Paying Homage to the ARX Fit Omni

For reasons I can’t fully explain, I feel inclined to honor this machine, which the picture above does in a very basic sense. And what machine is that?

The ARX Fit Omni machine, unveiled for the first time ever at The 21 Convention 2011 of Orlando Florida.

Obviously, I think highly of this machine. But it’s much more than that. This machine I think is a sort of last stand against a world of irrationality and widespread stupidity.

A “last stand” because this machine, along with the medical/commercial CZT line, are a representation of the best and highest in what it is to be an American in spirit, if not in birth as well.

  • creativity
  • innovation
  • independence
  • reason
  • revolution…

In an industry flooded with imbeciles like Jilian Michaels, Tony Horton, beach balls, “cardio classes”, ZUMBA, and shake weights — we also have this.

We have a giant leap forward in exercise technology not seen since the likes of Arthur Jones. And we don’t just have a physical product of man’s mind … we are witnessing the birth of one.

I can only imagine the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and burning vision that went into this thing.

The best exercise machine in history?

Yes, I believe so. One I hope to own some day.


Stay tuned for the video from the unveiling. I had my video team step up production for it … and it will be one of the highest quality videos I have ever produced, if not the best.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

50 Responses to Paying Homage to the ARX Fit Omni

  1. Matt August 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Why are Jillian Michaels and Tony Horton “imbeciles”?

    They have systems that work for people.

    Is it because they are in better shape than you?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson August 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      They are imbeciles because what they preach severely contradicts reality — and I have seen no legitimate effort to make amends for these errors in any way, shape, or form. What they promote as “exercise” and “fitness” works about as well and as long as communism and with the same end results — pain and suffering.

      • Matt August 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

        Ok well why don’t you provide your audience with specific examples of how Jillian michaels and Tony hortons exercise routines are somehow counter-productive to health. Save the communism for our political-sociological discussion which can, I suppose, happen another time.

  2. JameS August 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Because these so called fitness gurus do not teach exercise they teach bullshit backed up with bullshit. Instead of using reason and logic.

  3. Matt August 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Oh I don’t know about that….I would call what they teach “exercise”….I mean Jillian’s program is definitely targeted towards people who need to lose weight for health issues. Those people tend to lose the weight. I’ve never had a weight problem so I’ve never used it.

    I mean “bullshit” is a pretty vague analysis.

    • James Steele II August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

      Please define exercise.

      • Matt August 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

        Why don’t you address my statement specifically, as opposed to answering a question with a question.

        • James Steele II September 1, 2011 at 3:30 am #

          You didn’t ask a questino you made a statement as you pointed out.

          “….I would call what they teach “exercise”….”

          I’d like to know how you define exercise as it appears as though it is drastically different to my own definition.

          • Matt September 1, 2011 at 5:14 am #

            I think I pointed out that your analysis of “bullshit” was rather vague, so the inference there was for you to clarify. Not exactly a question, granted.

            • James Steele II September 1, 2011 at 6:42 am #

              That wasn’t me who made the comment,

              “Because these so called fitness gurus do not teach exercise they teach bullshit backed up with bullshit. Instead of using reason and logic.”

              But as you asked I’ll offer that bullshit is an expletive that is used interchangebly in a number of different situations but is probably most commonly defined as being synonymous with either ‘false’ or ‘lying.’

              If we appropriately define exercise as being “a deliberately directed activity which produces a beneficial chronic physiological adaptation to increase fitness and also health whilst presenting minimal risk to health in the process” then it’s fair to say that most of the activities Jillian Michaels and Tony Horton recommend are BS if they claim to call them exercise. Sure they produce a chronic physiological adaptation, but the frequency, volume and modality of the exercise significantly increase the negative impact or potential for a negative impact upon health.

              • Matt September 1, 2011 at 9:40 am #

                Stop the doubletalk…please. You are not answering the question. All you offered was your definition of exercise and then you stated that those two individuals do not conform to it.


                How does the “frequency, volume and modality of the exercise significantly increase the negative impact or potential for a negative impact upon health.”

                What sort of negative impacts? Simple deterioration? Circulation issues?

              • Matt September 1, 2011 at 9:43 am #

                I dont know that I would agree though that exercise must necessarily “present minimal risk to health.”

                I mean any competitive sport could be considered exercise, right?

                I played football from childhood throughout college and I would not say that football was a minimal health risk.

                So I don’t think I agree entirely with your definition.

                • Anthony Dream Johnson September 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

                  Sports are not exercise anymore than taking a shit is. Sports are physical activities with exercise effects.

