Why You Should Get Strong

Yesterday after my motivational strongman performance I did a questions and answers segment.  Generally speaking, people always have questions and I’m more than happy to answer them, though I don’t reveal my personal numbers in the gym (I like some things to remain a mystery).

One question I got yesterday is;

“What do you train people to do?”

“Uhm, I train people to do what they want to do.”

I know it’s kind of a weird way to answer a question but upon some digging to understand the question better, they asked if I helped people learn to get stronger ie general strength or if I also helped people lose weight.

The answer is I train people to accomplish the goal, whatever that goal may happen to be, but sometimes the goal changes.

As an example, years ago before Jill became my substitute teacher of strength and awesomeness, she had hired me to help her lose weight for her wedding. Prior to me, she didn’t know that she could get stronger without putting on muscle and nowhere in her stated goals did she ever mention anything about strength. 

However, strength was part of the strategy to help her lose weight, which yes she lost the weight but got much stronger in the process and when a video featurette was being done about me, I asked her to say a few words on camera.

With tears starting to well up in her eyes on camera, she talked about how getting stronger made her feel, without once mentioning weight loss.

I found with her, and with many others that though they initially want one thing, they become excited by another thing altogether.  I understand this myself.

Years ago, I embarked on a program to get really ripped.  I did and kettlebell training was part of the process.  Being ripped wasn’t fulfilling to me, but when I got stronger that was exciting and it opened doors to a world that I would never have thought possible. 

And many people come to me because they feel something is missing in their life, and they think that getting in shape will fill in that gap. 

Many times it does.I digress though. 

One of the reasons they had asked me that particular question is because many fitness programs have a cookie cutter approach and lump you into their goal for you.

I don’t do this.  I dig deep to figure out what your goal is, even if you don’t really know. And when I know the destination I can provide the path to get there.  Sometimes your goal will stop being important to you and your goal changes.  That’s ok too.

I do have a system in place to make everybody stronger though.  I make people stronger to accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish because strength is the foundational quality that makes everything else easier.

And even if you don’t even really have a reason, it’s good to get strong because as Mark Rippetoe famously said;

“Strong people are harder to kill and more useful in general.”

Would you like my help getting strong?  I have a one-week trial membership of my personal training services available.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

You spend your life in your body, are you taking care of it?

Last week I ran out of printer ink and went to go pick up some more.  The guy who runs the print shop oftentimes regals me with tales of his back problems.  As of now, he’s pain-free from doing yoga and is now preaching about the importance of your health.

You’re preaching to the choir, my friend.

But it was his quip that made me want to write this article.  He had said that people will take better care of their car than their body.

In a networking group, I used to be a part of they bring in a speaker who is known to wash his truck every day…rain or shine, even in subzero temperatures.  Me being a personal trainer and I’m not trying to make judgments here, but you can’t help but notice the spare tire he tries to hide under his shirt.

Now it’s possible he doesn’t know what to do, in which case that’s why people like me exist to guide them and teach them, but I’d wager that he doesn’t bother to try.  And that’s a shame.

If you spend a lot of time in the car, you likely have a 1 or 2 hour each way to work.  On the top end that’s about 4 hours a day… that’s a lot.

 

But you spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year every year for the rest of your life in your body. So you might as well have the best one you can have.  That’s one that is strong, lean and healthy.

And I can tell you that when you are like this, life is better, plain and simple.  You’ll have the strength to be capable of whatever it is you want to do.  You won’t be self-conscious or embarrassed to dress for when the weather gets warmer (if this weather EVER acts normal.)

What this does for your self-confidence is transformative.  In fact, the advice that’s usually given to people recently divorced is to get in shape because it makes you feel better about yourself.

If you are unsure how to do this, here are a few tips.

via GIPHY

-switch out the unhealthy food you are eating to healthy food choices, and/or fast.

-pick exercises that train multiple qualities (mobility, stability, strength and cardiovascular conditioning) and practice them. I find the basics of kettlebell training to be the best at this.

