A Brave New World

Move with awareness

No escaping this theme in 2020. Whether you believe the hype of this virus or know that there’s more to it, one thing is for sure, the world is forever changed. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Obviously, no one wants their loved ones to pass on, nor do others want tyrannical control mechanisms following their every footstep because they could possibly transmit an illness to an unsuspecting person. This is quite the dilemma humanity finds itself in and the future seems locked up in the unknown. If looked upon with objective eyes, we will all have to agree that being brave in this new world will make all the difference between thriving or just surviving.

As this site is dedicated to the empowerment of the individual’s ability to live their best and healthiest life, of course, and indeed, we will focus our approach on proper mindset and belief in humanity’s ability to be strong and capable. Why not? We are what we focus on so deciding to shine my inner eye’s light on strength and mental fortitude, I thus create the life I nurture.

On the contrary, “misery loves company”, as the saying goes, can be seen going on around us with people of a deleterious nature desiring harm and destruction of others because they themselves believe in their weaknesses. It makes me sad, to say the least, especially when I see those close to me also fall within the trap of self-loathing. Much easier to play the blame game and point fingers than to take full ownership of one’s life with a good hard look into the mirror and then making the required adjustments to meet one’s challenges head on.

That being said, and to get to a present point of contention, viruses will be around forever, as will bacteria. They are part and parcel to physical life. So it would behoove people to eat quality foods and to drink revitalised water, all the while reducing their intake of alcohol and eliminating sugary drinks and non-nutrient beverages. Also, people need to start supplementing with vitamins and minerals they may be lacking, using coMra therapy to relax and release high stress levels and do an effective fitness routine. Apropos, stop unwisely spending time watching media that does nothing to improve quality of life opting instead to get outside to a natural setting grounding with one’s earthrunners on.

The situation will be dire if these considerations aren’t taken seriously. That’s because we have dogmatic scientists espousing fearful rhetoric and then recommending, and in many places it became mandated, the use of masks (very unhealthy for the individual), social distancing (we are social creatures by nature), quarantining in rooms and homes (creating Vitamin D deficiencies; mental anguish), closing healthy places like the beach, places of worship, and then after all said and done, many persons still came down with an illness ending up in hospital care that isn’t addressing the real issues of manifested dis-ease. Add to that fact that many of the hospitals’ interventions exacerbated the symptoms pushing many patients into further distress without any ability to have a family member advocate or provide real warmth and care – the true pillars of health and wellness.

Alas, it is what it is. Humanity called this forth BIG TIME! We’ve been so complacent and at the same time have become so dis-empowered by handing away our innate capability of self-sufficiency to some one willing to take it and use it for their nefarious gains. Who’s fault is that?!

Overall, I’m not discouraged and I believe in my ability to adapt and make adjustments based upon the demands life places on me. It takes a willing heart and an open mind to do so. Then it is just a matter of practice and patience to allow the natural unfolding of life to take place. First and foremost, you must believe in your self. This is the single most important shift a person can make. Having this belief as a strong foundation will allow you the fortitude to overcome the challenges that will inevitably arise. Over time, these challenges will be embraced and even welcomed as each one will spur you into higher heights of belief. The awareness of Self and the building of confidence will develop through these and this will in turn give you more ability to be response able to life’s requirements.

The gist I’m getting at is that you MUST believe you have what it takes in this brave new world as the roller coaster has just begun and weakness will either be ironed out or exploited. My hope is for you to take the reins of your life and to enjoy the process even in the midst of the struggle. Life is too short to fret, even in the worst of times you must find the gem in the present and gather the knowledge encountered…

It’s make or break time, ready or not, it’s time to cast your lot!!! 🙂

In love,

Alexander

…a Path with a Heart…

Picture is from the Hunter X Hunter anime series

Greetings to All!! 🙂

It’s been a while since I have taken the time to write in this blog. Lots has occurred within my life and much learning has taken place, so I wanted to share knowing some of my initial writings were dealing with struggles I created out of a goal mentality I held due to an erroneous idea I placed upon my life. The brushed over aforementioned idea was basically that I could bang my body into competition shape, foolhardy, without regard to the natural order of life and the body’s capacity to heal and get stronger. I ran myself into the ground so many times I began to doubt myself and self-sabotage even more. I kept getting injured, having setbacks and being disdainful with my self. Throughout that time, I did have that nagging presence of conscience voicing the need to trust the process, even though it was suppressed for the most part.  I was still very immature and not yet in grasp of the wisdom I hold now as I continued to harbor an idea of who I thought I should be. For many years I placed focus and energy on becoming something I thought was worthwhile and important, you know to get acknowledgement and praise outwardly, that I dug holes so deep it took me months and even years to crawl out of. Crawled out I have!! 🙂 Hence my desire to share in the hope that if someone else is going through something similar this might light a path in the direction of their heart.

My last post here was the fact that I opened up a small fitness studio in Miami, Fl. Gymclusive. It surely was the last piece of my RunHolistic puzzle.  This type of, what I’ll call, ‘therapeutic fitness with resistance training’ opened up my path to the possibility of being very strong, a healthy type of fit and always ready to handle the challenges life throws at us while having more time to spend enjoying and engaging with life. I took time to heal, get stronger and then push for more growth again. A cycle of breakdown due to exertion and effort against a resistance, in control, meditative even, until the point I am unable to perform another repetition; then, time off doing taiji, spending time with my boys and wife venturing through life, and the feeling, all the while, like I am youthifying myself. Because of this, enjoying the present moment became more important than anything else!

You can see through my previous posts how I approached training (even though I did have hints of what I am now embodying more of).  My mindset was locked, hellbent and unrelenting towards a goal for the most part of that time of my life. To be fair, my fitness was sharp, yet that sword was double edged with the other side of ultimate performance being injury or complete systemic fatigue. Now I just feel super capable, loose, light, springy, supple and free from the encumbrance of an ever present achy sore body, tired mind and weakened Spirit.

Since I now understand the proper training stimulus, recovery, overcompensation, and repeat, it’s a different world, one where I listen to my body respecting and loving it first and foremost. Nonetheless, I continue to train for track competitions, and I’ve taken up BJJ/MMA again, and these activities leave me more with that broken down achy sore sensation. Instead of banging it out like I used to, now I just enjoy the process and take it all in stride. That means, there’s a body learning curve and it is our responsibility to understand it and apply it for an ultimate form of a healthy type of fitness. And in more general terms: “Life is a journey to be enjoyed, not a problem to be solved in haste.”

If this resonates with you, feel free to connect with me at Gymclusive to learn a sustainable way to take a healthy body, mind and total being into our elder years.  Life is to be had so we need the ability to do so.

Cheers! 🙂



Last piece of a puzzle…

Greetings to one and all,

It’s been a while since last writing here. I believe the last time was during my cross-country trip up to Canada and I was in Atlanta, Georgia, when I saw an interesting situation take place later elucidating it via prose. Now that I’m here again, I wanted to update everyone on what’s taking place in the realms of heartfelt holistic self-sufficient healing – that kind of healing that takes place between you and your Self.

In fact, many things have happened! A complete shift occurred over night as an insight hit while speaking about Nautilus gym equipment with my father. This wasn’t even in the equation and just like that it became the last piece of a puzzle I’ve been working on since my teenage years. Life, eh?! LOL I always knew at some point I’d acquire the right friendships and relationships as well as the knowledge and accoutrements necessary to actualise my dream of a center for practical experience, just didn’t know how and when. 😉

And here I am. An owner of a brick and mortar establishment called Gymclusive. Generally speaking, the main idea is an infrequent approach to high intensity strength training with 5 compound, older, Nautilus machines (circa 1985). This is a whole body strength training program that also works the aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways in less than 30 minutes. Since everybody is different, the recovery time between trainees varies and could be as short as 5 days or as long as multiple weeks.

That’s the science part, the art side of it is learning to listen to your body and feeling it recover then supercompensate (get stronger by laying down new lean muscle mass). I love that part of it! Reason why the approach resonated with me and hence the last piece of the RunHolistic puzzle. With this understanding of muscular development, a true measure of health, I am able to provide an ailing population an opportunity to precise, concise and affordable fitness training with health in mind. And now this is my initial departure point for those interested in learning to optimise and maintain good health throughout their years.

When I can, I’ll come through here from time to time to share deeper musings and observations of life, but most of my present blog work will be inspired by Gymclusive’s blog and tailored around holistic strength training in the ever-busy 21st century.

See you there! 🙂

With love and light,

Alexander

 



coMra Palm – The Future of Home Health Care is Here

It’s no secret that I train hard. If you know me personally and have had the – for some unfortunate LOL – opportunity to train with me then you know that I put in work. I don’t shy away from a hard session and at times have over done it practically running myself into the ground. Now I do not advocate such an approach and have learned a lot through the process. What has helped me greatly in this respect is coMra-Therapy! It has allowed me to take those liberties since I was able to take care of any and all injury type issues including a few debilitating ones without the need for surgery or any pain medications, last of which have been shown to reduce the healing capability of the body.  These past seven years with coMra have been a life changer!  Now, the coMra Palm has been released making the future of home health care a present reality.

Whether it be pains and aches from sports or general life discomfort, the Palm will address the root cellular cause of those ailments in short order allowing you to once again enjoy your life at its highest level.

As soon as I feel something from training, whether it be in my knee, hip, ankle or muscular – or whatever hurts for that matter – I start treatment protocols that day (the beauty of having a home health device) and immediately I feel the improvements. Many times I’ve had issues/injuries that I trained right through using only coMra with full resolution.

Holistic health and wellness takes an integrative approach viewing the individual as a whole and treating them as such. The reductionist approach by separating parts not considering that the part being influenced can have an impact on other areas eventually affecting the whole, is an archaic model in need of change. With the Palm, you have the opportunity to take your health and wellness within your own hands!

If you don’t have one now or if you wait on buying one, I can guarantee you that you will be buying one in the future. 😉

Before MS Windows was created, personal computers were difficult to use making them not a normal part of every day life as DOS and the other operating systems of the time were not user friendly. Windows changed that and the personal computer boom took off! The coMra Palm is like the Windows of Low level laser technology with its ease of use, practicality and efficacy! This type of healing modality has been around for decades but was primarily reserved for scientists and medical professionals. No more will that be the case! For the low cost of $399, you can be confident that any pains and aches that come your way will be handled accordingly in the comfort of your own home.

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This is a gift that will keep on giving. A gift to you and every one you love.

It’s time to Palm on and pain off!! 🙂



Fuel your body right

I am a holistic athlete looking for ways to optimize my performance naturally and what you put in your body is the fuel that determines how well you will perform in any given sport.  Now for me, I didn’t mind spending money as long as I obtained quality products.

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My wife and I were partaking in a ‘Fit Kids Day’ event that was hosted at a park adjacent to our home.  There were many vendors so I took the opportunity to connect with each and every one of them.  I came around to a couple of ladies who were marketing a sports drink.

Politely I asked to view the ingredients, something I’m accustomed to doing.  The sports drink is comprised of quality ingredients and low sugar, no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors.

Apropos, they have whey protein concentrate from pasture raised grassfed cows.  Isagenix sources their dairy from New Zealand ‘Happy Cows’ which are loved and respected.

Their whey protein meal replacement is a daily go to for our family.

Isalean Shake

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They also have a one-of-a-kind nutrient rich herbal tonic infused with natural vitamins, minerals and plant-based adaptogens called the Ionix Supreme.  A must have!

All of Isagenix products are available to view online with ingredient lists and all.

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Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with our self. 🙂

Fall in Love



Bare Feet on Earth

 

Take off your shoes and let your bare feet touch the earth.  It’s a liberating experience chock full of health benefits.  For starters, your feet get the chance to splay naturally, you allow underused areas the chance to strengthen now that they are being activated, and most importantly, you’re absorbing some of the most potent antioxidants on earth.  Don’t just take my word for it, check out this video from a researcher curious about the effects of grounding and the benefits of such:

I hope you enjoyed the presentation.  If you just started it, realized it was over an hour and are now reading this, I urge you to take the time later and investigate this as it will change your life.  Tonight, do something different and invest in your Self.  Trust me the benefits are worth it.

