Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles – publication date September 1st, 2018 by RowePub. In this intimate memoir, first-prize fitness competitor and personal trainer Valeria Teles invite you to reflect on the idea that joy is an ever-present choice.
From a young age, Valeria yearned for a life that would bring her joy. She hoped to find it in relationships and a successful career, but neither brought a genuine smile to her face. She then discovered fitness, which became her escape—keeping her even further from the truth, until she could no longer live without joy.
During a meditative period away from the fitness world, Valeria learned that exercise and enjoyment belong together, and that forgiveness is essential for personal healing. Now a student of Buddha’s teachings, she shares her vision for conventional fitness that is integrated with emotional and spiritual well-being. Fit for Joy will inspire you to establish a harmonious mind-body connection that is based on self-knowledge and self-love. Insightful and tender, this book will show you how freedom, joy, and peace come from courage, and that courage can be found by being true to yourself.
About the author: Valeria is a first-prize fitness competitor, author, personal trainer, and the creator of the Fit for Joy philosophy. Born in Brazil, she began her professional career in the arts, both music, and dance, before finding her way to fitness. With more than twenty years in the fitness industry, Valeria has designed the Fit for Joy wellness center project to instruct others in her method of maintaining a joyful life. She is currently devoted to writing and hosting the Fit for Joy gatherings.
My Review: Fit for Joy is a raw and emotional story that is told from the heart of Teles. She takes you along for the journey she faced including all the highs and lows. A personal account of the struggles she faced to find a healthy center balance. Fit for Joy is full of reflection and relatable struggles that many people deal with daily. A really inspiring read. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**