-dedicate 2 – 3 times a week to doing this, consistently and in time you’ll have that body.  And maintaining it is easier than building it.

If you need help with putting it all together with guidance, a supportive environment, and accountability, perhaps now is the time to hire a personal trainer to help you with this.

I have a trial membership available so you can see if I’m right for you. If nothing else, I can teach you stuff you can do on your own.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

The 10 Commandments of health, strength, and fitness

On Monday I got a phone call.  This particular person had mentioned my autobiography/memoir as one of the books that their scout had picked up and had planned on showcasing it at some book fair.

Now I knew it was likely a scam because of the telltale signs.  You may know them;

  • Asking for the owner or manager even though I introduce myself by name and the name of my business’ have my name in the title.  (My personal training studio is called Eric Moss Fitness, and my entertainment/inspirational speaking business is called Eric Moss: The Strongman Experience) This wasn’t the case this time though.
  • Heavy praise in an effort to stroke my ego and “build rapport”
  • Saying my name way more often than anybody should in a normal conversation.
  • And asking only questions that will generate a “yes” response.
  • Telling me things that obviously come from a rehearsed script.

It works the same way in health, strength, and fitness as well.  It often comes in the form of;

“new discovery of the something or other from deep within the forests of the blah blah blah that will help you burn belly fat fast.”

but can also appear in many forms, usually promising big results without doing the work.  Something for nothing rarely works out.

Here’s the cold hard truth.  There aren’t really any shortcuts.  There are better strategies for sure, but nothing out there that will generate results without the requisite amount of effort.  The closest thing there is to a shortcut is a coach, and that is really only a shortcut because they simplify the process, prevent you from making common mistakes, like seeking shortcuts and falling for scams and give you a tried and true process.  It works if you work.

In my personal training studio, I have to give some uncomfortable truths and give a set of rules to follow, much like Moses gave the people of Israel according to legend. And even though I don’t consider myself a higher power, I do have about 15 years of experience doing this sort of thing so I’ll list here the “10 commandments of health, strength, and fitness” for you to follow for fitness success.

  1. Though shalt get thine head on straight (you need to be committed to your own goals or else no strategy I can do will do anything)
  2. Thou shalt keep it simple and stick to the basics most of the time.
  3. Thou shalt address diet (for fat loss this is ABsolutely critical)
  4. Thou shalt be honest with thine-self (don’t b.s. yourself, if you aren’t achieving your goals look at why and be honest)
  5. Thou shalt be consistent in putting in the work. (consistency outperforms intensity)
  6. Thou shalt seek to be stronger through progressive resistance.
  7. Thou shalt understand that the fundamentals are fundamental.
  8. Thou shalt understand that health, strength, and fitness are supposed to enrich your life, not take it over completely. (what we do in the studio is intended to make your life better not worse)
  9. Thou shalt compare thine-self to previous self, not to others except to use as an inspiration of what can be achieved, not to measure thine self-worth.
  10. Thou shalt understand that the answer to everything in health, strength, and fitness is “it depends” (every case is slightly different and for every hard and fast rule there is always an exception)

And yes there are more, but I’d like to stick to 10 for now. Regardless of your goal, you stick to these and you’ll do well.  The individual strategies for specific goals are different which goes outside the scope of this post.

Need more help?  Give my one-week personal training trial membership a go.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

The Truth About Strength Without Bulky Muscle

I was having a chat the other day with one of my personal training clients. He was telling me that a bodybuilder had explained to him that “gaining muscle is the only way to get stronger.”

Well, that’s what happens when you invest more in pre-workout supplements and tanning lotions than in furthering your knowledge. Luckily my client knows better than to take the advice of everyone and their mother when it comes to their fitness program and just come to me with questions.

