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.

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  • Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    by Darryl Edwards

    "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

  • Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    by Darryl Edwards, Brett Stewart, Jason Warner

    "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."

    -Robb Wolf, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution

     

  • 7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    by Darryl Edwards
  • The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    by Robb Wolf
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    by Mark Sisson
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    by Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, Sarah Dopp
  • Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
  • Protein Power
    Protein Power
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Mary Deans
  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    by Christopher McDougall
  • In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    by Michael Pollan
  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    by Michael Pollan
  • The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    by L. Cordain
  • Vegetarian Myth, The
    Vegetarian Myth, The
    by Lierre Keith
  • The Second Brain
    The Second Brain
    by Michael D. Gershon
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    by Loren Cordain
  • Eat Drink Paleo
    Eat Drink Paleo
    by Irena Macri
  • Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    by Jimmy Moore, Eric C. Westman

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Monday
Jun292015

FREE Paleo Fitness Book 12 Week Programme on Facebook

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"I knew there was a better and more human way to be moving than what I was previously doing. I wasn't enjoying it I was just "doing" it. I looked strong but I wasn't....ENTER Darryl Edwards and his Paleo Fitness book:) Easy to read, easy to implement and more importantly something for all the family.

The movements are clear, simple, effective and beautifully challenging. Darryl's never far away if you need virtual assistance and the groups that run on Darryl's fb page are worth their weight in gold. I have reconnected with my inner human, rediscovered childlike enjoyment and bonded with my kids over the movements that come so naturally to them plus I'm stronger and more agile than I was in my twenties!!! Grab this opportunity with both of your paws, this book will open doors.

Thank you Darryl!"

---- Rachel C.

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Friday
May012015

Testimonial: Jumping For The First Time In Years!

 

"Darryl: My self concept about my fitness was altered. Because of you. Inclusivity is one of my deepest held values and always was; way before my body was affected with this dis-ease. I can see that you bring that to your work and I deeply appreciate that."

This was one of the highlights of my time at Paleo f(x) - during my Primal Play session helping Steph focus on what she could do, not on what she couldn't. Watching her jump was an incredible moment and I am happy I left no one behind. Steph has multiple sclerosis (MS).

It's amazing how much we take for granted, falsely idolising those who have 'amazing' movement skills which can lead to underestimating and not appreciating what we ourselves can do.

I love what I do and I hope to spread the "joy of movement" (that we should all experience) to as many people as possible. Thanks for listening.

Darryl Edwards

 

Sunday
Aug172014

Testimonial: Primal Play Session at PaleoFX

 

 

It was a pleasure to meet you at PaleoFX, your training methods have really opened up my eyes to new possibilities. Going into the session I was very curious at how a session could be equally difficult for individuals who have a beginner fitness level and those who had an expert fitness level.After your one hour training session however it was clear that was the case.

With training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I get my fair share of time in the gym and usually dread having to go to another gym to get a workout in. So seeing the possibility of being able to incorporate a workout in daily tasks and activities is intriguing. I can not wait to read your book and discover more ways to incorporate this style of "play" into my workouts. Thanks again, look forward to meeting you again.

-Hayden Hill

Tuesday
Apr222014

Primal School Play Day (Testimonials)

Parent: Although Jenna (7th grade) played tennis and soccer after school, when she woke up this morning she said her legs were sore. It was from your program. She enjoyed it. Thanks for bringing the program to us!

Teacher:
 I loved spending those 45 minutes with my third graders! It was great to see them smiling, working together, and even struggling with the activities. The workouts were fun and got my heart rate up quickly. The kids seemed to really like Darryl immediately! Thanks for the opportunity!


Teacher:
 The kids couldn't stop talking about the program and how much fun it was... and they were the middle schoolers!

Student 1: Now THAT was fun! Can we get him to come back again next week?


Student 2:
 I never knew playing silly games like that was so fun and exhausting!

Head of Physical Education:

Darryl, the knowledge you have of how to motivate the students, whether it is adult or child, is truly amazing. The multitudes of age-appropriate activities that you showed us and the way the students kept moving and enjoyed their time, even though they were physically exhausted is a testament to you! I have since used a number of the activities you showed us in class and will continue to do so.

As a physical education teacher and someone who is rather physically active, the feeling my body had at the end of the day and the days to follow were not only painful (in a good way) but amazed in terms of the muscles I didn't even know existed, or better yet, the muscles I have that are hardly ever used!

I am a big fan of you, your ability to motivate and your whole program and I hope we have the opportunity to have you back in the near future!

Michael Feierstein, MS Phys. Ed
Athletic Director
Arthur Mayer Jewish Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida.