TAOFit is creating A Movement Lifestyle
4

patrons

$65
per month
Hi Movers,

Welcome to The Art of Fitness Patreon page. I am deeply moved that you are here. 

I remember when I was 14 years old... an incoming freshman in high school... my best friend Jonah (pronounced yona) living around the corner from my house... and our daily walks with his dog to the lake, hike and bike trail, train tracks, or neighborhood convenience store. These were times of interesting reflection... not normal teenager talk. We both had childhoods which provided us with an interesting outlook on life (some good and some not so good). There is a conversation that sticks out in my memory... one that has lasted me many many years...

As we were walking down the hill from my house... I saw the guidance counselor at school...
GC: "What do you want to do with your life?"
Me: "have a positive impact on the world."
GC: "There isn't a career choice for that. Out of the choices, pick a box?"
None of the choices had anything to do with having a positive impact on the world. I felt lost, confused, and disenfranchised. 
Interesting thing... I've never gone back to a guidance counselor. 

To this day, I have this idea which stems from that conversation: 
I believe everyone has a gift... that we all bring something special to the planet. And when we seek our truth and act from our hearts... we can share our gifts with the world... and as more people share from this place, we can possibly elevate humanity. I call it Gift Economy. It has been around much longer than me.

I lived on gift economy for over two years. In that time, I didn't charge for my work... personal training or massage therapy... When someone asked me "how much?" I told them it was a gift. Most people gave something back... most often cash, sometimes fresh garden veggies or eggs, concert tickets, and other cool things. At the time, my son was less than a year old. I was the primary provider and supported a family of three. It wasn't easy. We didn't thrive... but it worked. It was an amazing experience and one I believe can grow. 

Patreon provides a way for me to return to Gift-Economy. It allows for people who believe in the work I do... to support me. Together, we can help create an incredible movement community.

My hope is to offer for free... my teachings... learnings... methodologies... everything movement/health/lifestyle related that I have learned over 20 years in the industry... as online content.... with no expectation of return. I hope and trust... that if I do this... I may inspire you to change your life... and in the process... you will find so much gratitude that you'll feel compelled to return the gift... possibly to me... or by paying it forward. 

To give back, you can donate to Patreon here; purchase something awesome from one of my affiliate links on my website; or share my videos, blogs, and other content. 

Have I affected your life in a positive way? Then I offer you a way to affect my life in a positive way.

If something I have said, written, created has moved you... inspired you... helped change your life in a meaningful way... and you want to give back... here is an option. Any amount that you give pokes/prods/motivates/inspires me to continue pursuing my question. Even better, I can feel your support and it fills my heart. 

I would love to hear your feedback... what works for you and what doesn't. I'd also love to see you join me... if you feel called to do so... I look forward to seeing what moves you. 

Tiers
Starting the Journey
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training.


This is where you begin the journey that will change your life.  Make a commitment to movement, both financially and physically. Learn how your body moves. 


Explore. Feel. Reconnect.


Join us and start moving every day - even if it’s just a few minutes. Begin to learn about movement and how to do it safely by watching the TAOFit videos and reading the blogs. 


If you follow our lead…

If you take things slowly…

If you listen to your pain…

If you stick with it…

You will find…


...at the end of the day, you’ll feel better.

...at the end of the week, you’ll move better.

...at the end of a month, or two, or six or twelve - you won’t recognize yourself compared to when you started. 


You won’t be alone on this journey. The TAOFit community will be there to support you and answer your questions along the way. To help with this, each person who joins this movement will gain access to the TAO Facebook group. This is our hub; the place where each of us finds their “TAO” (The Art Of) - the reason why they want to keep moving.


Each dollar speaks volumes. Each person who joins makes us all stronger. Each patron we get helps us share the life-changing qualities of movement with a larger community.


You are amazing.


Thank you for your support.

Paying it Forward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)


You are moving every day and seeing the benefits. You're feeling better in your body and it shows. 

Other people are taking notice as well, and they're asking you to clue them in on your secret. 


