A 'HOT' gym owner from Edinburgh is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame as a finalist in an online competition to showcase the best looking men in Scotland.
'Date A Hot Scot' - organised by tourism agency VisitScotland - chose Chris Capaldi, who runs the Energy gym at Boroughmuir Rugby Club, as one of 20 eligible Scotsmen to battle it out on the campaign website and promote the country as a tourism destination.
A former kilt model, Chris was also a personal trainer and professional rugby player before deciding to set up Energy in February this year.
He said: "I travelled to America where I oversaw a gym refurbishment, which inspired me to get something up and running back home. My old rugby club had a nice new club house and a large amount of space ideal for a gym so I made them an offer and have never looked back."
There are 100 users of the facility with 60 signed up members, working out with a full range of Cybex vr3 resistance equipment and a large functional free weights area.
There is also a large studio offering circuits, boxercise, body conditioning, fighting fit, spinning, boot camp courses and pilates courses. The gym is also hoping to add personal training services.
The idea of entering Date A Hot Scot was put to Chris by a friend, and although the competition has opened doors, he's not making a big deal of it.
He added: "I've not pushed the Hot Scot thing in the gym - I've tried to keep it separate as I didn't want people getting confused about whether I am a model running a gym or a gym owner being a model. A few members have found out though so I may have to come clean.
"Some have been poking fun at me - as have colleagues - but they've also been voting so ití all good."
Go backPosted on 26th April 2007