Posts tagged ‘Kentucky’

August 26, 2011

Accidental Bear Teams up with Celebrity Personal Trainer Johnny Pearman for a Series of Fitness Videos

by Accidental Bear

The night before my meeting with personal trainer Johnny Pearman was a restless night of sleep. Fitness for most can be that pink elephant in the room that you just do not want to acknowledge. You know you should pet it more and take better care of it, but chose to ignore it. So, meeting Johnny was like meeting this pink elephant, face to face. The plan of attack was to tackle fitness and workout myths and to get Johnny to reveal some secrets of the trade.

Johnny exudes a bright light and even before our initial meet-and-greet handshake, I was a fan. Once I got past his movie star good looks and his make-you-weak-in-the-knees Kentucky charm I found a well seasoned athlete that knows fitness and well-being inside and out. His training techniques are gentle and effective and he will deflect any negative thoughts or feeling you may be having regarding your own personal faults, with helpful tips in terms that are easy to understand and relate to.

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About the awesome Johnny Pearman

Johnny’s path into the fitness industry started at a young age. Pitching hay bails during the hot, humid summers of Kentucky and hammering nails into new homes fostered a physically driven lifestyle, and an appreciation for hard work and tangible, visible results. Johnny earned his B.A. in Exercise Science and Philosophy at Western Kentucky University before moving to San Francisco, California. In San Francisco, Johnny picked up gymnastics and studied with a Spanish Gold Medalist at Stanford. Johnny then moved to Spain, where he studied Spanish at the University of Alicante. While living in Spain he trained for his first half-marathon that he later ran in Sweden. Next, Johnny lived in Costa Rica and taught TRX classes for a Detox Resort. From the success of his instruction Johnny was invited to Indiana to teach at the Elk Ridge Resort. Coming back to San Francisco, California Johnny joined Virtual Active as the video instructor and program designer for their interactive running and hiking videos. Between hiking and trail running Johnny loves to train his clients in the city. johnnypearmanfitness.blogspot.com

June 14, 2011

Disabled Gay People Can’t Swim in Kentucky Public Pools

by Accidental Bear

Kentucky: Disabled Gay Couple Ejected From Pool

By Michelle Garcia

THE PAVILION HAZARD KENTUCKY X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM

A gay couple in Hazard, Ky., was ejected from a public recreation facility, sparking outrage from local LGBT organizations and allies.

The two men, who are reported to be developmentally and intellectually disabled, went to the pool at the Pavilion in Hazard, a city-owned facility. They were turned away by a maintenance technician, who told them, “We own this place and can tell you to leave if we want to.”  

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