I recently wrote my first “press release”…

Stephen Jepson in the swim mask in 1950. Just beginning my swimming experiences that would continue for a lifetime. Little fellow on the left is Jack Holmes; a childhood friend and someone I am in contact these days. Friends for 65 years, that’s pretty amazing.


I recently wrote my first “press release”. I am looking for your suggestions as to where and how to post it to the world. Smile. It may not be worthy of such wide broadcasting – who knows? Please let me know where to post this so that the throngs will be cheering my takeoff on the shore of Spirit Like and the hordes will be standing waist deep in the water yelling their lungs out as I complete my swim. Smile again. 


Flash–For Immediate Release–Flash

75-year-old Stephen Jepson is about to repeat a physical feat he did (accomplished) 59 years ago in 1957 when he was 16. In 57 young Jepson swam the largest natural lake in his home state of Iowa. In his mid-60s Stephen became completely paralyzed in the upper right quadrant of his torso. He could not use his right arm at all. It hung limp at his right side. After a cervical spine fusion the nerves regenerated; his neurosurgeon said his recovery was a miracle. He swam the lake again at 65, 70, and now Jepson is 75 and he is going to do it for the sixth time on Friday, July 29, 2016.

These days Stephen is a professional speaker traveling the world sharing his Never Leave The Playground concepts; helping people make a habit of a healthy lifestyle. His program helps people reverse the aging process. He says: “we all can experience becoming younger day by day”. He says that statistically people who do what I share and teach do not get dementia and Alzheimer’s. At 75 he is living proof of his life enriching message.

There are many YouTube videos of Jepson demonstrating what he does to thwart the aging process. You can learn a lot more about his practices by visiting hisneverleavetheplayground.com website.

He will come and share his life-changing ideas with your group or organization. He can be contacted through his website or by calling 407-349-5587.

Jepson has been called the most interesting person in the world. You can learn a lot more about this young-again man by googling his name and checking out his biography on Wikipedia.


Stephen Jepson From Never Leave The Playground plans swim across Spirit Lake 59 years after his first swim in 1957



Stephen Jepson Spirit Lake swim  summer 1958  All in photo identified in news paper article above.

Swam a mile yesterday    Saturday May 28, 2016.  The last time I swam a mile was in 2011.  That was the year I swam across the largest natural lake in Iowa for the fifth time.  When I swim Spirit Lake on Friday, July 29, 2016 it will be the sixth time. I will be swimming across the lake 59 years almost to the day since my first swim in 1957.  I keep a journal. Something I make a note of almost every entry is how physically active I was today? What did I do physically?  So I have my training schedule from the spring of 2011. I know the day I began to train and how far I went during each training session. My first mile, my first hour-long kick, my first 90 minutes swim etc. When I looked at that earlier schedule I discovered I had started swimming much earlier than I did this year. I found it a bit daunting. I quit looking at it.  I will train to get in as good shape as I am able. I swam an hour yesterday without stopping. I’m on my way to completing the big lake swim.  I swim three days a week and I kick for over an hour three times a week.

That’s it.

Keep moving people. It’s the secret to life.

Warmly, Stephen

Never Leave The Playground

Helping people make a habit of a healthy lifestyle

Fitness is a way of life


Lacombe crowd gains playful advice on healthy living.

John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Friday, June 12, 2015 2:08:57 MDT PM

Internationally renowned fitness guru Stephen Jepson poses with Burman University student and Physical Education Centre employee Kristen Clark (left) and personal trainer Cortney Taylor after his health presentation, Never Leave the Playground, last Wednesday night at the Lacombe university. Photo by John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

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Movement Mornings Interview

Movement Mornings Interview:





Stephen Jepson is an award-winning potter and former professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando who believes the secret to life is to “just keep moving.” He’s committed to researching and documenting his theories for lifetime fitness and is available for speaking engagements.


In this first episode of Movement Mornings, we’re honored and excited to speak with Stephen Jepson from Never Leave the Playground. We bet you didn’t know that Stephen actually gets younger as he ages (you don’t have to believe it, but he does). Stephen’s secret lies in challenging both sides of his brain daily through play and movement at his 7,000 square foot training facility. If you’ve never heard 74-year old Jepson speak, be prepared for a heavy dose of enthusiasm, experience and knowledge!

Let’s head to the playground!

Listen to Episode #1 of Movement Mornings

The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand

The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand

Hi Everyone, I am on my way to:

I will be speaking at The Ido Portal & Movement Camp in Phuket, Thailand, May 2013.

The Movement Culture represents a contemporary paradigm shift in physicality, moving us away from main culprits in movement and fitness as well as the separation between health, aesthetics, performance and art.

Warmly Stephen Jepson

Hello everyone from Long Beach, California


Hello everyone from Long Beach, California!

I have only been here a short time from my hotel in Costa Mesa but my dance card has been totally filled with a variety of activities which I will subsequently describe and two very interesting human beings. I have been treated royally since arriving here. My hostess Margaret Lloyd is a charming, sophisticated, bright, energetic, generous, fun 78-year-old woman of the world. We get up at dawn and walk down the beach to a lifeguard stand where we hook up Chris Sever’s equipment to the lifeguard stand. His company is called: Anchor Point Training, and the equipment that he has developed is fun to use. We have about a 40 minute workout and then walk back to Margaret’s beautiful place on the ocean.

Breakfast here is a main event – actually each meal here has been a main event. So much delicious food – such great variety. Without this kind of activity I would get chubby with all the delicious calories. Yesterday we left Chris working on his computer and Margaret drove the two of us south on Pacific Coast Highway. Leaving Long Beach we drove through Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, past Balboa Island our final destination was Corona del Mar, California. There we visited Sherman Library and Gardens where Margaret is a member. This little garden is exquisite. I have been to botanical Gardens around the world and this place fits right in. It is lovely.

Our next stop was a classic hamburger place called Ruby’s. The hamburger was a 10 and the place architecturally was also a 10. Music from the 40s and 50s; Ella Fitzgerald was singing as we left.

Our next stop was the most magnificent retail nursery I have ever seen in my life. The name of the place is Rogers Gardens. Check it out people on the Internet. I found it totally impressive. In the evenings at Margaret’s home both nights so far have been a delicious dinner meal including huge chocolate desserts. Custard, strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream, and of course lots and lots of chocolate – both sauce and pieces of chocolate candy. The meal was impressive but the desserts even more impressive. And then we drank wine and talk and talk until bedtime.

That’s it everybody now you know what I’m doing in Southern California. Thanks for reading. Goodbye for now. Probably the next time you all here for me I will be in Phuket, Thailand and on to new adventures. It is my plan to keep you posted.

Warmly, Stephen Jepson

American Parkour Interview Stephen Jepson


American Parkour Interview with Stephen Jepson

American Parkour Stephen Jepson

Wenxin Yang sat down with a very interesting man. Stephen Jepson a 74 year old mover. Check out his interview below.

I’ve had the absolutely pleasure of interviewing Stephen Jepson the other day. An ex ceramics professor, he now spends his days practicing, playing, and spreading the message of “Never Leave the Playground.” We had a wonderful conversation over the phone that I have transcribed into interview:


Please share with a friend!


Stephen Jepson