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The Be Well Now Method™️

Whole-person exercise for sustainable whole-person health in three science-based steps

There is great hope in the overwhelming scientific evidence that a healthy lifestyle of exercising regularly, eating healthy, and managing stress prevents disease and extends life.  


The fact that the vast majority of people struggle with making these a habit, begs us to ask, what is missing?  

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" Albert Einstein


The Be Well Now Method™️ is the simple, science-based solution to sustainable habits that support whole-person health.

The Exercising Stress Mindset

The word exercise means "to practice".  Our cultural messages about exercise, whether one is exercising or not, have made exercise a practice of using stress states to motivate, perpetuating chronic stress.

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The "Flee" State of Stress

Promoting future benefits and risks of diseases uses stress as a motivator.  The mindset is to 'get it over with', practicing distracting the brain from the body.

'Get to a goal' mindset 

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The "Flight" State of Stress
'Motivate me' mindset

The overreliance on external motivators such as the scale, trainers, and steps reduces trust in one's spirit level, passion-driven intrinsic motivation. 

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The "Freeze" State of Stress
'More is better' mindset

Misinformation about caloric expenditure and the influence of the athletic mindset promotes ignoring pain and fatigue, to get 'results'.    

The Hingepoint of Health

Stress is the state in which the body is ready to move to fight, flee, or freeze against a threat.  Movement is essential to get back to the opposite state of being well. 

Without movement science, exercising or moving is a cause, rather than a cure for stress.  The cure for chronic stress is moving well with mindful, science-based movement. 

How to Be Well Now

The Solution. Simplified through Synergy of Sciences

The Be Well Now Method™️ seamlessly blends three sciences to restore the healthy connection between the body, brain, and spirit.  Exercise is transformed into a resource for sustainable health especially when life gets stressful!

Movement Science


provide a guide to move the way the body is designed so exercise feels good from day one.

Mindfulness "You Science"


provide access to the personalized internal guide that turns healthy habits into sustainable whole-person health.

Motivation Science


and other evidence based models provide strategies that restore confidence in ones ability to be self-motivated


Redefining Exercise

Physical activity is all movement. Most are tasks, done to take care of someone or something else. Exercise is moving to take care of yourself. The Be Well Now Method embodies this mindset and that changes everything!

The New Exercise Mindset

The Be Well Now Method™️ uses exercise to treat the root cause of challenges with being healthy

The Be Well Now Method™

The 3 step solution to sustainable whole-person health

This method is unique because it is EMBODIED.  

Knowing what to do is not enough because mindsets and habits are changed by what the body tells the brain.  The three steps described below realign the body, brain, and spirit to work together to turn information into sustainable habits. 

Step 1: Be

In order to be healthy, one must first learn how to 'be'.  Ones ability to rest well in the present moment is the root goal of managing stress. 


However, the 'get to a goal' mindset uses stress as a motivator.  Fear of disease is the fuel, and this blocks the ability to be present, restore energy, and trust intrinsic sources of motivation. 


Evidence from mindfulness, self-compassion, mindset, mind/body connection, biomechanics, and physiology inform this first step of The Be Well Now Method. The 

The 'presence is progress' mindset is embodied setting the stage for moving and self-motivating with confidence.

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Step 2: Well

Well is the physiological state where energy goes into healing, growing, and learning. One's ability to nourish well is dependent on the ability to spend more time in this state, so cells use energy for health-promoting processes. 


Stress is the opposing state where energy is used to fight, flee, or freeze against a threat.  The body is ready to move.  However, the 'motivate me' mindset uses this state to fuel motivation with future-focused, fear-based reasons to exercise.  Exercise becomes a time to practice being stressed rather than practicing being well.

Self-efficacy, motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, positive psychology, transtheoretical model, physiology, gut-brain, and heart-brain research, and kinesiology inform the second step of The Be Well Now Method.  The 'I motivate myself' mindset is embodied with clarity of a "core Why" and re-establishing a naturally strong core that restores physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual confidence in intrinsic motivation. 

Step 3: Now

Exercise takes on a whole new meaning when it starts with this embodied foundation of presence, kindness, and trust in one's internal guide. 

The 'more is better' mindset reduces movement quality and perpetuates chronic stress, fatigue, and pain. When it is replaced with an embodied knowing of how much is enough to feel and function better now, exercise becomes a resource for being well now, even when life is stressful.  

Biomechanics, physiology, clinical exercise physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, and pain science provide guidance for this final step of The Be Well Now Method.  The "enough to spiral up" mindset is embodied by mindfully doing mobility, strength, and stamina exercises in a way that restores whole-person calm, confidence, and connection.   



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Exercising becomes a resource for sustainable whole-person health

The Be Well Now Method transforms exercise from a task to a resource that simplifies being healthy and self-motivated.   Exercise becomes a way to nourish well to reduce emotional eating, rest well to eliminate chronic stress, and move well to slow the aging process.  

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Feel the difference

of Exercising Well

This radically different approach needs to be experienced to be understood. 

Start your 7-day free trial and feel for yourself the difference of this whole person approach to exercise.  

™️References for the Be Well Now Method 

The Be Step

Mindfulness. Self-compassion. Mindset. Biomechanics. Physiology

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The Well Step

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The Now Step

Biomechanics. Physiology. Clinical Exercise Physiology. Kinesiology. Pain science.
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