Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
As the cold weather sets in across America, Canada and Europe, it seems like a great time to mention our fast approaching PrimalCon Vacation Tulum, at the 5-star Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa on the Mexican Riviera, March 1st-6th, 2014.
When I announced this warm, tropical vacation back in the heat of the summer, over 100 early enthusiasts jumped at the opportunity and booked their rooms at the resort! I’d love for you to join us in Mexico come March. It’s a perfect time to escape a cold winter and relax with Primal enthusiasts from across the globe and our team of expert presenters.
To give you even more comfort that you are certain to have an incredible time in Tulum, we have prepared video highlights for each presenter on the docket. Just visit the PrimalCon Vacation Tulum page to learn more about the education and enlightenment you will enjoy in Tulum.
We have assembled a truly amazing team. The joint Q&A session I did with Robb Wolf was a big hit at PrimalCon Tahoe. Mira and Jayson Calton will quite simply blow you away with their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for nutrition and healthy living. Angelo dela Cruz will keep his perfect PrimalCon record intact (yep, he’s presented at all six previous events!) and wow you with his vast knowledge of fitness and the human body.
Darryl Edwards is flying across the pond (if he can do it, you Europeans certainly can too! Check with your favorite airline resource for amazing charter deals from Europe to Cancun) to make sure the event is plenty playful. I’m pleased to announce that Primal Blueprint Publishing has signed Darryl to write his eagerly-awaited book on all facets of Play and adding a little fun and spontaneity to your daily routine.
Brad Kearns gets to take a break from his busy organizing role at past PrimalCons to focus on the presentation side. He’ll deliver a compelling talk about healthy mindset and peak performance, and get interested parties swimming with correct technique in no time!
Vanessa and Adam Lambert are coming off an incredibly successful 2013 launch of the Primal Blueprint Luxury Retreat and will have all kinds of fitness tricks up their sleeve for the beaches of Tulum.
Recently, I spent a wonderful day hanging out in Los Angeles with Dr. Cate Shanahan and Luke Shanahan, as Cate was in town to consult with the Los Angeles Lakers on their nutrition and meal strategies. She is also helping Kobe Bryant optimize his diet and get back on the court as fast as possible. As Cate branches out beyond her traditional family medicine practice in Napa, CA to a peak performance consultant to the world’s top athletes, we are joining forces to present a unique metabolic consulting program at PrimalBlueprint.com. That’s right, you can finally consult directly with an MD who is actually on board with primal/paleo/ancestral health principles on all manner of diet, bloodwork and optimizing your metabolic function.
Luke is hard at work on the couple’s next book, rumored to be titled “Pulse” – a long-awaited sequel to the grass roots sensation that is Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food.
Finally, my wife Carrie is pretty excited to get down to Tulum and preside over our swimming pool and beach relaxation efforts. She’s been hard at work researching and writing The Primal Woman, which is due for release in mid-2014.
Even with this lively lineup of presentations every morning, afternoon and evening, let’s remember the emphasis in Tulum is on vacation. It will be great to relax in the air conditioned theater and listen to presentations, but it might even be more special to just hang out with everyone at the pool, beach and restaurants at the Dreams resort. And don’t forget our amazing excursion to the 9th century Mayan settlement of Coba. I’ve done some cool vacation adventures in my life, but I can’t say I’ve ever rappelled down to swim in an underground water cave! Carrie and I did however take a business trip back in May to case the joint and award it our seal of approval for PrimalCon. You’ll see the various room choices in our shopping cart, and I can assure you every single option is spectacular. Furthermore, you can definitely eat Primal while enjoying the variety of offerings at the numerous restaurants on site.
Hey, I know it’s a big effort and budget item to get down to Tulum, but the flights are starting to get really cheap and our package from the resort is outstanding. Please call (888-774-6259) or email us if you would like to discuss details about the resort and the plans for the week. From the moment you land in Cancun, everything is taken care of. That’s right, we’ll shuttle you from Cancun airport to the resort (and back on March 6 departure day) and the only potential expense is souvenir shot glasses for the folks back home who couldn’t make it (oh yeah, alcohol is free at the resort too).
As mentioned a few months back, we are returning to Oxnard for the fifth time for PrimalCon Oxnard on September 25-28, 2014. This time we are taking over the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort to present an all-inclusive, one-price-includes-everything weekend package. Basing at the resort will provide a nice balance between the outdoor activities at the Oxnard Beach Park and comfortable indoor dining and lecture facilities.
After five years, our incredible coordinator Natalia Molera and the rest of the Mandalay Beach resort staff love us, and have allowed us to really make this a group party by easing restrictions on room capacity. That’s right, you can grab a group of friends and save big on ticket costs. Five of you can grab a Presidential suite or an oceanfront King suite and split the cost of these deluxe accommodations. The resort has had a recent total body makeover and there is simply no better spot on the Southern California coast for the price.
In Oxnard next September, you can expect more of the same fun and games and incredible diversity of education and entertainment as seen at the various links (found at the bottom of the Oxnard page) to videos, photos, and written summaries of past Oxnard events. Since we are so far out from the date, you can bet the presenter list will update frequently over time from what’s printed today.
P.S. – With a heavy west coast weighting of PrimalCon to date, I assure you we’ve heard and absorbed many friendly requests to branch out a bit geographically. Rumor has it that we may present a PrimalCon in the vicinity of the Big Apple (Yep, New York!) next summer. Now, I don’t know how rumors get started, and this is just a rumor, but it’s a true rumor – so there!!! Stay tuned…