21492118_sPeople have been asking me lately why I call my latest Way of Joy program a “Spiritual Fitness Boot Camp” — especially because I can’t help but laugh every time I say it, loving the oxymoron.

When I think about what is behind the boom of fitness boot camps that are springing up all over the country these days, I ask myself what specific qualities make people commit to doing one.

I believe it comes down to commitment — the willingness to do the hard work and go for it; consistency — you have to show up regularly to get the benefits; focus — whether on improved strength, flexibility, vitality; and keeping your eye on the prize — maybe that hot Epsom salts bath at the end of the day, a real dessert or glass of wine.

But the bottom line for me is what is the energy behind the drive we feel, whether as an entrepreneur offering your talent, support or product or a message you may be bringing to your community or family.

What is the energy you are offering to others these days?

LIVE EVENT: Spiritual Fitness Boot Camp  to maximize results, hone your message and increase your presence and power.

“Renegade-Woo” Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, brings together East Coast Attitude and West Coast energy consciousness as a master teacher, transformative speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life