It has been a while since my last post and a lot of exciting things have been taking place. I will do my best to give you a quick update without putting you to sleep or taking up too much of your time.
A few weeks ago I met up with fellow vegan athlete and trainer (aka Superstar), Danny David. Danny wanted to grab a strength & conditioning workout with me so I took him to the field. Afterwords we strolled up to The Big Carrot and grabbed a post workout meal and shared our knowledge and experiences with one another. Danny has been in New York for the past few months and has made a lot of great connections. Check out his website at www.rawfitnessguy.com
Two weeks ago I traveled to Philadelphia to visit one of my best friends from my old high school days, Jon Santana. Jon and I shared time at the centre position on the basketball team back at Liberty High School, Bethlehem, Pa. We shared some good times as always and I even learned a new game for me called Frisbee Golf. However, this game is not new as I hear it is popular among many hippies. When we left the Frisbee Golf course I didn’t see any hippies but I did see a large number of cars in the parking lot which was especially impressive because it was close to the start of the Eagles game.
As it turned out one of my fellow strength & conditioning coach colleagues and was holding two seminars only 10 minutes away from Santana’s house in Philly. On Saturday I attended two seminars hosted by Monkey Bar Gym owner, and fellow vegan Jon Hinds (www.monkeybargym.com). Jon has created an amazing atmosphere at all his MBG facilities with the majority of the training with one’s own body weight and educating people on plant based nutrition. I learned a lot of tips and techniques to help me with my hand stands/hand stand walking, vertical leap, sprinting and muscle ups. Jon is ahead of the game and doing remarkable things and I can only hope that my own wellness centre is half as successful.
The other day I made a pizza out of what was left in my fridge and using an Ezekiel sprouted grain tortilla shell. It was DA BOMB!
Earlier in the month of October I shot the cover of a brand new Yoga, Fitness and Lifestyle magazine that is set to hit shelves in November. The magazine is called Sweat Equity magazine and the editors also conducted an interview with me. In this interview I was able to share why I choose to become a raw foodie, how I make it work in a meat eating dominant industry and how I got asked to create a wellness centre.
The Wellness Centre is coming along nicely and should be ready by the end of November. Starting today, the flooring is being laid and should take about two weeks. My team and I are working diligently to complete all the necessary steps in making sure our systems are ready to go.
Finally, I have set some new fitness goals for myself to finish out 2010 with. I am really excited to work towards these goals as they are not my normal aesthetic based goals. I have yet to set the parameters of each but I am thinking of the following,
- Hand Stand Walking
- Pistol Squats
- Muscle Ups
- Two Foot Dunk
- One Arm Pushups
- 100 yard Power Wheel Crawl
- Attain Black Belt in Karate (currently a candidate)
Alright folks, that is my update as of today, November 1st.
Training Mind, Body & Spirit
Nathane L. Jackson cscs & kbts
WBFF Pro Athlete & Vega Ambassador
NATHANE JACKSON FITNESS Inc.
401/405 WEST MALL WELLNESS CENTRE
Nathane Jackson Fitness Inc. now offers a comprehensive International Online Fitness, Health & Wellness Coaching Program. This program includes function based workouts using the tools that are available to you specifically designed for your needs and goals. The program also includes nutritional guidance from a plant based perspective (as well as nutrition for meat eaters), hormone optimization techniques, movement screening and mind, body & spirit practices to help you create the lifestyle you want to live.
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