Alongside my other creative pursuits - fitness is an extremely important part of my life.
As an independant practice - helping with both mental and physical health - it has been almost essential to me.
And, at the same time, i see it as an extension of both Art and Philosophy too; because it helps us in cultivating deeper qualities i.e discipline, resilience, inner strength and more.
Personally, my training centres around Calisthenics / Bodyweight exercises.
(Calisthenics coming from the Greek words:
Kalos = Beauty
Sthenos = strength).
And, like most things, i take a lot of inspiration from history - where various ancient societies would use exercise as a way of cultivating a philosophical lifestyle. (From Spartan Calisthenics, to Martial Artists, Yogis and Tribal Runners, to name but a few).
Of course, in our modern times, the fitness industry is so saturated. So i don't profess to be any kind of personal trainer as such.
Rather, i am someone just trying to encourage an alternative.
Showing how fitness is not just about an aesthetic ideal - but, actually, can be something much deeper.
And, when we combine fitness with philosophy, we can become stronger both physically and mentally.