Ok, so I guess for me I have to say that I have always been a horror and science fiction nut… You could almost say that it was a generational thing. My grandfather was a horror fan, my dad introduced me directly or indirectly to almost all of my favorite horror and science fiction movies I have ever seen!
I watched my first Star Trek movie with him, my first Star Wars movie with him, my first Alien movie with him, and even my first, A Nightmare On Elm Street movie with him!
But where as I grew up enjoying some great and gory films, and some great space adventures with my family… The one thing that until the last decade or two I have not been in a position to do to much… Is exercise… And in a lot of respects, there was a time when I was in a teenager, that I was that heavy set kid who enjoyed a good horror or science fiction movie… With just about everything that was as unhealthy as possible!
Well in the last couple of decades I have begun to grow out of that phase… I obviously still love horror and science fiction movies… But one of the things that I had begun to loose interest in is being unhealthy and exercising…
But like all great people who started off fat and is headed on the journey toward being thin… I have had a hard time in the motivation department…
And so I got this idea a little while back… Now I have been lifting weights pretty comfortably, and pretty easy for the most part… But one of the problems, (and I have read that a ton of people basically have this problem.) One of the problems that I have had in regards to doing 60 minutes on the treadmill is how not to get so mind numbingly bored that the work out I am getting on the treadmill becomes to overwhelming!
My solution… I started watching horror and science fiction movies on my phone!
Being a cinephile I have a ton of apps, Netflix, Google Play, and the like… And so I have been able to dive in to some truly great horror movies!
I have managed to watch such classics as, Halloween (1978), Hellraiser (1987), Friday The 13th (1980) and I just recently watched, The Thing From Another World (1951) while I was on the treadmill tonight!
So if you are like me, and you find it hard to get motivated for the treadmill and the like, and you are a horror and science fiction nerd… Find something on Netflix or Hulu and get fit! It does work!