In this case, though, it wasn’t really a question. It was a sarcastic quip because my guy knows it’s not true, partially because of the feats of strength he’s seen me do. (Here’s my demo reel in case you don’t know what I’m talking about)

He also knows this because he’s seen tremendous strength gains himself without having to look like a tanned moonrock to do it. As a matter of fact, I often times give very noticeable and measurable increases in strength during the first day of the one week trial membership of the personal training program that I offer. One of the reasons I offer it is because it gives me a chance to prove to my potential client that what I do works quickly.

If I can get someone stronger, during the first session, it’s not because they’ve put on muscle. At least not in the beginning.

The strength gains happen via neurological efficiency, which I initially learned about through the teachings of Pavel Tsatsouline. Basically, your brain sends a command signal through your nervous system which tells your muscle fibers to contract, which pulls on tendon which pulls on bone and that is how movement occurs. It’s illustrated wonderfully in the gif below. (Thank you to whoever created this gif, it’s a wonderful illustration)

At any given moment, your body contains enough muscle fibers to lift a car off of a human being, but there are various things called mechanoreceptors throughout the body that measure things like proprioception but can also act as strength limiters to prevent us from overdoing it and ripping ourselves apart. In muscle cars, we can think of it like making sure the torque of the engine doesn’t bend the chassis.

It’s a good thing that those mechanoreceptors are there because they keep us safe, however, they are overly conservative. The average person only has approximately 25-30% of their muscle fibers available at the moment and is reserved for those life or death instances that you read about in Reader’s Digest.

This strength deficit can be overcome mentally (which is what I had learned to overcome as I underwent the path of the steel bending strongman and became the subject matter of my motivational speech).

For people starting out though, the easier and more pain-free way of getting stronger is to simply improve the communication between your brain and your muscles and the strength of that signal that tells your muscle fibers “contract!”  My first strongman mentor the late, great New Jersey’s Superman Greg Matonick once explained it to me like this;

“Think of the central nervous system being like a babbling brook. The more water that goes through, the deeper the streambed becomes until it becomes a mighty river.”

A lot of what strength training is is simply teaching your body and mind that it doesn’t need to hold back quite so much and that it’s ok to give a little bit more. You do this by not forcing the process, but by allowing it.

Changes and adaptations of the central nervous system happen very quickly. It’s why I am able to help my personal training clients get very noticeable and measurable increases in strength within the first week, often times within the first personal training session.

This is how you can get stronger without putting on a ton of bulk. If you know someone that should read this please share it with them. If you would like help, give the one week trial of my personal training studio a try.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

A Critical Eye is a Valuable Eye, Here Is Why…

When I write, I like to keep a conversational tone to my writing since I’m trying to teach, not submit things for a scholarly article or try to make myself sound smarter than I actually am.

Scholarly type stuff normally only speaks to other personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches and a handful of others who likely already know what they are doing and those aren’t the people that are going to benefit from my writing. After all, I don’t need to preach to the choir.

This past Friday I had published an article about staying focused on the goal. I shared it on Facebook and out of the blue a friend and a fellow personal trainer had messaged me an article on using Microsoft word for correcting grammar.

Odd, I thought. But I knew that it had something to do with the article I had just written and went over it again a few more times and found some grammatical errors as well as a handful of other things that could be said differently.

A while back when I was in the process of getting my memoir published, I asked a couple authors for some advice. The one thing that seemed to get repeated across the board was;

“get an editor to look at your book, don’t try to do it yourself, just get a pro”

Why is this important and what the heck does this have to do with health, strength, and fitness?

It’s simple, we can all use an outside eye to provide objective feedback to make sure what we are doing is right. When you look at your own writing, your brain will either not notice errors or automatically correct them before the other part of your brain processes it. In other words, you won’t see what you are doing wrong.

The same can be said for your training program and the things you are doing with it. The one arm overhead press is a fantastic exercise when it’s done right. If you look it up on youtube, you might even see some great instructional material on it but what you might not see is your shoulder hiking up ever so slightly or yourself leaning back and essentially doing a standing version of a one arm bench press, both of which put you in unnecessary danger.

