Imagine being told to “stop bickering” by none other than the Terminator himself. That is what happened to a few Reddit users who were arguing about fitness routines, until Arnold Schwarzenegger suddenly entered the conversation and started speaking his mind. The discussion was about cardio exercises, prompted by an article called “Best Damn Cardio Humanly Possible in 15 Minutes.” As it happened, not everyone agreed that it truly was the best cardio humanly possible, and soon a typical internet flamewar emerged.
"Everybody, behave and stop bickering," the former professional body-builder wrote. “This is about inspiring more people to get into fitness. I’ve never understood people who argue constantly about who is wrong and who is right in fitness, because the fact is, there are many “right” answers, especially for people just starting out. Do you think Sergio Oliva and I did the same thing?” he continued, referring to a successful Cuban body builder.
”No. In fact, you could walk into Gold’s and watch the 5 best guys and see 5 completely different routines. And you know what? We didn’t argue.
Do me a favor. Try to focus more on expanding the fitness community as a whole than protecting your little corner of it,” he concluded strongly.
He couldn’t be more right, and the comments in the threads certainly seemed to agree! The replies were full of positive feedback, and later on even one of the moderators stepped into the conversation by offering him a job:
"Hi Arnold, thanks for stopping by," he wrote jokingly. "We would be happy to offer you a Community Manager job if you would like to work for reddit. I think your experience and skills would be very relevant, especially your time as governor of California, since that state has a lot of crazy groups too."
And in case the former governor of California was planning on having any more children, the moderator added “We offer competitive salary and benefits, including a subsidized gym membership and 4 months of paid parental leave.”
Later on Schwarzenegger returned to the thread to thank Reddit users for not fighting, and he even told them about his favourite form of cardio as a reward:
"And to thank everybody ahead of time for not fighting, my favorite form of cardio when we worked out at Gold’s was to run down to the beach and run in the sand after I finished lifting. Today, I don’t run, but I still ride my bike through Santa Monica and Venice. Or I do interval style training on a stationary bike."
In the end, all we can do is take the lessons from this: we shouldn’t be bickering on the internet, Arnold Schwarzenegger recommends running on the beach, and if you want to work for reddit, you might want to become the Terminator first. As one commenter pointed out, the job market sure is competitive these days!