Part of the “duty” of a personal trainer, is learning and research. Once one is certified, the real learning has just begun. I’m curious by nature and have so many interests keeping me busy–learning as many different angles on any particular subject that I can, to see where cards will lay. I think my superpower of ADHD keeps me from being married to several things; knowing that there’s always another way to look at something, any paradigm has its own set of moves and counter moves.
Call of the Wild
I recently had the pleasure of attending a Dog Brothers gathering here in Los Angeles, in North Hollywood. I’ve heard of this organization before and have watched quite a few Gathering videos (1), but have never attended one in person. Some of you know that I recently joined a Kali school (2), and two of our instructors are Dog Brothers (3).
If you live in California, or consume produce from the state, then there’s a decent chance you’ve eaten a fruit or a vegetable that has been watered by oil field water. In Kern county, around 10% of the farmers utilize recycled water that Chevron has sold to them; using the water on close to 45,000 crops. This oil waste water program has been in effect for over 20 years now, and is celebrated by local officials but there’s growing concern these crops have been contaminated. Experts warn that the water testing should be given more rigor. While the standard tests for disease or pests are ongoing, at this time, no one is checking for water-born chemicals. That’s right folks, It isn’t known whether that orange, apple or walnut etc. from California you’re eating is actually safe to consume! For more on the story, head on over to LA Times.