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Are You Willing To Do Whatever It Takes?



The key to being the best YOU can be is simple: Be willing to do whatever it takes. The challenge for many of us is not finding another diet or another new exercise gimmick—it’s strengthening our inner resolve. In the healing work I do at Total Fitness, I call it WILLINGNESS.


My goal is to empower my clients to be willing to do whatever it takes. As long as clients are in victimhood (“This fat/pain/illness just happened to me”) or blame (“It’s my genes/job/busy schedule etc.”) or denial (“I really don’t eat that much”) there is not much any practitioner can do to be of assistance. Personally, I actually like complicated clients—they are more rewarding to solve.


Many of my clients have been to countless medical doctors, fitness trainers, nutritionists and other related professionals. It’s really fun for me to help people get to where they never thought they could go. I don’t care how sick or overweight or in pain a client is—what I look for is a burning desire to be better, even if it is only starts with being fed up.


My great, dear mentor, Dr. David Hawkins, M.D., author of Power Vs. Force: An Anatomy of Consciousness, calls willingness the turning point in human evolution. One client, for example, came to me recently after years of back pain. She had been to the finest M.D.’s in Atlanta. Her family spared no expense, but she could not find relief. Doctors wanted to operate—but she had a single, important motivation. Her sister-in-law had surgery for a similar back problem and ended up in a wheelchair.


My client was VERY motivated. On the other end of the spectrum, another new client told me she has lost and regained over 100 lbs. She knew how to diet. She knew how to exercise. What she wasn’t willing to do was examine and release the inner blocks that kept her dieting and overeating. Had she done so, she could have freed herself from a vicious cycle that is destroying not only her physical health but also her emotional and spiritual well-being.


I use techniques from specialized kinesiology and life coaching to clear these inner impediments. I learned from my mentor, Sue Maes of the Achievement and Learning Center in London, Ontario. If YOU are willing to do whatever it takes, you will be unstoppable, even if it takes years of tenacity to arrive at your appointed destination.


Do You Have What It Takes To Do Whatever It Takes?


If you have been struggling with extra fat, pain or illness and no diet or exercise program or doctor has been able to help you, ask yourself the following questions:


Am I willing to do whatever it takes to get better?

Am I in a state of bargaining (I.e., “I’ll exercise but I won’t change my eating habits” or “I’ll only go to conventional M.D.’s “)?

Do I expect that others will do it for me (for example, “I just need to find a better doctor” or “I’m waiting for the Mayo Clinic to find the latest cure”)?

If you find that you are not willing to do whatever it takes, is your block physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social or do you not really understand what it is that is holding you back?


At Total Fitness, I specialize in uncovering and clearing these blocks. Most of my clients are extremely intelligent. They have already done everything they know to get better—I bring to the equation the factors they are either not knowledgeable about—with the latest information from health and fitness – or that they have been unable to access and clear out of their unconscious.


Do you really want to stop at every little obstacle? Probably not. You would probably rather be UNSTOPPABLE.


A Personal Comment About Willingness

I understand the quality of willingness because many years ago psychiatric drugs practically killed me. I was scared. No one I knew had ever been able to get off lithium and antidepressants and be sane, much less be BETTER mentally or physically. I resolved to do whatever it takes. I didn’t even know what I would have to do—I just made up my mind that I wanted to be healthy and happy WITHOUT psychiatric medication. When I figured out how, I wrote a book so other people would be able to do the same thing. Since that time 10 years ago I have overcome many other challenges, some of which have taken years of unrelenting effort. As one of my colleagues says, “Many people want the power—they just don’t want to do what it takes to HAVE the power.” You can begin to resolve your personal challenge—whatever it is—right now, today, by making up your mind that you will do whatever it takes. Then keep your word to yourself. You either train yourself to be unstoppable—or you train yourself to give up. At Total Fitness, we train to be UNSTOPPABLE.


Upcoming Class:

Healthy Christmas Eating, Sat. Dec. 6



My client Lee Townsend has many talents—not the least of which is that she is a gourmet organic cook! She is also a certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach through the Chek Institute. Lee has used diet and exercise to overcome severe blood sugar problems. She has lost weight and gotten healthier despite having taken care of a brain-injured son for the past three years. Lee understands what I mean by “whatever it takes.” Although her challenges have not been quick to resolve, nothing stops her. Join Lee Townsend on Satursday, Dec. 6, for a class on healthy Christmas cooking. The class will be held at her home in Sandy Springs. Cost: $25 if you are joining Lee for a cooking lesson, $30 if you are coming just to eat the elegant results! Call Lee Townsend at 404-255-4521 for more information. If you want to find out how you can enjoy healthy eating over the holidays, this is the class for you!


Ongoing Total Fitness Classes:



Yoga, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive. $15 per class or $65 per calendar month.


Qi Gong, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 1951 Northside Drive. $15 per class.


For more information about personal fitness training, yoga, Qi Gong or our complete list of services, please visit www.totalfitness.net or call us at 404-350-8581.

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