Darryl Edwards of “Primal Play” shares his journey from being overweight and unhealthy to becoming passionate about promoting health through movement and reclaiming their child-like approach of fun exercise.

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Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Darryl Edwards in person.  We have been internet friends for a while now, and he was the main reason I attended the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS 2018) in Montana.

Interview with Darryl Edwards

I was lucky enough to meet Darryl, take part in Primal Play group-sessions (I signed up for his online program a while back), have a few great conversations with him, and do this great interview!

He was gracious enough to share his backstory on how Primal Play came to be.

I had been under the impression that he was always an athlete, but the truth is far from it!  Darryl had actually been living a sedentary lifestyle and was not in good health.  He was suffering from chronic low back pain and knee pain, and was prescribed meds for cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood-glucose, etc.

After improving his health, Darryl was inspired by the 300 movie (who wasn't?!), Mark Twight from Gym Jones, Greg Glassman from CrossFit, Arthur De Vany, and Loren Cordain's “The Paleo Diet”.

Darryl has authored a number of books: Animal Moves, Paleo From A to Z, and Paleo Fitness.

Primal Play:

Read about my discovery of the program: Fun Exercise Challenge with Primal Play or head straight to Darryl's website: Primal Play.

Glideascope – Musician:

Glideascope “Big Big Disgrace” music video:

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I was glad to have had the opportunity to meet and interview Darryl Edwards.  I love his enthusiasm, what he's doing, and his whole story.  I feel very blessed to have connected with him over the weekend and am looking forward to seeing the impact he has on health and fitness in our society in the future.

Good news:  Darryl has another book coming out soon that I am very excited about – but I promised I wouldn't spoil any details about it yet.  So stay tuned!

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About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Tessa Simpson July 30, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I really enjoy Darryl’s stuff! Lucky you guys got to meet!

  2. Kari August 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    He’s so motivational with his approach to health!

    • Raj August 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Totally agree! Have you tried any of his activities?

  3. Renee Kohley August 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to see his next book! What a great interview and opportunity to meet him!

    • Raj August 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Yes! I am so excited for it!

      And yes! I’m pretty lucky. Hope you enjoyed it!

  4. ChihYu August 2, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    What a fun and awesome interview ! It’s so interesting to know more about you, too !

    • Raj August 3, 2018 at 8:41 am


  5. Katja August 5, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I love Darryl and what he does. We all need to play more.

    • Raj August 8, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. In fact I played tag on a floating jungle gym recently – holy! That was an intense workout!

  6. STACEY CRAWFORD August 6, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I love that Darryl brings joy and playful spirited fun to exercise.

  7. paleofx August 6, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I love Darryl so much! What a wealth of knowledge.

    • Raj August 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Yes! What topics has he presented at PaleoFx?

  8. Darryl August 6, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    You were a great interview host and managed to find out a little bit more about me than other interviews I’ve had! Thanks Raj!

    • Raj August 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      That was all you, good sir! But really, it was my pleasure!

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