Mind-Body Principles and Physical Activity
A Synergistic Formula to Optimize Well-Being Through Balance
Mindful Fitness is both authority on and creator of innovative programs that inspire people to begin and maintain lifestyle changes that improve overall health, endurance and strength. Mindful Fitness owes its steady growth and popularity to its pacesetting approaches that engage both mind and body to enhance emotional, mental and physical awareness.
Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice also found in Native American wisdom and in the works by Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment without judgment or attachment. It nurtures clarity and enhances growth and transformation in all aspects of life, including health and fitness.
Mindful exercise, such as the ancient practices of yoga and tai chi, is a physical activity that’s performed while focusing inward. All Mindful Fitness services integrate mind-body practices, such as affirmation, breath control, imagery and meditation, to help calm the body, focus the mind, and promote well-being. And because nature helps to keep the mind in the present moment, Mindful Fitness programs take advantage of San Diego’s vast variety of beautiful outdoor settings.
Since 1994, Mindful Fitness has led the field in incorporating principles of mindfulness into traditional fitness training, including agility, balance, flexibility, and strength. Mindful Fitness teaches a unique style of Iyengar yoga, as well. All Mindful Fitness clients benefit from fitness assessment, basic nutrition advice, goal setting, training, and progress evaluation. Through both group classes and individualized instruction, Mindful Fitness has helped hundreds of clients succeed in reaching their health and fitness goals.
In August 2009, the San Diego-based company introduced a compact disc audio recording, titled Path to Tranquility, allowing individuals to integrate the safe and effective Mindful Fitness strategies into their health and fitness programs at home or on the road. Beginning in 2013, day and weekend retreats combining mindful movement and meditation are offered in beautiful and serene locations.