My Heroes at the Arnold Sports Festival

When I walk through the Arnold Sports Festival people tell me I’m their hero, and I appreciate it. But I wanted to introduce the crowd to some of my heroes. I want to thank Miles Taylor, Derick Carver, and Garrett and Jabari from Special Olympics for inspiring me and the entire crowd.

They prove that fitness is for everyone. We all have the right to be fit. There is no privilege in fitness. The weight is the same - no matter if you’re rich or poor, no matter where you come from, no matter your race, no matter your sexual identity or orientation, no matter what disability you may have.
If you own a successful gym but don’t welcome absolutely everyone, you do not run a successful gym. Do better. Fitness is for each and every one of us.