You don’t notice this because you don’t have objective feedback from an eye that is trained to see this sort of thing. It’s one of the biggest reasons why people need coaches.

Using myself as an example, I have a pretty good analytical eye when it comes to training movements. I also have pretty good proprioceptive awareness. (that’s your body’s awareness when it comes to positioning and movement). Basically, I’m pretty good at seeing something and doing it myself the right way.

But when I wanted to learn to do some of the old-time feats of strength (a bit of a unique animal), I bought books, DVDs, watched youtube videos and had very limited success. Does this sound familiar?

It wasn’t until I met my first mentor New Jersey’s Superman, the late, great Greg Matonick that I started making progress, and I made rapid progress under his watchful eye. Greg taught technique, body mechanics, materials and getting out of my own way.

After he passed away, my feats of strength continued based on the things he taught me, but progress was much slower because I didn’t have his feedback. I still had so much to learn from him.

Luckily for me, I met my current feats of strength coach Chris Rider and with his guidance, support and encouragement progress came rapidly yet again. The value of having a trained and watchful eye can be key to making sure you are able to make progress while keeping safe. There are no shortcuts in life, with the exception of having a coach with a trained eye that can redirect you from making mistakes.

If you are looking for a personal trainer in Boonton Township give my one week trial membership a try and we can see if you enjoy having me as a personal trainer, and I can see if you are a good fit for continuing as a regular member.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

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The question you need to ask yourself

I enjoy writing.  I found my voice as an author years ago with my original fitness blog and recently decided to start one up again.  As I find myself snowed in today, I found a bit of extra time to be able to write another article, but had no clue what to write about.

Ironic really because the topics of health, strength and fitness is a never ending sea of possibilities, which itself presented a challenge.

You see, in a never ending sea of possibilities, it can be hard to see clearly (see what I did there?).  In other words, it’s hard to remain focused on the important things, and the things that provide the most bang for the buck.

In the world of strength and fitness training there are literally thousands of exercises to choose from.  This poses a dilemma in that all of them work to an extent.  Personally for me, I stick to the basics, and ask my personal training clients to do the same thing.

Why?  Because the basics, are what truly works.  It’s easy to get sidetracked, especially because other things work too.  When that happens, simply ask yourself;

“What is the main thing I can do that will help me reach my goals?”

And the answer will reveal itself after just a little bit of digging.  An example of this is if someone wanted to drop body fat, and they aren’t making progress, they can ask themselves what they can do to change their situation.  One thing might be to hire an expert to help.  And that expert might ask them what they are doing that isn’t in alignment with their goals. If they don’t know, then find out.

A game changer might be simply journaling your food and what else you are doing. Or it might be fasting or giving up sugar, it varies by the person.  Simple right?  Something complex is accomplished by simplifying it to one actionable step that you can take that provides a high bang for the buck.

My daughter Aurora in her newborn shoot. Photo credit Lynda Renee Photography.

When my daughter was born I knew I wanted to be a great father to her. I figure I’ve got about 10 years to put a good head on her shoulders before the preteen years hit and I become an idiot in her eyes.

Having two businesses (a personal training business and an inspirational speaker/strongman business) and all the craziness that comes with them, it can be very easy to lose sight of what is truly important.

When you watch shows like “Teenage and Pregnant” it often boils down to lack of attention from the father. I prefer to avoid this if I can.

A goal should be quantifiable, so I set a very simple goal for myself to make sure this doesn’t happen…whatever it is find a way to make her laugh every day.  I’m not always successful (sometimes I’m out of town giving an inspirational strongman performance, or my wife has her on a trip and I have obligations which prevent me from going), but I think it’s the fact that I am trying that really makes the difference.

So whether it’s your health, strength and fitness, your career or your life goals…to make sure your time is well spent, ask yourself “What is the main thing I can do that will help me reach my goals?”

And last but not least, DO IT.  It might be that simple.

