What’s Holistic Fitness?

Holistic fitness. The latest health approach.
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Have you heard of the latest health and fitness craze—holistic fitness? While many workouts emphasize intensity and burning tons of calories, holistic fitness takes a different approach, focusing on the mind-body connection. If you’re looking for a new fitness trend to hop on board too, holistic fitness may be perfect for you. Here’s what you should know about it.

The Mind and Body

Many workouts emphasize heart rate, logging miles, increasing the intensity, and burning calories, holistic fitness takes a different approach, focusing on strengthening the mind and body.

Realistic Expectations

Lots of people work out to gain muscle or lose weight, and it’s really hard to make sustainable changes to your body from just exercising. Due to this, many people give up on exercising after just a few weeks or they end up gaining back the weight they lost. Instead of focusing on a number on the scale, holistic fitness sets more realistic expectations like being able to keep up with your children or lift groceries.

No More Shame and Guilt

Exercise has long been associated with shame and guilt, so instead of making it about something you have to do, this approach reframes it into something you enjoy doing to be a better version of yourself.


Just as exercising shouldn’t be about shame and guilt, it’s supposed to be a way to strengthen your mind and body. Through working out, you’ll build more resilience and learn ways to empower yourself.