Owner claims Gym Rescue ruined gym

 

When the first trailer for Gym Rescue was released, the hardcore fanbase had two reactions: A. That looks kinda dumb; and B. The glasses tossing shove looks like a work.  Now, Craig Marks, the glasses-tossing, Shamrock-shoving former owner of T3 Health & Fitness, say the show ruined his gym. Marks cited thousands of dollars in fines for improperly done renovations, loss of key clients, and mold so bad it forced him to move locations, as principal causes in why his business went under. And he said the shoving was about the only unscripted thing on the show.

Frank Shamrock said that Craig was offered valuable business advice, and that while Craig was admirably passionate about his business, a lack of business expertise is what brought him into bankruptcy.

Seth Falvo has the story for CagePotato.

“The entire ordeal was supposed to be fun and beneficial," said Marks. "It was to the production company. To us, it was a disaster and we have had to start our business over from scratch.”

"We were told how to dress, what to wear, what to say. I was even told not to shave my hair, as I usually do every two days, because it would make me look ‘more vulnerable’ on camera.”

“(Frank Shamrock) was a narcissistic a--hole from the get-go and kept flirting with my wife, even texting her after one night of shooting to come join him in the jacuzzi at his hotel.”

“All renovations made to the fitness studio were done without one single permit being pulled from the City of Cooper City. Fines issued were in the thousands and left to the responsibility of the unknowing owners.”

“The owners had supplies and equipment stolen and thrown away. According to the chief building inspector, the renovation work was ‘unlike anything I’ve witnessed in 30 years on the job, horrible.’ The relocated stairway was not up to code and extremely dangerous. They converted the upstairs loft into an office and yoga area even though that space was zoned for storage only. The drywall removed and then put back was coated with mold.”

While Shamrock vehemently denied that he was ever flirting with Craig’s wife, he was not surprised that Marks had made unflattering comments about him. “My role was to go in there and call him on his craziness,” said Shamrock, “and he didn’t take that very well.”

"At the end of the day, we’re just helping other people help their communities.”

“Seeing a gym go from near failure to ‘they have a shot if they keep going’ — that’s why I’m doing this. Just for that payoff. If we make the gym a better place for the two hundred, three hundred members there, their lives are going to be better, they’re going to feel better and the community is going to be better.”

“Before that, I’m beating the heck out of people.”

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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

8/16/14 10:06 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

I watched the show and thought it was horrible, but I also hate Bar Rescue so it shouldn't shock anyone. If you like Bar Rescue I am sure you thought it was a great show.However that owner is crazy, even if the show was 50/50 real/fake, his story doesn't make sense."loss of key clients"He didn't have any, so not sure how you can lose them.---"(Frank Shamrock) was a narcissistic a--hole from the get-go and kept flirting with my wife, even texting her after one night of shooting to come join him in the jacuzzi at his hotel."His wife was nothing special, so either he is full of shit or Frank is desperate, lol.---"The owners had supplies and equipment stolen and thrown away. According to the chief building inspector, the renovation work was 'unlike anything I've witnessed in 30 years on the job, horrible.' The relocated stairway was not up to code and extremely dangerous. They converted the upstairs loft into an office and yoga area even though that space was zoned for storage only. The drywall removed and then put back was coated with mold."The equipment that they did have, sucked. They got a bunch of free new equipment, no clue why they're bitching about that. As far as the upstairs, it was being used as a workout space before the renovation.

doerksenfan site profile image  

8/13/14 4:19 PM by doerksenfan

That was someone else, maybe an extra hired to cheer on the renovations. I can tell because he had glasses and a shaved, less vulnerable haircut.

Leghound site profile image  

8/13/14 3:52 PM by Leghound

Randy seems to have the CRE touch with anything he's involved in

shootfightermike site profile image  

8/13/14 3:42 PM by shootfightermike

While Shamrock vehemently denied that he was ever flirting with Craig’s wife,   NOWAY FRANK DID THIS! SHES A FAT COW ASS BITCH!

CindyO site profile image  

8/11/14 7:20 AM by CindyO

LMFAOCindy

Fed site profile image  

8/11/14 6:48 AM by Fed

yawnlooking forward to watching this

john joe site profile image  

8/11/14 6:15 AM by john joe

Fed in particular should post a lot less. Nearly 1000 posts in just a few months of membership is ridiculous. Nobody has that much to say. You've got guys here with 01 join dates and less than 2k posts, those are the guys to emulate.

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8/11/14 6:12 AM by john joe

your Rich section isnt quite accurate. Zuffa and OneFc have an understanding, dana and lorenzo have been out singapore way and visited Victor Cui and the guys behind UFC, they are all on the same page. One FC isnt a threat and isnt planning to enter the US PPV market. One FC isnt the stalking horse that WSOF is but they are on board with the UFC playbook all the same. in contrast, Bellator is The Enemy.

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8/11/14 5:45 AM by Brian J DSouza

Just so people know, Randy had a legal basis for getting out of his UFC contact. If he had had a few more years, he could have won his case:The roots of the falling out between Couture and Dana White go back to 2007, when Couture attempted to leave the UFC. Couture was chasing a fight with Fedor Emelianenko, and believed he would be free and clear of his contract—where two fights remained—after nine months.Explains lawyer Rob Maysey, “HDNet on behalf of Couture, believing that Couture had satisfied his promotional obligations under his contract with Zuffa by waiting for the term to expire, filed suit in Texas to obtain a declaratory ruling that its promotional agreement with Couture was valid and that the Zuffa promotional agreement with Couture was no longer in force. In response, Zuffa filed for a motion to stay the HDNet litigation and compel arbitration in Nevada. The stay was granted, and the dispute regarding the enforceability of Couture’s promotional agreement was pushed into arbitration then pending in Nevada.”At 45 years of age, time was not on Randy Couture’s side. The matter was settled out of court in 2008 with Couture returning to the UFC—but that does not mean the courts or arbitrator would have ruled unfavorably on Couture’s position.Dana White was quoted in a Yahoo! article saying UFC fighters were “like bitches in a beauty salon. They pass along rumors and gossip, which has no basis in reality.”Without disclosure of accurate financial numbers however, gossip and rumors will continue to circulate throughout the industry in the foreseeable future. http://www.cagepotato.com/monday-memo-ben-askrens-one-fc-win-bitches-in-a-beauty-salon-and-a-ufc-champions-pay-gripes/

doerksenfan site profile image  

8/11/14 4:54 AM by doerksenfan

I'd be very disappointed in Frank if he tried getting in on that. And now that the braces are off, time to visit the optometrist.