If you want to see if I can help with this test drive my personal training services with my one week trial membershipYou’ll see gains in useable strength within the week, often times within the first session.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer.  His personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville and Parsippany New Jersey.

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10 day cleanse

I do a lot of my work from my home, both for promoting my professional strongman and speaking business as well as odds and ends for my personal training studio.

Since my wife also does a lot of work from home she often has day time television on and I catch snippets here and there.  Last week while I was responding to an email I overheard a promotion from some diet “guru” who had written some “best selling diet” book who was going to be doing a segment on a 10 day cleanse.

I didn’t watch the segment, I don’t need to because I’d be willing to bet that I’ve seen it before.  Cleanses aren’t a new thing and come around in some form every so often, usually using some kind of “detoxifying tea” or something else from a multilevel marketing supplement company.

Here’s the truth, no ingredient that you put into your body with the exception of water going to cleanse you.  That’s what your liver and kidneys are for.  The only “cleanse” would be done by fasting, and that’s really just giving your body a break from taking in new toxins.

The other issue I have is “10 day this”, “21 day that”.  Stop thinking short term and start thinking long term.  Yes programs can be short in duration but that’s really just a stepping stone to another longer term solution.  The fact of that matter is that taking charge of your health is a life time journey that won’t be solved with a short term fix.

One of the goals that I have in my personal training studio is that for the duration that I am with my clients, I will teach them all the things they need to know so that when our time is up, they will be able to do it on their own, not that I want them to go or anything.

I want you to come initially because you need my help to cleanse you (see what I did there?) from the misinformation that populates the fitness industry. But I want you to stay not because you continue to need me, but simply because you enjoy the atmosphere and continual results.

But the only way to see if myself as a coach and my system of training is right for you is to take my one week personal training trial membership and try it out for yourself.


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer.  His personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville and Parsippany New Jersey.

Gun Control, Are you prepared

It almost feels like every 3rd day there is another mass shooting. And lately there has been a lot of talk about guns, and our right to have them.  One of the arguments that people that are anti gun control say is “I need guns to protect myself and my family.”

Well statistically speaking you are more likely to kill your family than some intruder is…but that’s beside the point, and I don’t want to get into a pro gun, anti gun debate.  I won’t even tell you wear I stand on the issue.

If I told you, someone was going to creep through your window at night, and murder you while you weren’t expecting it…you would likely verify the threat, call the police, get security systems and the whole nine yards to safeguard you against a threat.

Here’s the thing, the highest cause of death in the US (at least from 2016, but I doubt it’s changed much) is heart disease…not homicide, not even close actually and that’s for all races.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf#019

And the kicker is it’s to a large extent preventable.  So whether or not you are for arming yourself to the teeth or not, you should take care of your health first.  And beyond that, being healthy is always a good thing and isn’t even close to being a polarizing issue like gun control is.

“Strong people are harder to kill and more useful in general.” Mark Rippetoe


Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman.  His personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville and Parsippany New Jersey.

A Few Words on Fasting

I used to be pretty active on Facebook but am more of a lurker than someone actually posting something, unless its funny or promotes positive vibes…or allows me to teach you something, like I am in this article.

A short while ago I was scrolling through my facebook feed seeing what people are talking about.  It’s useful to me to generate ideas of what I want to write about, and I’m friends with a lot of people involved in the world of fitness, strength, personal training etc.  And one thing is for certain is that the schools of thought can be polarizing.  One thing that is very polarizing, is “fasting”

So while I was scrolling my facebook feed, I saw someone make the claim that and I’m paraphrasing here “the only thing that fasting does is burn up your muscle mass and kill your metabolism. Food is fuel.”

First on the burning up muscle and killing metabolism, someone forgot to tell Terry Crews.

Now let’s talk about the food is fuel.  Yes it is, but not in the same way that gas is to a car.  Think about it.  Before gas is put into a car, it has to be refined and broken down to a form that the car can use.  Food is like this, but it’s broken down by chewing it, mixing saliva with it before it’s broken down in your stomach and absorbed.

