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By Sophie Thomas

Fitness and lifestyle changes are not solely physical undertakings. Altering our habits and aspiring to new goals begins with a psychological approach, and an evaluation of what matters most. Our values and actions affect the way we grow and mold our lives, whether it involves our training routines, performance goals, or even nutritional habits. In fact, philosophy’s enduring legacy lies in our attempts to understand the way we lead our lives, and can have a phenomenal impact on the way we apply modern self-help techniques. 


Calling on her experience as a coach, student of psychology, and advocate for some of philosophy’s most popular and practical principles, Sophie Thomas wrote Fitlosophy to explain how philosophical thinkers can help us better understand what we value and to be more analytical and open-minded when it comes to our fitness journeys. 


When it comes to getting fitter, or even simply understanding the way we think about our goals, Sophie’s coaching guidance based on psychological research and philosophical wisdom can help individuals find more meaning in their fitness routines and, by extension, their lives.

This discussion guide and recommended reading was shared and sponsored in partnership with Dartfrog books.

Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions to guide your next book club meeting.

What about this book resonated the most with you and why?

What did you learn about yourself and your lifestyle from reading Fitlosophy? What goals did you meet that you plan to incorporate in your everyday routine?

What surprised you about the methods you read about in this book? Are they similar to other strategies you've tried in order to change your habits, or were they completely different? How so?