In his late teens and early 20's, Fred experienced two awakenings. One was his passion to run his own business rather than working for others. The second was a love for physical fitness (about a half century before it hit the rest of the country). Both of these proved to be lifetime obsessions, despite never making more than an average living he pursed his obsessions. This could easily be traced to his total commitment to the members of his gymnasium. Even with hundreds of clients, Fred had encyclopedic knowledge of each one. He knew their starting weight along with last year's, last month's and last week's...observing the resultant change in self-esteem and overall progress. His son Gary commented: "My dad did the greatest thing you could possibly do for another human being. He helped them help themselves through hard work and determined effort. Then he didn't try to take the credit himself. It was extraordinary and all my life I've had people come up to me telling me just how much my dad meant to them. What a legacy!"