Shape Up: If You’re Smart, Get Healthy [VIDEO]

It’s no wonder they’re removing recess and gym class from government schools.

A happy, healthy, prosperous society requires happy, healthy, prosperous individuals—and those gains begin closest to home, within our own bodies.

As if sitting still for 6-8 hours each day regurgitating statist propaganda wasn’t crippling enough, eliminating free play and PE only serves to further disempower children.

One thing I’ve realized recently is the importance of physical fitness in how we feel and even how we think.

For Anarchast episode 454, I spoke with Greg Papanicolas, a professional trainer whose career was ignited after reading a book by Larken Rose, inspiring him to achieve self-reliance.

“I started coaching people because I’d used all the experience from failing and trying again, failing and trying again, which you can’t learn from a book…you really need to spend all that time under the bar…in that physical realm, you have to experience to really gain as much knowledge.”

Greg’s online coaching services focus not just on weight training and nutrition, but also mindfulness practice and emotional freedom techniques. In my personal experience, I’ve come to appreciate the power of resistance, endurance, and flexibility—or as Papanicolas likes to call it, AnarchyLifting.


For me, it’s simple: a strong brain needs a strong body. I’ve found that the more I work out, the better I feel, and ironically the more I crave wholesome, nutritious food. My desire for junk food goes away; it’s almost like my body wants the nutrients necessary to repair and build muscle. On the other hand, the less I exercise, the worse I feel and my crappy cravings increase.

Greg explains his own similar experiences:

“That was the reason I was sort of falling into depression in 2012…when I experienced that, I wasn’t going [to the gym] at all. And then it was sort of cyclical at that point, that cycle just repeats itself. You stop going, your mood changes, you know those endorphins are key in all of this.”

Our discussion covered quite a few topics, including losing weight, intermittent fasting, nutrition protocols, working remotely, and how vegan bodybuilders manage their workouts and diets.

You Can Watch The Full Interview Here:

When more people begin to heal holistically, an intellectual revolution can take place. This is why I was so excited about Anarchapulco 2019! Known as The World’s Premier Liberty Event, it’s become the ultimate escape—and this year we made accommodations for an array of wellness activities, from surfing and dancing to yoga and plant medicine.

Of course, we also hosted powerful speakers like Jeffrey Tucker, Dayna Martin, Eric July, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and so many more! Don’t miss out on a speech just because you missed out on a speech. Now you can access these remarkable presentations at your convenience (HERE)!


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Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante and creator of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and cryptocurrency conferences including his own, the world's largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco, as well he has been embarrassed to have appeared in the fake mainstream media including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Jeff also posts video content daily to YouTube, Bitchute, LBRY and 153News.