Scott Mikesh

Turning 40 was an awakening. For 39 years, 40 seemed so far away. Now it feels like I was 14 just yesterday.

I became acutely aware that life is not slowing down, but speeding up!

I also realized the importance of maintaining my physical, mental and emotional well-being -- something many of us take for granted when we're young and seem to have so much time on your hands. It's much harder when you're juggling the stresses and responsibilities of being a grown-up, and there just don't seem to be enough hours in a day.

I've experienced and witnessed the struggle to succeed and stay in shape too, that makes us feel stressed, depressed, and unmotivated. Those "quick fix" plans get a lot of buzz (aka paid advertising), but often lead us back to where we started -- stressed, depressed, and unmotivated again.

It can feel like a vicious cycle. The sense of failure and discouragement can build without warning, impacting our work, self-esteem, and relationships.

I've worked in Marketing & Communications for more than a decade, leading health and wellness initiatives, and running a nonprofit creative mentor program for underprivileged kids. In that time, I've realized the most powerful tool for achieving our goals and improving our lives is our mind. And like any other part of our body, we need to take care of it, nourish it, and exercise it.

Physical fitness is all the rage, but in order to stay physically fit, we need to stay mentally fit.

So in 2016, after meeting and talking with other personal trainers, I earned my personal training certification (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and developed the 4D Fit℠ model. This holistic approach to wellness integrates four essential dimensions of physical, mental and emotional fitness -- moving, eating, learning, and loving.

The 4D Fit model helps you stay motivated and energized by understanding the barriers and bridges to achieving your goals.