Now is the time to pay it forward. Join this tier and you can bring a friend with you to TAO each month. Show them the movement lifestyle and get them as excited about this as you are. Be their patron by being our patron, and give the gift of movement.


We appreciate your support. You're helping us, you're helping yourself, and now, you're helping those around you discover the life-changing power of daily movement.

Diving In
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session


At this point, you've seen the change that daily movement can make in your life. You've joined the community and you've helped it expand. You feel comfortable in your body and with your knowledge of how it moves. You've gone farther than you ever thought possible - and now you've realized you're just beginning your journey.   


Now, you want to dive deeper. You want to reach that next level where you feel not just comfortable, but confident.  You want to pick the brains of other people who are farther along the movement journey and take your TAO to new heights. 


Join this tier and dive in to the movement lifestyle. Everyone who participates at this level and above receives access to a monthly live Q & A session where we meet with other movement pros, show more advanced techniques, and answer your questions in a communal setting. Get the feel of attending an advanced movement workshop from the comfort of your home or office, all while knowing you're helping us share this knowledge with a larger community. 


Thank you for diving in and helping us make this possible.

Sharing the message
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session

One personal video response each month


You are at the point where movement has become your passion. You participate in the monthly group sessions and share what you learn with those around you. You've started lobbying your work for movement breaks and are known as "the one who does chair exercises in between meetings." You've begun using your newfound abilities to help others and are volunteering where you can. 


Take a moment and think about how far you've come since you started. If that stirs feelings of gratitude, please consider advancing to this level of giving. You would be helping us pay for additional staff; professionals in various fields who could amplify our movement message. 


At this level, you would have direct access to TAOFit professionals, and as a gift to represent our appreciation of your generosity, we would take one of your questions each month and create a video answering it specifically. You could request these videos be shared in the group, publicly, or privately via messenger. That way, you're not just helping us share the message - you're helping us shape the lessons that will teach others how to move. 


Thank you for your passion and your gifts to us. You're helping us thrive and becoming a core part of the TAO Fit experience.

Leading the way
$500 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session

One personal video response each month

One hour personal training session each month (in person if in the Austin area, otherwise online)


This journey began with a simple idea in mind - to share the healing power of daily movement with others, and get them to pay that positive feeling forward. 


If we can reach one person and inspire them to join us at this level, then we can reach ten. A hundred. A thousand. Millions. 


There are millions of people in the world, desperately seeking a path that leads to feeling better, more able, and more connected. We believe we've found that path, and if you're here, you have walked that path with us for some time. 


Now, we would love for you to help us expand our reach even further. We want to open centers around the world where we can promote movement and play. We want to turn these videos and blogs into books and workshops and courses for schools. We want to hire support to turn this from a small yet passionate core group into a global movement. 


If you join us at this level, we will be forever grateful to your patronage. We will also be at your service, and meet with you online or in person (Austin area only) each month for a one on one private movement session.  Meet with us each month to enhance your movement journey. Work with us in shaping our message. Join our cause and help us change the world.

Joining the team
$15,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This kind of money would help sponsor a movement collective of teachers, teacher trainings, meet-ups, workshops, retreats, a community movement gym, and so much more. 


If you have this kind of money and believe in my vision enough to invest... send me an email or give me a call. 

  

Goals
$65 of $600 per month
We are greater than Me.

This movement is growing, but I am only one person, and can only do so much.

The next step in building this movement and taking it to the next level is hiring an online content manager (job description below).

To do this, I need your help. As a full-time dad, full-time student, and self-employed business owner, I don't have the time or income to invest in hiring someone. And let's face it, this movement is about you, for you, and from you. For it to be successful, to reach more and more people, and grow our global tribal community... You have to put some skin in the game.  

Title: Content Manager for The Art of Fitness

Duties
In this role, the content manager would work with Jesse to grow a larger online business presence and revenue; strategically drawing out content in order to create a secondary, passive stream of revenue; and most importantly… help turn likes and followers into a thriving community. We are looking for a self-starter and go-getter with a health and movement mindset who is excited to have a positive impact, change lives, and build community.

