To our beloved readers,
This has been one heck of a crazy few months. It's definitely no mystery that this page has not been as active as we would like it to be, and that's an understatement. Both Michael and myself have been going through so many life changes, it's been a real challenge to even find the time, energy, and patience to sit down at the computer and write. We both have our reasons, and we'd like to tell you about them, because the truth is we are from "off the map", and we have a lot to share with you. I'm (Jon) going to start by filling you in on my life, and what's in store for the future of Sex, Food & Kettlebells, and then Michael is going to share his side of the story too. It's a bit lengthy, but we promise we get to a point (and there's pictures yay).
As many of you know, in January of this year I moved across Canada to seek work in Northern Alberta, and let me tell you, I found it. I currently work as a Foreman with an Industrial Safety company, and am an "ERT" on our Emergency Rescue Team. In addition to the very interesting training and work experience I've had so far, I've been trained in "High-Angle Rescue", and "Confined Space Entry & Rescue". My work involves some pretty unique responsibilities such as writing rescue plans, delegating safety personnel, rigging-in and out pressurized air lines, and in the event that a worker required rescuing I would be one of the people in charge of saving them.
On that note, let's talk physical training. As most of you also know, I suffered a hernia late last year and had it operated on in late December. This left me without doing any type of strenuous exercise from about November to March. This, coupled with adapting to the stress of working nights, long work hours (12+ hours a day/7 days a week), and functioning on less than ideal nutrition, it became very discouraging to write a wellness blog, and coach my incredible variety of clients, and I allowed these areas of my life to slightly decline. It was however a very important learning experience. This has driven me to further understand the body, further delve into the training courses I invest in and strongly believe in (particularly Z-Health Performance), and has left me not only on a clear path to full recovery, but has completely recharged and re-motivated me. I am back and feeling good! I have been very active as of late, and have never been more submersed in my studies. I'd also like to add that without applying what I know about the nervous system and athletics to my recent lifestyle change, I never would have been successful.
That brings us to my most recent adventures. After spending a good three weeks back home in Ontario with my friends & family, I traveled to Arizona with my siblings and my new found love, Jenissa. We spent the first half of the week together hiking in Sedona, going on adventures with my local friend and colleague, Chris, and getting drunk by the pool (I can't lie to you). The second half of the week I spent at Z-Health HQ taking I-Phase (Integration), the next certification in line of many I am eager to participate in with Z-Health. This, as always, was mind blowing. Old questions have been answered and new ones are forming. My everlasting interest in Neuroscience/Movement knowledge has never been more peaked. For those of you that want to know how I apply this information in an athletic setting, check out my video and the info on this page here. I've been fortunate enough to continue coaching some individuals, even with working in a new field. Mostly I've been helping people overcome pain and injury, something that almost everybody suffers from in some manner. Also, Michael and I have been working on some very thorough plans together to help share our skill sets with you. We're in the process of putting together an incredibly valuable 2 day workshop that we truly believe will shake the industry, and empower you to understand your body, and take charge of your health/wellness/fitness/performance goals.
Our goal right now is to continue to cultivate the SFK community by posting more frequently, sharing relevant, fun, and useful information with you, answering your questions (or point you in the right direction when we can't), and eventually share some very cool, very useful tools/programs with you to help you become the best version of yourself you can be. All the while Michael and I will continue to pursuit our higher education. We value your continued support, your participation, and your commitment to your own health journey.
Thanks for all your love. I now hand the floor over to Michael.
- Jon Randles
To the Sex, Food & Kettlebells subscribers,
I’d like to apologize for not being very active since deciding to team up with Jon as an admin on SFK. I’ve talked to Jon, and we agree that we’ve both bit off a little more than we can chew this summer. We would like to give you an update as to what’s going on, and what’s in store for SFK, as well as tell you a little about where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to.
As many of my subscribers and Facebook community is aware, I moved from the Chicago area to live for a few months on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona at the beginning of April. Since most of my work had been online/via distance with clients for some time, I thought this transition to exclusively online/distance would be an easy one. In short, it hasn’t been. I under-estimated how much business I was actually getting from local referrals, local practitioners, etc… and have had to spend excessive amounts of time in trying to self-promote and market so that I could maintain a similar income level. Distraction #1.
Also, I’ve been lucky enough to travel more in the last 4 months than I had in the previous 4 years. Since April 1st, I have been to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, San Diego, New York, and several amazing local ruins, canyons, and other awesome places here in the southwest. This area of the country is incredibly beautiful – and I’ve had a number of amazing experiences for which I am eternally grateful. Distraction #2.
On July 13th, a life-long close friend of mine passed away unexpectedly. This rocked my entire universe to its core, to say the least. I returned to Chicago for a week, and put all professional aspects of my life on hold. While it was a very tragic event, saturated with grief, confusion, disbelief, and anger – I feel it was an incredibly introspective learning experience on a number of levels. It was the first time I’d lost someone really close to me which, if you’ve been through this process, is unexplainable to those who haven’t. Distraction #3.
Finally, I’m in the process of creating a massive online-based course/program in collaboration with a friend/colleague – which is due to launch sometime in September, more than likely. I’m going to be starting school towards becoming a Naturopathic Doctor in the fall, and need to create more passive/residual income streams vs. always trading time for money via working with one-on-one clients. This project has been, and will continue to be, my primary focus for the near future. It’s gonna’ be awesome, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! Distraction #4.
Enough about the distractions… The real reason we’re spilling all of this to you is to tell you, we’re back, and we’re going to be active again with SFK. I’m going to be re-launching my own blog at www.NaturalEvo.com, and will be attempting to make at least 5 posts a week on SFK’s Facebook page. I’d like to know from you, what type of information is most interesting to you? What do you want to see?
When I agreed to come on board with SFK, I was hesitant because the type of information my audience is used to, wants to see, etc… is a little different than the standard information shared on SFK. Jon explained that he chose me for a reason though, and that anything I’d like to post is more than alright with him- and likely to be well-received by the SFK audience (He’s a kick ass guy, huh?). That being said… I’d still like to know what you prefer and want to see – so I can do my best to give information and insight that is interesting and relevant to you, the people who ARE Sex, Food & Kettlebells!
Thank you for sticking around, and we promise that we’ll do our best to keep the SFK community active, interesting, and alive!
- Michael Roesslein
Founder – Natural Evolution
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
PS- If you don’t want to post requests publically, feel free to email me directly at Michael@NaturalEvo.com