Once you finish the presentation, I’d like to draw your attention to a product I feel very strong about.  They are earthing sandals that provide you with the benefits of barefoot walking, and running, all the while still protecting your feet.  They are called Earth Runners.  Here’s a picture from their instagram account I think is worth noting.

Now that you are invested in your health and you’ve heard of these simple things you could do to improve it, then I have more great news for you.  I’ve been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with Earth Runners and I can offer you 10% off your purchase when you use RUNHOLISTIC10 as a discount code.  Not only will you get a wonderful product that will enhance your health, but you’ll also be buying from a small American business that is passionate about their craft, invested in helping people reach optimum health, and supportive of the community they live in. 🙂

Stay connected, stay grounded!



Guardian Technology

Hello All and welcome back! For this installment of my blog I will detail a wonderful product that I came across in the beginning of 2013.  Its called Guardian Technology and its manufactured and sold by Evolving Life Innovation.  What struck me first in terms of getting to know more about this product is that it reduces the impact that wireless radiation has on our bodies via use of modern day electronics (i.e. cell phones, wifi, computers, GPS watches, etc.).  Now this is not a conspiracy theory, it is well documented that these types of devices have effects on our cells and the evidence continues to mount that this is a problem needing to be addressed.  So, when I first heard about the Guardian Badge, which is applied to the back of cell phones or cases, I promptly ordered for my wife and myself.  Now I have peace of mind when using and storing my cell phone close to my body.

Guardian Badge

The next thing I learned about Guardian Technology is that on top of absorbing a percentage of the radiation that constantly surrounds us in our modern society, it uses this as a power source to create a signature that water understands and uses to revitalize itself.  In other words, stagnant and low quality water is primarily what most people drink considering day in and out water is piped to us after being chemically treated or, if you buy bottled water, that water has been sitting still (read: stagnation) losing its energy over time.  Think about it this way, if you’re cooped up in a small container all day long, or longer, what will your body feel like once you try to stand?  Being a runner, I immediately clicked with this as water is what I usually drink throughout the day and the more energy water has the more energy I will have.  And the best part is, this water can be used for making coffee and tea, enhancing the qualities of the beverage and drawing out more of the essences.  Evolving Life Innovation (ELI) made this accessible by creating lovely coasters that can be used throughout your home for all your beverage drinking needs.

Last but not least, is ELI’s Guardian Tag which can be worn around your neck or placed in a water bottle.

Guardian Tag

Guardian Tag

I have one in my glass water bottle (Note: use glass for all your sports water drinking needs as exposure of the plastic to the sun will promote leakage of potentially harmful chemicals), and I wear one around my neck.

Now it’s your turn to own one of these great products.  Both my kids have tablets (a Nabi for the youngest and a Kindle Fire for the eldest) and I made sure each one has a badge on the back – I would be remiss if I didn’t state that, even with the Guardian Badge protection, you should limit kid’s use of such devices as there are other psychological effects of using them all day long.  That is: Get them outdoors! 😉

Enjoy the ride!!!! 🙂

Update: All Guardian products will now be under the coMra Wave product line. A passive approach to managing your health and wellness. Purchases will be made available at coMra For All. Stay tuned as we unveil the new line and what’s next to come. 



coMra-Therapy

As runners we have many different tools of our trade.  From foam rollers, compression gear, lacrosse balls, physio appointments, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga, tai chi, ice baths, supplements, high-end running shoes, coMra-Therapy and so on.  In each of these we look for ways to maintain healthy and injury free to continue pursuing our passion of running.

I am now going to properly introduce you to a life changing solution that I have found invaluable in overcoming some serious injuries and running conditions that would have otherwise proved difficult to recover from.  Now, knowing that a tool is just that, a tool, it’s all in the manner of how one uses such and makes the most of what is in front of them.  I mention this because knowing the stubbornness of runners firsthand I need to share that life is a natural gradual process of evolution and running is no different.  This means, even though coMra-Therapy will cut most injury healing times in half, compared to only using the R.I.C.E technique espoused by most, one will still need to see through proper rehabilitation strengthening exercises and appropriate rest.

