FREE Primal Movement Workshop (MovNat)

Join me for a FREE one hour introduction to primal movement as taught through the MovNat system – the most comprehensive approach to natural physical training in existence today! Learn how to move the way your body was DESIGNED to move, based on thousands of years of evolution! Join us as we begin to undo the damage done by repetitive daily movements and break out of those old patterns to discover freedom of movement and agility you may never have known you have! People of any age and fitness level, from 3 to 103 and from invalid to athlete, will be able to benefit from learning how their physical body functions and moves by nature and how to take those natural movements back into everyday life for a less painful and more healthful life! In this class we will:

-Learn tips that are guaranteed to improve your running form, time, and/or post running discomfort, whether you NEVER run or complete marathons regularly!

-Learn how crawling can correct hip and knee mobility issues!

-Learn how to climb up and descend down hills anyone else would consider “too steep” and would spend hours walking around! … and much more! Feel free to visit:
to learn more about natural movement training and we'll look forward to seeing you there! ***Indoor options ARE available via a nearby gym if weather fails to cooperate, so this class WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. Details of alternate location will be disclosed through the event page if it starts looking necessary. Specifics of WHERE WITHIN Forest Park will be nailed down as we get closer to the date so as to allow for the possibility of other events in the park conflicting with ours, so please DO RSVP if you intend to be there so I can be sure you get the correct details. Thanks so much and see you there!***

Primal Playground

This is a weekly session on the fundamentals of Natural Movement. Each session will include warm-up, conditioning, focus skill and games. Come learn, play and share your wisdom with us. 

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of a child at play.” 

– Heraclitus – paraphrased

Lunch after Paleo 101 with Tony Federico & Naomi Seifter

Hope you can make it to Whole Foods HQ for its Paleo 101 event featuring Naomi & Tony:

But even if not, hope you'll join us afterward for a delicious lunch in delightful weather nearby at Picnik Austin!

So please join FED – Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction's Tony Federico visiting Austin on behalf of Paleo Magazine and Picnik Austin's Naomi Seifter this Saturday!

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Paleo 101 with Tony Federico & Naomi Seifter

Lunch with Tony Federico & Naomi Seifter

Paleo Coffee Talk

I'll be giving a short Paleo talk and taking questions for those who are interested. If not to hear me talk, come out to have a cup of coffee or their egg casserole made with eggs from the hens on site!! And yes, I will have copies of my book for sale.

Sorry for this repost but something went wrong with the last one and it bugged the hell out of me that I could add the location.

Brunch at The HotPot

Check out this blog post for more info on which brunch items are Paleo, Primal & Gluten free. 🙂 See you there.

Dinner @ Belly Up – cohosted w/ Gluten-Free Meetup

Co-hosted meetup with the Gluten-Free Meetup Group! Both groups have a lot in common, many overlaps, and can learn from each other. Great way to connect to other health-conscious individuals, & great excuse to come out and enjoy a delicious dinner with awesome people!

Meetup will be held at the Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon, located near the corner of Roosevelt Road and S Wabash Avenue:

Similar to a SmoqueBBQ or Porkchop, Belly Up is a new restaurant specializing in high-quality barbecue and drinks, including various wines and ciders. While barbecue is [usually] naturally gluten-free, this restaurant goes the extra mile to have very knowledgeable staff, a dedicated fryer, gluten-free sauces, and no wheat-based fillers in their standard dishes (e.g., sausage).

Grange Hall Dinner Co-hosted w/ Chicago Gluten-Free

UPDATE 2/23/2016 [by CGF Co-Host]: The staff has asked if we can start coming in a little earlier since there will be a Black Hawks game on this date, and the extra tables needed to cover all 20+ of us aren't guaranteed if we don't come in on time. Not to say everyone MUST come in at 5pm, we still want to formally start this at 6pm — but if you're able to and want to help us secure the extra tables, please get here around 5:00pm or 5:30pm, and we can chat for a bit until more folks arrive.

And of course, if you cannot make it to this event, please don't be a no-show — clear out the RSVP, or let us know so we can handle that for you. This helps us monitor attendance and it will help give the restaurant a true attendee count. 

Lastly, there will only be a single bill for the group, but since I still plan to itemize our bill, I will encourage all of you to help me keep tabs of what everyone orders so the payment portion can be fast, painless and fun.  Since Saundra and I will be using our cards to pay the final bill, I will greatly appreciate if you use cash or at least Paypal to provide us with your portion of the totals… anyone who uses these wonderful hassle-free methods will get a FREE BUTTON!  I can actually also accept credit cards, but that's experimental and would just slow us down, so please use it only as a last resort.  

Thank you! 😉


Chicago Gluten-Free and Paleo Chicago meetup groups co-hosting a dinner Meetup at Grange Hall Burger Bar!

“February will be a short month this year, but that's not to say that it has to be short on flavor! Rated as one of the highest Celiac-friendly restaurants in the Fulton Market district [by Find Me Gluten Free], Grange Hall offers a wide variety of food and drink options despite its small size and farmhouse decor. While it still caters heavily towards conventional burger enthusiasts and beer drinkers, it also goes out of its way to offer gluten-free options for the majority of its menu items. The grass-finished burgers, for instance, can use gluten-free buns or a large bed of lettuce, and there are always gluten-free dessert options on stand-by. It helps that the owner's family also eats entirely gluten-free and tries to carry that commitment to this restaurant she owns and helps supply with high-quality ingredients from her farm…

That being said, the staff should be very knowledgeable on how to care for us, including those with wheat allergies or celiac disease — or they certainly will now that they know we're coming! The manager, Lisa, is very excited to host our Meetup group and is looking forward to making our experience with them enjoyable! The menu can also cater to Vegetarian, Vegan, Low-Carb, Paleo and other dietary lifestyles and choices, although always ask if you're not sure.

Here is a link to their dinner menu:

While there isn't explicitly a gluten-free menu, the staff will help us with our food and drink selections.

The reservation is currently set for 10 people, but I can reserve more if there is enough demand — I simply need to know at least two days prior so I can call with the reservation update. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all here!


Loop Lunch @ Roti! (January edition)

Lunch and paleo peeps!  How's 2016 treating you?

Primal Playground

This is a weekly session on the fundamentals of Natural Movement. Each session will include warm-up, conditioning, focus skill and games. Come learn, play and share your wisdom with us. 

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of a child at play.” 

– Heraclitus – paraphrased

The Primitive Workout

Per request I am having another class and having it at a better time too! Join me for an hour of movement.

In this “workout” we will be utilizing your own bodyweight and natural movements to:

-Increase muscular strength and endurance
-Build stronger bones and connective tissue
-Increase range of motion and flexibility
-Start to undo the damage of years and years of sitting
-Get your heart rate up and cause some heavy mouth breathing

Go here to for more info. Class size is limited to 10!