Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You
Training Body and Mind through COURAGE and FORGIVENESS
“The more fit I became; the more unhappy I was…why?”
In this intimate memoir, first-prize fitness competitor and personal trainer Valeria Teles invites you to reflect on the idea that joy is an ever-present choice.
From a young age, Valeria yearned for a life that would bring her joy. She hoped to find it in relationships and a successful career, but neither brought a genuine smile to her face. She then discovered fitness, which became her escape—keeping her even further from the truth, until she could no longer live without joy.
During a meditative period away from the fitness world, Valeria learned that exercise and enjoyment belong together, and that forgiveness is essential for personal healing.
Now a student of Buddha’s teachings, she shares her vision for conventional fitness that is integrated with emotional and spiritual well-being.
Fit for Joy will inspire you to establish a harmonious mind-body connection that is based on self-knowledge and self-love. Insightful and tender, this book will show you how freedom, joy, and peace come from courage, and that courage can be found by being true to yourself.
Praise for Fit for Joy
“This book reminds us we are more than our bodies, we are souls having experiences in our body, in search of our true JOY.” ~ Tamilee Webb – Author, Buns of Steel and Abs of Steel Instructor
“An acceptance of spiritual reflection is one prerequisite for appreciating this story’s approach. Those who hold such openness will discover a treasure within.” ~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
“An inspiring look that aims to set the foundations of healthy living through a mindset of healing the inner-world.” ~ April Pfender – Author, Reiki Master practitioner and Spiritual Arts teacher
“When I finished reading the book, I felt a peace that I could control how I let things affect me.” ~ Sally Shupe, Author
“A raw and emotional story that is told from the heart of Teles.” ~ Patti Loveday, Author, Blogger
“What an incredible, true and deeply moving message! I admire your honesty and courage to bring this to the world.” ~ Albena Kervanbashieva, New York Ballet Instructor