Quarter Million YouTube Subscribers for Scooby

Quarter Million Subscribers for Scooby

A heartfelt thanks to all my subscribers for trusting me! Don’t worry this post isn’t a self-congratulatory back patting.

Someone on facebook today congratulated me on reaching a quarter of a million YouTube subscribers, I was taken by surprise. For an instant I was excited, then I was terrified. What if I fail to hold up to their expectations? What if they are disappointed? Then I took a deep breath and realized that nothing has changed.

When I started I had zero viewers and I didn’t care, I have never been in fitness for the numbers. Fitness is my passion, I try to promote home workouts because I know that it can change the lives of millions of people just the way it transformed my life. Not only that, I have FUN making videos! I’m an engineer and make a comfortable living, fitness is my passion and my only goal is to make free, non-biased fitness advice available to all.

Long ago I realized I really had something with scoobysworkshop. Because I tell people never to buy anything, people trust me – thats difficult to come by these days. I could have sold out and followed the path of P90X, crossfit, and sixpackshortcuts and merchandized the heck out of scoobysworkshop. I could have turned it into a money machine with eBooks, DVDs, equipment, and a line of lucrative supplements. Why don’t I? How much money is enough? I live in a very modest but nice house and have a reliable Toyota. I don’t have expensive tastes, I’m not sure what I’d do with more money if I had it – I know that sounds weird. I love my engineering work and my passion is fitness. If I won the lottery my days wouldn’t change at all.

If I were to turn scoobysworkshop into a money machine like P90X, it would literally take all the fun out of it because it would be work – that changes everything. I’m a bad liar. I can just see myself holding up a bottle of “Scooby’s Mass Gainer 5000” at the end of a video and attempting to get people to buy the junk – I’d rather stick needles in my eyes thank you. When you make your living at fitness you have to tell people what they want to hear. What do they want to hear?

  • How to lose weight fast
  • Shortcuts to washboard abs
  • How to get big arms fast
  • How to get a big chest fast

Often the truth is not exciting or sexy. You don’t get rich quick by saying that most people can only expect add 10lbs of muscle a year as I have said. Because fitness is my passion and not my job, I’m free to tell people what they NEED to know, whats important for them to know, and not what they WANT to hear. I am free to say what I believe to be important even if its unpopular.

Anyway, again a heartfelt thanks to my loyal subscribers. I will try my best to keep you coming back week after week.

Scooby

86 thoughts on “Quarter Million YouTube Subscribers for Scooby”

  1. Scooby,

    Thanks you so much for your great work. I have learned a great deal from you and from your sane, rational approach to fitness. Your inclusion of nutrition to make a complete “bodybuilding lifestyle” sets up a very attractive ideal.

    You are a very admirable fellow. Thanks.

    Rick Hogan

  2. YOU have succes with what YOU do because YOU are the real deal….. very simple.

    You inspire people, give them hope and goals without asking for nothing in return, and that is a very very rare thing these days…. Keep it up Scooby, you are the man!!!

  3. You’re a cool guy Scoobs. I’ve lost 30 lbs with the aid of the information on your site mongst others. Your videos are humorous, informational and motivating.

    I understand your position in life…money doesn’t make a man. However…if you ever wanted to raise funds for a donation to ..let’s say cancer research, or to help fight obesity, id gladly give you a few bucks. If everyone were to give $1 for every pound of fat lost, or for pound of muscle gained, it would turn out to be a pretty generous donation, in your name…(at least get the tax credit..lol). Anyhow, give it some thought…if even 10,000 people participated, at $20 each…and who knows…those who visit your site may not be subscribed…there could be a million people reading your site. At a buck apiece…you get the picture.

    Jason from Canada.

  4. I have a profile on bodybuilding.com. I refer everyone that asks to your site and have it listed on my profile. I trust you 100% with my diet and exercise routines. Thanks buddy!

