What you will find here in a nutshell…
Does your day start before the sun is up? Do you look for the best way to take care of yourself, your family, and your career? The reason I put this platform out there is to share ways for you to improve your health, move better, deal with work/family stress, and ultimately live better.
I believe we have an innate drive to help people or make a positive impact. Some people give money, some people give time whether that is building a house, singing in a choir, coaching a little league team, or whatever it may be. I like to help people live healthier lives. That is why this website exists.
It is my way of making a positive impact in YOU, the reader.
My education is in business management, and I love hierarchical structures to describe relationships…so the topics I cover have the following basic structure/relationship.
At the top is your ultimate healthy life, but here is how I break down the components leading to that goal.
• Ultimate Health
Physical Fitness (includes mobility, strength, power, etc.)
Each week I post on ideas that fall into the above basic buckets.
Yes, there is definitely overlap in the above topics.
Yes, improving one area of your life may have a strong positive impact in another area.
Ultimately, I want you to make daily progress in one of the above categories.
I want you to be a better YOU, a better spouse, a better parent. I will share posts with my learnings (also known as failings), tips and tricks, programs to help you, and a few sprinklings of randomness just to keep you on your toes.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look around.
If you are completely new to my site than START HERE.
Who am I and what am I doing here?
Welcome to my ramblings on health and wellness! My name is Richard and I am husband and father first…learning to survive raising a daughter and twin toddlers. Being a California transplant living in Ohio and loving the change of pace. I have a passion for health but more importantly how to move better. Being a student of movement, I have been involved in various forms of weight training over the decades whether traditional gym training, sandbags, kettlebells, and/or Clubbells. My goal of creating sustainable movement no matter what my age has led me to study health first modalities such as Circular Strength Training (including becoming a CST Instructor), Kettlebells (including becoming a American Kettlebell Club Trainer), and Yoga (particularly Prasara and Ashtanga/Vinyasa styles). I have also dabbled in various martial arts over the years.
I am not an expert, but am self taught in nutrition, alternative health and complementary medicine. I grew up in the healthcare field and had the back drop of a family health food store (which was open for 27 years and 2 of those managed by me) as my training grounds. This platform serves as a way to bring my passions to the web and in sharing what I have learned I hope to help you.
I know how juggle many activities leaves so little time for your own well being. That’s why I share ways that I have found to maximize my health and still leave time to enjoy life. I have come to realize that the fitness industry is like any business and wants to increase profits. I do not buy into that hype and will share the exercises/systems that I have found to be highly effective, efficient, inexpensive and most importantly…health first focused!
You have to have had your head under a rock to not realize the importance of nutrition. I give insight into how to feed and support your body from the inside through diet. Working in healthcare I also have an appreciation for science and I try to stay within the realm of proven information. I do understand the importance of anecdotal evidence and will try to find a balance between the two when sharing information on complementary medicine.
Completing a well rounded life includes recovery, both physical and mental. I began practicing yoga to heal a back injury. Through that practice I have learned the importance of recovery, but also the importance of being mentally grounded. Especially important is a healthy spiritual life which helps to put yourself in the right frame of mind. I will share ways I have learned to speed recovery, prevent injury, and stay motivated.
I have devoted countless hours to studying and reading to come up with logical conclusions (just ask my wife). I share those ideas here in the hopes that they will help guide you to a healthier life. If something I share doesn’t make since or is flat wrong please correct me. I am on a life of learning and am always willing to re-evaluate a position. We can all benefit from the collective knowledge, but only if we share it with each other.
Blessings to you and please enjoy the site!
CST Instructor, AKC/WKC Trainer
P.S. If you are interested in working with me please use the Contact Form or Work With Me (links above) for more information. I have a limited number of open spots for virtual coaching on healthy eating, living, balancing work/life/family, and training to move better for the rest of your life.