2013-06-20

Another Business Idea

I have been working out regularly for nearly a quarter-century now. I started young, quickly became familiar with the local coaches and fitness experts, and I've been driving myself hard ever since. Let there be no doubt about it: It feels great.

Not once, however, have I ever felt like the person in this and similar pictures:
Photo courtesy my Google+ feed
Okay, so I'm also not female, but that's not really the point. When you look at pictures like this, you suddenly have the impression that fit people experience this zen sensation of being able to demand anything physical from their bodies and, with concentration, deliver.

Come to think of it, it's a lot like old kung fu movies, in which we see the protagonist preparing to punch through a brick wall or something. He pauses to collect his chi, inhales deeply, and for a moment reaches a level of mental zen that mere brown-belts can only dream of. Then, at the zenith of his mental bliss, he powerfully drives his fist through any obstacle in its path.

Like I say, I've never felt anything like that before, not even close. The truth is, no one feels like this, not even Olympic athletes. It's just a picture.

But what a picture! The person in this picture - or any such picture - is just like that kung fu master punching through a brick wall, or a Buddhist monk achieving Nirvana, combined with a prize fighter whose personal Nirvana is some kind of medicine ball push-up. Wouldn't it be great if we could all feel that way?

So that's my business idea: Combine a well-equipped elite gym with personal training and... personal photography. As an added membership service, photographers would work with the gym's clients and develop a series of social media photos like the above, fit for use as profile photos, cover photos, photo albums, mobile uploads, or however else you may wish to express your fitness zen!