Welcome to CliffHanger Academy. I’m David, your head-coach, bringing you Into the Wild here at our headquarters in NYC. If you’ve made it to this page, then you’ve already taken the first step; congrats!
CliffHanger Academy’s mission is to create training programs that combine cutting edge psychology and neuroscience with action-sport inspired fitness to help men and women rewire their Brain, their Body, and their Breath to work for them and not against them by increasing their mental and physical toughness.
CliffHanger Academy is a revolutionary, scientifically proven Psychology Fitness (Psy-Fi) program that combines Psychology with Fitness to help men and women rewire your brain to work for them and not against them. Using the mental aspects of Neuroscience, the behavior change abilities of Psychology combined with the physical aspect of Fitness we help men and rewire their brains in three specific categories: Health, Wealth and Relationships.
We do this by talking through current challenges in their Health, Wealth and/or Relationships and analyzing them with the latest research in Cognitive Behavioral and Positive Psychology. During this process, we develop a theme for our training Experience that draws a parallel between the sport and our student’s lives. We then take them through a customized sport-specific workout (Muay Thai, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding or Surfing) that pushes and enhances them mentally and physically while learning a new skill in this sport. Next, we calm their brains and bodies down using breathwork and guided meditation to help them gain more focus and clarity on their current challenges while taking advantage of their enhanced physical and mental state. Lastly, we design an action plan together with definable steps they can take this week towards overcoming that challenge.
This combination of coaching aligns the brain and body in a way that allows you more clarity and focuses on what’s really important in their lives and how to take simple steps towards making a change.
No other program in the country combines all these elements in the way we do.
You have a career you love, but work A LOT and, if you’re being honest, your exercise, diet, and sleep are not what they should be.
You’re in great physical shape but just can’t seem to find meaningful relationships (difficult in NYC) or you shy away from having difficult conversations with those you care about.
You have some incredible relationships but you’re in a job that is unfulfilling (you’re not alone, 85% of workers worldwide are like this) and when you wake up to go to work, you want to feel that you’re contributing towards something bigger.
Or, maybe you’re like a bunch of us and have a combination of the above and you’re looking for more focus and consistency.
You’re Not Alone
I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. Welcome to being a human in the 21st century.
This is why I created CliffHanger Academy. I struggled, and sometimes still do, with all of this (see my story) and I was friends with a bunch of awesome men and women, just like you, who did as well. One day while surfing with a friend in California, I couldn’t take it anymore, witnessing the struggle as we tried the “other things” society told us would work.
We tried working out, changing jobs, therapy, workshops, retreats, meditation, medication and of course sex, alcohol, and drugs.
Nothing worked and we were frustrated.
So, I created a patent-pending process that combines Action Sports inspired fitness with Psychology (Psy-Fi) that has helped professionals just like you and me, around the globe focus, on the right thing at the right time to get to the next level in their Health, Wealth and Relationships.
I’ve battled tested this process with clients and myself around the world, including the snow-capped mountains in Japan, the shark-infested waters in South Africa and the mean streets of NYC and guess what?
It works no matter where in the world you are. Now, I want to bring it to you, exactly where you are.
I’ve been blessed to have 98.2% of people who I’ve trained be better in their Health, Wealth and Relationships because of this program.