Get Fit, Not Injured
Fitness for Everyone—the Fit, the Fat, and the Fallen
Are you tired of trying to get fit and trying to exercise with one program after another promising you the moon?
Did you get hurt while trying to do some simple exercises?
Are you an athlete and want to take it to the next level
without getting injured?
Then check out this universal fitness program—universal because it is guided by your own body (and so is universally adaptable to everyone). This is why it's called
Gliding: Fitness for Everyone: The Fit, the Fat, and the Fallen.
In the early 1970s, I was overweight and on my way to a life of pain as a couch potato. Like many of us, I was seeking nothing more than a way to deal with my overweight body and to prevent it from disappearing into the sofa. I sought a minimum level of fitness (just fit enough to "get by") but that quest turned into an odyssey that lasted for many years and took me through an assortment of fitness programs.
The last thing I tried before giving up on exercise was running. However, this time I changed the way I ran which changed everything. I tried this new technique for 2 months. After years of trial and error, I had stopped running because it was painful and it didn't seem to make any difference to my shape. This time around I inadvertently discovered a painless way to run, and suddenly realized that exercise does and should feel good.
I was amazed by the difference between the two running experiences (the high-impact variety and this new way of running that felt like gliding along), and realized that I had discovered something that others would want. I knew that I had to share it, and a fire was lit—the desire to share this with others.
I began to notice changes in my body and in how I looked and felt. As if to confirm the validity of my breakthrough, friends began to notice that "something" about me had changed. They thought that I had lost weight, even though I had not. They saw drastic changes to my shape and size, and I assured them that I had not been doing extreme exercise, nor was I dieting. They asked what I was doing to appear to be losing weight, changing my appearance, and looking more fit, so I wrote for them my 30-page guide to running without pain, as well as a recipe card of prompts (reminders) of the basic ingredients.
When injury prevented me from running, I had to adapt my methods to accommodate my injuries. I learned to exercise in a bed, a bath, and a chair. I realized that this was fitness for the fit, the fat, and the fallen—anyone can do this! The book material grew into a 246-page guide to the rudiments of movement—a self-help guide to posture and pain control through exercise. This complete volume was followed by a condensed version and an ebook. New material from continued learning has prompted me to revise, rename, and reprint the book. Most of the new material is here on this site during the revision.