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Interview Extravaganza!

Once again, a terrible leave of abscence... I hope that none of you have had the flu this season but I got hit by a real hum-dinger of one.  I had just returned home from a fantastic adventure that I wanted to tell you all about, but quickly had to put that on hold as I only had the energy to do the most basic of work stuff (to you know, keep the lights on and the rent paid).  The good news is, I was still able to complete a couple of really fun interviews for Dragon Door and have saved notes from all the stuff I didn't have a chance to write up for you yet (including some super fun workouts).

Lots of Videos, Pull-Ups, Interviews, Monkey Bar Monday, Healthy Skoop, Sewing?!??

It's been fun to explore another part of the city a little, and I was thrilled to find that the fit trail on Lake Ivanhoe is well within a short walking distance of the coworking/makerspace. 

Monkey Bar Monday

Some Real Health and Fitness Game Changers From Recent Interviews and More of My Backstory

I recently interviewed Errick McAdams for DragonDoor.com - working on these interviews is one of my absolute favorite "tasks".  Getting to know and share these success stories is incredibly rewarding, and I always look forward to learning more about other people drawn to the HKC, RKC and PCC.  The stories are varied as everyone starts from a different point -- some have always been athletic and played team sports in high school and/or college, others like Maggie Fazeli Fard, the Senior Fitness Editor of Experience Life Magazine discovered their athleticism as an adult.

Not many of you know this, but I really began fitness in earnest at about age 30.  While I'd been very aware of gyms, and had lifted weights (freeweights and machines) at Gold's all summer every summer home from college starting in 1996, before trying all manner of "womens workouts" most of which were based on the bodybuilding model we had back then. They worked to a point... and I probably didn't know what I was doing much either... But I wasn't getting the "shape I wanted" at the time.  And well, unless it was summer and too hot to be outside, I must admit I was bored.  So, I tried other things for several years with limited success. (Some of which--bellydancing--would make for some amusing "throwback Thursday" material for sure.) 

Inspiring Articles and Interviews, and an Easy Salad Idea

First off, if you haven't already read this really great experience article about kettlebells and tai chi, please do!   And while you might think the info doesn't apply to you, think again.   Allison's experience is by no means isolated.  As someone 50+, she was able to regain a lot of health and vitality from her kettlebell practice and enjoy her passion for taiji all the more.   Check out Allison's article on Dragon Door by clicking here.  Regardless what you're into, you want to be able to enjoy it for your whole life -- if that's a sport, hobby, etc.  Smart training with kettlebells can make that happen.

Catching Up a Little - Interviews, Reviews, Congratulations,and Some Fun!

First off - hope you're taking some time to honor our veterans today on Veteran's Day - a big shout out and thank you to all veterans!  

It was a busy time last week - but I wanted to kind of recap some of it here, if you missed a few items from Facebook etc.

Let's Train in Chicago!

SCC Strength Calisthenics CertificationLet's train together in Chicago! The Dragon Door SCC (Strength Calisthenics Certification) is coming to Chicago June 3rd, 2017. Register early to save $50. Hope to see you there. This powerful one-day workshop is great for trainers looking to upgrade their calisthenics toolkit, or for serious exercise enthusiasts who want to fine-tune their own training.
 

Rings of Power by Mike GIllette

Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

 

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3. The Way of The Iceman Wim Hof


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