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.

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

“America Was Never That Great”–Tell That To My Dad

I’ve often said that my parents were “New Deal” Democrats. Products of the Great Depression, they believed–rightly or wrongly–that Franklin D. Roosevelt “got us out of the Depression.” They voted Democrat all their lives. There was a time that a reasonable case could be made that the Democrat Party was “the Party of the little guy.” The purpose of this… Read the rest