Category: About FitlifeSF.com
Wanted to give you all a quick update on where we are with this site. I’m happy to say that we have an awesome woman on the case trying to help us work out our WordPress templates, etc. You may have already noticed the nifty Archive-By-Category. Once we get Phase One completed to make us more search-engine-friendly, we’ll be looking to add some more bells and whistles. We’d love your feedback on what you want to see!
On the not-so-happy side, we have come to find out that GoDaddy Hosting SUCKS! Our apologies to those of you who have gotten in touch after the site has timed out, etc. We are in the process of lining up new hosting. It shouldn’t change your bookmarks or anything, but stay tuned for things to get way better.
And, now for a "Bad news sandwich on HAPPY BREAD!" I’m please to announce that our traffic is starting get up to pre-switch-to-hosted-domain numbers, so that is to say, well over 100 uniques per day. What can you do to help? Keep on commenting, tell friends about us, link to us from your MySpaces and other locales, add our feed to your Facebook profile (I’m trying out Blog RSS Feed Reader on mine), etc. Once we get rid of the assy hosting , we’ll do some more to improve our SEO.
And, I’m please to see our happy little circle growing, with some new friends Autumn and Matthew joining us for fitness testing tomorrow. Rob and I are going to do some planning tonight to make sure this is a fun and well-planned event. Plus, who doesn’t love brisket! (Heidi, there will also be some chicken, in case you are still on the 6-Day.)
Onwards and Upwards!
To see a comprehensive list of all the Bike to Work Day articles, just click on the handy banner:
We look forward to your feedback on this feature, and comments on what types of features you’d like to see in the future.
- The FitLifeSF Team
We realize there might be a good bit of dust and debris in the air over here, but I hope you will find the content accessible and, of course, COMMENT on what you like/don’t like/would like to see.
Neither Rob or I know much about setting up WordPress, so if anyone who stumbles across this page has pointers for us on improving the usability, please also add your two cents.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our Bike to Work Day coverage, which has been pushed back due to site development.
Hopefully, this move is step 2.1 to making a new home we can all enjoy.
But I wanted to give you all a reason to come back and see us on our official URL, FitLifeSF.com on Monday.
We are working on a really nice Bike to Work feature for National Bike to Work Day on Thursday. This will include some tips on how to get that dusty ol’ bike in your garage ready for the ride, what you need to bring with you in case of a bike breakdown, a first-person account, including tips on how to make biking to work easy. We’ll also have some nutrition product reviews and San Francisco-specific infor for biking to work. The coverage will start Sunday night and we’ll be adding content through Thursday.
Come back and see us!
OK, I know I am not a fitness guru with years of being a personal trainer, or some guy out there with a PHD in Nutrition and Fitness, but I believe I may know a thing or 2 about being healthy. What are my credentials? Well, let me think…
- I started doing Martial Arts in 1986 under Grandmaster Chung Kwan Woong (Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu). Since then I have spent years (20+) training in different martial arts, trying to understand flow, power and intent. A side effect of all this study is that I understand strength training, conditioning, and stretching.
- As I stated in my last blog, I have 20+ years of practical gym work, and though I have never been a personal trainer (per say), I have worked with a number of people to develop customized workouts which suited their individual needs.
- I guess the biggest thing is…LOOK AT ME. I try to maintain myself to be able to do just about anything physical. Sports, hiking, running though the woods while shooting balls of paint at people, whatever. Sure this sounds egotistic, but the proof is in the pudding.
There are a lot of other points I can make, some fun, some lame, some conceited, but the fact of the matter is that when push comes to shove, I know how to be in shape. And I hope over time, some of my thoughts can start a dialog which will help someone.
Now for something profound; I have met a ton of great people over the years, and I hope that this becomes a place where we can all get together to share what we know. So many bloggers, or web authors are just spewing self indulgent crap (Novak has lost his mind I think; see link to left), and this is not the place for it. I know I am a cocky SOB, but at the end of the day (man I seem to like stupid cliche’s tonight) I want this place to have real substance. This is why I am asking my friends to contribute. (and this is also a great excuse to track down some great people I have lost touch with)
So, if you have something to add, do it. E-mail me or anyone associates with this site/blog, we want to hear from you. Better yet, comment to your hearts content.
As Heather (Smurf) said in the first post, the nature of this blog (and soon to be full blown web site) is to give our friends and other like minded people a place come and share successes and ideas. As 2 people who are concerned about living fit (and well!), we have found an abundance of health/fitness information out there that works well if you don’t want to enjoy your life. We are looking to find that middle ground, the place where you can be fit, have time to do the things you love, and still not give up great food and drink. (Moderation people!)
So, contribute and help us start a new online community where we can share what works, what doesn’t and new fun ways to not only be fit, but to get the most of the life you want to live!
(Ok, this is the last time I sound like a marketing person, all other posts will be much more informal!)
Welcome to our new pet project! The idea is that there are a whole lot of websites out there that talk about being “fit” as this kind of assy, sterile pursuit. Well, we live in San Francisco, where the great food and cocktails are as compelling as the glorious outdoor spaces and “healthy living” influences. In fact, we think things like great food and cocktails are as important as finding the right fitness program. It’s all about balance and finding the things that you feel passionately about.
Things I feel passionate about:
- Still being able to do the splits, backbends, herkies and heel stretches at the ripe old age of 34
- Going to the farmers market and picking out the weirdest-looking vegetable and make something delicious of it
- Finding out after a lifetime of thinking I couldn’t that I can actually run OK and it’s sort of fun
- Inventing food and cocktails using fresh, local ingredients
Things I don’t feel passionate about:
- Counting calories
- One Point desserts, potato chips and fast-food burgers
- Saddling myself with guilt over having a an extra scoop of salted caramel ice cream or glass of perfectly-louched absinthe
That’s not to say that people who find fulfillment in counting calories and eating styro-diet food aren’t welcome. In fact, if you do, might you be interested in guest blogging for us? We want this to be an inclusive place where all our friends who want to better themselves in whatever way can share their experiences.
Some stuff you might see:
- Fitness updates and personal anecdotes from me, Rob and people like YOU! For me, these are likely to be text-based. You’ll get some cheesecake shots when Rob does his.
- Restaurant/cocktails reviews from around San Francisco
- Photos of things like nice walks in the city, Bay to Breakers, pick-up soccer games, Embarcadero runs, etc.
- “Recipes” of stuff that comes out of the kitchen here at the FitLife compound. (Disclaimer: I don’t measure much, but I’ll tell you what I can.)
- Experiments on infused booze, mixers, random vegetables we find at the farmer’s markets
- Reviews from real people of various fitness products, with an initial focus on Million Dollar Body products (Rob is a coach, so we have a fitness library here at the house.)
We’re also open to hearing from you fine folks, so, please, post your suggestions below.
Oh, and none of the design is final, this is just a placeholder. I need to go make some broccoli rabbe and smoked boar sausage pizza now.
Peace and love, Inc.