Start your Fitness Journey with a Vision



“Nothing great was ever accomplished that didn’t first start as a vision.”

Paint a mental picture of your fitness, not just what you want to look like or feel in four weeks, but in four years.

 

As the saying goes “seeing is believing”. When you picture your successes, you are better able to achieve them because they become vivid and attainable. Go ahead, sit back and picture yourself as you want to be. Are you running in the park with your kids, dancing in that little black dress or muscular and chiseled, posing in front of a mirror? Visualization is a powerful tool used by athletes and therapists alike. The best athletes in the world take time to visualize their performances.

 

Top professionals like Steve Nash visualize making plays or hitting winning shots over and over again in their minds. This helps them prepare for game time stresses, opportunities and challenges that they may encounter during the course of their competition. Mental imagery has also worked to help individuals quit smoking or overcome stressful and fearful situations.

 

By seeing yourself controlling your urges or defeating fearful situations, you can “safely” defeat obstacles.According to leading psychologists, visualization can increase performance and adherence to a goal by transferring mental practice to physical practice. Current research has shown that visualization creates an impression on the brain that simulates actual physical practice While physical practice is still the best (i.e. if you want to get fit you still need to eat better and work out), mental practice is better than nothing at all. In essence, training the brain helps to train the body.

About Micheal Clark

Founder & CEO - Fusionetics (www.Fusionetics.com) Chief Science Officer - Sharecare Founder -NASM Team Physical Therapist - Phoenix Suns. Dr. Mike Clark is recognized as a leader in human performance. He is the founder of Fusionetics, which is a web-based human performance optimization company that is focused on revolutionizing injury prevention, performance optimization, and recovery enhancement. Dr. Clark is the founder of NASM and the Optimum Performance Training System as well as the Corrective Exercise System. He also serves as the Chief Science Officer for Sharecare (a comprehensive health improvement web platform - created by the Founder of WebMD). Dr. Mike Clark is entering his 14th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. He has served as a sports medicine professional for 2 Olympic games. He has also served and continues to serve as a sports medicine consultant and specialist for numerous pro teams and his list of athlete-clients includes MVP’s, All-Stars and Champions from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the Olympic games. Dr. Clark is also a noted lecturer and author. He has authored 3 scientific textbooks, over 40 textbook chapters, and multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers in the areas of sports medicine, sports performance, and fitness. Dr. Clark also has written 2 consumer books. Academically, Dr. Clark has helped spearhead the development of several accredited online health science education programs, including a BS program, 2 Master's Degree Programs, and one Doctoral program. Education: DPT: Rocky Mountain University MS - Human Movement Science: €”University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill BS - Physical Therapy (BS): University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse