Hello, I'm Richard La Plante

Welcome to

Real Strength Now

Feel. Good. Again.

I can help you delay the aging process, by retaining muscle mass, improving memory, heightening energy levels and increasing your ability to concentrate and remain focused.

Natural. Organic. Holistic. Intrinsic.


Weekly ZOOM Workshops!

This is an open invitation to join my weekly Zoom workshop.

Using simple exercises to exercise the body, stimulate the immune system and decrease stress levels, all based upon the breath and scientifically proven breathing techniques.

The cost is $10.00 for a 45-minute class, with a Q&A period at the end.

Please let me have your email address and I’ll add you to the invitation list.

Real Strength Now focuses on:

  • Breath is Life

    The first thing we learn is that conscious diaphragmatic breathing is the absolute key to health and longevity.

  • Integrating Breath & Movement

    Once diaphragmatic breathing is learned and established, the next step is to use that correct and conscious breath to empower exercise and incorporate into everyday life.


    The body responds to challenges, and exercise must be realistically and progressively challenging, not injurious, to encourage maximum strength and health.

  • The New You

    REAL STRENGTH NOW will revitalize you from the inside/out as organs are stimulated and massaged in coordination with the exercise, training and strengthening of bones, muscles and mind, giving you strength, endurance and stability, both mental and physical.

Finally, a program you can take on regardless of your age or your current physical condition. You can do this program in your bedroom, your backyard, or in a gym.

I want to tell you everything I know about hanging on to your strength and staying fit as you age.

What's worked for me can work for you too!

Master ClassLearn how it can help YOU
  • As an ex-competitive athlete, playing at a professional level, I let my body go when I retired. For many years, I stopped training, put on weight, allowed my muscles to atrophy and felt lousy about my general state of being. Some part of me was searching for a spark of light of inspiration. That’s when I met Richard; someone with a command of not just the body and how to train it, but in the way that the body interacts with the mind through the breath, and that made all the difference. His mind/body workouts are fast, efficient and always serve to reconnect me with the best part of my self, the disciplined self that understands the need for training, perseverance and balance in order to achieve a steady state of health and well-being.
    Mark Harradine
    Founder and CEO
  • When I met Richard La Plante he said, “Give me three minutes a day and I’ll change your life.” Two years, twenty five pounds, and 100 cholesterol points later I am still giving him three minutes a day. But more important than the specific gains and losses is Richard La Plante taught me to forgive myself. He taught me that it’s never too late to change. That change begins with breathing. And if we lose our way or give up we simply start again. Three minutes at a time.
    John Johnston


Lonely Heart, Will Travel

Married twice, each time for 18 years, Richard began online dating at the age of 64, after the end of his second marriage. Lost in the cyberspace of strange faces and distant places, he chronicled...

Real Strength Now

Real Strength Now, The Lost Art of Breathing, written as an easy-to-read memoir, is a holistic guide to better health. Written in La Plante’s usual raw, self-deprecating and honest style, the book chronicles his journey...

Never Again

“Never Again,” Richard La Plante promised after he and his new wife completed building their family home in East Hampton, New York. But he did not keep his promise. Instead, he bought twenty acres of...


Author Richard La Plante had always wanted to ride cross-country to Sturgis, South Dakota—to the famous motorcycle rally that has become the mecca for the American biker. But at the age of 53, still bruised...

Hog Fever

Richard La Plante started riding motorcycles at sixteen, escalating from a Cushman motor scooter to a Norton Electra. An arrest ended his ride at twenty. Eighteen years later, he realized that something was missing from...


In recent weeks, three young women have been brutally assaulted and murdered in the city of Philadelphia. Lt. William Fogarty, a time-toughened cop, hardened by personal tragedy, is shocked by the brutality of the crimes....


Combining the Eastern exoticism of Rising Sun with the gripping serial-killer intensity of The Silence of the Lambs, Leopard is the terrifying sequel to Richard La Plante’s acclaimed first thriller Mantis. Medical examiner Josef Tanaka...

Steroid Blues

John Winston Flint, prominent Philadelphia physician, has been systematically tortured to death. Every bone in his body has been shattered—even the joints of his fingers and toes reduced to powder. The doctor’s hidden side is...

Mind Kill

Incarcerated cult leader Justin Gabriel, convicted of ordering his followers to kill, has spent ten years honing his mind control abilities. His parole hearing is approaching—his one and only shot at freedom—and he is determined...

First Born

From his first breath, people know that John Reed is special. Gifted with an uncanny awareness and ability to communicate, he also possess the power to heal. Before long, a local priest heralds the infant...

Last Day

A near-fatal mistake during the attempted bust by the cops leaves a bullet lodged in the right temporal lobe of Charlie’s brain. Operating to remove it would likely kill Charlie. Living with it will change...