Tuesday, January 03, 2006

a new guru?

Okay, I've found the fitness book from hell...

It's actually a really cool program, but it's going to kick my ass like no other. This dude, Steve Ild, who has apparently won competitions in every extreme sport imaginable, has created what he calls Wholistic Fitness. It's essentially a combination of weight training, yoga, and meditation. He uses the philosophies of yoga to make working out a spiritual experience. He's a complete nutter and I love it!

But don't think he's a softy just because he likes him some stretching... he does yoga looking like this:

Tough, no?

I love his completely postmodern philosophy--the combination of two distinct disciplines in a way that seems to enhance both and create something new.

Will I be able to stick with it? Ah... that is the question. I've done one day of his program, and I figure that's as good a place to start as any.

4 comments:

Andy said...

But it looks so painful...and what the @#$%!! is THIS guy exercising for???

Summer Ryan Doyle said...

He's addicted to it. Crazy huh? So much more fun to be addicted to chocolate, but apparently this works for him....

Andy said...

I would have responded faster but I had chocolate in one hand and wine in the other...

Melissa said...

Summer I am anxious to hear how this works for you. I actually printed out some information on the book..but would rather hear personal experience instead....if you enjoy it and you feel it works..I may have to try...Michael thinks I am crazy though!! :-) Men for ya!!
Love ya!!
Mel.