JONESERCISE started in 2008 or 2009. Can’t remember totally but we started filming in 2009.
How did this happen?
Well a friend from college (Randy) says he is out of shape. Me? Heck I had been perpetually starting over for 3 years. But what were we going to do? Just lifting weights would have been the easy way out. Been there. Done that. And by the way…done that very well.
The JONESERCISE blog evolved because another friend of mine (Floyd) moved to Michigan and asked about creating a program for him. He now lives in North Carolina, better weather and financial climate as well!
I decided to just blog about our workouts instead…and here you go!
What kind of “training” is it? Well…It ain’t easy…it ain’t fun…well, maybe it is a bit. We do something different every time we meet. In a way it’s kind of like “playing” in the old days for us. You went outside and just did stuff. Sometimes a pick up game of football, baseball, softball, basketball…whatever season was in at the time. Other times just riding a bike or climbing trees.
In other words, back then we never knew what we were going to do from day to day…but we did know we would be “playing”.
So this is essentially “adults at play”.
So what happened? Randy reached his goal…dropped 40lb. Me? Started to get back to the old me…or is that a “young” me.
We try to make it as intense as possible. After all if it was easy anyone could do it. We do a combination of circuits, high intensity intervals or just plain nutty stuff.
If it’s too easy we don’t do it again…why bother?
And who is doing it? It has grown to a group of about 10 – 15 people…invitation only. Some have stuck to it…a lot haven’t. I can tell you this there have been high school and college scholarship athletes that have not been able to keep up…we think that is very cool…especially since the oldest of our group is 60 and the youngest is 23. And we do have several girls in the group, most over 45.
Average Age: 48…
Age is not an indicator of what you can or can’t do…your mind is.
And who am I? I’m Bill Jones. An orthopedic/sports physical therapist with years of experience helping athletes in their training, therapy and nutritional needs. I’m an author, certified sports nutritionist and specialize in orthopedics and spine therapy.
I also have been a certified personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and licensed massage therapist. A former bodybuilder turned martial artist turned marathoner.
I’ve always wanted to “Change the World”. I never knew how I could. Now I do. I can “Change My World…One Training Day At A Time”.
You know what…you could too.