WITH THIS BOOK, I hope to change your concept of fitness. Fitness is not just about the body, and it's not just about the exercises we do. It's about how we work out, whether we do so consciously or by rote. You see, in many respects, the real gym is within. Conscious Fitness is your guidebook for mastering that inner territory and applying that wisdom to maximize your workout-and evolve in body, mind and spirit.
About the Author
CATT TRIPOLI, also known as Cathey Palyo, is a former professional bodybuilder who has been involved in the health and fitness field for over 36 years. She has been the creative force behind four gyms, including Powerhouse Gym in Santa Rosa, CA, which she currently owns and operates. Bodybuilding saved Catt's life; through dedicated practice, she gained not only outer strength, but an inner resilience that transcends sport. Raised in an apocryphal religious belief system that severely restricted both aspirations and involvement with the outside world, Catt found the courage to break away and seek her own path. Once she found bodybuilding, she rose quickly through the amateur ranks, earning her pro card by winning the overall title at the Ms. Universe competition in Singapore in 1986. In 1988 she won the Ms. International contest (now the Arnold Classic), the highlight of her professional bodybuilding career. She has been featured on the covers of Muscular Development and Muscle & Fitness magazines, as well as several international fitness publications in Belgium, France, Mexico, the Netherlands and Greece. She was only the second woman to be featured on the cover of Flex, bodybuilding's premier magazine.