I Am Not Afraid To Lift: The Power Of Mindset Special Event.

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I started my strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift one year ago. Since then the workshop has grown at a rapid pace and well over 100 women and men attended and helped me to spread the message of strength not only in person but even more through social media.

You can read more about its impact, testimonials, and watch video footage of the Lift events HERE under Lift & Keep It Simple Testimonials & Past Workshops”.

The workshop continues to grow and in 2016 I will take it global to Australia and possibly even Malaysia! As the workshop grows and has more impact, I am always looking for ways to expand it and bring new and improved content to participants.


Subsequently I added a second day that is solely focused on nutrition and kettlebell conditioning called, Keep It Simple Nutrition & Conditioning. You can read more about this second day HERE.

The current Keep It Simple events that are scheduled for October 4, 2015 at Beyond Strength Performance in Dulles, VA and on November 8, 2015 at Iron Body Studios in Boston, MA are half-day events. HOWEVER, after teaching the first ½ day Keep It Simple in New York City at Drive495 last weekend, I decided that the workshop should really be a full-day event. Therefore, starting with any newly scheduled events for 2016 Keep It Simple will be a second, full-day offering next to I Am Not Afraid To Lift.


In addition, for I Am Not Afraid To Lift Boston on November 7, 2015 at Iron Body Studios, I will have a guest presenter co-present with me specifically to add more depth and content to the aspect of mindset.

At I Am Not Afraid To Lift not only do I teach strength lifts and programming, but I also focus on three other areas of importance related to strength training, sustainable fitness, achieving goals, and success. These three areas are:


I help to educate both women and men about the importance and benefits of strength training. With this I debunk the bulking myth and identify not only as to why the bulking myth exists in the first place, what are the contributing factors that cause this myth to persist, but also the solution to help debunk and move past this myth.


I teach how one can empower themselves through strength training. Within this I discuss the importance of mindset and aspects that can help one to build a positive and strong mindset for success.


Along with empowerment I discuss the importance of having positive experiences in training and how to build self-efficacy based upon these positive experiences.

Mindset and the power of mindset are woven through all three of these areas. Therefore, in order to bring more depth and content to the aspect of mindset I have partnered with licensed psychologist Dr. Lisa Lewis, who specializes in Sports Psychology and also happens to be Tony Gentilcore’s wife.

I first learned about Lisa when I read her guest post on Tony Gentilcore’s blog, “Unplugged From The Matrix”.

This post was genius and from then on out I was huge fan.

Lisa embodies all of the characteristics of a strong and positive female role model. She is brilliant, well spoken, accomplished, both physically and mentally strong, and she is a do-er not a dreamer.

Not only am I thrilled to have her co-present with me at I Am Not Afraid To Lift Boston, but also I am very excited to have the opportunity to learn from her and how what she has to teach will enhance the element of The Power Of Mindset at I Am Not Afraid To Lift.

You can read more about Lisa in her bio below…

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Dr. Lisa Lewis is a licensed psychologist with a passion for wellness and fitness. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology with a specialization in sport psychology at Boston University, and her doctoral research focused on exercise motivation. She uses a strength-based, solution-focused approach and most enjoys working with athletes and athletically-minded clients who are working toward a specific goal or achievement.

Lisa is also a certified drug and alcohol counselor, and has taught undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor at Salem University, Wheelock College, and Northeastern University in courses including exercise psychology, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology. Lisa currently works as the assistant director of a college counseling center in Boston, MA, and she has a small private practice in the nearby town of Brookline.

As a new addition to the “I Am Not Afraid To Lift” workshop, Lisa will integrate mental skills into the physical skills training of the day. Mental skills can enhance performance, maximize motivation and prevent barriers like negative thinking, fear, and self-doubt from interfering with goals.

Registration for this special event, I Am Not Afraid To Lift Boston: The Power Of Mindset on November 7, 2015, will be limited to only 20 people, and we are already almost at 50% capacity so I would register sooner rather than later if you are interested in attending.

Early bird ends on October 11, 2015.

Learn more about the workshop HERE.

Register HERE under the “Events” tab.



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