All of these steps take time, so what your body is actually running off of, isn’t what you just ate, its what you ate a while ago.

Now when your body doesn’t have any stored sugar to burn up (it’s preferred fuel source) it switches to burning up fat (which it had saved up just in case we needed it.) Those days when we needed to store up body fat are long gone unless you live in a 3rd world country or are living on the streets.  It also throws in some of the bad cells in your body with that process Terry mentioned autophagy.  I’ll explain that part a bit more in a different article.

The idea of fasting isn’t new, but it’s come around again as if it were new.  When I explain that I fast, I get a lot of people telling me that my approach is wrong.  I’ll just say this.

I’ve been doing this since 2009 (so about 9 years adherence)

I’ve been able to maintain near single digit body fat year round (not yo yo dieting).

All my biomarkers of health say I’m a-ok

I don’t feel lethargic, or have to worry about what I’m going to have for breakfast, or lunch or if it follows the rules of whatever diet I’m doing.

I don’t have to force myself to eat when I’m not hungry or pressed for time like getting to the studio by 6am.

I’m strong enough to bend steel…like Superman.

With all of those things, if I’m doing it “wrong” then baby I don’t want to be “right”.  Now is fasting right for you?  I don’t know but I encourage you to do your own research so you can make an informed decision.

Treadmills, yay or nay?

One of the things that my personal training clients have access to is me as a support system to give guidance, even when they aren’t in my studio. Knowing this and using me as a trusted resource one of my people asked if I recommend a treadmill for home use for his wife.

no treadmills here.

I don’t for a couple different reasons.  For one thing people buy them with the best of intentions, but it often becomes something that people later label as “an expensive coatrack”.  You see, standard gyms have a drop out rate of around 70% within 6 months the reasoning behind which is usually one of a handful of reasons.

Either people don’t know what to do (lack of guidance though I don’t think this applies to treadmill use since it’s pretty straightforward) are frustrated with a lack of progress (your body adapts to what you are doing, and in the case of a treadmill, the only real progression is to do it faster or if you have a fancy pants one increase the incline).

Another is the potential for injury. When I applied for insurance in my last facility, they had asked me if I had any treadmills and for good reason, they seem safe but there is inherent risk. Just check out this montage of treadmill fails.

And there are dozens more on youtube where that came from. And yeah, you can connect a safety strap to turn it off if you lose your footing, but let’s get real, nobody does that.

Another is a lack of consistency from a lack of accountability.  Here’s how it happens, you start out on a program filled with vim and vigor, but life gets in the way and you start to fall off track.  One skipped session becomes two, two becomes four and the next thing you know months and months have gone by and the only thing on your treadmills are your coats and shoes (hence the expensive coat-hanger bit.)  In fact one of the biggest reasons people hire personal trainers in the first place is to simply have someone there waiting for them to keep them consistent on track.  The treadmill doesn’t care if you use it or not, hence no social pressure keeping you consistent.  Consistency is critical to success.

So what do I recommend instead?  Well, for one thing and here’s my pitch, if you are looking for a personal trainer in Boonton Township or Mountain Lakes come take my trial membership.

If you aren’t and want to get healthy, then pick up a set of kettlebells and get a Strongfirst, RKC or FMS instructor to assess you and teach you the basics.  There are so many things you can do with them, they take up very little space, train things that running can’t, don’t cost much and never break.

The swing is king. It trains cardiovascular conditioning, strength and is joint friendly when performed correctly.

Now let’s say you are the type that is self motivated and wants to specifically be a runner.  That’s great, but running on a treadmill, and actual running though they seem the same in actuality aren’t.  It has to do with you moving across a surface rather than the surface moving beneath you.  That and it locks you into both a predetermined pace and predetermined stride length, neither of which are right for your body.

Solution for that is to simply get outside and run.  What happens next is up to you.