539. Expert Interview: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Fitness for the Happy Life You Deserve
JJ Flizanes is an empowerment strategist and the host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of “Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life,” and author of “Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core.” She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler magazine. She has been featured in many national magazines as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.
Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Fitness for the Happy Life You Deserve.
“We are complex human beings and we tend to get specific about one track in our life, whatever it may be. It could be anything from religion to personal development to education and physical health. Early on, when I started learning about personal training, I saw that the questions I would ask in training were the same questions that could be asked in any aspect of life. You can take that same structure and apply it to your spiritual life or to your emotional life. The more I learn and try new things, the more I see the many inter-connections. I see there is a big web of all those connections. One of my strengths is the ability to take a lot of different information and weave it together to find the right path—or a more appropriate path—for the individual. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a cookie-cutter way of thinking; it’s very specific to the individual.”
Why Is This Important?
“Throughout my time and education as a personal trainer, I’ve always been digging to answer questions like, ‘Why do we care about improving ourselves? Why are we doing this? Why is this important?’ From the scientific level to the psychological level, I ask why one approach works and why another one doesn’t work, and from the spiritual level, I’m asking, ‘What’s the point?’ So, that’s how I come at my clients, because everything is connected in life. That’s why my company is called Invisible Fitness, because the most important things that create the visible are invisible.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“Until you get to that place where you are open to consider that maybe it’s not a question of ‘what’s wrong with me that I can’t keep the weight off?’ or, ‘I can’t seem to stay healthy, or stay on the wagon when I’ve tried diet after diet, program after program, year after year.’ That’s the point at which you say, ‘OK, maybe I’m missing something. Maybe there’s a larger question.’ Not everyone is conscious or ready to become conscious of the thoughts they think, moment by moment, and take responsibility for them and the feelings that flow from them. You have to be ready to look at your behaviors and admit when you have addictive patterns that take you out of your soul’s journey.”
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