August 12, 2010 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - In case you've been hit in the head with a piece of luggage lately and haven't heard the news, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater made a dramatic exit from his job on Monday after being hit in the head by a passenger removing their bag from the overhead bin. Slater then went on to curse out the passenger over the plane's public address system, grabbed a beer, and slid down the plane's emergency exit slide, calling it a day.
While the story makes for great media fodder, with the public hailing him as the newest American folk hero, the incident sheds light on a greater issue: more and more Americans are feeling overworked and stressed out at their jobs. That's why Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, is offering Mr. Slater a free one-year membership to the gym location of his choice to help alleviate the stress in his life through exercise, and encouraging Americans to turn to fitness to help relieve their pent-up frustrations.
"Committing to a regular exercise routine is a great first step in giving Steven Slater a channel to begin working off the stress that has clearly come to a head in his life. From running on the treadmill and hitting the weights to moving to the beat of a group exercise class, exercise is a scientifically proven method to combat the daily stress of life," said Clinical Psychologist and Gold's Gym Fitness Institute Expert Belisa Vranich. "Exercise releases endorphins into your body that will make you feel good and increase your overall sense of well being, while boosting your mood and clearing your head of the everyday burdens that often weigh you down."
So while the jury is still out on Mr. Slater's future, we are asking Americans to think twice before quitting your job in some crazy fashion and visit your local Gold's Gym to learn how to start a fitness program that can help regulate the daily stresses in your life. And Mr. Slater – please contact us for your free one-year membership!
Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest full service gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 42 states and 30 countries. Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness.