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Dr. Royal H. Burpee, island campsite, Lake George, New York, circa 1950

About BurpeeFit


Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my grandfather and his work. I am Sheryl Burpee Dluginski, a mind-body fitness trainer and writer. My fascination with the miraculous human body, as well as my devotion to writing and publishing, can be traced back through the family line to Dr. Burpee or "Goog," as I knew him. Goog is best known for the “Burpee”, the tough and simple exercise that he created while earning his PhD at Columbia University. But his legacy to the field of health and fitness runs much broader than that one movement. Long before holistic health became a popular principle, Dr. Burpee taught that physical fitness strengthens not just the physical body, but also the mind and spirit. That philosophy and the desire to share it with others is the basis of my life’s work as well. I created this site in Goog’s honor, to preserve and promote his academic legacy and life philosophy.


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Dr. Burpee and family at a restaurant, Bolton Landing, New York, 1968.

L-R: granddaughter Sheryl, daughter-in-law Frances, wife Ella, grandson Donald Jr., Dr. Burpee, step-grandson David, granddaughter Caroline.

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