Fitness that goes beyond the superficial.
Personal development that’s not woo woo.
Cutting edge scientific insights into the body and mind, health and happiness.
This site is about 3 things:
Mind-Body Science / The Biology of Happiness
There’s a lot of mysticism in this area… I talk about the actual science behind the link between psychology and physiology. The research is clear: your mind influences your body, and your body influences your mind.
The Universal Principles of Fitness
Instead of studying things in isolation, when you understand these principles you will know the simple themes every cell and system in your body have in common. This will let you cut through the myths, controversy, and BS in the health and fitness world and give you all the insight into exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle that you need.
Mindset and the Psychology of Habit Change
Addressing exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle factors are important. But what is ESSENTIAL is being able to actually change your habits. Because you already know what you should be doing– why aren’t you doing it? Your environment and beliefs about yourself and the world are shaping your behavior. Only when you can see the invisible strings that are pulling you can you break free, change your habits, and take control of your life.
Together you can think of these 3 topics as:
-why to change,
-what to change,
-how to change
If you could take any one thing with you from my philosophy, then this is the most important thing to understand:
Trying to be healthy might appear to take the joy out of life. This way of thinking is so entrenched that people have a hard time imagining that you can have a healthy lifestyle that you actually enjoy.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Health and happiness are interconnected as a result of the way the brain and the body are wired together.
Can you imagine how much easier it becomes to change your habits when this sinks in?
When being healthy and being happy stop being at odds and instead become one and the same thing.
But look, Fit Synthesis isn’t just about how our physical health underlies our happiness.
And it’s certainly not about being ripped, only eating food as fuel, or how much you can bench.
It’s about deciding what “Fit” means to you and using a few flexible health principles that you can apply in practical ways that actually allows you to get the most out of life.
No matter who you are.
To me being Fit is about a lifestyle that fits what you want out of life.
Our goals can differ, but ultimately we all want to be happy and the best that we can be.
And the pursuit of health might be the most surefire way to get there.
When you start to see fitness in this light and internalize it then it could very well change your life, too.
If any of this resonated with you, and you’re interested in learning more, then you should subscribe, and when you do I’ll send you a FREE email micro-course that will give you insights from psychology into how to change your habits in just 5 minutes a day over the next 3 days.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Fit Synthesis philosophy you can click here to read more about Fit Synthesis and how your mindset can sabotage your ability to change.
About Dan DaVeiga
Dan is a personal trainer in New York City. He works primarily with people who have suffered from chronic pain to help them reclaim their lives.
As a result of suffering from an endocrine tumor, chronic lower back pain, and mental illness he has first hand insight into the role that physiology plays in our psychology. These painful experiences have motivated him to help others with what he has learned.
He is passionately curious about woo-free mind-body science, and knows that fitness goes way beyond the superficial. He thinks that if everyone truly appreciated the biological relationship between health and happiness, that they would find it much easier to change their lifestyle and finally transform their lives.