by John Austin Foster- The goal of today’s post is to introduce the idea that the future of personal training and fitness must include a strong mindfulness component. While, conventionally, meditation has been associated with yoga and Eastern contemplative practices, I’m here to offer a strong case for why we must implement mindfulness into our strength training and exercise programs, and also teach you HOW to do so.
This post goes out to all those seeking the answers to peace, happiness, weight loss, health, and life. I’ve spent my life in search for these answers and my greatest realization has been when I realized they were sitting right in front of me all along. My mind was just too busy and full of stories to actually see them. The reality is that you live in an abundant world…abundant love…abundant wealth…abundant health. However, somewhere along the way you learned a false story, which also happens to be the predominant story of our time.
As a Denver resident and Broncos fan, mindfulness/meditation was not at the top of my thought list during last night’s Super Bowl. That is until the game devolved into a never ending illustration of one team playing completely in “The Zone” and another unable to get out of tilt mode, after fumbling the very first snap of the game.
Did you know that the Seattle Seahawks made yoga a mandatory part of their strength training, as well as highly recommending mindfulness to all of their players. Russell Wilson meditates regularly and envisions peace and calm even in the midst of chaos. Do you think this played a roll in last night’s game?
If you’ve been following Life Warrior Coaching over the years, you have probably noticed quite a bit of change for 2014. I have to admit it’s been an interesting and crazy adventure stepping away from the corporate gym industry 2 years ago and giving my own thing a try. So here I wanted to give you a brief overview of the journey, where things are at now and why they will probably be staying there for a while! Welcome to Life Warrior Coaching 2.0!!!!!
So, sometimes I ask myself, Did I step away too early? Maybe. Was it worth experiencing 2012 as the hardest year of my life? I can say it was now. Am I now happier than ever that I followed my heart? Absolutely!!!
by John Austin Foster- I’ve trained a plethora of clients over the past decade, and I’ve asked the question, “Why are you here?”, thousands of times. However, I’ve never heard a certain answer that seems to be at the root of all training and perhaps our very human existence.
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