  • Social Media
    • Facebook Page
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn
    • YouTube
  • Web Content
    • Posting/editing blogs, videos, and links
    • Creation of online courses
    • Finding creative new content outlets
  • Email
    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Email drip content for virtual courses and movement programs
  • Managing Patreon/Donation for Services outlets
Skills and Competencies
  • Content management
  • Social media management (FB, IG, LI, YouTube)
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Video editing
  • Wordpress
Compensation
  • For the first 6 months, the pay would be $15/hour for 10 hours per week (or $600/mo).
  • At the end of this 6 month period, the salary will be renegotiated based on revenue created. With the right results, I’d love to see this become a full-time position. Essentially, we’d work together to create the revenue to fund the position long-term. 
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Hi Movers,

Welcome to The Art of Fitness Patreon page. I am deeply moved that you are here. 

I remember when I was 14 years old... an incoming freshman in high school... my best friend Jonah (pronounced yona) living around the corner from my house... and our daily walks with his dog to the lake, hike and bike trail, train tracks, or neighborhood convenience store. These were times of interesting reflection... not normal teenager talk. We both had childhoods which provided us with an interesting outlook on life (some good and some not so good). There is a conversation that sticks out in my memory... one that has lasted me many many years...

As we were walking down the hill from my house... I saw the guidance counselor at school...
GC: "What do you want to do with your life?"
Me: "have a positive impact on the world."
GC: "There isn't a career choice for that. Out of the choices, pick a box?"
None of the choices had anything to do with having a positive impact on the world. I felt lost, confused, and disenfranchised. 
Interesting thing... I've never gone back to a guidance counselor. 

To this day, I have this idea which stems from that conversation: 
I believe everyone has a gift... that we all bring something special to the planet. And when we seek our truth and act from our hearts... we can share our gifts with the world... and as more people share from this place, we can possibly elevate humanity. I call it Gift Economy. It has been around much longer than me.

I lived on gift economy for over two years. In that time, I didn't charge for my work... personal training or massage therapy... When someone asked me "how much?" I told them it was a gift. Most people gave something back... most often cash, sometimes fresh garden veggies or eggs, concert tickets, and other cool things. At the time, my son was less than a year old. I was the primary provider and supported a family of three. It wasn't easy. We didn't thrive... but it worked. It was an amazing experience and one I believe can grow. 

Patreon provides a way for me to return to Gift-Economy. It allows for people who believe in the work I do... to support me. Together, we can help create an incredible movement community.

My hope is to offer for free... my teachings... learnings... methodologies... everything movement/health/lifestyle related that I have learned over 20 years in the industry... as online content.... with no expectation of return. I hope and trust... that if I do this... I may inspire you to change your life... and in the process... you will find so much gratitude that you'll feel compelled to return the gift... possibly to me... or by paying it forward. 

To give back, you can donate to Patreon here; purchase something awesome from one of my affiliate links on my website; or share my videos, blogs, and other content. 

Have I affected your life in a positive way? Then I offer you a way to affect my life in a positive way.

If something I have said, written, created has moved you... inspired you... helped change your life in a meaningful way... and you want to give back... here is an option. Any amount that you give pokes/prods/motivates/inspires me to continue pursuing my question. Even better, I can feel your support and it fills my heart. 

I would love to hear your feedback... what works for you and what doesn't. I'd also love to see you join me... if you feel called to do so... I look forward to seeing what moves you. 

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Tiers
Starting the Journey
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training.


This is where you begin the journey that will change your life.  Make a commitment to movement, both financially and physically. Learn how your body moves. 


Explore. Feel. Reconnect.


Join us and start moving every day - even if it’s just a few minutes. Begin to learn about movement and how to do it safely by watching the TAOFit videos and reading the blogs. 


If you follow our lead…

If you take things slowly…

If you listen to your pain…

If you stick with it…

You will find…


...at the end of the day, you’ll feel better.

...at the end of the week, you’ll move better.

...at the end of a month, or two, or six or twelve - you won’t recognize yourself compared to when you started. 


