Authors Neil Hansen My PTontheNET Content My Web Site Neil Hansen attended Illinois State University with a concentration in kinesiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. After obtaining his personal training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 1994, Neil joined a private training facility in Hinsdale, IL. There he spent six years training clients one-on-one, ranging from youth to seniors, in areas from general health and weight loss to performance enhancement. Since opening his current health and wellness business in 2000, Neil's path of learning and growth has led him to extended forms of continuing education. In early 2004, Neil completed a comprehensive 10-month internship in MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) in Denver, CO, which accredited him as a MAT Certified Specialist. In addition, Neil has gone through the practical and lecture sessions of the Resistance Training Specialist (RTS), which focuses in depth, on the physics of human movement. Since completing his certifications in MAT and RTS, he has taken over 15 Mastery level courses offered through both educational groups. Realizing that getting in shape and having a healthy, pain-free body took not just the physical steps of working out and doing MAT but also the alignment of the emotional being to get real long-lasting results, Neil started studying many forms of mental and emotional programs. In addition to his RTS and MAT training, Neil acquired his Life Coaching Certification from Coach Training Alliance (CTA) in December of 2006. Along with his coaching certificate, Neil has completed various trainings and certifications, like becoming level two certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques. Neil has been working with clients using and refining multiples strategies to help them create a true vision of what they want and to help remove the road blocks that stand in their way from success—both in regard to the body and in life. In 2008, Neil published his first book and workbook, The Thought Diet - The Mental Steps to Achieving the Body You Want. He is currently working on his second book, S.T.E.A.M. for Weight Loss, and is putting the finishing touches on the fitness industry’s first automated coaching and neural reprogramming website, totalmindfit.com, designed to take a user through an eight-step coaching process that is based on his coaching model, the material from both books, and the latest brain and neuro-chemistry research. Since very few trainers having the time or money to become certified life coaches, this site will be a resource for trainers to use with their clients. It will also be open to the general public.