Welcome,

My name is Troy Ismir

I will help you get a FIT BODY a STRONG MIND
and a WARRIOR SPIRIT.

The Divine Wellness Academy is a 10 week Christ-centered transformational program that will help you make your temple stronger so you can serve Him longer.

CLICK HERE to GET STARTED TODAY

Welcome,

My name is Troy Ismir

I will help you get a FIT BODY a STRONG MIND
and a WARRIOR SPIRIT.

The Divine Wellness Academy is a 10 week
Christ-centered transformational program
that will help you make your temple
stronger so you can serve Him longer.

CLICK HERE
to GET STARTED TODAY

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5 Guiding Principles To Make Your Temple Stronger to Serve Him Longer

Divine Wellness Academy 10 Week Online Course

This is a 10 week online video course that will help you make transformational lifestyle changes through Christ-centered principles

Divine Wellness Holistic Body Transformation System

In this one year holistic body transformational system you will learn to lose weight you haven’t been able to shed for years. You will have more energy . . .
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My Story

Troy Ismir, Owner/Creator

Phil413Fitness – The Divine Wellness Academy

I have been involved in health and fitness for over twenty years. It was after suffering a career ending knee injury while playing football in college that I first developed a passion for pursuing fitness as a profession. It was through learning my own limitations and discovering the infinite possibilities in pursuing God’s design for my life that I found my true life’s ambition. My goal is to inspire, motivate and coach others to take control of their health.

It’s possible to get into the very best physical and mental shape of your life while still giving all the glory to God.  I believe that to be at our best we must focus on all aspects of our lives. Most importantly, we must have a love for God and others. It’s through this love that I hope to help people discover the connection between their physical and spiritual health.
No matter what your current level of health and fitness, you can make significant improvements by rededicating yourself to living a healthy lifestyle. The Divine Wellness Academy can help you achieve those goals!

RESUME

Degrees and Certifications Award

Experience

Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science
University of Utah

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
University of North Dakota

Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Certified Health Fitness Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine

Certified as a nutrition coach
Precision Nutrition

Certified Level 2
Golf Fitness Professional

TPI

My Story

Troy Ismir, Owner/Creator

Phil413Fitness – The Divine Wellness Academy

have been involved in health and fitness for over twenty years. It was after suffering a career ending knee injury while playing football in college that I first developed a passion for pursuing fitness as a profession. It was through learning my own limitations and discovering the infinite possibilities in pursuing God’s design for my life that I found my true life’s ambition. My goal is to inspire, motivate and coach others to take control of their health.

It’s possible to get into the very best physical and mental shape of your life while still giving all the glory to God.
I believe that to be at our best we must focus on all aspects of our lives. Most importantly, we must have a love for God and others. It’s through this love that I hope to help people discover the connection between their physical and spiritual health.
No matter what your current level of health and fitness, you can make significant improvements by rededicating yourself to living a healthy lifestyle. The Divine Wellness Academy can help you achieve those goals!

RESUME

Degrees and Certifications Award

Experience

Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science
University of Utah

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
University of North Dakota

Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Certified Health Fitness Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine

Certified as a nutrition coach
Precision Nutrition

Certified Level 2
Golf Fitness Professional

TPI

LESSON PLANS


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WEEKLY LESSONS


Spiritual Fitness, week 1

Immerse Yourself in the Word

Weekly Lesson 2

Be Careful What You Think …

weekly lesson 3

Small Changes = Big Results

week 4 lesson

Master Your Metabolism

week 5 lesson

Burn Fat, Get Lean

week 6 lesson

Keeping it Real

week 7 lesson

Breaking the Fat Phobia

week 8 lesson

Using Food as Fuel

week 9 lesson

Slumber Your Way to Better Health

week 10 lesson

Living a Life of Optimal Health

About The Divine Wellness Academy The Divine Wellness Academy is a biblically based program that will help you discover the connection between your physical and spiritual health. In just 10 lessons you will integrate practical daily applications that will allow you to take control of your health, eat the way God intended, use motion as devotion, manage stress and look, feel and perform better than ever before. The Divine Wellness Academy is taught by a trusted health and fitness expert, Troy Ismir. Troy will walk you through the basics of nutrition, exercise, stress management, behavior change and much more!

