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
History

Only in Sparta

A Spartan Way of Life SPARTA Sparta was no joke. Below is an exerpt from the eBook series INVENTING FITNESS PART I available on Amazon.com Spartan adjective  Marked by strict self discipline or self denial Simplicity, frugality Boot camp Today, a new recruit arrives to basic training pretty much having no idea what Read more…

By jwilltrain, ago
History

What’s Your Workout Music?

Excerpt from the eBook series INVENTING FITNESS available on Amazon.com ANCIENT GYM LIFE Chapter 2 The Gym Around the age of 12 music was introduced. Plato put it as such: “That having reference to the body is gymnastics, but cultivation of the mind, music.” Exercising was often accompanied by the lyre as it was believed Read more…

By jwilltrain, ago
History

Eat Like An Ancient Greek

Ancient Diet “Now if you want an onion, just consider what great expense it takes to make it good; You must have cheese and honey, and sesame…to dress it up with; for by itself the onion is bitter and unpleasant to taste.”  Much can be told by the type of food Read more…

By jwilltrain, ago