August 16, 2006 — 7 Comments

The ever popular McDonalds fast food restaurant is now joining up with Yourself Fitness in what appears to be a paradox effort. While most remember fast food restaurants as greasy, unhealthy places where people who don’t worry about their weight eat, that is quickly changing as fast-food restaurants pick up on the market of weight loss.

You can now join your own personal trainer Maya on DVD simply by buying the McDonalds Adult Kids meal, once again, another paradox. These 15-minute DVD’s include “Yoga,” “Cardio,” “Core,” and “Strength.” These DVD’s are also available in game format for Playstation 2, PC, and Xbox. noted “”unlike a Body Combat session at the local gym, no two workouts will be the same. Each day Maya builds an individual routine based on the users progress and commitment level… Avoiding the smell of sweat and visions of sticks on treadmills users are able to workout on an island or in an Alpine Retreat.”

Raving reviews like this one have emerged from the The Sun to the Chicago Sun-Times to the Time Magazine to Wired Online.

1. She assesses your current level of fitness
2. She identifies areas where you need work and helps you set realistic fitness goals..
3. Then Maya builds a work out program customized just for you.. and leads you through your program on a schedule and at a pace that is right for you.
4. Over time, Maya will adapt your program to your increasing fitness level

The program also boasts these other features:

• over 500 exercises
• a complete fitness analysis
• personalized goal setting
• customized meal planner with over 4500 recipes
• a fitness commitment calendar
• six workout environments
• multiple music options
• over 200 health and fitness tips from Prevention Magazine
• a responsive trainer who adapts to how you feel on any given day and provides encouragement on those days where you are feeling unmotivated.
But the question remains for those of us who are looking at where this is coming from: McDonalds, the king of junk food. The paradox is really quite funny. But perhaps this is a good thing. Perhaps people are buying more salads, which I wouldn’t ever try at McDonalds (who knows where they’ve been.) Maybe people are truly starting a war on obesity, which is wonderful. Perhaps the death of life hasn’t come yet.

But I doubt Maya at Mickey D’s is going to do much. But it was a nice thought.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

7 responses to McFitness

  1. I loved this article…It was so funny! I`ll be adding your link to my blog ;)

  2. Hehe, that was humorous :)

  3. Why is it so strange that McDonalds would want to keep healthy customers? Or try to kill the unfair image that has been put around it, of fattening America. Its not fast food places of America that have made us a heavy nation, its the individuals who eat the food.

  4. Palm Boy,
    The point is this: it’s funny that a place where people usually go to be fattened would have diet toys. I work in fast food, and I know that if you’re worried about the calories or whatever, you shouldn’t be eating there!

  5. Oh my word, this getting so ridiculous!! Funny, but ridiculous! :-D

  6. Whatever in the world will they think of next?!?! Crazy, crazy, crazy!

  7. Agent Tim,
    The problem with people eating more salads from Micky D’s is this: that some of those salads are just as, if not more, fattening than the burgers. What’s not there in the calories and fat is made up with sugar and sodium.

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