You won’t be alone on this journey. The TAOFit community will be there to support you and answer your questions along the way. To help with this, each person who joins this movement will gain access to the TAO Facebook group. This is our hub; the place where each of us finds their “TAO” (The Art Of) - the reason why they want to keep moving.


Each dollar speaks volumes. Each person who joins makes us all stronger. Each patron we get helps us share the life-changing qualities of movement with a larger community.


You are amazing.


Thank you for your support.

Paying it Forward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)


You are moving every day and seeing the benefits. You're feeling better in your body and it shows. 

Other people are taking notice as well, and they're asking you to clue them in on your secret. 


Now is the time to pay it forward. Join this tier and you can bring a friend with you to TAO each month. Show them the movement lifestyle and get them as excited about this as you are. Be their patron by being our patron, and give the gift of movement.


We appreciate your support. You're helping us, you're helping yourself, and now, you're helping those around you discover the life-changing power of daily movement.

Diving In
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session


At this point, you've seen the change that daily movement can make in your life. You've joined the community and you've helped it expand. You feel comfortable in your body and with your knowledge of how it moves. You've gone farther than you ever thought possible - and now you've realized you're just beginning your journey.   


Now, you want to dive deeper. You want to reach that next level where you feel not just comfortable, but confident.  You want to pick the brains of other people who are farther along the movement journey and take your TAO to new heights. 


Join this tier and dive in to the movement lifestyle. Everyone who participates at this level and above receives access to a monthly live Q & A session where we meet with other movement pros, show more advanced techniques, and answer your questions in a communal setting. Get the feel of attending an advanced movement workshop from the comfort of your home or office, all while knowing you're helping us share this knowledge with a larger community. 


Thank you for diving in and helping us make this possible.

Sharing the message
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session

One personal video response each month


You are at the point where movement has become your passion. You participate in the monthly group sessions and share what you learn with those around you. You've started lobbying your work for movement breaks and are known as "the one who does chair exercises in between meetings." You've begun using your newfound abilities to help others and are volunteering where you can. 


Take a moment and think about how far you've come since you started. If that stirs feelings of gratitude, please consider advancing to this level of giving. You would be helping us pay for additional staff; professionals in various fields who could amplify our movement message. 


At this level, you would have direct access to TAOFit professionals, and as a gift to represent our appreciation of your generosity, we would take one of your questions each month and create a video answering it specifically. You could request these videos be shared in the group, publicly, or privately via messenger. That way, you're not just helping us share the message - you're helping us shape the lessons that will teach others how to move. 


Thank you for your passion and your gifts to us. You're helping us thrive and becoming a core part of the TAO Fit experience.

Leading the way
$500 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Benefits:

Access to the closed TAOFit Facebook Group for in depth tips and training. (x2)

Access to monthly Q&A online session

One personal video response each month

One hour personal training session each month (in person if in the Austin area, otherwise online)


This journey began with a simple idea in mind - to share the healing power of daily movement with others, and get them to pay that positive feeling forward. 


If we can reach one person and inspire them to join us at this level, then we can reach ten. A hundred. A thousand. Millions. 


There are millions of people in the world, desperately seeking a path that leads to feeling better, more able, and more connected. We believe we've found that path, and if you're here, you have walked that path with us for some time. 


Now, we would love for you to help us expand our reach even further. We want to open centers around the world where we can promote movement and play. We want to turn these videos and blogs into books and workshops and courses for schools. We want to hire support to turn this from a small yet passionate core group into a global movement. 


If you join us at this level, we will be forever grateful to your patronage. We will also be at your service, and meet with you online or in person (Austin area only) each month for a one on one private movement session.  Meet with us each month to enhance your movement journey. Work with us in shaping our message. Join our cause and help us change the world.

Joining the team
$15,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This kind of money would help sponsor a movement collective of teachers, teacher trainings, meet-ups, workshops, retreats, a community movement gym, and so much more. 


If you have this kind of money and believe in my vision enough to invest... send me an email or give me a call.