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Brian Joly, Rolfer, in his own words:
“I am a dilettante in some ways and a “specifist” in other ways. It took me about 20 years to come up with a way of making a living that fit me. I certainly tried a few other things along the way. In the fitness realm, though, I have always been more of an aerobic freak, not freak like in high VO max, but I fell in love with endorphins at a fairly early age. In many ways, athletics saved me from possibly becoming addicted to substances.
I have been a cross country runner since high school, but always ran for football in middle school. I had a Schwinn Continental 10 speed and bicycled with the Boy Scouts on the C&O, to Toronto and from Virginia Beach to Nags Head and back. I used to do regular 30 to 60 mile rides through the more rural (at the time) back roads of Westmoreland County. As a runner I certainly have some benchmark times and I often think that had I had a better coach, I might have done even better. The problem was that I love to run and would seldom taper. Now as a middle aged dude, I am fairly varied in my activities, still running and biking, but skiing, kayaking and hockey have all been added to my repertoire.
As a Rolfer, I am constantly amazed at how we use and mis-use our bodies. Rolfing informs my body as well as my vision. I try to maintain a good balance in my physical body and my mental body.”
Brian Joly, Certified Advanced Rolfer, contact info:
Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 1):Brian Joly was a guest on our sister podcast FitLabPGH (episode released 10/15/16). Here’s the link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2016/10/15/brian-joly-rolfer/
Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, PA
Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail- 150 miles, Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA
Chesapeake and Ohio (C & O) Canal National Historical Park, DC, MD, WV
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
Once a Runner, John L. Parker, Jr.
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Boulder, CO
Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH
Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org