I was a high school and collegiate athlete.
I ran long distance, trained triathlons, and
was a bodybuilder for ten years. I studied
physical education, kinesiology and nutrition
at university and became a "fitness trainer"
at a Powerhouse Gym in Detroit.
I gave up all other forms of exercise when
I began studying under Grandmaster Victor
ShengLong Fu in October of 2003.
I have pursued my study and practice
very diligently since then, and now teach
all levels of Fu Style Tai Chi, as well as
Fu Style Liang-Yi, Hsing-Yi, Baji Chuan;
I teach BaGua Zhang, but as it is the most
difficult physical movement on the planet,
I do not profess to be a master of BaGua.
I am a professional skier, sponsored by
several product vendors.
I once read this quote from Forbes: "for each generation to make progress, it must view the one before it as barbaric."
These days, exercise is all about muscle and strength. But in the ...
April 28, 2010 - 8:10am
This is not a subliminal message. I write these words to plant the seed inside your head.
If you've never tried a fast, that is, never intentionally denied yourself food for ...
April 23, 2010 - 10:29am
Without medical doctors, we would sure be lost. They know all kinds of stuff about organs and bones and brains. But when I read about some doctor suggesting seniors should lift weights, I throw up ...
April 10, 2010 - 1:10pm
I took a real interest in massage when I was about 12 years old. My mom and I would trade giving massages every evening. It was a good deal that continued through high school. When I graduated, my ...
March 16, 2010 - 7:42am
Back in the days when I was a body- builder, I thought about nutrition as if my body were a race car or something like that. My muscles were like the engine, and they needed high-quality fuel to ...
March 10, 2010 - 9:29am
Around 1997, my mom came to visit me in Denver. We both hated needles to the Nth degree, but were curious about acupuncture as "alternative medicine." My first argument for both of us was that ...
March 8, 2010 - 10:41am
Of the four branches of Chinese medicine, I begin with the Chi Kung (Qi Gong) branch because it is my specialty. In 2003, I began learning under Grandmaster Victor Sheng Long Fu. In that time, I ...
March 8, 2010 - 6:58am
Today I'd like to guide you through the four pillars of Chinese medicine. Then, throughout this week, I'll go into more detail regarding each one, offering my perspective in language I hope you ...
March 6, 2010 - 2:53pm
A couple years ago, I noticed my mom suddenly fanning herself, pumping open the collar of her shirt, and then needing to leave the room. I knew about hot flashes, but didn't realize my mom got ...
February 11, 2010 - 7:13am
Fat people live longer.
That's what a "brand spanking new" study published in The Journal of The American Geriatrics Society says. The 9,000 person study showed that overweight (BMI 25-29) ...
February 4, 2010 - 11:29am
Fat people live longer.
That's what a brand-spankin' new study published in The Journal of The American Geriatrics Society says. The 9,000 person study showed that overweight (BMI ...
February 3, 2010 - 8:30am
This is important stuff, so I hope you'll
read it carefully.
Most agree on the concept of posture as a
WHOLE; but there are many regimes that
rely solely in their own beliefs on how
February 1, 2010 - 9:18am
For almost five years, I have believed
that sitting is the worst thing we do
to ourselves. I've been telling friends
and family how we sit most of our lucid
lives-- at breakfast, in the car, ...
January 28, 2010 - 8:46am
People are fascinated with chi.
We know we have energy inside us,
and that when we die, we don't
have it anymore.
What is this life energy ?
How do we get more ?
What can you do with more ...
January 26, 2010 - 3:54pm
Two days ago, I skied a big powder day at Snowbird. The Wasatch Mountains had seen almost 50 inches of new snow this week. The powder was thigh-deep and I was raring to go! Ski Utah!
January 23, 2010 - 9:40am
Do you remember those old Saturday Night Live episodes when Billy Crystal played Fernando Lamas ? He exaggerated like crazy, and spouted the famous line, "It's better to look good than to feel ...
January 21, 2010 - 7:47am
The Taoists of China are the oldest culture
on the planet. They have had some 7000
years to observe nature, theorize, test,
and document what they learned.
Think about acupuncture. How in ...
January 20, 2010 - 8:49am
Imagine for a moment that a woman now has the choice to menstruate or not.
Many women would choose to continue to menstruate because they already have.
They feel it's normal, and natural and ...
January 19, 2010 - 3:54pm