Strength for Life
David Heard and James Blacker
Running Time: 1 hr 06 mins
At the time when I interviewed David for this audio on ageing and strength for life, in 2002, he had just completed a thousand kilometre challenge cycling around Vietnam in temperatures of 90 degrees and 90% humidity; a fearsome challenge for anyone made more remarkable by the fact that David was 62 at the time.
Here, the trainer of elite athletes and Founder of the National Rehabilitation Centre for the Paralysed shares his unique insights to help us avoid the artificial barriers and false limitations society conditions us into.
With a philosophy rooted strongly in the practice of listening to the body, David explains to us how we can optimize our lifespan and approach ageing from an informed and empowered point of view, giving examples and insights he has come across, from Inuits in the Arctic to tribes people in Borneo.
David Heard is a self-made businessman, a trainer of elite, international athletes, Founder of the former National Rehabilitation Centre for the Paralysed and Founder and Chief Executive of the British registered charity, Sportability, which provides adventurous activities for people who’s lives have been affected by paralysis.
David’s philosophy has always been to maximize whatever it is that people have, whether working with elite sportspeople on their performance, helping everyday individuals with their lives and happiness and success goals, or working with people affected by paralysis to regain function. His testimonials include those from Scottish International footballer, Pat Nevin, and former England Cricket Captain, Andrew Strauss.
“June is when the hard work put in during the Winter really starts counting. Fortunately our fitness trainers have done a fantastic job in the off season (I can vouch for that now!), and we are still playing consistently.” – Andy Strauss, as Captain Middlesex CCC
James Blacker is a humanitarian and Integral Philosopher, and of course the Founder of Kissing Consciousness, and author of The Kissing Consciousness Handbook. He launched the Kissing Consciousness movement to help as many people as possible to work together, commune and co-support in releasing the blocks to their true self, and thus live their happiest and most fulfilled life possible.
In the realm of collective development and social and global issues, James is using his qualification in Spiral Dynamics to provide leadership and help co-create a world beyond system failure, so as to avoid – or mitigate – climate disaster, economic injustice and our other existential threats.
“Wow, what a wonderful book you’ve written. I’m truly impressed with the clarity and quality you’ve presented. You’re impacting the lives of an untold number of people. I applaud you!” – Peter Ragnar