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a key ingredient to the success of my injury-liberating, wholeness-gathering Path of training has been the yogic principle of ‘Ahimsa’ or ‘do no harm’ to your body, mind, or spirit while training. many more body-oriented fitness systems bulldoze the American public with their version of the “The Next Big Thing,” for personal fitness, leaving behind them a wake of non-Awakened, injured warriors. Realistically? One must honor the spiritual, mental, chemical, hormonal, and neural energetics first and foremost if you’re still gonna be cranking your fitness into your final chapters of your Sacred Journey called life….below, i answer a young Seeker’s question about my integration (or lack thereof?) of Kettle Bells into Wholistic Fitness®. Enjoy, and may your Practice benefit..

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tis the season for Cycle Cross strength training! below is my Podium Proven strength training program for this time of the year which will have your power chain musculature FIRING BIG TIME when it’s time to st(om)p on the pedals this autumn!

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pic:  ilg working my Blessed Beads, just like you…i pray!   photo by Joy Kilpatrick Dear Coach, You instructed me to reverse at the Meru Point so as to never complete a full circle. Do I count and finger that bead, or reverses on the bead next to it?Coach Responds: • GREAT QUESTION!!!  reveals true […]

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What Is It That Makes You Feel Strong?

What Is It That Makes You Feel Strong?
Sit with it for a while…

In the Tradition of Wholistic Fitness®?

Easy Answer: Working on our weaknesses make us stronger…

ilg is going to tell you s(om)ething…

i think you’re strong because you have weaknesses…as do we all…and knowing that, viscerally, is the jumping off place into Wholistic Fitness®…

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…s(om)etimes in your Life Journey? you just gotta drop into It All and GO FOR IT!

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Coach Steve Ilg’s 5 Tips To Becoming A Stronger Athlete

To my ears, the term, “stronger athlete” equates to a wholistically balanced being capable of high performance in all physiologic areas; strength, endurance (short, mid and ultra), suppleness/agility, mental fitness, and a mastery of nutrition. That, to me, monuments a “stronger athlete” and that is precisely how i train those who knock upon my humble, powerful Temple Door of Wholistic Fitness®…

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pic: ilg soaring across Vallecito Lake the other morning by Sandra Lee. the sounds of the Lake were like Tribal Drumbeats beating an Ancient Rhythm into my Souls’ cells during each stride…

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Compassion is not true compassion unless it is active. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is often represented in Tibetan iconography…

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