If you want positive reinforcement, go to Richard Simmons or Oprah. Both of them are fat and make millions of dollars by making fat people feel good about themselves.” —Mike Karolchyk, owner of The Anti Gym, a now defunct gym in Denver, Colorado.
I wrote a feature story on The Anti Gym and its tyrannical owner Mike Karolchyk for the February 2009 issue of Men’s Fitness. Right after the issue came out, news broke that Karolchyk’s gym was shut down by the IRS. "For two years I’ve been fighting an IRS claim for back taxes," Karolchyk told the Denver Post. “My legal team made the decision.” After that, he packed his bag and opened a gym in San Diego.