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No Time? No Problem

In this episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Concita Thomas. Concita is a Food and Fitness Strategist behind ConcitaThomas.com. She is on a mission to help women gain freedom from being overweight and unfit while avoiding diet traps and fitness...
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From Depressed and Overweight to Marathon Runner

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100-Pound Weight Loss Transformation

In my latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Jimmie Gonzales, Jr. Jimmy shared his story of his 100 pound weight loss transformation and how he got to be in better shape today than when he was 18. If you missed the episode you can listen...
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Simple Strategies for Lasting Weight Loss

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 We have become a society of over-abundance when it comes to eating.  7 out of 10 Americans are overweight and 4 out of 10 Americans are obese.   Most of the world’s...
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How to Connect With New Possibilities in Your Life

In my last episode of my Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Kim Dawson.  Kim is the founder of Revolution Business and Life Design.  She works with creative entrepreneurs and change-makers to design and lead businesses and lives we love, that make a...
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Fit After 50 (In Mind, Body and Spirit)

Well it just happened the other day. I hit the big 50 on March 7th.   50 years old. Wow! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I graduated college and here I am about 30 years later moving into a new decade of life. My brother-in-law was the first...
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Connecting with God through Nature

My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast features Russ Reasner and Dave Chadwick.  They are the founders of Paths and Prayers.  This is a community of like-minded individuals who choose to improve their lives through scripture and the beauty of the...
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All About Parenting, Marriage and Health

 My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is all all about parenting, marriage and health.  My guests were Jim and Karen Paull.  They are ministry leaders that focus on offering hope to marriages, families and helping people be better stewards of their...
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Changing the Way We Do Church

My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast features Dan Cook.  Dan is a visionary architect, builder, developer and the founder of Building God’s Way network of Kingdom Building Services.  Dan has helped revolutionize the way ministry facilities are...
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Going From Fat to Fit

In my latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast my guest Doug Kooy shares his journey of going from fat to fit. We discussed the stronghold of food addictions and how to overcome it. Doug is a well-known media personality in Western Canada. He hosted the...
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Beautiful or Suffering (A Tribute to Jennifer Pecot)

This blog post is in loving memory of my dear friend Jennifer Pecot.  She went to be with the Lord on February 6th at the age of 45.  Jennifer taught me so many things in the seven years that I knew her and she will continue to inspire me through her memory and the...
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How to Become a Spiritual Warrior

My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is all about how to become a spiritual warrior. My guest is Ben Greenfield. Ben was voted as the top personal trainer in the USA and one of the world’s most influential people in health and fitness. Ben is a...
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How to get More Joy in Your Life

My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is about how to get more joy in your life.  My guest is Jeff Spadafora.  Jeff is the author of the Joy Model:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Peace, Purpose, and Balance.  Jeff is the Director of the Halftime...
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5 Ways to Dream Big and Build a Strong Future

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Using Motion as Devotion

In my last episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Twyla Gurlea.  Twyla is a certified Wholy Fit instructor.  Wholy Fit is a Christian alternative to yoga.   Here is a summary of what we discussed.  If you missed the episode you can listen here...
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How to get Fit Like Jesus

My latest episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is all about how to get fit like Jesus.  My guest is Professor Scott Roberts from William Jessup University.  He has over 20 years of experience in higher education and over 25 years in the fitness industry.  He...
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How to Get Fit From the Inside Out

In my last episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Tabitha Sierra. Tabitha is a certified personal trainer, Crossfit and nutrition coach and podcaster. The name of Tabitha’s podcast is Fit Inside Out. We covered a lot of different topics during...
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How to Incorporate Faith into your Fitness Program

In my last episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Michelle Spadafora. She is the founder of and creator of Faithful Workouts. Michelle has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and has been running Faithful Workouts for the past 7 years....
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How To Get a Spiritual 6-Pack

