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Some days you just suck

It happens to ALL of us Some days you just don't have it, no matter how hard you're trying. Yesterday was that day for me. I was about 10 minutes into a boxing class when…

Positive Mindset

Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Creating a positive mindset is possible... The notion of creating and maintaining a positive mindset can be cringe-inducing for a lot of people. Images of Stuart Smalley from SNL come rushing to mind and the…

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KICK START Success Story: Nicole

"You can't put a price tag on happiness..." Nicole has been an irreplaceable member of the Arena Fitness family since the very first day. It's not just that she is incredibly focused and successful when…

Practicing Gratitude; It’s not just New Age nonsense!

To some, this will be cringe-worthy... And I understand that. In many ways, it's a little cringe-worthy to me, too, but I'm going to discuss it anyway. The subject; practicing gratitude. Fortunately, this is Thanksgiving…

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Success and the Athletic Mindset

We've been digging into mindset since the beginning of 2016 and for good reason. The reality is that it doesn't matter how amazing your personal training, group exercise and nutrition program is if your thinking…

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset

In this video, Carol Dweck, author of the groundbreaking book, Mindset, discusses the characteristics of a Growth Mindset. You only need to watch the first 3 minutes. For some reason it repeats itself after that.…

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Success! The Growth Mindset

Last week we looked at the Fixed Mindset and how that might be tripping you up in life. Speaking personally, I can say that a lifetime of Fixed Mindset has contributed to years of frustration…

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Failure! The Fixed Mindset

If you find yourself continually frustrated when it comes to your fitness, nutrition and weight loss goals, you need to check your head. You may be operating from a fixed mindset. Sure, you may not…