Which Fitness Path Should I Choose?

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled byAnd that has made all the difference.Robert Frost The Road Not Taken There are many ways to get fit. Many of these ways are not attractive—at least not to me. Long, boring cardio, burpees till you puke… You get the idea. There are new, trendy, fitness routines… Read the rest

What Happened to Jeremy (“Linsanity”) Lin?

I’m a big fan of Christian athletes. I root for them. I want them to succeed. I want to see better role models in the culture. We can sure use them these days. I’ve always rooted for Tim Tebow, and through all of his trials, tribulations, and injuries, I still believe we haven’t heard the last from him. Which brings… Read the rest

What Old School™ Is All About… And Patrick Takes the Plunge!

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I’m Patrick Rooney, and I’m the Founder of Old School™. We help people who have lost their ability to fully enjoy an active life due to nagging injuries and disuse, to regain that ability, through simple, affordable, traditional movement and practices. I’m nearly 60 now, and am in better mental, spiritual, and physical condition than I was in 20 years… Read the rest

The War On Meat is a War On MEN

Note: I’ve decided to release this piece as a single post. It’s not a short piece by any means, and clocks in at over 3,500 words. So don’t feel like you need to read it in one sitting. Hopefully, it will go down like a nice evening meal, but may take a little wine to digest. 😉 There’s a lot… Read the rest

The Biggest Little Farm Movie (an Inspirational Primer on Natural Living)

Have you ever thought about incorporating more real food into your life? Or growing some of your own food? Or even—gasp—LIVING in a more natural setting? Well, John and Molly Chester, a successful documentary filmmaker and private chef respectively, have done this on a level that may just blow your mind. After the nonstop barking of their family dog, Todd,… Read the rest

Old School™—The Cure for Modern Folly

Everything old is new again.Peter Allen The passions of my life have converged. My interests have finally come together—Old School™ is here! It has always been in my bones. I just never saw it so clear until recently. My father was a World War II Navy veteran who went through some rough experiences in the war. He was a plumber—a… Read the rest

The Real Health Manifesto

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When I ask the question, “what is health?”, what do you think of? My guess is that you think of living relatively free of debilitating illnesses, injuries, etc. That is certainly one aspect of health. But I want my posts and site to be about much more than that. Real health begins with spiritual health. There is no health without… Read the rest

What’s More Important Than News and Politics?

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” —John 10:10 KJV Let’s get this out of the way up front—news and politics are VERY important. We should care about what is going on in our world. The “news” keeps us on top of what is well… new. And politics is merely the… Read the rest

Have You Ever Considered Investing in the Future of Your Health? (The Greek Yoga for Beginners Video is Here!)

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POSTED ON MARCH 4, 2019 My name is Patrick Rooney. I’ve spent years fine-tuning an amazing workout I call Greek Yoga™. It’s really much more than a workout. It’s a sound investment in the future of your health. According to the available literature, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. The heart is a muscle, and cardio training strengthens… Read the rest

How to GUARANTEE Success with Your Health and Fitness Program

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Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared last year, but the principles haven’t changed, and what better way to start the new year! I’ve recently been discussing why so many are failing to implement health and fitness programs—it’s because health and fitness are NOT a priority. But let’s say that you received that message and are ready to make health and… Read the rest