Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology Resources

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 24, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Mental and emotional states affect sports performance and exercise. Qualified fitness professionals who offer an integrated approach to training understand how to apply sport psychology skills to improve performance, sustain motivation, enhance the exercise experience and support rehabilitation. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology [AASP], founded in 1986, is the largest applied sport and exercise psychology organization in the world.

To learn more about the AASP and to find resources on sport and exercise psychology, go to

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at