Happy 60th Birthday
By Fred Fornicola
Over the last few years Jim Bryan has had a tremendous influence on my training philosophy as well as me personally. He has taught me to think about things more openly, to be less formal in my ways and that it is okay to give myself “permission” to enjoy the process. Jim has been a great inspiration over the last couple of years in many ways but most importantly, Jim has been an amazing friend. Happy Birthday Jim. – Fred Fornicola
Jim has certainly had a positive impact on many people throughout the years and here are few of his friends and peers to share their thoughts on Jim’s 60th birthday.
Jim and I have met for lunch
a couple of times here in
Jim and I met over long
distance about 6 years ago. We became good friends through emails and phone calls until I finally got the privilege
to meet him in person down in
Jim Bryan is an "old dinosaur" in the strength field. He has a wealth of knowledge and is great storyteller from the days of old. He's no-nonsense and straight to the point. Jim believes in hard work and that everything works - if you work hard. Happy Birthday Jim - I hope I look that good at 60 – Sunir Jossan
I've appreciated Jim Bryan's words of wisdom relative to the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of strength and conditioning. Always straight-forward and no-nonsense, his input is valuable because he was "there" when it was all going down in the early days of adding formal structure to intensity-based training. And he's been an on-going experiment in the pursuit of what works and what does not. If anyone has a right to voice a rational opinion about matters today, it's Jim Bryan, and I'm listening. – Tom Kelso
Although I have never spoken directly to Jim his writings in the HPT Newsletter as well as on Cyberpump have had a profound impact on the way I view exercise. Jim’s ability to combine this knowledge of health and fitness with his years of experience while still keeping in perspective what is really important, enjoying life and having fun is remarkable. Kudos to Jim and all he has done for the health and fitness industry, at least this small section of it. – Doug Scott
Jim, welcome to the 60th birthday club. You don't even have to apply; actually, you are pulled in kicking and screaming. Of course there are benefits, one of which you don't have to check the obits while having your morning coffee to see if you are going to make it. Keep up the great articles. They are informing, entertaining, educating, and (at times) vindicating. Happy Birthday and God bless. - Mike Buckley
Jim, thanks for all the contributions to Cyberpump
readers over the years.
Your wisdom and experience are greatly appreciated by all of us. – Bill Piche
I think I first learned of Jim through his website. Can't remember how I came across it, but I do remember spending much time there reading information and investigating the internet links. This was a great resource for me and I learned a lot about HIT. I believe Jim was also responsible for getting me hooked up with the HPT, which has also been a valuable experience. Jim has a wealth of information and he readily shares his "iron" experience with others. Over the past few years he has become a good friend. Thanks, Pappy. – John Mikula
Unfortunately, I haven't really had much contact with Jim other than over the net, which is unfortunate because from what contact I have had with him he seems like a hell of a guy. He also studies the martial arts, Muay Thai in particular, so one of these days I'd love to swing by Clearwater and train with him. Happy Birthday Jim - Drew Baye
I've known Jim Bryan through the Internet for several years. Jim has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he generously shares on the various strength training discussion boards. Jim's advice is always interesting and informative. His experiences during the early days of Nautilus could be the basis for a great book. I am most impressed with the patience and restraint that Jim has shown in dealing with some of the overly opinionated "experts" who frequent some discussion boards. Thanks for all of your contributions Jim. You are a great guy and I hope that you have a Happy 60th Birthday! - Steve Baldwin
Jim, Congratulations on your 60th Birthday. Best wishes for another 60! - Matt Brzycki
It is truly amazing to
consider the evolution and changes the strength training industry has
experienced over the last 60 years. From
As one of the true pioneers in our industry, Jim Bryan has helped to influence strength training as we know it today. With passion, knowledge, and insight he has acted as our ambassador to bring clarity and understanding to an industry that is known for its snake oil and mystics with the next ten second workout.
It has been an honor for me
and my family to not only know Jim but to call him my friend. I can still remember eagerly driving to
The warmest birthday wishes to a dear friend and great man. - Tyler, Traci & the Pendulum family
Jim, I beat you out by 4
months. This is one of those times when I can say I've been there - done that.
When Bonnie and I come down to