When it comes to working out, you’re hardcore — at the gym for hours every week.
Part of the reason you take working out so seriously is that, over the years, you’ve noticed the positive effect it has on your mental wellbeing. Not only does it help you control your weight or change your physique, it also helps with things
like focus, stress management and perseverance. These skills, in turn, not only help you have better workouts but also enhance your life outside the gym.
The question is: are you taking full advantage of that mind-body connection to maximize success in all areas of your life?
Probably not. After all, you have a life outside the gym. You don’t have time to read all the dry research studies from sports and behavioral psychology and figure out how they apply to you. Women’s magazines give tips on how to develop willpower or build confidence but they’re often simplistic and easy to forget once you turn the page.
So it’s only natural that, no matter how consistently you make it to the gym, you start to hit plateaus in your progress and develop unconscious habits that prevent you from gaining as much benefit, physically or mentally, as you could be. (Hey, so do professional athletes!)
Still, you want to get better (stronger, fitter, faster), so you decide the solution is to work out more. Three classes instead of two. Seven days instead of five or six.
As you probably know intuitively, however, more is not necessarily better. (If it were, why are there people who spend countless hours at the gym and never seem to make progress?) Overtraining, in fact, generally leads to injury and burnout.
Instead, to get to the next level, you need to take a fundamentally different approach. You need to work on your mindset.
That’s because more than talent or intelligence, your mindset – your mental attitudes and beliefs — is increasingly recognized as a critical factor in achievement in any arena.
PowerUp! combines the physical rigor of a workout with the behavioral insights of psychology so you can learn and apply specific mindset techniques in your workout and the rest of your life to get bigger results.
Because guess what? In every area of your life, you’re capable of much, much more than you realize.
You won’t be able to access that capability, however, if you continue to just do more of the same. You’ll start to experience diminishing returns, making less progress and getting stuck despite all your efforts, and ending up frustrated and discouraged.
Instead, like champions who constantly seek out ways to improve no matter what level they reach, you have to make fundamental changes to the way you think.
That’s what you’ll get in this program: proven tips and techniques from sports and behavioral psychology – the same ones that professional athletes and Navy SEALs use — to strengthen your mindset and help you get better results in everything you do.
We’ll start with two life skills that we view as crucial to a strong foundation: SELF-CONTROL and RESILIENCE.
Through a series of fitness routines designed specifically to reinforce these skills, you’ll have an opportunity to practice these techniques and learn how you can apply them in different areas of your life.
What You’ll Learn:
Ilaria Montagnani is an internationally acclaimed fitness expert who founded Powerstrike in 1995. Inspired by the idea of pushing physical limits to ignite inner strength, she combined her martial arts background as a black belt in karate with contemporary choreography to develop a groundbreaking approach to group fitness. Media outlets around the world have featured her workouts, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Tyra Show, and CBS and ABC Evening News, among many others. The Wall Street Journal called her a “leading force” in the fitness world and New York Magazine labeled her one of the city’s top fitness gurus.
Renita Kalhorn is a peak performance coach and founder of performance strategy firm Step Up Your Game. A martial arts black belt and Juilliard-trained concert pianist with an MBA, she helps entrepreneurs and executives in high-growth companies achieve greater productivity and performance under pressure. Fluent in Japanese, Renita has delivered leadership and development programs in the U.S. and Asia for Fortune 500 clients such as Deutsche Bank, Pfizer and Time Warner, as well as mental toughness training to executive teams and Navy SEAL candidates.