The Perfect Human Form

December 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Musings, Photos 1,387 views

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There are two main gyms in Colindres. Or at least two with a specific, well-defined company logo. I think they are perfect examples of the varying opinions people have on what the ideal shape is for a human body.

Now, I understand that a large part of gym marketing is based on making potential customers feel as if their bodies are inferior of what they could/should be. That’s natural. That’s why they pay those people that work out for five hours each day to film those infomercials about the little product that fits under your bed and you only have to use for 3 minutes a day twice a week to look hot and sexy. And, just like you can’t have an uncombed barber or a poorly-dressed tailor, the people that work at these fitness centers have to be in good shape themselves. What’s funny is that the people that run the two gyms look just like their logos.

Trans World Gym

The guys that you see entering and leaving this gym all look top-heavy like this.


The couple that runs this gym are small and pure muscle. The guy that works there competes in taekwondo and kick boxing competitions and could probably put anybody from the other gym on the ground before they could raise their bulky arms to fight.

Our business goes to the latter, of course.

  • Interesting. No contest on who would get my business either.

  • So the people who run the second one are purple and have eight limbs each?

  • Yes. Just like the Italians during the Renaissance, from what I can tell.

  • Jack F

    I resent the fact that you have turned these two completely different disciplines into a direct comparison, based on a hypothetical sparring match.

    It is like comparing apples with oranges.

    One person is training to be an intimidating fighter with an efficient body, the other is training to have larger muscle mass, with good definition and muscle symmetry.

    Perhaps it would be more appropriate to recognise a contrasting objective, and the inherent differences.

  • Tancredo

    Actually, I have had the chance to work out for extended periods of time in both of them and my business goes to the first one.

    Even when you find some people “top-heavy”, there are many “regular” people just doing fitnessand/or aerobic work. The environment and working-out culture is much better and efficient in Transworld Gym. And the people exercising much more willing to explain new exercises to you or give you a hand in your work-out.

    Although Korpos also offers a quality workout. It is a very fine gym and the locker-rooms / showers are probably superior.