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Haley Perlus, PhD

With a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Dr. Haley is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, seminar leader at top sport and fitness conferences, is the consultant to national team and Division I athletes, published author of The Ultimate Achievement Journal and The Inside Drive as well as appointed an Industry Leader by IHRSA. A former elite athlete, Whistler Cup Champion, coach, group fitness instructor and trainer, Dr. Haley is an expert at empowering individuals to achieve peak results.

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Control Your Moods, Achieve Your Goals

September 14, 2017

Anxious, fatigued, unhappy, uncertain? We’ve all been there, all known times when our emotional hot buttons take over. We swear to ourselves that this time we will overcome them and stay committed to our goal, but it doesn’t work and we react with indulgent self-gratification. “I had such a long day, and I just don’t feel like going to the gym today.” “I’ve already fallen off the wagon so I’ll just eat what I want and start again on Monday.”

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Optimizing Visualization for Mental Toughness

September 23, 2016

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever paid close attention to an expert’s technique and then tried to replicate it in your mind? Have you mentally practiced your own performance before physically executing it? What about imagining how wonderful it will be to fully recover from an injury? Perhaps you’ve mentally rehearsed the exhilaration you’ll feel once you’ve completed an event you’ve been training for?

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Visualization as the #1 Mental Toughness Tool

February 12, 2016

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All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever paid close attention to an expert’s technique and then tried to replicate it in your mind? Have you mentally practiced your own performance before physically executing it? What about imagining how wonderful it will be to fully recover from an injury? Perhaps you’ve mentally rehearsed the exhilaration you’ll feel once you’ve completed an event you’ve been training for?

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Taking Control With Mental Toughness Techniques

September 21, 2015

Sport psychology is dubbed the “science of success” because it studies the four mental toughness skills—motivation, confidence, concentration, and emotional and physiological control—that athletes use consistently, in conjunction with training and nutrition, to give them the ultimate performance edge. Whether you are a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, coach or mind-body wellness professional, the information, tools and techniques discussed here will help your clients to enhance their performance and give them the best shot at realizing their true potential.

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How Positive Affirmations Can Help Boost Body Confidence

September 14, 2015

We think with our entire body. What we say affects how we feel. How we feel affects how we behave.
How we behave affects what we achieve. Thus, we must learn to effectively communicate with our bodies so that we have control over our performance and overall results.

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Concrete Strategies for Peak Performance

August 20, 2015

Why is it that athletes and fitness enthusiasts with the same physical strength, technical skills, equipment and nutrition perform differently and achieve different results? When all else is equal, top performers have a specifically designed mindset that allows them to show up when they’d rather not, endure intense training, rest when needed, cope with enormous pressure, and commit 100% to giving every ounce of effort they have. Were they born with this unique mindset, or is it a skill that can be developed like any other?

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Mental Toughness Techniques for Peak Performance

May 7, 2015

Why is it that athletes and fitness enthusiasts with the same physical
strength, technical skills, equipment and nutrition perform differently
and achieve different results? When all else is equal, top performers
have a specifically designed mindset that allows them to show up when
they’d rather not, endure intense training, rest when needed, cope with
enormous pressure, and commit 100% to giving every ounce of effort they
have.

Read More