The first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word “exercise” is probably to think of running or jumping rope.
But what if I told you that there are other ways to get stronger? What if I told you that there are many times where just doing some simple exercises could actually make a difference in your life? And what if I told you that these same basic movements can even help prevent disease and improve overall health?
If you’re like most people, then you might not believe me.
You may even say something along the lines of: “But what about all those commercials telling us to go run on TV every night?”
Well, it’s true that television does have a great influence over our behavior and it certainly influences our buying habits (I’m looking at you, Big Gulps). However, there are other forms of media besides television that do affect our lives. For example, movies and music. Movies and music are two forms of entertainment that have been around for centuries. They’ve influenced how we see the world, how we feel about things, and they’ve even had a significant impact on society itself.
So why don’t we take advantage of these types of media? Why aren’t we using them to our fullest potential?
Because while they can definitely help us with our physical needs, they haven’t really helped us with our mental ones yet!
But what if there was a way to merge these two forms of media together? What if there was a way to use technology to create something new and exciting?
Well, that’s where I come in. My name is Jordan E Jarnow and I’m the founder of O2 Fitness, a tech-media company that focuses on providing fitness solutions using media formats.
Sounds complicated right?
Well, it actually is! But it’s also very simple.
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