Author Don Sweatt Encourages Readers to Make ‘Mind Shift’

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New book addresses subject of physical training from philosophical, pedagogical perspective

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Author Don Sweatt believes that there is a real disconnect between the way physical fitness is portrayed nowadays in all of its popularized forms and the way in which it conflicts with the fundamental tenets of physical fitness of the past that emphasizes skill development and integration of the mind and body as the most important aspects in achieving lifelong physical fitness and high level athletic performance. This belief led him in writing “Mind Shift: Stories of Transformative Physical Training and Other Curious Tales,” (published by Trafford Publishing) a holistic primer on physical training gone old school.

This book addresses the subject of physical training as it relates to health and fitness from both philosophical and pedagogical perspective. Its premise is about making a mind shift from the current definition and practice of physical fitness as portrayed by many popular fitness media personalities, health and fitness magazines and many big box health clubs, to one in which the acquisition of physical fitness is likened to the study of the martial arts where one follows the path, or commonly referred as the way or (Dao).

“For many readers, especially those involved in martial arts or physical fitness, this book will be a welcome departure from the typical magazine article on exercise, which tends to adhere to what’s currently popular,” Sweatt points out. “And those who are martial arts enthusiasts, they may relate to the story centered on Master Lo and his followers.”

Sweatt hopes the stories in “Mind Shift” about characters striving to achieve physical mastery of a discipline or engaging in a challenging free form of movement for the sheer delight of it, will make readers pause the next time they hear about the latest exercise gimmick or gizmo or the next must have fitness celebrities’ workout DVD.

“Mind Shift”
By Don Sweatt
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781490774336
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781490774329
E-Book | 98 pages | ISBN 9781490774343
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Don Sweatt applied for admittance into the exercise science undergraduate program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Soon after, he began studying Capoeira with maestro Deraldo Ferreira and Mestre Monhoso. In 2010, he decided to launch ALL Natural Athlete, a comprehensive physical training program which is a culmination of his many years in the trenches dutifully honing his craft. He has a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Fitness from the University of Massachusetts and currently holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA Weight Lifting, USA Track & Field, CHEK Institute and Z-Health Performance Solutions.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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