This week’s theme: Active Aging
Life is like a continually shifting and changing ocean of waves. If you want to keep your surfing skills sharp, you must learn to ride the waves of life with ease. One of the keys is to master the art of mind shifts and holistic fitness practices. Our guest expert today aspires to inspire women to become holistically fit, confident, courageous, and conscious ‘Life Surfers’ in our world.
From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about active aging, holistic fitness, and how the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected.
I am DeAnne C. Gauya, MS, CPT, LMT, NCBTMB, E-RYT 500.
Early in my life, I learned to ‘surf the waves of my life’ by going within, tapping into and developing my inner resources, and my mental- and emotional- fitness by improving my physical fitness. My earliest influences were my mother and Jack LaLanne. When I did not succeed as a Pre-med. student, I decided to do what I could to keep people healthy and prevent disease.
Back in the mid-80s, I knew that exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction were keys to longevity and increased ‘health span’. Having helped 1,000s of clients across the country, from Hollywood stars to White House staff members, develop healthier lifestyles and improve their fitness. I helped Alfre Woodard physically prepare to audition to play Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It?. I trained members of the White House Staff and the Secret Service from 1990 -1992.
In 2020, I adapted and reinvented my business once again; transitioning my services and educational programs to online/virtual platforms. This new way of doing business allows me to reach people all over the world and help exponentially more people. I am dedicated to empowering Active Agers with practices to age optimally, to decrease stress, increase joy and become confident Life Surfers. Life Surfers are stress resistant, resilient, adaptable, holistically healthy and fit. They are fit to live lives full of choices and freedom well into their 80s and 90s. “Fitness = Freedom” is one of my mottos.
For the past 40 years, I have continually improved my knowledge and skills. I have a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education & Applied Physiology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, and German from Bucknell University. I am an ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (specializing in Mind/Body Fitness and Behavior Change), an ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor, an E-RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, a licensed and BCTMB-Certified Massage Therapist, and have completed two professional, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trainings with Jon Kabat Zinn. In 2021, I completed the Inner MBA program, a joint program offered by Sounds True, LinkedIn, and New York University.
Connect with DeAnne:
Fall opening of Resilience Alchemy ~ The SURFERS Method an 8-week, online course + mentoring program for women 60 – 80 years young, with a Growth Mindset and a desire to master the art of self-regulation to combat everyday stressors, from environmental factors to personal challenges, and build a stronger, more resilient version of themself.
Quote of the Day:
“I don’t believe in age. I believe in energy. Don’t let age dictate what you can and cannot do.” ~Tao Porchon-Lynch
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