My name is Korey Samuelson. Pleased to meet you.
I started Stoic Strength to help people like you develop cognitive strength in the context of developing physical strength.
The challenges you face in life are mental challenges. Even when your obstacles are decidedly physical it’s your mental strength and resilience that can make mountains into molehills. When you are mentally stronger life becomes easier.
On the physical strength training side:
- Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- Earned a Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma through Elevated Learning Academy.
On the cognitive strength training side:
- Earned a Behaviour Change Specialist designation (ACE)
- Certified Brain Health Trainer through the Functional Aging Institute
- Certified Virtual Coach through Eben Pagan Training
Health and fitness are two of my most important values. I have a passion for the enacted choices that result in a fit, healthy body. I love the discipline, the daily effort. It’s the moment-to-moment challenge of choosing excellence whatever the circumstances.
I love working out and I thrive on helping others love it, too.
Virtue and Success.
Virtue (operating with excellence in the moment of choice) is the goal of the Stoic Strength Athlete. Virtues are values in action.
Now, building a fit, healthy body is not necessarily easy. You do not control your body the way you control your choices. So, although you value health and fitness understand that you can’t just choose to be healthy and fit. There is a process involved, actions to be taken. What is in your power is to choose to enact the behaviours that have been proven to produce health and fitness.
Here’s the interesting thing: Virtue does ensure success. Not through the achievement of your values as a certainty. Life happens. Instead, for the Stoic Strength Athlete, success is the result of excellence in the moment of choice.
This depends only on knowing your values and choosing to act consistently with those values (i.e. choosing virtue). That is exclusively and directly within your power. And that is the absolute best you can do. In other words…