  5. Hey scooby i just really don’t know where to start from, but i will say one word man you are a LIFESAVER, literally you saved my life scooby with your passion and kindness and knowledge, when i first started i was 16 years old and it’s almost a year now and i have never in my life felt so good, because i was just frustrated and however i try i would just fail because i didn’t know what i was doing but thanks to you i am now a new person and i was able to commit to my new healthy lifestyle because u made me love it and am addicted to workingout and being healthy beyond all matters, so again scooby THANKS YOU, and of course you will see me on your success story, and i still have one wish left man, i wish to see you one day and spend some great time with you man and to let you know how grateful and thankful i am …..

    your friend Mohamed from Egypt :D

  6. Thank you for all your hard work you put in your videos and this homepage. I’m a loyal fan, and not only have I lost 19 kilograms, I’ve also started to frequent the local gym. You are indeed a hero! :)
    Love from Sweden

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  8. It was a hell of a trip scooby.
    To be honest you literally changed my life, just as you did with dozens of people.

    We owe you scooby. At least i do , wish i could find a way to repay you someday.!

  9. Unfortunately I was banned from the channel and I’m not a part of the subscribers.

    Scooby blocked me for writing a “Mushroom Tip” joke in the comments under one of the videos. If anyone watched TheHodgeTwins on youtube (Youtube channel: twinmuscleworkout) then you’ll know what I’m talking about and that was just a joke.

  10. Thanks Scooby.
    You are known all over the world, I live in Germany a friend in Australia did know you. (And I thought I was giving him a new hint.)

    Bleib so wie du bist, dass kann dir niemand mehr nehmen.

    Vielen Dank und auf widersehen.

      1. Mkc, you need to chill. Maybe he speaks German as a second language. Maybe you could help him with mistakes by pointing them out sans the snarky intro. In the spirit of Scooby, and those that follow his workout advice (me included), I would try to be nicer.

  11. Its simple Scooby, Honesty is the best policy. people have to Be Really Naive to believe the crap some of these “instant muscle Gain” rubbish you see so much, but you always laid it down straight “you get what you put in” no gimmicks no BS. keep that way buddy we respect you for it

  12. You’re right Scooby, when people realize you aren’t in it for the money, trust is built. All those videos made with zero financial compensation, it’s impressive.

  13. I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done! I tell all my friends and family who are looking to get some great advice and information on how to work out properly at no cost to them about your website and videos. Thanks again Scooby!

  14. scooby your the don juan, and ive been telling anyone who’ll listen everything i’ve learnt from you. thank you for teaching me about nutrition, proper self measuring and realistic goal setting its made the biggest difference to my attitude towards training, i can’t wait to see how far i get after 18 months, i just hope i don’t make you pillow scream!

  15. Your a star fella and thanks to you and your great advice I’m working out hard, eating right getting more muscle and feeling great in the process! Thanks again from the UK!

  16. you are awesome scooby! ive never met you in person before but i respect you and your advice tremendously! and even more respect for the fact that you have never sold out!

  17. I can’t put into words how much your site and vids have changed my life. You made fitness easy and accessible for me. For the first time in my life I’ve managed to get jaw dropping results because I didn’t have con-artist lying to me to make a quick buck.
    I’ve lost 10kg’s in 3 months and still going strong. I’ve gained muscle that I can actually notice and I’ve only been weight training for 2 months on one of your basic workout plans.
    I would love to meet you one day and give you a good firm handshake.

    Many thanks and congratulations from sunny South Africa!

    YOU ARE THE MAN

  18. Congratulations Scooby, you have changed my life as well. They say nice guys finish last and maybe they do, you say you haven’t gotten rich off of this stuff. However it is a crooked race from the start, if nothing else you have earned the respect of the multitudes you have helped.

    Good luck with the future.

  19. You’re the man Scooby. You’re calorie counter and the way it gives the protein, fat, and carb ratios have helped kick start my fat burning. Wish I had done before photos!

  20. I’ve been referring to your site for a few weeks now and you just clinched the ‘deal’. I like your non-selling approach. Actually, originally I kept looking for the products on your site! You have gained my trust as a ‘normal Joe’ that’s simply helpful, and that speaks volumes.

    I’m a just 50 year old guy that has lost some 20 lbs in the last couple of years through some simple dietary changes. I’ve been doing a whopping 10 push-ups a day now for a year (not religiously), and have seen a slight improvement. Fact is, I know I’m at the age where I need to be mindful of muscle loss, weight gain etc. But mostly I just like ‘feeling better’, and so I have been toying with finding a simple program. Starting ANY program is a struggle for most, self included. I am pleased to find your sage advice that is among other things: 1) equipment frugal 2) beginner friendly 3) educational/technical enough and 4) did I say frugal yet?.

