Welcome to the INTEGRE8T Wellness vlog feed! Here you will the list for my YouTube channel, so all the videos from that channel are in chronological order here. If you prefer to view the content by topic, I have playlists that organize the entries into different categories and groupings. The vlog covers a wide variety of material. Some of it is more explanatory, and other portions are demonstration based.
Vlog Feed Mission
As of May 2017, my idea is to have sub-channels for vlog feed playlists for workouts, recipes, personal stories, philosophy and position statements, interviews with content experts, and other ideas. I will explain my own goals, and I will be able to demonstrate my progress. I also have a lifetime of observations concerning body image, self esteem, goal setting, and perseverance. The idea is that the posts on this site will be practical, inspirational, personal, conversational, and educational.
I am a strong advocate of taking a wholistic approach to wellness. The eight patterns of fitness are Breath, Hydration, Nutrition, Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility, Focus, and Rest; however, these look primarily at the physical body. We are more complex than that, so many of my vlog posts will address the eight patterns of wellness. These address the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Psychological, Social, Sexual, Spiritual, and Financial components of our lives, which are intrinsically connected to each other like a web. Plucking one part of the web creates reverberations throughout the whole.
It is very important to me to demonstrate that people in their middle years can still be fit. In 2016 I turned 40 years old. My SPORTY 40 vlog feed sub-channel will showcase how I have been able to maintain physical vigor and youthful vitality well beyond my teens and twenties. Also, for those who enjoy them, I plan to include FLEXCERPTS on this channel. Some viewers get motivation and inspiration by seeing results, so I will make little videos to show the pump my sessions give me.
All of this will have more value if people know me better as a person. Another vlog feed sub-channel I plan to create is called STR8 TALK. Obviously the 8 is a branding reference; however, there is also some snark built into this. Rampant homophobia is still an issue in many sporting contexts, so it is also important to me that people appreciate the abilities of LGBTQ athletes. With this in mind, straight becomes an ironic double or triple entendre. Yes, I will speak frankly about my experiences and observations, but I will do it from my perspective, and I will often include thoughts about my favorite topics. These pressing concerns will generally focus on arts and culture; dance and theatre; language, poetry and fiction; personal stories; The Kitty Consortium; diamonds; aesthetics; chocolate; and, most importantly, Janet Jackson.