                  • Matt September 4, 2011 at 10:56 am #

                    Could not disagree with you more. You realize how silly that sounds?

                  • Matt September 4, 2011 at 10:57 am #

                    Your joking, I would hope?

                  • Matt September 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

                    That’s funny…in your nomad article comments you defined sports as “any random physical activity”.

                    Yet here you state that sports are not exercise.

                    Which is it, dream? I’m confused….

                    You gotta cover your bases a little better there, dream. People might start to question your honesty.

                    • Matt September 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

                      Error….you define exercise, not sports, as “any random physical activity”…,sports could certainly qualify as random physical activity so…….

                      Which is it, dream?

                    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

                      What say I? I say you are banned shit head. Your trolling privileges have been permanently revoked.

              • Matt September 1, 2011 at 9:46 am #

                And for the record….I am aware of the definition of “bullshit,” as was used by the other poster (I apologize for assuming that was you). What I was looking for is more clarification….perhaps a more apt, descriptive, specific word than “bullshit”

                Or I am being too intellectual again?

              • Matt September 1, 2011 at 9:57 am #

                A co-worker of mine was about, I would say. 60 lbs overweight and started the Jilian Michaels thing last year and changed her diet and she is about a size 6 now and credits the program for getting her there.

                Who am I to argue that? If it works, terrific.

                So how is that (your word) “bullshit”?

                • Anthony Dream Johnson September 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

                  I know a number of women who have lost weight by sticking fingers in the back of their throats.

                  If it works, who am I to argue?

                  I am the man who chooses to think. You should try it sometime. You are in the right place to start.

                  • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:04 am #

                    Lost 60 pounds puking, really?

                  • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:04 am #

                    Oh I think just fine…..just not like you.

          • Matt September 1, 2011 at 9:54 am #

            I think exercise is unique to the individual. The individual states a fitness goal to achieve….weight loss…better muscle tone…strength training..whatever; and then develops a plan based on the desired outcome.

            I am 6-2 and 208 lbs with 12% body fat and 19.5 BMI. I have been about that size since I was in my early 20’s, so about 15 years. I run about 15 miles per week and do strength training and plyometrics 2-3x a week. I also do yoga for 30 min every morning. So what I need for exercise is not necessarily what the average person might need. The average adult American is obese…so what they may need to be happy with themselves is not necessarily what I need.

            Just my opinion…and I don’t mean to be vague in my response, but I’m not sure there can really be one universal definition of exercise because each individual has such different needs and desired outcomes.

            • Joe A September 2, 2011 at 9:42 am #

              “I’m not sure there can really be one universal definition of exercise”

              The health/wellness industry’s lack of properly defining concepts is a big problem. Exercise must have a definition or it has no identity. In that case, everything is exercise and nothing is exercise. This ambiguity has led to much confusion on the part of, not only the exercisers, but more notably those attempting to prescribe it.

              A definition does not constrain a concept, as you suggest. It distinguishes it, allowing appropriate variation without bastardizing its core purpose. Think about a chair; there is a universally accepted concept of what a chair is. That doesn’t mean all chairs are the same. Different chairs have different applications; some are not appropriate for some people; some are more appropriate (in terms of function, materials, style, aesthetics) than others depending on the specific needs and desired outcomes. But they are still chairs. And while I often sit on the hood of my car, it doesn’t make it a chair. Even if it is the most appropriate place to sit in a given situation (meeting the need and desired outcome), the hood of my car will never be a chair.

              Likewise, regardless of what people are calling exercise or performing as exercise, it doesn’t mean it is actually exercise. Sports will never be exercise; neither will athletic training, rehabilitation nor recreation. Exercise exists as a subset of physical activity, with specific characteristics. It is by those characteristics that exercise can be appropriately applied to a variety of goals and then assessed for effectiveness, efficiency, safety, etc.

              Now, many physical activities have physiological effects similar to exercise. Obviously, if persons are obtaining these benefits from non-exercise activities, then the need for actual exercise may be minimized or even negated. This is no different than the need for an actual chair being negated by the fact that I can sit on the hood of my car. However, at some point, needs may change. When they do, a chair (or in this case exercise) may be more appropriate, and one can select the specific activity(ies) that elicit the desired response(s).

              • James Steele II September 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

                Now that is an rationally sound epistemological description of the concept exercise. Bravo.

              • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:11 am #

                You just spent three paragraphs saying absolutely nothing significant. I have little to no idea what your thesis is. I would say that, to the best of my interpretation, that you are of the belief that ” exercise” MUST be a very highly refined and structured practice. I don’t find that to be true for MY needs….which are the only needs I can really speak to. Smells like severe overkill to me.

                • Joe A September 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

                  “You just spent three paragraphs saying absolutely nothing significant.”

                  It was four paragraphs, not three and I didn’t say anything, I wrote it. Its significance is subject to comprehension and the onus for that resides solely with the reader. So, if you received “absolutely nothing” from my post, frankly, that is your problem.

                  I find it odd that you claim not to need refined and structured exercise, yet you run 15 miles per week, strength train/plyos 2-3 times per week and perform 30 minutes of Yoga every morning. You claim that this is what you need to maintain 12% bf at 6-2, 208 lbs and 19.5 BMI (actually your BMI is 26.7 at that ht/wt, but who wants to get caught up in the details, accuracy, truth, etc?). I’d agree your program lacks refinement, however it certainly is structured. Why?

  4. Matt August 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Christ you and “dream” should look into Scientology. You would fit right in.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

      It’s Dream with a capital D. And, Dreamology is a much better cult. Free kool aid for all!

      • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:13 am #

        Oh my apologies, Dream. Let me ask….is that middle name on your birth certificate?

        • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2011 at 11:25 am #

          That’s right bitch, best apologize to yo daddy!

          • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:29 am #

            Ha ha ha…..

            That name on your birth certificate, boy?

            I see your an Internet tough guy too?

          • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:32 am #

            Come on…spill it. You gave yourself that nickname, didn’t you?

          • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:34 am #

            You wouldn’t call me a bitch to my face…..promise you that.

            • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2011 at 11:43 am #

              You’re right. I wouldn’t waste my breath or my time.

              • Matt September 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

                You give yourself that nickname?

              • Matt September 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

                Or risk your immediate physical well-being 🙂

                • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

                  You fight with your fists, I’ll fight with a concealed firearm. Sound fun troll hob goblin?

  5. jim September 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    “I can only imagine the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and burning vision that went into this thing.”

    I’ve noticed in a lot of your writing, you’re trying really hard to be a hype machine. I don’t know if this is an RSD/Tyelr influence (with there this or that of doom, etc., etc.) or a Tim Ferris influence (the ulitimate in hype/marketing) but it’s probably better to tone it down.

    You have a lot of good ideas/info and you promote a lot of people with good ideas/info. Too much hype/marketing will take away from that and might turn off new readers.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      I find your comment very amusing. While it is not something I am proud of … I am a terrible “marketer”. Generating hype for something, while possible, is very rare, and almost never on purpose for me.

      While I appreciate the Tim comparison, I do not appreciate the Tyler comparison. My name is Anthony Johnson, not Owen Cook.

    • Matt September 4, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      I agree there is some good stuff here. But, sadly, way too much marketing and salesmanship which rings very hollow to my eyes and ears.

      The best advice ive ever received hasn’t cost me a dime. And obviously Dream takes criticism personally which usually comes from a place of subconcious guilt.

      Example….my wife and her sisters and I were having some wine this weekend and talking about this and so we watched some of the relationship “expert” videos and the girls were on the floor laughing. So take that for what it’s worth.

      • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

        Based on the comments you’ve contributed thus far to The Dream Lounge, the woman who chose to willingly spend the rest of her life with you, is one of the last people on earth I would take any sort of relationship or dating advice from. Her judge of character and virtue, being less than absent.

  6. MC September 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Are you serious Matt? The same guy that was saying $550 should be saved instead of going to a multiple day convention that would improve your life, is saying he would spend money on a flight ticket, plus another $550 for the convention itself, probably money for a stay at a hotel, all because a man mentioned that if you assault him with your fists, he would fight back with a concealed firearm?….Over the internet?

    That’s pathetic. You have to be the weakest, most insecure individual, I’ve ever read a comment from. I’d be surprised if your wife didn’t fake her last orgasm, and wasn’t a blow up doll.

    The convention is about a year away. Do you think your gay ass can manage to stay pissed for that long?

    • MC September 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

      Lol you can delete my comments too, Dream if you wish

      • Anthony Dream Johnson September 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

        Haha, if you want me to I will, but as of right now I am only deleting this nutjobs who is threatening me over the internet, who ironically, said I threatened him first.


        • MC September 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

          Nah, leave my comment up. I just thought it might be weird cause my comment was a response to his, and his isn’t their anymore.

  7. Jason January 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Why is there so much hostility here?


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