    So with all that said–in summary– THANKS Scoob!

    -B

  21. I’ve been referring to your site for a few weeks now and you just clinched the ‘deal’. I like your non-selling approach. Actually, originally I kept looking for the products on your site! You have gained my trust as a ‘normal Joe’ that’s simply helpful, and that speaks volumes.

    I’m a just 50 year old guy that has lost some 20 lbs in the last couple of years through some simple dietary changes. I’ve been doing a whopping 10 push-ups a day now for a year (not religiously), and have seen a slight improvement. Fact is, I know I’m at the age where I need to be mindful of muscle loss, weight gain etc. But mostly I just like ‘feeling better’, and so I have been toying with finding a simple program. Starting ANY program is a struggle for most, self included. I am pleased to find your sage advice that is among other things: 1) equipment frugal 2) beginner friendly 3) educational/technical enough and 4) did I say frugal yet?.

    So with all that said–in summary– THANKS Scoob!

    -B

  22. Thanks Scooby and congrats! I’m glad to have found your channel and website- helped me realize why I had plateaued with just “eating clean” and the importance of cardio. Big thanks from Oregon. PS love the hats!

  23. Scooby, you are an exceptional man. Very good job. You’re an example for thousands of people. your work and videos are my motivation for training and life style. Thank you
    Hug from Brazil!

  24. What about selling T-shirts or some harmless merch like that. I mean, I know I would rock a “Scoobysworkshop” t-shirt with your face on it to the gym. Just a thought…

  25. Also, I’ve always wondered why the media has not got a hold of you and put you on TV for a story or something because you have become a YouTube superstar. I’m not suggesting that you sell anything at all, I just wonder why you haven’t been picked up yet on some sort of media story.

  26. Great stuff Scooby I have learned so much on nutrition from your site and that’s what I was lacking most Thanks Scooby!! Also your scooby bars ar a varified food on LiveStrong, that’s where I track my food intake and I found them the other day CONGRATS for such great info!!

    Rye

  27. My deepest thanks for your devotion towards all the body build fans that you made with your free site and valuable information a big congratz on your achievement please keep up the great work , for I sure will follow it!

  28. Congratulation! You changed the live of many people and by saying that you don’t need to worry about not meeting their expectations. Especially your secure way doesn’t push people to get too fast and heavy into sports. Also your common man attitude and your funny way of explaining things is very appealing.

  29. Kudos, Scooby! You’re aboslutely right that the truth isn’t sexy! I lost a ton of weight (well… 50kgs) in the three years between 2008 and 2011 and people often treat me as if I used witchcraft! It was just good diet and moderate exercise, stepping up to more intense exercise as I lost weight and gained fitness (I’d have put in to be one of your success stories, but I’m afraid I lost all the weight by the time I’d found Scooby’s Workhop.) People lose interest when I tell them that the secret of losing weight is to stop putting so many calorific goodies into their mouths and to stop drinking booze for at least two years (I still only drink alcohol sparingly.)

    Anyway, the point is: keep telling the unglamorous truth, Scoobmiester!

  30. Dear Scooby,

    I have been wanting to say thank you for a while but didn’t know how to go about it but I figure this is the best time. I was completely out of shape and discouraged by all the other advice out there. I did not see the gains I was promised so I quit because of discouragement. Eventually my bad habits caught up to me and I had a stroke that I almost died from. My son did some research and found your site. Long story short I followed all your advice and I’m in the best shape of my life. Your advice literally saved my life. It has also brought me and my family closer because now I finally have the energy to be an active father/husband. THANK YOU!!! You are changing peoples lives, keep up the good work! Honestly you are the modern day jack lalanne and the way you are spreading your knowledge through using the interent is amazing!

  31. If you weren’t up to people’s expectations, you wouldn’t have reached a quarter million subscribers on the first place, Scoob. Just keep up the good work. Stay as cool, honest and constant as you have been up until now, and your new subscribers will be just as satisfied as those of us who have been around for quite a while.

    Greetings and congratulations from Mexico!

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