Phuket Health: The doctor will see you now

PHUKET: With the Phuket Health and Fitness Festival set to kick off this weekend, keynote speaker Dr John Hinwood stopped by the Phuket Gazette’s TV studios for an interview with organizer Michael Massey, a driving force behind the Rawai – Nai Harn Group who are hosting the event.

Dr Hinwood says that he will focus on the mindset necessary to stay healthy and fit.

“The mindset drives you. Your mindset is the thing that makes you get up in the morning.” says Dr Hinwood.

“What’s your life’s purpose? What’s your purpose for health? What’s your purpose for fitness? If you haven’t got a purpose, you’ll stay in bed. You just won’t get up because there’s no need to get up.”

Dr Hinwood has an interesting way of changing people’s lives. On a journey that has lasted more than 25 years, he has been handing out a small white card to almost everyone he meets. The card has just three words: “Expect a Miracle”.

There is no name, no business address, no website information – just those three words.

Dr Hinwood explains, “The reason it’s blank on the back is that the card is a gift. I’m not advertising for myself; I’m not advertising a business. What I want to do is give someone the gift of being able to understand and imagine that a miracle could happen to them.”

To date Dr Hinwood has handed out approximately 89,000 such gifts.

He has also lived his own personal miracle. As a child he suffered from dyslexia and a bad stutter, but overcame those learning difficulties and won a scholarship to become a physical education teacher in New South Wales, Australia. He later completed a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in Canada.

“If you’re absolutely in tune with what you want to do and you have a goal to do something, it’s amazing what happens.

“I’ll be speaking on Sunday to end the Phuket Health and Fitness Festival on something I call, ‘Expect A Miracle School’. It’s a program I do all over the world to a wide cross-range of people. When I leave here on Tuesday next week, I’ll be delivering this same speech to top executives in Australia,” said Dr Hinwood.

The festival will include world renowned lecturers in health and fitness on topics such as yoga, meditation, organic cooking, nutrition and zumba, and there will be a pool party on Saturday evening.

Tickets are on sale now and include admission to all seminars, demonstrations, activities, a shuttle service and the festival party at Serenity Terraces. Tickets are limited to the first 200 people and are priced at 2,200 baht.

For a complete schedule of the Festival’s many events, click here.

The Phuket Gazette and PGTV are proud sponsors of this important community event.

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