A company with no integrity, that's a surprise. But for me it's simple - I know where I stand with real food. Maybe a sponsorship from an apple farmer or something would be a more novel idea? :-)
I'm Darryl Edwards (aka The Fitness Explorer), founder of Primal Play, a paleo nutritionist and author of the books Paleo from A to Z and Paleo Fitness based in London, England. This blog documents my experiences with a Paleo lifestyle that has made me fitter and healthier in my forties than ever before. I am a contributor to Paleo Magazine and presenter at various symposiums globally such as Paleo:f(x), PrimalCon, AHS (Ancestral Health Symposium), Thr1ve.Me, and other events globally. I am also founder of the first Paleo conference in Europe, HEALTH Unplugged which took place for the 3rd year running in Autumn 2016.
What is Primal Play?
Eat for Health, Move for Life!
"If you are looking for a simple way to better understand Paleo concepts, Darryl's Paleo from A to Z guide is the go-to resource."
-Mark Sisson, best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of Mark's Daily Apple
"This book is a useful reference to enable individuals just starting out on the Paleo path as well as those who want to explore more challenging, playful and interesting ways to move."
"Would like to thank the stupid woman who called the police on me and my trainer Darryl Edwards and made up some ridiculous story that we are burglars, which resulted in three undercover police cars and a police van resulting in 16 police officers for 2 guys training. Would I really be robbing a house with my water bottle?"
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The US Open an example of some of the world's greatest athletes performing on the world stage. At the hotel where I am currently, there are a number of tennis stars, juniors and administrators.
In the lift earlier this week I spoke to an individual in tennis gear who was wearing US Open identification. I wasn't sure if she was a fan or player, but based on what she was eating I had to ask:
Darryl: "Have you been competing in the US Open?"
Darryl: "Is that food [insert #1 fast food chain of your choice here] a part of your training regime?”
Girl: "Errmm, no."
Darryl: "Surely that can't help your performance?"
Girl: "Errrm, no."
Darryl: "So why are you eating it?"
Other: "She can eat what she likes as she burns off all those calories!"
Girl: with no hint of sarcasm, "I know it isn't good for me, but it is the only thing I could find."
Bear in mind, this is in midtown Manhattan - surrounded by lots of food choices: Including a 24 hour 'healthy' food bistro in the foyer and 24x7 room service availability.
I am sure not the only reason why, but they didn't win the next day...
I held a group workout session last Thursday night and one of the ladies was much older than the usual attendees. For the purposes of this post I'll call her Dee.
She had previously come to watch a class to see if it was something she could do. I explained the premise of the class and that its scaled to the individual. However I warned that it wouldn't be easy.
She looked around 70 years old, was in great physical condition and had no contraindications to exercise.
After a brief assessment she took part in the class. Performing the warm-up and then participating in lots of bodyweight and medicine ball exercises, squats, balance work, push ups against the wall, jumping and running. She rested as needed, but was keen to do as much as possible.
At the end of the class, her feedback mentioned she had enjoyed herself and that she found this workout a great way to keep strong and active (as she wanted to do something to replace Ballet). I then asked her a personal question:
Darryl - "Do you mind if I ask how old you are?"
Dee replied, "I'm 87 years old."
What an inspiration! A fine example of the benefits of keeping active regardless of age.
"Dee" attended tonight's class again. A fantastic attitude which I hope to never lose regardless of age...