Mythic Physique:Fitness Quest 2015

What is YOUR idea of perfect wellness?

For me, it is having a Mythic Physique, the type celebrated in ancient statues and Sword & Sandal films, and being able to enjoy life's many simple pleasures.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I could barely walk unaided and even fell down a flight of stairs... twice, in a handful of months. Normally brawny, I had become gaunt and thin.

I was in the worst shape of my life. Nonetheless, despite being in my 50s and quite ill, I was determined to embody and express my ideal physique to the best of my ability for the remainder of my years.

Utilizing the Charles Atlas ® system of exercise and following a paleo-type diet I was able to gradually emerge from these circumstances and attain a much greater degree of wellness than I'd enjoyed in a very long time.

Every year since, I've recommitted myself to my goal by repeating the entire course and becoming stricter with the observance of my diet.

The details of my own personal Quest, as well as my current explorations, are shared on my Mythic Physique site, which can be accessed through the Menu link on the left.

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Disclaimer 1:

Mythic Physique: Fitness Quest is an informational resource compiled by Hercules Invictus.  The contents reflect the views of the individuals contributing to it, offered lovingly and with the best of intentions. However, these resources may not be suitable to your individual fitness needs. Please consult with your physician or other qualified health professional before attempting any diet, self-help or exercise program.

Disclaimer 2:

Mythic Physique: Fitness Quest is a Celebration of Wellness in and beyond Tenafly, New Jersey. Participation is free and open to all who embrace and promote wellness. Businesses providing goods and services are listed, and can be accessed through the Fitness Quest site. Though Hercules Invictus personally uses some of these goods and services, the listings are offered for informational purposes only. 

In 2015 my annual rededication became The Charles Atlas Challenge ® , was opened to all Charles Atlas  ® students worldwide and served as the theme for the 2015 Charles Atlas Trophy Contest ®.


During the same duration, inspired by the Mayors Wellness Campaign in Tenafly, I dedicated myself to helping my community enjoy even greater levels of fitness and health as an official Conspirator in Wellness. My first effort, Fitness Quest 2015, ran from the end of June to the end of September, 

Beyond FQ 2015: Fitness Quest has evolved into an ongoing endeavor that promotes the Path of Optimum Wellness in and beyond Tenafly, New Jersey.. 

Even if you are not a resident of Tenafly, or a student of Charles Atlas ®, you are invited to join this Quest and even to chronicle your adventure on this website.

Our Next Objective: To promote Wellness through our Mythic Events, starting with Mythic Atlantis on Saturday April 16, 2016.

Onwards, to Optimal Wellness!

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