Michael Karolchyk

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado shmucks of decade

    ​It ain't easy being a shmuck. Not as mean as an asshole, not as ignorant as a shithead, a shmuck takes idiocy to an epic level, a moron whose fall from grace has far-reaching repercussions. We've been celebrating weekly shmucks for a long, long time -- but to be named one of Colorado's top 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Stay classy, Michael Karolchyk: Anti-gym founder calls surgeon general pick "fat," "lazy"

    Only in the Bizarro World of Fox News would Michael Karolchyk -- the tax-dodging misogynist behind the Anti-Gym -- qualify as a reliable expert on anything, let alone the president's pick for a new surgeon general. But the cable-news channel went ahead and invited him anyway, so he could do exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Anti-Gym's Michael Karolchyk on Fox News -- and at Goodwill

    Neil Cavuto quizzes Michael Karolchyk earlier this month. Entrepreneur Michael Karolchyk's Anti-Gym, a fitness center he promoted via willfully offensive ads (get details in our 2008 profile, "No Chubbies? Fat Chance"), was shuttered earlier this year by the IRS -- but that hasn't stopped Mr. K fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 29 edition

    Zoning out.... Changing channels? Today in Cafe Society: • ESPN ZONE turns off the scoreboard, blames economy. • Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus. • Milking It: All-Bran Yogurt Bites. • Bad weekend for barbecue at Big Hoss, Q Worldly Barbecue. • Bye-bye, Brandon's. • Arriv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 25 edition

    Oakhurst. Greetings and salutations. Today in Backbeat Online: • Oakhurst on tour and in need of veggie oil. • Ghost Buffalo gets robbed. May the burglars burn in hell. • Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) makes top 20 adds on CMJ. • Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Media outlets line up to pummel Anti-Gym's Michael Karolchyk

    The January 2008 Message column "No Chubbies? Fat Chance" spotlighted Michael Karolchyk (pictured), owner of the Anti-Gym, a workout joint that used tough hate, as opposed to tough love, to get customers to drop pounds. Sample technique: tossing cupcakes at so-called "chubbies" allegedly not worki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Bat'leth not the only creative weapon for would-be criminals

    Usually when someone wants to commit armed robbery, he'll bring along a weapon that combines stealth, convenience and anonymity -- a small gun, for instance. Not so one enterprising Colorado Springs man, who this week brazenly robbed one area 7-Eleven store (and tried to knock over a second) armed ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 31

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    No Chubbies? Fat Chance

    The Anti-Gym's Michael Karolchyk says he wants you to hate him, and the media's eating up every word — even the little white lies.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007