Minding Yourself challenges the traditional approach to fitness and reframes the positive psychological approach to training, nutrition, and “self-love.” For decades, trends in the fitness industry had created long-term psychological issues and provided short-term, unstainable physical solutions to draw people in. This book breaks the reader free from the unhealthy pattern of yo-yo diets and impractical fitness routines by providing practical, healthy, and sustainable strategies for long-term change.
This book will show the reader how to attach true meaning to losing weight, getting strong, building confidence, and eating healthily. It bases its approach on the methods of people who have made healthy changes to their lifestyles and maintained them. It examines their why, what, and how.
Minding Yourself revolutionizes how the reader approaches training, nutrition, and their overall outlook on the life–family–work balance. After applying the strategies in this book, the reader will start living a life that’s healthier and happier.
About the Author
Since 2004, Dave Nixon has trained and coached more than 6,000 people in the fitness and health industry. More recently, he has been travelling nationally and internationally to present seminars on functional movement and performance-based mindsets to gyms and personal trainers. Dave has regularly contributed to Men’s Muscle and Health magazine. He has worked with national-level powerlifters and elite international athletes across other sports on their mindsets for performance and mental preparation to help them reach their potential and the podium.
In 2012, Dave founded and still operates Functional Fitness Australia, which is a small group coaching gym based out of Canberra, Australia. His 10-minute daily podcast “Mood Prep” receives more then 6,000 downloads a month, and with his Mood Prep U program he educates PTs, athletes, and the average enthusiast around the world.