The Gym is a Candy Store

I have early memories of my dad taking me to the local YMCA. I remember playing in the gym, and seeing the gymnastics bars and mats, and the weight room, and the pool. Good memories.

Even as I got much older, I’ve always found it thrilling to go to the gym!

Now, I love to work out in different settings–outdoors as I mentioned in my previous post, in a garage or basement. But I have to admit my favorite place to train is in a gym–nothing fancy, but it’s gotta have barbells! Dumbells are good too, and Kettlebells are great. But there’s something about barbells!

I like to keep in mind the simple things, and the simple reasons to work out. I know everyone has goals–they want to lose weight, gain muscle, get healthy, etc. All worthy goals. But my main drive for working out, has always been because I’ve enjoyed it!

I know not everyone is the same as me, but for all my clients, I strive to give them a piece of that joy I get from going to the gym and pushing the weights around.

Yes, to me, the gym is a candy store. Merry Christmas, everyone. Let’s go get some candy!



Patrick Rooney is the Owner of GREEK PHYSIQUE™, LLC, a Personal Training company located in Middle Tennessee, which specializes in body sculpting for men and women. Patrick is certified through the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC). For more information, go to Contact Patrick at

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