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Holistic Approach to Fitness: The Importance of Focusing on Your Overall Well-Being

Fitness can mean different things to different people, depending on their individual perspective. While some may consider physical appearance as the sole definition of fitness, the modern interpretation of being fit encompasses a much broader range of factors, including mental and emotional well-being. It is no longer solely about having a lean and toned body, but also about achieving a healthy balance in all aspects of one’s life.

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In his recently published book, “Holistically Fit: Conquering Physical, Mental, and Emotional Habits to Build a Better You,” personal trainer, entrepreneur, and HoliFit founder, Jose Villablanca advocates for a comprehensive approach to fitness. The book offers detailed insights on cultivating healthy habits, adopting a positive attitude towards exercise, and providing practical tips for healthy eating. With a wealth of information, Villablanca’s book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to enhance their overall well-being through a holistic approach to fitness.

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Jose Villablanca, a personal trainer, entrepreneur, and founder of HoliFit, emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to fitness. In his book, “Holistically Fit,” he shares his personal experiences with unhealthy habits and how he discovered the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and mental health. The book is structured into sections on habit development, physical, emotional, and mental fitness, and provides practical tips to help readers overcome obstacles and achieve their best selves.

For example, to establish healthy eating habits, Villablanca suggests starting and maintaining a food journal. The book also includes a section on the best ways to begin meditating for those seeking to manage stress and anxiety. Villablanca believes that taking a holistic approach to fitness can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle, where physical fitness is just one aspect of overall wellness. “It’s easy to focus solely on the physical side of self-improvement, especially if you’re aiming for a perfect summer body. But soon I realized what a difference it made to also have a healthy mind and emotions,” he said.

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Jose Villablanca’s expertise in helping others stems from his extensive experience in the fitness industry. He began his career as a personal trainer in Toronto, Canada, in 2007, where he earned certifications and became a Level 5 trainer at the largest health club in Canada. He later established his own wellness company and catered to a diverse clientele of celebrities and executives. After relocating to the Philippines, Villablanca resumed his career as a personal trainer and further honed his skills in helping others achieve their fitness goals.

Today, Villablanca is the founder of HoliFit, an employee engagement service that offers fitness classes, webinars, and mental health sessions explicitly designed to increase productivity, build company culture, and decrease attrition. HoliFit’s clients include companies such as Shopee, Canva, and ABS-CBN, among others.

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Villablanca’s personal experiences with clients inspired him to write his book, “Holistically Fit,” which offers practical tips to help readers develop healthy habits and improve their overall well-being. As he explained, “A lot of what I’ve experienced with clients actually helped shape the book. I know what it’s like to have to start new habits and begin self-improvement. The book is here to help with that.”

The publisher of “Holistically Fit,” Bookshelf PH, is thrilled to announce that the book is now available for ordering on its website. Bookshelf PH has published several lifestyle books in the past, including “Lost You, Found Me,” “Fearless Filipinas,” and Senator Risa Hontiveros’ “Healthy Buhay, Happy Mama,” among others. With its engaging writing style, practical tips, and comprehensive approach to wellness, “Holistic Fitness” is a valuable resource for anyone looking to optimize their well-being and achieve their full potential, regardless of their fitness level. The book offers insights on cultivating healthy habits and adopting a positive mindset towards exercise and nutrition, making it a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their overall well-being.

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