Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What is

Steve Trutane @'s Solano Stroll booth recently had its first ever booth at a public event. It was an atypical booth, since it did not advertise any services or try to sell anything. The booth featured a variety of exercise equipment along with some invited personal trainers. The idea was to encourage people to get in a free workout. We were simply giving away fitness to any and all takers.

Kids jumped right in and began asking about and using the equipment without hesitation. But the adults were a different story. There were lots of questions about what is and does, and where it is located. Allow me to clarify.

While it is a registered business in the city of Albany, CA (as of 2009), has no physical location. It is fundamentally a web presence -- hence the fact that the business name is the URL (the-medium-is-the-message concept here).

It is owned and operated by me (Steve Trutane, pictured above) in my spare time. is basically my effort to leave humanity in better shape than I found it, literally and figuratively. This is a work in progress, proceeding along the lines spelled out in the the 4-part mission statement and philosophy.

Though it does have its own Facebook page and a moderately active Twitter page, much of the activity of takes place within its sub-projects listed on the homepage. Promoting physical fitness is currently the primary area of concern, as explained there. is always interested in your feedback and participation. Feel free to comment here or on the FB page or by tweeting to @teamhuman_org or contact me via email. This is a team effort!

Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Solano Stroll

Anyone in the San Francisco Bay area on Sunday 11 September 2011 is invited to visit's booth at the Solano Stroll between 10am and 6pm.

Here are some details about what we'll be doing at the booth.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Smart Global Health Essay Contest

An essay describing the rationale behind Jack LaLanne Day has been submitted to contest organized by the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. Probably doesn't stand a chance, but it was a useful exercise to write it up.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jack LaLanne Day featured on

Mark Davis, who pulled of the X-BigMan feat of strength worthy of Team LaLanne recognition, posted an article mentioning my Jack LaLanne Day plans on the SF website:
All plans are go for my group feat of strength activity described on The forecast says SF will have a high of 84. So perhaps I'll have a few takers to join me in the post-ride dip in the Bay?

See you at 9am sharp tomorrow (9/26) on the Berkeley pedestrian I-80 bridge!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jack LaLanne Day plans

Launched new site describing the proposal to designate September 26 as Jack LaLanne Day: Included details on how to participate and a description of the planned group feat of strength activity in the San Francisco Bay area. All willing and able bodies are welcome to join in the fun!

Also tightened up the text at, putting in a hook into the healthcare reform ruckus.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jack LaLanne turns 95 on 26 September 2009 is planning a celebration for Jack LaLanne on his 95th birthday. See for details on how anyone can participate in a collective "feat of strength" to honor all that Jack has done to get us all motivated about fitness for the past 50+ years. Some highlights:
  • Group Feat of Strength planned in the San Francisco Bay Area. The basic idea is a moderate bike ride covering some of Jack's old haunts in the East Bay and in SF, with some fun activities planned along the way. Total distance 20-30 miles. You must signup with the social networking site to access the "group feat of strength" link and to get involved.
  • Party at Sports Basement, Sunnyvale on 18 Sep 2009. Gear up and get a decent discount. We'll also go over the plans for the group feat of strength in the SF Bay area. Email me if you plan to come.(Note: has no connection with Sports Basement. Steve just got lucky with a raffle ticket.)
  • Publicity photoshoot: We're working on get a little story published in a local SF Bay area paper about this effort. Anyone interested in getting in on a photo for the story with Chris LaLanne, signup and include your email.
  • Bodycare reform - How Jack's credo of physical fitness is probably the most effective, long-term route towards reduced healthcare costs.