A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 01, 2015
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else”

"Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be” is a fitness saying that has been printed on many posters. The saying is credited to professional trainer Brett Hoebel, who posted it on Twitter on November 26, 2012.

The fitness saying borrows from the words of motivational author Wayne W. Dyer, who wrote:

“True nobility is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”


Wikipedia: Brett Hoebel
Brett Hoebel, also called “El Capitan” is a fitness expert and was a trainer on the U.S. television show the Biggest Loser season 11. He coached the majority of the contestants on the Red Team that season and was touted as one of the “Unknown Trainers” with a Mixed Martial Arts background. After his role on Biggest Loser, he was subsequently chosen to be one of the health experts on the Food Network TV show Fat Chef, which follows overweight chefs in their struggles to lose weight over a four-month period.

The Edge
Spiritual Solutions to Every Problem: An interview with Dr. Wayne Dyer
BY PHIL BOLSTA—MARCH 1, 2002
(...)
How do you choose love over fear? Is it as simple as just making a choice?
Dyer: You just fake it until you make it. There’s a book by Susan Jeffers called, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Don’t think that people who have courage don’t have any fears. It’s just that people who have courage face their fears. That’s the difference. That’s what courage really is. You look fear right in the face and you walk right into it. You don’t run away from it and you don’t blame it on somebody else. True nobility isn’t about being better than anybody else. It’s just about being better than you used to be. It’s about challenging something you used to give in to and not telling yourself that, until I get rid of all my fears will I be a selfactualized person. You’ll never get rid of the fears, but you can come to a place where you’re willing to face them.

Google Books
Wow!:
Celebrations for the Successes of Life

By Martha Bolton
West Monroe, LA: Howard Publishing Co., Inc.
2006
Pg. 60:
The lesson that stands out for me is that true nobility is not about being better than anyone else — it’s about being better than you used to be.
Wayne Dyer

Google Books
Your Ultimate Calling
By Wayne W. Dyer
Hay House, Inc. (hayhouse.com)
2008
Pg. 274:
True nobility is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.

Twitter
Brett Hoebel
‏@bretthoebel
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be. #RaiseTheBar
11:59 AM - 26 Nov 2012

Facebook
PhyZically FIT shared Brett Hoebel’s photo.
November 30, 2012 ·
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… it’s about being better than you used to be.”
-Brett Hoebel

Muffin-Topless
Top 50 Most Motivating Fitness Quotes
MARCH 5, 2014 BY SAVANNAH ROSE NEVEUX
(...)
“Fitness isn’t about being better than somebody else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”

Google Groups: Madurai Kamaraj University MBA ( 1982 -84 )
Thought for the Day!
krishnabizgrowth
9/9/14
Fitness is Not about being better than Some one Else,
Its about being better than You used to be..!

TheHealthSite
The 101 best fitness quotes ever
Editorial Team Nov 27, 2014 at 06:14 pm
1. Fit is not a destination. It is a way of life.
2. Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.

Google Books
The eXercise Factor:
Ease Into the Best Shape of Your Life Regardless of Your Age, Weight or Current Fitness Level

By Jim Kirwan
New York, NY: Morgan James Publishing
2015
Pg. 23:
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else; it’s about being better than you used to be!” —Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Sunday, February 01, 2015 • Permalink