3 Crazy Notions that Prevent You From Getting Fit

Michael Mantell, PhD PsychologistInterview with Behavioral Psychologist and Exercise Leader, Dr. Michael Mantell

According to our guest, Dr. Michael Mantell, we operate from three basic emotions — all negative.  Without awareness, these fundamental emotions have the potential to derail us on our path to a happier, healthier life. Listen in to our conversation if you are ready to shift from a negative to positive state and achieve your fitness goals.

  • You say “The Link is What You Think” What do you mean by that?
  • What are “SACS” and how do they affect our health and life satisfaction?
  • What role does the mind play in determining fitness, health and overall wellness?
  • You just created a brand new definition of FIT. Tell us about it.

Dr. Michael Mantell works in the living room, the locker room and the board room.  He lives by the philosophy, “Fitness is in the mind, fitness is for life–with lots of fun, laughter and enjoyment.”

Connect with Dr. Mantell at his website drmichaelmantell.com and via twitter (he actually follows back and replies!) @drsandiego and @fitnesspsych and via his facebook page.

He earned his Ph.D. after completing his M.S. in clinical psychology with a focus on the psychology of obesity. He has served as Chief Psychologist of Children’s Hospital and Health Center of San Diego,  created and led the nationally recognized Psychological Services and Employee Wellness program for the San Diego Police Department, and been a long time member of the clinical faculty at UCSD’s Department of Psychiatry.

He is  Senior Fitness Consultant for Behavioral Sciences, for the American Council on Exercise, a faculty member of, and consultant to, the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, a Senior Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for Anytime Fitness, amongst many other credentials. He appears weekly on San Diego’s CW channel 6 TV news, and provides opinions, analyses and commentary for print and broadcast news media throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!