This week our guests are legendary Ironman Mark Allen and world-renowned shaman Brant Secunda. They have joined forces in their first book together – Fit Soul Fit Body. In it, they show you how to become truly fit from the inside out and take your life to the next level. Whether you’re training for an athletic event or just want to improve the quality of your life and how you feel about yourself, Fit Soul, Fit Body is about everything that makes you, well, YOU.
Think you know what it means to be fit? Think again.
Let’s face it: fitness goes far beyond how long it takes to walk or run a mile. When you’re stressed out, emotionally drained, overworked, overweight, and underappreciative of your physical body, you can’t get much of anything accomplished—at work, at home, on the race track, wherever and in whichever capacity. Put simply, when you’re spiritually unfit, life is a greater challenge. That mythical “balance” you’ve always dreamed of achieving us just that—a myth. But not any more.
Mark Allen was one of the top triathletes in the world but struggled to overcome the barriers that were preventing him from winning the grueling Ironman World Championship Triathlon Kona, Hawaii.
Then he began studying with Brant Secunda, healer and teacher in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. Brant is the only Westerner to have completed a 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the revered Huichol Indian shaman who lived a vibrant, happy life to 110 years old. Brant taught Mark the spiritual and healing exercises that allowed him to integrate his physical and psychological fitness.
Mark went on to win a never-before-achieved six Ironman World Championships in a row, and was eventually dubbed “The World’s Fittest Man” by Outside magazine.
Now, Brant and Mark have integrated their combined wisdom into one book, offering strategies and advice on how to:
• Test your wellness without considering your vital signs or weight
• Successfully manage the 6 worst kinds of stress
• Overcome the top 3 emotional barriers
• Beat boredom and find motivation in repetition
• “Slow down to get faster” (in everything you do)
• Choose the right eating and exercise plan for you
• Employ the power of nature to find balance
• Quiet your mind in just minutes without spending hours learning meditation or attending a yoga class
• Set realistic goals and secure a fit vision for life
Chock full of step-by-step exercises and practical techniques anyone can use, the book also reveals engrossing and humorous tales: of Mark’s quest to be the top triathlete in the world, and Brant’s journey from New Jersey to Mexico, where he lived with legendary Huichol Shaman Don José Matsuwa.
Tune in Wednesday at 1pmPT and find out how to have a fit body and fit soul in 2012!