Q: What is newbodi.es about? Are you about personal training? Life coaching? Diet ideas? Energy bars? What?
A: Simple, we’re about whole fitness.
OK, maybe it’s not quite that simple, or maybe that doesn’t actually explain things. By ‘whole fitness’, I mean that we are about being healthy in every way, shape and form. newbodi.es aim is to help people transform their complete life into a higher level of health. This means focusing on the body (exercise and dietary habits), but going beyond that into the mind and how we live our lives.
So, yes, we are about personal training. We are about life coaching. We do give diet advice and guidance, and do offer ‘energy’ bars (if you can call them that – they’re really nutrition bars). But the key is what we do to offer these things in an intertwined, holistic manner.
You can be physically fit, and still overall ‘unhealthy’ because you are overwhelmed by stress, pessimism and anxiety. That is not living healthily. That is living under a cloud (at best). The flip side of this is that you can be mentally very healthy and happy, but your body isn’t at the same place, so you live a limited life (either by what your body can’t do, how hard it is to do what you want, or quite literally that your life is limited in how long it is due to health factors). That physical health cannot just come from exercise or food choices alone, but rather the combination of the two. Improve the machine while giving it the right fuel for its needs and eliminating the poisons that work against it.
Focusing on any one aspect of health will only provide a local maxima. This is like being in a valley between two hills, and seeing those hills as the highest points around. You can pick which of the two is tallest, and think that’s the highest point you can achieve. But if you change your perspective, get out of the valley and see all the peaks around you, then you can find the global maxima. Only then can you achieve it. Fitness is a valley. Diet is a valley. Working on your mind is a valley. Rise above and see across all of them to find the true summit. Climbing that summit is how you enlighten.your.body.