Pilates instructor arrested for steroid scheme
by Anthony Roberts ~ source
Scott Lofquist, a pilates instructor, group fitness teacher, and co-founder of a Crossfit box in Kansas, was indicted last week for allegedly conspiring with a Maryland doctor to sell over $1.3 million worth of anabolic steroids. He’s a 51 year old former Olympic athlete who also runs local area fitness bootcamps. Bootcamps are big in the fitness world because they’re an easy way to charge people a ton of money for an hour’s work as is group fitness training, and pilates is another big money maker…. So honestly looking at this guy’s professional training life, it seems unlikely that he was a Crossfitter per se, but simply a guy selling the latest training fads. I’m sure he’d be pimping shake weights, the P90x, and the Gazelle if he thought there there was a buck in it.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to make a buck, right? And there’s nothing wrong with teaching pilates, bootcamps, group fitness, etc… but it’s like being bisexual…even though you like women, you’re still gay. And there’s nothing gayer than pilates.
But he also owned Lifetime Wellness LLC, an anti-aging clinic that promotes the use of hormones such as testosterone for (according to the indictment) non-medical uses, and did so without a proper doctor’s examination. On a side note, I find it odd that aging isn’t a medical condition, because as far as I know, it’s killed billions of people, and is the one thing that is currently 100% certain to kill you. But I digress…
The indictment alleges that he and a partner, an OBGYN from Maryland, sold 1,261,850 units of various anabolic steroids at a retail value of $1,368,519 million between June 1, 2008 and March 30, 2010. HE had previously been arrested in Florida on similar charges and left the company prior to the current indictment, but is on probation from the 2010 indictment.
Neither his Crossfit business nor his pilates business (or the other million fads he was involved with) had anything to do with the steroid charges according to the indictment, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen Crossfit mentioned in a steroid-bust article as reported by the mainstream media. And he wasn’t exactly dealing steroids, but rather cashing in on the anti-aging fad, just like the million other business he runs…