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Survival to Revival - Lewis Herridge Interview

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Lewis Herridge is an ultra-marathoner, an outdoor enthusiast, someone passionate about rewilding himself and helping others to do the same. We have a fun, inspiring conversation about how we, as a society, can get back to a more natural way of living. Lewis sees a lot of correlation between the current mental health crises the world over and the way we eat and live essentially sedentary lifestyles. Through finding and following his joy, he wants to support and help others find theirs through outdoor exploration and adventures. 



  • Chase your joy, even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else. Follow the little voice in your head {if you are feeling depressed and unhappy, that is a cue to change something about your circumstances}
  • Our bodies can achieve a lot more than we ever dreamed, we just have to push ourselves a bit more than we are used to. 
  • We are living in an unnatural world (9-5, inside, sedentary lifestyles, etc). Through nutrition and lifestyle changes, and movement coaching, we can get back to a more “natural” way of living that will make us much happier people. 
  • The training for something gets to be more of a reward than the thing itself. If you’re not enjoying the journey, you can change direction. 



  • “I think my belief is that as soon as we started introducing agriculture…then we started attaching ourselves to that way of life, but we've always sort of got on fairly well and being quite connected to that [nomadic], natural sort of way of life. But things have accelerated with detaching ourselves even further in the last few decades.”
  • “If you get the mind right, then the body follows on.”
  • “That's what's needed on a big, global conscious level, you know, like: ‘stop, slow down, go into yourself, consider your own life.’’ And for some it might materialize as a bit of depression, or anxiety, or whatever at first. But don't run away from that. Because that's the opportunity to go within, isn't it, to go inside yourself and work through that.”
  • “[I want to] help people revive body and mind for themselves. That is my purpose – how I do that is through connecting with nature, through[helping others to] reconnect with their own wild natures, and basically tuning into who they are.”



Lewis had over 10 years as an outdoor adventure guide when his circumstances changed and he began working a “desk job” for a little while. He realized very quickly that the indoor, office environment wasn’t for him – he began feeling really depressed, wasn’t happy with his body, and felt isolated and disconnected.

He began to “rewild” himself by making time in the outdoors part of his routine once again, and a former alter ego, “The Outdoor Bloke” was reborn. Lewis has since started fitness and motivational coaching again, and rejuvenates his spirit whenever he needs by spending time outside. He lives outside Manchester with his wife and young daughter.


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