Knowledge

Olympic Origins

From the eBook: Inventing Fitness Pt I The Greeks, a Society, and it’s Strength on Amazon “Songs lord of the lyre, what god, what hero, what man shall we celebrate”  – From Pindars 2nd Olympian Ode Hermes, the god of athletes and gymnasiums was believed to have the ability to move freely between the mortal and Read more…

By Jwilltrain, ago
History

More Gym History

Greece Ancient Greece and it’s citizens is a fascinating society. Noteworthy, their appreciation of the human form was, and continues to be thought of by many – myself included – unparrelled. Part I of my eBook series – Inventing Fitness,  Amazon.com  – goes back 2500 years to the origins of physical Read more…

By jwilltrain, ago
Knowledge

Fitness Trivia

Q How did the dumbbell get it’s name? The  Ancient Greeks are credited with inventing what we now know as organized fitness, and had many clever -and sometimes intense – methods of building a physique worthy of an olympian celebration. Above are Halteres, stones used to lift, drag, and enhance Olympic long Read more…

By jwilltrain, ago