Nordine is a French-American fitness personality, high-performance coach, and author of three books. His Mind Over Body and InnerFitness® methods are revolutionary in the fitness and wellness industry. He is a former Mr. Europe, Mr. World, and Mr. Universe champion. In March 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded Nordine Zouareg with an Alien of Extraordinary Ability Status (EB-A1). To get this status, an alien must be able to show extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. He speaks five languages.
Nordine is also the founder of Executive InnerFitness®, which for the past decade has helped thousands of overworked US Corporate Executives find work-life balance. Nordine has made it his mission to provide effective and proven methods for maintaining both emotional and physical fitness. He has spent years understanding the unique pressures and stresses of working in high-performance, his stress environments, and has used his knowledge to help people tap into their ability to peak performance and ward off stress and emotional chaos.
Born prematurely in the Saharan desert — in the back of a French Army truck — to Bedouin parents and in war-torn Algeria, Nordine has overcome insurmountable obstacles to achieve success. He was a sickly infant with a birth weight of two pounds and constantly fell ill. To seek advanced medical care for their newborn, Nordine’s parents moved to France, where he was diagnosed with rickets. They settled in the suburb of Paris, where Nordine spent the majority of his childhood with the 12 siblings that followed him. Poor health eclipsed a major part of Nordine’s early life, resulting in a weak constitution, which made him an easy target for school bullies.
A Unique Philosophy
It’s no surprise that Nordine pursued health and wellness and made it his passion. As a guide, he will lead you to a better, healthier, and happier life. There’s a lot of information out there on how to reduce stress, get in shape, and be healthy—but what experts have ignored is the deeper motivation necessary to live a healthy life. Nordine’s teachings will give you a plan that involves more than just diet and exercise. It will empower you to take control of your health once and for all.
One must prepare mentally before embarking on a life-transformation journey. Nordine will help you identify the enduring inner motivation that will keep you working toward and achieving your goals. He will show you how to inspire yourself and everyone around you as “fitness” is not only about being fit, looking good, and feeling great — but also about igniting a flame of inspiration in others.
Nordine knows that it can be overwhelming and sometimes discouraging. Like you, he read many books, listened to CDs, gone to transformational seminars, and so on. But he also spent decades studying and researching why people knew what they knew but failed to do it. Today and — more than ever before — we are facing hard times; fear, anxiety, and the lack of self-worth are threatening everything we do. As fear takes control, our behavior changes for the worse. We use spiritual substitutes such as comfort eating, alcohol, drugs, and even violence whether it is verbal or physical. We rationalize the things we shouldn’t be doing; we find excuses and we believe in them. This is what he calls — falling into the abyss of a low level of existence.
You must transcend motivation to inspiration by building your self-worth and rising to a higher level of existence.
Nordine’s focus is to help you take the right action. Part of that will involve showing you how to rewire your brain for success, tapping into nature’s intelligence, learning the secrets of champions, and bringing out the genius within you so you can find harmony between personal and professional life. It’s possible to change your reality, but you must take action. As Byron Katie says it so eloquently: The mind asks questions and the heart has the answers.
Nordine is a sought-after speaker, he speaks on the topics of fitness, mindfulness and emotional clarity at international and national conferences, like the National Institute of Whole Health, The Global Wellness Summit in Italy and at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in Phoenix, AZ, to name a few. His message has resonated with thousands of his clients and businesses. He has been invited to talk to and run retreats by Olayan Group, LA Sports Club, Hilton Resorts and the Mental Health Foundation. He recently completed a retreat at Miraval called Create Your Optimum State of InnerFitness®.
For nearly a decade and as the Fitness Director at the legendary Miraval Life in Balance Spa, he applied his Mind Over Body and InnerFitness® which helped to make Miraval become rated the #1 Spa by Conde Nast Traveler, the #1 destination spa by Travel and Leisure, and the top spa in American by Zagat. He also worked as a personal fitness coach to celebrities like Oprah, Sugar Ray Leonard, Charlie Sheen and Barbara Streisand.
When he isn’t writing, speaking, or coaching, you can find Nordine at home in Oro Valley, Arizona where enjoys his time with his teenage children, his spirituality and meditation practice, daily fitness, reading, cooking, travel, and encouraging those he meets to incorporate the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of being in their everyday plan to create a successful balanced and fulfilling life.
Nordine’s world travels have introduced him to several languages. He is fluent in English, French, and Italian.