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Mindful or Mind Full?

by: Erin Nitschke, MS, EdD

Inner IDEA

Techniques to help clients reduce daily distractions.

It’s a busy, technology-dominated world—and most of us are continually spinning, twisting and turning in an effort to “get things done” and “produce.” We work, we raise families, we have countless responsibilities. The truth is, this is distracted living, and it raises stress levels, lowers productivity, interferes with our ability to focus and compromises the mind-body connection. When we live this way, we fail to cultivate a sense of contentment and joy, which is counterproductive to our work as fitness and wellness professionals.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 9

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About the Author

Erin Nitschke, MS, EdD

Erin Nitschke, MS, EdD IDEA Author/Presenter

Professionally, I served as the Director of Health and Human Performance for a near decade at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. I instructed courses in exercise science, physical education, and personal training. I am a writer, a fitness blogger, & higher education instructor for Laramie County Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Northwest Community College, and the University of Wyoming. I have over 14 years of experience in personal training as well as adult education and instructional design. I believe in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is not defined or limited by physical stamina, muscle size, or outward appearance. An active and healthy lifestyle is multifaceted and requires commitment and balance in all aspects of personal wellness. Being fit means finding an equilibrium between the physical, social, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and spiritual dimensions of personal well-being. I am personally and professionally dedicated to teaching students and clients how to achieve such balance through learning and focused skill development. It’s not simply about “hitting the gym”; it’s about discovering inner strength, harnessing personal potential, and exercising the courage to pursue a meaningful goal. Educational Background: B.S. – Exercise and Sport Science M.S. – Kinesiology and Health – Health Education/Health Promotion Ed.D. – Adult and Post-Secondary Education NSCA-CPT – National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist ACE Health Coach Precision Nutrition - Pn1