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The New Hope Gazette - December 11, 2008

HEALTH AND FITNESS By Jon Satin and Chris Pattay

Being "Fit" Must Include Your Mind By Jon Satin and Chris Pattay There are numerous ways to create a fit, healthy body. There are "proven" workout techniques and sound nutritional programs. But what about our mind? How do we get it to be healthy and fit? As humans, we go through a wide range of thoughts and emotions daily. Some make us feel good; others, not so good. This seems to be especially true during the "holiday season." Thoughts this time of year can range from elation to dread. Many may feel overwhelmed and stressed about parties, choosing and giving gifts and the expenses that go along with all the celebrating. All of these thoughts and emotions, whether positive or negative, have a direct impact on your physical well-being. You may have the body of a Greek god, but if you're stressed, anxious, depressed, worried, etc., then you're not really "fit." Before you set your "perfect" body goals for 2009, understand this: you will want to include a program that includes achieving a "fit" mind. It has been scientifically formulated that, on average, we have 60,000 thoughts a day. Most of the thoughts that we have today are the same thoughts we had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. Get the picture? Your life, and how you are currently living it, begins and ends in your mind. How you mind operates determines how happy you are, how successful you feel, and how you interact in all areas of your life. Learning how to focus and direct your thoughts is the most critical ingredient required to have a fit mind AND a fit body. Your thoughts have a direct influence on every cell in your body. When your mind is trapped in a negative thought pattern it affects your ability to fully function both mentally and physically. Quite miraculously, when we change our thoughts, we change our life. There are many scientifically proven techniques that can assist you to embrace a new level of mind. These techniques go directly to your non-conscious mind that part of the brain that stores most of our thoughts, beliefs and emotions. These techniques are safe and very transformational. In our workshops, classes and coaching sessions, we utilize many reconditioning mind techniques (RMT's). They are simple to use, require little time and virtually no effort. All that is required is that you use them on a consistent, daily basis. In just three months you can create a new way of thinking. This is the path to becoming a truly "fit" person. Ask yourself: what would it be like to think, feel and act happy during this holiday season, into 2009, and beyond? Can you picture it? Can you feel it? If you answered "yes" then you can transform your mind into a fit mind. It can be said that our profession as Life Coaches is like being aerobic instructors for the mind. We can do the exercises with you, but not for you. Take the "fit mind challenge" and get ready for a brand new you. Happy Holidays! Jon Satin and Chris Pattay are Master Life Coaches with Possibility Coaches in Buckingham. Their personal coaching, life-changing workshops and seminars are featured at The Treehouse, a LifeStyle Center by Cornerstone in New Hope. For more information, call 215.862.2200 or visit

Being Fit Includes Your Mind  
Being Fit Includes Your Mind  

By Jon Satin and Chris Pattay