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Forging an Elite Level of Spiritual and Physical Fitness

My interview this week on my Divine Wellness Academy podcast was with Nathan Gay.  Nathan is the owner and head coach at New Glory Fitness.   He is a weight loss coach and serves in the military as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot.  His passion is changing lives and...
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How to Improve Your Immune System Through Better Gut Health

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All about Christian Meditation

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How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2017

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The Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

On my last episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast I interviewed Dr. Angela Tran. Dr. Tran is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Her practice in Denver, Colorado is solely dedicated to weight management as she recognized the many...
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Interview from Health,Fitness and Nutrition Professionals SPECIAL EDITION

I was recently interviewed by Mark Imperial, the host of Business Innovators Radio. It was a health, fitness and nutrition professionals special edition. I am the third interview on this episode. Enjoy. Troy Ismir, MS Faith Based Fitness and Lifestyle Performance...
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How to Transform Your Fear into Faith

On my last podcast I interviewed Doreen Martin, otherwise known as Raw Doreen. She is a Holistic Health Coach and a raw foods advocate. Here is a summary of our interview where we discuss how to transform your fear into faith and how to transform your health by...
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How to Incorporate Faith and Fitness into Your Lifestyle

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3 Unique ways to Improve your Stamina

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De-stress Your Life

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Do You Suffer Well?

Suffering well.  How is that even possible?  When we are in physical or emotional pain, it is very difficult to think of anything but our pain and suffering.  It’s easy to think positive thoughts when we are feeling good and everything is going great in our lives, but...
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Relationships 101- The 1 on 1 of a Fit Lifestyle

I am honored to be able to have a feature article in Faith and Fitness Magazine.  It's all about the importance of having a strong support network both from fitness professionals and from personal relationships to help you through making lifestyle changes.  Check out...
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From Suffering to Strength

“Spiritual power isn’t simply given to us; it has to be earned.  And it is often earned through suffering.”  This is a quote from one of my favorite authors Marianne Williamson from her book The Age of Miracles.  When heartache comes into our life we suffer deep...
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How to Fuel Your Body in 5 Minutes or Less

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The 5 Whys

The number one reason people come to me for help is for weight loss.  As a Fitness and Lifestyle Performance Coach I hear this goal over and over.  But yet, when I dig deeper it is so much more than weight loss.  It is so much more than a number on a scale. If you...
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The 4 to 6 Weight Loss Strategy

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Age is Just a Number

This is one of the most inspirational videos you can watch.  It is worth the 8 minutes of your time to see what you can do at any age.  It doesn't matter what decade of life you are in, you can get in the best shape of your life physically, mentally and spiritually....
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Deep Health

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1% Better

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Temple Stronger to Serve Him Longer

We have all heard these statistics before, I think we have almost become numb to it because being overweight has become "normal”.  7 out of 10 Americans are overweight and about 4 out of 10 are obese.   One in two Americans suffer from chronic diseases such as heart...
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Transform Your Mind Transform Your Life

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How To Have a Successful Body Transformation

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This One Word Can Transform Your Life

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Supplements Made Simple

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3 Ways to Blast Out of Your Comfort Zone

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I Hope You Get a Second Chance (Hector’s Story)

I had just returned to work after a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. I remember that the family enjoyed several big dinners together in which we didn’t withhold any of the traditional foods. In addition to a 23 pound turkey, we had plenty of gravy, mashed potatoes, and...
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Getting Healthier and Healthier

“I keep getting healthier and healthier.”  That is a quote from one of my clients, Cynthia.  She recently did the Purium 10 Day Transformation and has transitioned into living a healthy lifestyle.  She is eating better and moving more. Of course being at a healthy...
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Cycling and Life

As I was on my bike ride the other day I was contemplating all of the parallels between cycling and life.  As I was facing a strong headwind home, I wanted to stop.  I decided to rely on God's strength to get me through the headwind instead of my own strength.  I...
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How to Optimize Your Fitness Results

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Do These 3 Things to Boost Your Energy Level

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God Gave Us Taste Buds for a Reason

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How to Get Your Motivation Back

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Change Your Body Change Your Life

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Let Go Let God

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How to Kick Start Your Weight Loss

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THREE TIPS TO GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND STAY THERE

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Faith and Fitness are a Lifestyle

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The Attitude of an Athlete

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Play Big: Stop Playing Small

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Your Body is a Miracle

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Just Move

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Stop the Emotional Eating Madness

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TRACK YOUR WAY TO WEIGHT LOSS

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Make it a Must

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Why Do it Alone?

