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Never Leave The Playground
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John Dirks
John Dirks
17:50 12 Aug 16
A friend from high school making a mark!
Grace Bergey
Grace Bergey
21:32 14 Sep 15
Stephen, I love how infectious you are with your “Hi Kids” and Can Do attitude!!You are so fun to watch. I imagine that brain of yours ticking off ideas 24/7. I can hear your thoughts now: ” Oh, I think I’ll climb that tree backwards, then do a somersault onto my trampoline, bounce out of it, land on my hands on the hopscotch pad and voila! …..another fun game to share!I’m with you Stephen…holding up the other side of our country… in sunny Calif. Thanks for your energy and your sweet spirit!! Graceread more
Jackie Bozeman
Jackie Bozeman
00:58 15 Aug 15
I met Stephen when he spoke to our group on improving health, and was very impressed with his unique method on improving concentration, and memory. The video is fantastic!read more
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Ido Portal writes:

The incredible Stephen Jepson, the man who never left the playground…

lectured in the Movement Camp tonight. No one that attended this lecture will ever be the same again.

What an inspiration! What a role model!

Going to sleep tonight with many thoughts of humanity and how much we can do with movement for our loved ones, friends, ourselves, and for  every human being on this planet.

Thank you Stephen.

I will never leave the playground again!

Thanks again for your great lecture, for coming from far, and for delivering inspiration, friendship, and a powerful message.

 

Bedros Keuilian

Ido Portal

FBS.Review.2015

FBS writes:

Stephen Jackson was a vibrant, refreshing, and entirely unique addition…

to our event. His presentation was equal parts hilarious and informative, with a message that couldn't be more relevant in our current age of sedentary lifestyles. He told our audience about the importance of brain health, strategies for keeping the brain healthy, and the secret to healthful aging. 

Our audience adored Jepson, discussing and laughing about his presentation well after the conclusion of our event. He was easy to work with, and we encounter no issues while coordinating his presentation with the overall theme of our event.

I would recommend Jepson's presentation to anyone looking for an upbeat, and relevant discussion about the current state of our nation's health.

 

FBS

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Hasse Højland from Kolding School of Design writes:

It was my great pleasure to bring Stephen Jepson to our Danish School of Design in Kolding Denmark

for the Yearly Design Camp 2013. The theme for the 2 week long camp was Play to Design. Stephen gave two presentations for the international students, talking about and showing his thoughts and ideas behind his mission, Never leave the Playground. Stephen’s presentation was a blast!!

The times we live in are very comfortable and for most of us food is plentiful and within arm’s reach.  Everywhere – everyday!  As much food as we want and definitely much more food than we need. We don’t even have to move much to get it. It’s a tough job to talk to young people concerning the urgency of the health consequences of this issue and convince  them of the importance of movement, body training, and exercise, but Stephen got the message clearly through by telling his stories and showing his toys and playful training tools mixed with his deep insights and personal experiences.

With his wonderful, passionate, and personal authority Stephen won every person in the room over and received standing ovations from the crowd!  They got it and I am sure it was a life changing speech for many of them. And a start for change . . .

I highly recommend Stephen Jepson as a speaker and a motivator. He is a living inspiration and model to learn from.  Full of joy, happiness, and play. 

 Now get moving! 

 

Hasse Hoejlan
Project Manager
Kolding  School of Design

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Karen Bohn from Greenways Foundation writes:

I hired Stephen Jepson to be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Greenways of Indiana

his presentation was enlightening, informative, inspiring and entertaining. The information provided about how we have gotten to where we are and  our natural body and how it has changed  was very informative. Stephen held the attention of the audience with the information he shared and with his demonstrations of how each person can make changes to their own lifestyle and be successful. Our audience loved him and I would not hesitate to recommend him as a presenter. His “Never Leave The Playground” concept is quite wonderful.

 

Karen Bohn
Executive Director Greenways Foundation

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Stephen Lives What He Teaches

5.0 rating

“ I’ve known Stephen for about 19 years and he has always lived what he teaches about never leaving the playground. He has taken me on many trips kayaking in boats of his own design and manufacture, skateboarding, biking, and hiking, rope walking, and making pottery, which he is a master at. He is young of heart and mind, fit beyond people 20 or more years his junior. But most important, Stephen is just fun to be around!”

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Ken Rohla

Great week of classes w/Stephen

3.0 rating

Just spent a week at JCCFS taking pottery classes from Stephen. I got a mix of his fantastic pottery skills with some valuable observations on life. Looking forward to the next time!

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Bob Hoye

Designed To Move

5.0 rating

Designed to Move is the title of my new book following up on Sitting Kills Moving Heals. Thank you Stephen for being such a fan. It’s mutual of course. Designed to move gets into the mechanics of optimal motion. We are designed to be perpetual motion machines –cannot think of anyone other than you who better fits this description — that need to use frequent, low to moderate, not high, intensity movement as a tuning fork throughout our waking hours, — ping, ping, ping, on and off. Untuned we are like a piano that has dried out. That’s us., we shrivel and die.

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Joan Vernikos

Fascinating!

5.0 rating

I stumbled across Stephen a year or two ago and found both his outlook and creativity fascinating. There is a lot of thinking outside the box (you’d probably find Stephen leapfrogging the box!) and innovation, I found myself relating to it and proceeded to draw inspiration and ideas, I still regularly practice balancing and other small ways to invigorate the body and teach it new skills, all with the added benefit of rewiring the brain. A recent activity being teaching myself to draw (or write) with left and right hand simultaneously – something I wasn’t sure was possible, but I thought, why not? and sure enough, it was do-able. This is an extension of Stephen’s philosophy and I recommend everyone to stop in at Never Leave the Playground and learn from Stephen. All the best, Stephen, and thanks!

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Stewart K-E

Live It!

5.0 rating

I’ve followed your pieces for months and I have concluded you are most interested in living life. Not studying it. I agree with your assertion that computer games prepare ‘people’ to be good in computer games. That is fine. We live in a ‘computerized’ world now. I am 65 and revel in the real, the present, the raw and that is what I dig about your work.

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