Title: Gymrat Rules Subtitle: A Novel and Gym Primer for the Fit and the Flabby Gymrat Rules is a darkly humorous take on the real-world issues of a cross section of fitness fanatics, gym managers and personal trainers. The Gymrats are a community of casual acquaintances, gym archetypes as recognizable to gym regulars as the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Gymrat Rules is ...
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Wound Tight Productions; 1st edition (December 13, 2008)
Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 8351768
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“Wow, this novel was riveting. I only put it down for dinner and work. (and I don't even go to the gym) Finished it in a week and am wanting more. When is the sequel, Miss Lindsay??All I can say is, pick a copy up ... you won't regret it....”
ommercial fiction for the gym-phobic, and a fitness industry expose, appealing to the 41 million U.S. fitness club members. FitMANIA Fitness Club is a second home to Mia, the endorphin addicted Alpha Female, the book s main character. Other gymrats include the resident Diva - the gay aerobics instructor, GI Joe - the aging and cantankerous ex-military member, and the Networker - gym social director and hub of the rumor mill. Assorted Grunters, Bangers, Juicers, Barbies and Barfies round out the health club menagerie. Gymrat Rules chronicles the precarious financial health of FitMANIA, mismanaged by ex pro surfer, Dirk Becker. Like most gym managers, Dirk possesses an enormous ego, but lacks business acumen. It soon becomes apparent that keeping the doors open will require an extreme make-over . Dirk turns to the resourcefulness of the Gymrats in a bid to save his failing business. The Gymrats join their considerable forces in an attempt to preserve a lifestyle that affords them a perceived, if not real, sense of control - despite the chaos of their private lives. Coming to grips with infidelity, health issues, social and sexual stigmas adds to the eccentricity of FitMANIA s egosystem , where all is exposed under the glare of fluorescent lights and reflected off the chrome and mirrors. FitMANIA epitomizes the southern California gym scene - the epicenter of the fitness obsessed, where shared values and self discipline are the ties that bind these diverse characters. In the midst of both personal and communal crisis, the Gymrats learn that relationships, like muscles, are strengthened by following the fitness idiom: LOAD UNDER TIME AND TENSION ...or in neofit terms... he ain t heavy, he s my workout partner . FitMANIA, like most gyms, is merely a microcosm of the greater humanity, a smaller an perhaps fitter planet...a place to connect and belong. Gymrat Rules is Gray's Anatomy in sweaty spandex, Love Actually in the locker room, or Cheers...where everybody knows your weight.