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ACTION CHANGES THINGS

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Age is Just a Number

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HOW TO BUILD MOMENTUM

As we all know the hardest part to making changes in our life is getting started. You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you are planning on going to the gym but you don’t really feel like it, but once you get there you have a fantastic workout. You...
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HOW TO GET A SPIRITUAL SIX PACK

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It’s All about Love

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No More Math: Weight Loss Made Simple

Keep it simple stupid. The good old fashioned KISS principle. We have pretty much destroyed that philosophy in the health, fitness and nutrition industry. I consider myself a fitness and nutrition expert and often times I am even overwhelmed with all of the...
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WEIGHT LOSS MADE SIMPLE

Trying to lose weight can be one of the most frustrating things a person can ever experience.   As a society we are bombarded by food through marketing and advertising. Everywhere you turn it seems food is available. I challenge you to find a street that doesn’t have...
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The #1 Reason People Make Lasting Lifestyle Change: It’s Not What You Think

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How Faith-Based Fitness Can Change Your Life

I have been running the Divine Wellness Academy for about two years now. I have seen profound changes in people’s lives since starting up this faith-based health and fitness program.   One of the graduates of the Divine Wellness Academy, Lisa Carter, has this to say...
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REAL MEN LOVE JESUS

As I was driving to the gym this morning I was thinking and praying about what my next blog post should be about and this country song came on called “Real Men Love Jesus.” And yes, I do love to listen to country music. I grew up in North Dakota, what can I say.  As I...
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EAT THE WAY GOD INTENDED

The world of food and nutrition can be very confusing and overwhelming. It seems like each week we hear about a new miracle diet that will help you lose weight and get healthy miraculously.   When I googled the word diet it brings up 460,000,000 results. How in the...
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What If You Were 100% Committed?

2016 is fast upon us and this is often a time when people are starting to write goals and think about what they want to do better in 2016.  Writing goals is great, but something more powerful needs to happen to bring those goals to fruition. If you simply write down...
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Progress Not Perfection

Only 12 more days until the New Year and you are ready to make this your best year ever. You are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You are ready to get in the best shape of your life. But you have been down this path before. Determined to get healthy and fit you...
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How to Create Good Habits

Habits, we all have them, some are good and some are not so good. Our habits are ingrained in us after years and years of doing the same thing.   Today I want to take a look at habits and how they impact our life. Our brain actually runs on patterns. Remember when you...
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How to Set Inspiring Goals For the New Year

The New Year is only 18 days away. If you are like me you are getting geared up for a great 2016.   I want to make this my best year ever. How about you? But as you know, if you want things to be different and better in 2016, you can’t do what you have always done....
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How to Start the New Year Differently

Ready or not here comes 2016. Another year is about to come to a close and another one is fast approaching. The end of the year is often a time of reflection of how the current year went and an anticipation of a new year and new opportunities. Of course New Year’s...
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Put Family First

My memories of my childhood were of my mom, dad and sister all sitting at the dinner table every night.   It was very rare that we didn’t have a sit down dinner where we would enjoy a nutritious meal that my mom cooked and we would have a discussion of the day’s...
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I Love My Church

I love my church.   Four words I thought I would never say. I belong to a non-denominational church in Orlando, called C3. C3 stands for Connecting the Community to Christ.   I can say that being part of this church, or as we like to say at C3, “this movement”, has...
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To Wine or Not to Wine?

