two men began by …

People Who Love Breakfast Drive Me Crazy

There are two things that I eat at diners: Scrambled eggs and salads. Recently I've been erring towards salads, avoiding the possibility of a subpar scramble.  Not that I'm biased, but I might make the best scrambled eggs in the world.  The last time I ventured outside of that was having pumpkin pancakes at 10am …

Updated Thoughts on CrossFit

I'm going to marry Julie Foucher.  You're invited. We haven't planned the wedding yet, but I've been saving oodles of cool ideas on my "future wedding" Pinterest page in anticipation for Julie calling me and saying, "I can't wait to make this happen, Harold."  I'll have to tell her we should wait until she finishes …

The Price Of Fitness?

"Hey, what does wmembership cost here?" "I'm not sure, maybe $50 per month." "Damn, that's expensive!" That was the beginning to a conversation I had one morning last week with an employee at the gym, concerning the price of gym memberships on Long Island.  We named a number of cheap gyms in the area, from …

Finding Love In The Gym

This morning I had a conversation with Joy and Charles, who are 77 and 80, respectively.  As Charles ellipticized, Joy explained that when she was was 43, Charles insisted that they begin exercising together, and that they’ve been “gym people” ever since.  She told me of her past training for half marathons, their thrice-weekly Spin …