Patrick

My name is Patrick Rooney. I'm the Founder of Old School™, a site dedicated to keeping the old school spirit alive and well in a new generation. I blog and podcast about health and fitness, success, and freedom. Find us at https://OldSchoolUs.com. I'm the author of GREEK PHYSIQUE™: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body, Even if You're Old, Weak, or Broken Down. I'm also the creator of GreekYoga™ for Beginners.

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

The Case for Training (Almost) Daily

If it’s important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.—Dan Gable, legendary wrestler and coach  How often should a man or woman train? That question is asked on every training site, nearly every day. Is there an answer? Does it depend? Yes, it does depend. And good arguments could be made for many different… Read the rest

No One Else Can Understand Your Dream

I have a friend who’s a really smart guy. But he doesn’t understand my dream. Not completely. My “dream” is just what you see here: a blog. That’s right–“just” a blog. I’ve done various forms of writing for many years. I took an interest in short stories while in school. Grade school? High school? I don’t remember. I used to… Read the rest