Maintenance

Knee Ache Treatment

After a day of adding some additional miles to my training regimen, I noticed an ache in my knee that made walking a bit uncomfortable.  That evening I proceeded to treat it with my Delta Pro Medical Terminal as I didn’t want to take any days off for it to normalize nor did I want it to progress further.  And it worked out exactly as I wanted it to as my training program continued without a hitch.

Recuperation from Injury

Plantar Faciitis Treatment

I recently developed my first case of plantar faciitis.  One thing I’ll state upfront is that having the ability to effectively treat many of my sports’ conditions at home has made me quite bold about training through certain injuries.  I do this especially in the case of grade 1 muscle strains where I’ll return the following day to running with a toned down approach in terms of a shorter stride and slower cadence all the while treating the affected area with coMra.  I did the same with the plantar faciitis injury because at first I didn’t know it was plantar faciitis, being my first time experiencing it.  Not knowing exactly what was the problem with my foot, I ended up training on it for 3 days one of which included a 10 mile run.  This was the second day I trained on it, the first being a strength and conditioning circuit including tuck jumps and many more high impact movements.  And the best part was, it was getting better!  Well, that was up until I did the 10 mile run. LOL My bad!!!! After that run, I took two running days off (I cross train) and then I did a nice run set which was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  Realizing that I want to have this issue heal fully, I decided to only cross train around it and treat my foot with my Delta.

A week later I ran a total of 10 miles at varying speeds.  Now, to be fair, I did notice the area was a bit tender the evening of this 10 mile day and decided that on top of coMra a lacrosse ball under foot, rolling back and forth, would add an additional healing dynamic with its gentle, yet firm, rolling motions.  The combination was magic!  Like I  mention above, the extent of a tool’s efficacy is all in the manner of how you use it.  Furthermore, builders don’t just use one tool when they are constructing something.  Instead, they employ an assortment of tools to accomplish their work from nails and hammers to power tools and cranes; running is no different.  I liken coMra to the high-end power tools that get the job done more effectively and efficiently when used under a thorough rehabilitation program.

Family Matters

Being an active father, and married to an active woman, we have raised to very active boys.  Now boys will be boys, pushing their limits to times of physical harm.  Case in Abrasion Treatmentpoint is an abrasion my eldest attained by doing his natural freerunning/parkour practice at the park.  The two images on the right side of this picture collage are from February 28, 2015 and March 1st, 2015 (1 day!).  As you can clearly see, the healing that took place was rapid.  We only cleaned the wound properly with soap and water and then administered a 3 minute treatment on the Delta 1000Hz setting.  And that was all!

The 1000Hz setting is used for superficial conditions of the skin.  The Delta also has a 5Hz setting – for deeper penetration, 50Hz setting for medium depth penetration, and a Variable setting which cycles through the above mentioned frequencies and where it is preferable to reach various depths.

The speedier healing time also occurs in a similar vein with internal injuries for any tear, strain or sprain.  Times do vary when it comes to acute or chronic conditions and taking into account the type of tissue involved.  So, be patient, give your body love and care and enjoy the ride.

How does it work?

As complex as it might sound to some, this is a simple therapeutic approach that is very easy to use.  Basically, coMra-Therapy works only by supporting the body to heal itself.  In other words, the body has the intelligence and the capacity to heal itself, what coMra does is provide an energetic stimulus the cells understand and use, then the work is done by the innate ability of each specialized unit of the body.  This is primarily why coMra-Therapy is considered a holistic modality with no harmful side-effects.  It doesn’t change anything, move anything around, or alter the body in any way.  As the radiances are absorbed by the body, the most notable effect is increased ATP, the energy currency of the cells, via natural cellular metabolic pathways, and here it is plain to see how just this process alone can induce quicker healing times for an assortment of conditions.

I truly hope this information helps you become a healthier and more vibrant natural athlete.  And remember, above all else, the most important part in healing, training, and life, is belief in Self, which is the true limit not the sky.

To receive 10% off your purchase of a Delta device and make an income sharing the benefits of coMra, please visit coMra For All and sign up to become an ambassador.

Happy Trails!