Fitness Training, Podcast

Return to Primal Play fitness – Episode 10 with Darryl Edwards



Human movement is a vital, natural ability that we should never take for granted! In a world increasingly dominated by a lack of human movement and sedentary living, fitness expert, Darryl Edwards champions a return to basic, functional movement and good old-fashioned fun with his unique primal play fitness method!

Guest biography

Darryl Edwards, (MSc) is the founder of HEALTH Unplugged and owner of Primal Play and Fitness Explorer Training. He is an international speaker, coach, nutritionist and author of Paleo Fitness (2015)Paleo from A to Z (2015), and Animal Moves (2018). He has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle, Men’s Fitness and featured on the BBC, ABC in Australia and the international documentary We Love Paleo.

After almost two decades working in investment banking, Darryl transformed his health after adopting an ancestral model to well-being and enjoying human movement once again.  Darryl now advises people on maintaining a healthy lifestyle – amidst the epidemic of obesity and other chronic lifestyle diseases.

As the founder of the Primal Play fitness methodology, he makes activity fun, effective and engaging while getting individuals healthier, fitter and stronger in the process. He specialises in working with children from 4 to 94 – fitness for those who hate to exercise. However, he also welcomes those who love exercise but relish a new challenge in natural human movement.

Darryl Edwards from Primal Play

Episode content: Primal play fitness

We feature an exploration of what helped Darryl to form his unique take of fitness development in contrast to modern gym-based fitness. Key issues we discuss are:

  • the primary principles behind Primal Play fitness
  • Darryl’s views on mainstream gym-based training
  • the fundamental human movement patterns that comprise Primal Play fitness
  • why Darryl believes biology dictates that humans are movement generalists
  • how animal pattern training can benefit human movement and function
  • Darryl’s favourite 2 animal moves

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