Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the [...]
I've never been incarcerated, but I did work at the House of Detention for Men at Rikers Island as a Prison Legal Assistant from 1982 to 1983, immediately after graduating from college. It was the most challenging and eye-opening job I've ever held and it significantly altered my views about people behind bars. But this [...]
Check out this video from our friends at Precision Nutrition. They do a great job of exploring some of the challenges involved in helping folks change their eating and exercise habits.
I just got home from tabling at an LGBTQIA event for my new employer in Philly. I was slated to do a short fitness routine to close out the program and I was really excited to share my "brand" of fitness with the attendees. I planned on rolling out our infamous Punk Rope "Wizard of [...]
I've been following Leo Babauta's Zen Habit blog for some time now. I highly recommend it. Consider subscribing. This post is adapted from Leo's blog. Now here's Leo: I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s [...]
It happens to all of us. We don't want to get out of bed let alone go to the gym and work out or go for a run. Even a walk to the fridge might seem like a tall order. Recently one of my buddies had a bad case of the exercise blues and turned [...]
The always wise and informative Eric Barker recently blogged about the best ways to get motivated to exercise. You can read the entire post here, but we thought you'd like a summary. 1) Don't focus on the start of the workout: The beginning might be painful, but the rest of it can be great, especially [...]
This post is based on a blog post written by Eric Barker. During my 7+ years of teaching Beastanetics, the one component of the program that has led to more anxiety than any other is the 400-meter run. Some of my students have been absolutely petrified that they couldn’t do it without stopping midway, or without vomiting (and [...]