What is Mindful Fitness?
Mindful Fitness is a comprehensive program combining Group Therapy and Physical Fitness to help individuals better themselves both mentally and physically. The Mindful Fitness community is open to ages 18 and up; all fitness levels.
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- Weekly Group Therapy Sessions focusing on Stress Reduction and Substance Recovery
- Daily Fitness Plan
- Online Coaching with a Mindful Fitness Coach
- 1:1 Fitness Consultation
- Healthy Meal Plan
- Wellness Guide and Tips
- Financial District, NYC
- NoMad, NYC
- Flatiron, NYC
- West Hempstead, LI
- $99 Monthly*
- Special Introductory Rate*
Exercise and depression
Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course. In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.
Exercise also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Finally, exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts, which often times can feed depression.
Exercise and anxiety
Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Exercise and stress
Ever noticed how your body feels when you’re under stress? Your muscles may be tense, especially in your face, neck, and shoulders, leaving you with back or neck pain, or painful headaches. The worry and discomfort of all these physical symptoms can in turn lead to even more stress, creating a vicious cycle between your mind and body.
Exercising is an effective way to break this cycle. As well as releasing endorphins in the brain, physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so, too, will your mind.
Exercise and ADHD
Exercising regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. In this way, exercise works in much the same way as ADHD medications do.
Exercise and PTSD and trauma
Evidence suggests that by really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous system become “unstuck” and begin to move out of the stress response that characterizes PTSD or trauma. Instead of allowing your mind to wander, pay close attention to the physical sensations in your joints and muscles. Exercises that involve cross movement and that engage both arms and legs—such as those demonstrated through CrossFit- are some of your best choices.
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