I brought this here because I didn't know where else it fit... except maybe Yack Fest, but the lack of focus over there is not something I enjoy much.
I was listening to some fast-paced metal
, and it got me really
pumped up, and I thought to myself: "This is some really Hot-Blooded
stuff, much more engaging than the usual pop songs they use in Spinning classes and as background in gyms. What if... what if there was a gym that built upon the martial, passionate fiction nerds so enjoy, and especially the music
thereof, and leveraged those intense emotions for the sake of training the bodies?"
But then my Inner Critic was like "Nerds are stereotypically lazy and uninterested in physical exertion."
I replied, "They probably just don't find the type of incentive they get in their other activities. But nerds can get furiously
passionate about the stuff they're good at. It's all a matter of managing incentive and reward... I think gamification
is the key word here."
My Inner Critic wasn't impressed: "You've used apps that offered to gamify exercise and dieting for you; that didn't work out very well, did it?"
"It was tedious, entering every meal. Especially when they were varied. Same deal for walking and biking distances."
"See? Without the help of a personal trainer, or at least one that's dedicated to a small group, you aren't going to push yourself into doing it."
"Well, it might be a bit more expensive, but with the right kind of personnel and focus, I definitely think that a gym specializing in putting nerds into shape could be a thing. Also, I'd love to push weights to the sound of Rap is a Man's Soul
"You can already do that by yourself."
"Wearing headphones in the gym is such a pain."
"Wear small earphones like normal
"But then the bass just doesn't feel right!" I protested. Then I went on... "Aaah, can you imagine, a spinning session opening with Flight
from the Man of Steel
OST? A mountain section to the military beat
of Kiryu Ga Kill
, or rising up a steep slope to the triumphant Be A Man
, all together going "HO!" and "HAH!"
at the right times? How about an endurance area to the sound of Django Unchained
? An then, for the last, relaxing
stretch, Continued Story
My Inner Critic managed a "Just take a static bike and program this stuff yourself, idiot."
So, what do you guys think? Can we nerds exploit our own little passions and daydreams to make our bodies stronger and healthier? Can we exploit our other competences (research, programming, planning) to make the best out of the money and time spent?
edited 19th Mar '14 6:21:22 AM by TheHandle
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