fitness Articles
Don't Walk "The Walk"
Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
I went to graduate school in theater, where I first picked up an interest in the subtleties of human movement to complement my interest in sport, athleticism, and training. One of the professors in the program was a chap named Dr. Richard Nichols, a Noh theater expert and lifetim... Read more
A 'Radical' Fitness Guy
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
Through a friend of mine, Stacy Barrows, I stumbled across this guy, whose words about "What's Missing From Conventional Fitness" I find interesting. Edward Yu is a trainer and Feldenkrais practitioner and his site is well worth a visit Read more
Introducing the Schitzophonic
Monday, November 8th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
In a recent post on his site, Frank Forencich who I wrote about here, uses the term "schizophonic" to describe a person who always needs an iPod to work out, walk, drive...exist. Forencich makes the argument that this disconnection between what you're hearing and your e... Read more
Cosgrove says, Change Your Water
Thursday, October 28th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
I like this. It's from Alwyn Cosgrove, who has a new book co-written with former MPF host, Lou Schuler coming out in a couple of months that I got a sneak peak at. Good stuff. Anyway, the below is a quick reflection on environment If you keep goldfish or other tropical fish as pe... Read more
Educating Wiener
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
No matter who you are, no matter what your race, ethnicity, religion, political leanings, marital status, one thing is absolutely certain somewhere along the line, like it or not, a penis had something to do with your being here. Even people who are the product of artificial inse... Read more
Leading Horses to Water
Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
This week I've been a sick mess--feverish, coughing, wheezing, the whole bit. It's always a fascinating challenge to be temporarily incapacitated. I get acute exercise withdrawal at the same time that I also get some relief from soreness and tension that exercise almost inevitabl... Read more
Reno fitness getaways, Pyramid Lake is a hidden jewel in the desert
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Carol Bardelli
Jerry Bardelli beside Pyramid Lake pinnacles.Reno's thunderstorms are predicted to let up over the weekend. Time to get outside and enjoy the moderate autumn weather. Why not take a short trip to nearby Pyramid lake for a hike. Outdoor fitness fun in the wilds of Nevada is just a... Read more
Injuries and Exercise
Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
A couple of weeks back I injured my back doing Feldenkrais, which is a little like saying you got injured in your sleep. Basically I was in class, lying on the floor and rolling about quite happily when I made the rookie mistake of looking around at to see what the other people i... Read more
Learning to Learn, Part II
Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
About a week after we had gone out the first time, Kate and I hit the sidewalk again for another learning-to-ride-a-bike session. Having had good success the first time trying to detach from the goal, emphasize enjoyment, take breaks, and avoid over-teaching at all costs, I thoug... Read more
Learning to Learn
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
I spent last week at another mind-blowing segment of the four-year training program I'm in to become certified as a Feldenkrais practitioner. Terrific experience, as always, and, of course, completely the opposite of almost every other system and exercise methodology I've ever en... Read more
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