Gym Makeup Essays

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This book will help you take action and get better!

The Gym Life Essays is a collection of essays that help you improve your Fitness, Lifestyle, Food, and Health.

The fundamental goal of The Gym Life is to help you reach your goals.

Who is it for? Advanced Athletes, Newbies and Everyone in Between.

Topics Covered: 

  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Cooking
  • Lifestyle
  • Fat-loss
  • Health
  • Mindset

The Gym Life Essays includes actionable advice as well as theory to help you develop a “winning” mindset.

By training your mind you can develop a powerful mindset that will help you be one of the few people that actually reach their goals.

Each chapter addresses a specific topic and includes actionable advice that will get you taking action immediately!

This book took me a year to write and includes many of the most popular articles featured on my blog: A Gym I firmly believe that there is improvement in these pages for each and every one of you. Not everyone will take-away the same ideas, but I’m confident you will be able to take away something that will improve your health and life.

This book can help the total newbie who has never been to the gym as well as the fire-breather who has a 3-minute Fran time. And for that, I am proud.

Here are some ways you can improve by reading this book:

  • Lose weight
  • Eat better
  • Get motivated
  • Set goals
  • Reach goals
  • Learn how to train effectively
  • Utilize recovery techniques to speed up your results
  • Learn how to always have a healthy meal ready in five minutes
  • Why the gluten-free fad is sapping your results
  • How to eat properly and avoid falling “off the wagon”
  • And much more…

The book makes for a great gift and is an excellent reference to read every-so-often to “refresh” yourself on the principles of nutrition, recovery, exercise, fitness, mindset, goal-setting, and lifestyle.

To Grab a copy for you or someone you care about:

 I’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing people around me my whole life:
Friends, Family, Clients, Colleagues.

They are the reason I’ve been fortunate enough to pursue my dreams. You often hear about people who are told that their dreams are “crazy” or “impossible” or “stupid” by those around them.

I’ve never experienced this from anyone around me whose opinion mattered… Ever…

It’s always been 100% support and encouragement. (If you can’t say the same, then I suggest you seriously evaluate the people around you and consider doing a “spring cleaning.”)

My friends and family, and all the amazing people that make The Training Box what it is, make up what I know to be the most supportive, inspiring, and amazing group of individuals this side of the Milky Way.

Because of their support I have been able to successfully publish this book:

The Gym Life Essays: Improve Your Life Through Fitness, Food and Mindset
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Bonuses For You

I want this book to reach people and make a difference. To make it worth your while, here’s what I’m offering:

If you buy a copy of the book you will receive:

  • a Bonus bundle of files from A Gym to help you with your food and fitness
  • 1 PDF file to read on the device of your choice
  • 1 MOBI file (can be converted to Kindle) to use with popular e-readers

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If you purchase 3 copies you will receive:

  • All the above PLUS:
  • A free signed copy addressed to anyone you want and shipped to them or you (that makes 4 total books)
  • 3 personalized book recommendations. You tell me a few books you have read and I will recommend a list of “must reads” for you

Click here to order 3 copies, then email your receipt, mailing address, note/person to send signed copy to, and a list of a few of your favorite books, to ismynamecolin@gmail.comwith “Preorder #2” in the subject.

If you order 10 copies of the book (to give to friends, family, colleagues):

  • All the above PLUS:
  • Custom Video thank you and answer to any one question relating health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle, or business.
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Thank you!

With your help, we can help others make drastic improvements in their lives.

Where so many are failed by the health, food and fitness industries, we have an amazing opportunity to save lives by spreading fact-based, non-fluff advice about what really works.

With people still thinking that fat is bad, grains are healthy, and the idea that exercise is just “going running,” we have plenty of work on our hands!

Help me spread the word!

My mission is to help as many people as possible see the “light” and bust through the BS that surrounds these topics.

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Yours in Fitness,


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One of the biggest reasons I don't like going to the gym, besides actually having to go to the gym and do something other than sitting on a yoga mat, is that I don't like being judged. The muscle-popping guys in the weight room always give me a side eye when I walk in, grab a pair of 10-pound barbells, and give them an almighty curl. They look at the nonexistent definition of my triceps muscles, then at me, with eye rolls and smirks, as if to say, "working out or hardly working?"

The answer I give, out loud, as I drop the weights close to their feet, is "none of your business."

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But the judgement doesn't just end with how untoned I am or how my diet — of carbs and sugar — should be swapped out for protein powder and dry chicken; it extends to what I'm wearing when I'm at the gym.

Why are women expected to show up to the gym looking like they're going to brunch? Why are they supposed to have their hair done, held back in a combed-out ponytail, with a full-face of makeup, and a coordinated and matching workout outfit that costs more than an entire month's membership to that gym? Why do they have to wear sports bras that look like they could be worn to a nightclub and yoga pants that have the right amount of patterns on them to make their butts look good? Why can't they just wear whatever they want, like the guys do?

Have you noticed how guys look when they go to the gym? Most of them look like they dug through their "please donate now" box of clothes, picked out a collection of the most-stained and wrinkled items, and tossed them off for a pump session at the gym. Their shorts are from 10 or more years ago with logos from their past schools or youth groups on them and t-shirts that look like they'd live a better afterlife as cleaning rags than as an item of clothing worn in public.

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But nobody judges them ever. Nobody tells them that their leggings are too see-through to be worn when they are doing squats or that the baggy t-shirt they are wearing makes them look soooo not put together.

I, on the other hand, no longer care what the social norms are when it comes to picking out an outfit to go to the gym. Sometimes I wear a sports bra, but sometimes I don't. Sometimes, when I haven't done laundry in a long time, I wear a normal bra that makes my boobs bounce a little bit, and sometimes, when I'm lazy and going to the gym in my apartment building, I don't wear a bra.

Sometimes I wear yoga pants, but oftentimes, I wear a baggy pair of shorts that I took from my boyfriend, because I'm not interested in having a trainer at the gym tell me that I need to do more squats so that my ass doesn't look so saggy. Sometimes I wear the t-shirt I wore to work that day, and sometimes I wear an old crop top that I used to wear when I went out to clubs, but now I'm retired and use it to go out to the gym.

I'll wear what I want to the gym, and I'll laugh when you tell me that I look funny. Does the gym have a dress code? If so, I'll gladly stop going and do bicep curls from my couch instead.

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