“I ache in the places where I used to play"
— Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song”
Have you lost your “tone”? Joints creak? Find yourself wheezing halfway up the stairs? Just want to hit/throw/shoot/catch a ball again?
If you’ve misused alcohol, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, sugar or food, you’ve come to the right place. Same if you’re struggling mentally or rebounding from an illness. Could be you’re a reforming screenjunkie—TV, videogames, Internet—or a recovering workaholic. Maybe you’re just too stiff to play on the floor with your child or grandchild.
This blog, social network, how-to and news site will be all about recharging, reviving and renewing your body through many kinds of exercises, games and other regimens to build strength, improve flexibility and balance, release endorphins, increase calorie-hungry lean muscle mass and expand aerobic capacity.
Becoming and staying fit demands desire and discipline. That’s the grunt part. But it need not be—it should not be—drudgery. That’s where play and laugh come in. Otherwise, let's face it, you probably won't do it.
If you have any questions at all about your fitness or ability to exercise, always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any program to get in shape.
Read my post “Fitness and Purpose” for more information about my approach to recovering your body. Then let’s talk about tailoring a program that fits your needs and interests and we’ll do our best to get you playing in the places where you used to ache. —Thom Forbes, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist
play. grunt. laugh.