This is the 6th blog post on my series about the Power 9 of the Blue Zones, the book written by author Dan Buettner.   These are the nine consistent habits that people followed who lived in areas where they had the highest percentages of centenarians, people who live...
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Listen to Your Mom: Eat Your Vegetables

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” This is a quote from Michael Pollan from his book in Defense of Foods. I think it is a great philosophy.   Eating with a plant slant is the fifth habit that was found to improve health and longevity among the Blue Zones in the...
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Hara Hachi Bu: Eat Until 80% Full

We have become a society of over-abundance when it comes to eating. 7 out of 10 Americans are overweight and 4 out of 10 Americans are obese.   Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than being underweight....
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Relax…It’s a Healthy Choice

We live in a world that is fast paced and high stress.   Stress leads to chronic inflammation, which is associated with every major age-related disease. This is the third part in the series on the Blue Zones and what people do in those regions of the world to live...
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What’s Your Ikigai?

What’s your ikigai? According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. An ikigai is basically a reason to get up in the morning. A reason to enjoy life. This is the second of the Power 9 from the Blue Zones that has been shown to improve both quality and length of...
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How to Live a Long and Healthy Life: Just Move

I just got done reading a great book called, “The Blue Zones: 9 lessons For Living Longer from the people who’ve lived the longest.”   The author Dan Buettner identified five areas in the world where people live longer and better lives.   The 5 areas were Ikaria,...
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How to Stop Emotional Eating

I had a long drive home the other day and I found myself extremely bored. I always have food in my car in case I get hungry. I started to feel a little hungry and I remembered I had a bag of mixed nuts with me. I started eating them and felt satisfied after eating a...
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Divine Wellness Academy E-book…Now Available

I am pleased to announce that the Divine Wellness Academy workbook is now available in e-book format.   Please go here to download the Divine Wellness Academy e-book.  The Divine Wellness Academy was created to help you discover the connection between your physical...
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Can Weight Loss Really Be This Simple?

We live in a fast paced 24/7 world and that includes the pace that we eat our food. Often times our life becomes how much we can fit into a day. I know I have certainly been guilty of that. It can be a stressful and overwhelming way to live. This fast pace often time...
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Love Yourself Enough to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Making lasting lifestyle changes around nutrition can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. If you are like most people, you have lost and regained the same weight multiple times throughout the years. Often times, people gain more weight back than when they...
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The Lottery Ticket vs. the Sculpture

Follow this exercise program for 21 days and you will have the perfect body.   Do the ab roller for 21 days and you will get a six pack. Follow the 21 day diet and you will melt off all of your fat. We have all heard that it takes 21 days to change a habit. But is...
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Back in the beginning of 2014 I decided I was going to do more things in my life to get out of my comfort zone. Quite honestly, I was a little bored with my life and needed to expand my horizons and grow as a person.   I didn’t sign up for anything crazy like...
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One Word Can Change Your Life

Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens one.   There are so many examples of courageous people throughout history. I think of Rosa Parks, who acted bravely and courageously in refusing to give up her seat on December 1st, 1955 in Montgomery,...
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MOTION AS DEVOTION

I have been a personal trainer for over 20 years and one of the most common complaints from my clients is I really don’t like to exercise. It hurts, it’s boring and it takes too much time are some of the most common reasons given for their distaste for exercise.  ...
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Troy Ismir’s Divine Wellness Academy has helped transform my body and life. Troy empowered me with tools to live a healthier life with God. The best part is IT’S NOT A DIET! The combination of prayer, healthy eating habits (nutrition) and proper exercise work together to create/maintain a healthy body. During our 10 weeks together I have grown spiritually, lost 17 pounds and gained lean muscle. Troy is an amazing motivator with realistic goals. It is also helpful that he leads by example. I have energy that I never dreamed of and I feel like a new person. I highly recommend the Divine Wellness Academy to individuals interested in learning how to care for God’s body.

Lisa Carter

A fire has been lit in me to take care of my body the way God intended. Everyone can benefit from the Divine Wellness Academy. I highly recommend it. It will change your life!

Jaime Sariceno

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