Completing 9 Years
By Vishwanthar on Inspiration
November 8, 2013
Wow! It is a pleasant surprise that my elder Brother who also happens to be one of the longest serving gym, Ironcult, client’s has some pleasant words to express about completing 9 years on the 7th of November. Yes, we have done it. I am extremely glad to know that the gym is 9 years old. I know that this sound like a cliché, but it honestly feels like I opened the gym yesterday.
Well, the journey has been pretty smooth. I might have not amassed oodles of money, but I am truly contended. This would not be possible with the support I derived from my gym clients. I heartily thank you guys.
At this juncture, I thank Todd Reinhard, for being my Guru. He paved the way for me, and asked me to operate the gym ethically. I regret to say this, but I will candidly reveal what transpired. In the beginning years, though personally I never used steroids I supported and associated with few men who were chemically enhanced. I was carrying the wrong notion that if competitors from my gym would win bodybuilding competitions it would contribute to some recognition. Todd reproached me, and expressed that I was treading in the wrong direction. He said that supporting these men would adversely affect me in the long-term. I being a humble pupil of his tutelage took a bold step and said a big NO to these men. Till date I have not operated with these kind of men and will continue to do so. So a big thanks to Todd.
What else can I say? I believe my Brother has summed it up all. I will post his opinion for you to read. I hope you enjoy the read.
Lastly, I thank you again for all the support.
Congrats Iron Cult, Vishwanthar Ramaiah – 9 EVENTFUL years
What an odyssey on the fitness bandwagon it was and still remains. Time flies and in a jiffy nine
years have passed by since Iron Cult opened it’s eyes. Memories of the first day are still etched
and will surely linger for life. I was a regular Joe with a 9 to 5 job, techie at that, and a
stereotypical software engineer. I smoked, had uncompromising weekend parties and ate junk that
one can comprehend. Not surprisingly I sported the beer belly and the detested love handles – apple shaped. Tangibly, there was a difference of a decade between my biological age and the age of the
body that I dwelled in.
Iron Cult surely metamorphosed me. Slowly the apple became a pear.
The gym idelogies kept changing, what started as a body building center evolved over years to
fitness, strenth building, athletic training. Whom do you owe this? Thanks to the incessant quest
of my brother who never stopped at a particular training philosophy. He adapted to new regimens
incorporating them and still continues to do so. It has been a life changer for me and fitness has become a life style to me.
Shivaprasad Prasad also needs a special mention here. Thanks buddy for all the support.