What is Psychology-Fitness

The Key to Physical, Mental and Emotional Health
Clinically proven mental & physical online training program that integrates your brain, body, and breath so you can look, feel & perform better all day, every day.

"I’ve gathered plenty of mental, physical and emotional scars and have taken decades to learn what I know. I want you to learn from my scars so you don’t have to sacrifice everything I had to in order to realize some of the things that I’m going to teach you."

David Mykel, Founder of CliffHanger Academy
The Physical Workout
Are you into strength training, HITT, or CrossFit? Maybe you need more adrenaline-like rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing or Muay Thai? Either way, we got the workout for you and the certification to teach it. It’ll be tough, but it’ll be FUN!
The Mental Workout
Yes, we are certified psychologists and neuroscience nerds, but we don’t sit awkwardly across a couch from you. We know what it feels like to be where you are because we’ve been there and we show you the way out of there fast.
The Community
Like minded individuals Into One Tribe
Ever want to be around ridiculously smart and successful people, but who are also humble and hungry? That’s who we work with to help get them better while learning from them so we can get better.

"Think of having your own personal psychologist, personal trainer, life coach, breathwork coach, meditation coach and personal motivator and accountability partner all in one, but instead of having to wait months or even years for results, you get them in 75-minutes or less with a 98% effectiveness rate."

David Mykel, Founder of CliffHanger Academy

Why Psychology-Fitness Works

Brain
We cultivate the latest research in cognitive-behavioral and positive psychology to rewire your brain by walking through your current challenges in all areas of your life, including your Health, Wealth and/or Relationships. During this process, we develop a theme for our training Experience that draws a parallel between the sport and your life. Here’s where the fun begins! We create customized action sports-
Body
Here’s where the fun begins! We create customized action sports-inspired workouts that push you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Breath
We calm your brain and body down using breathwork and guided meditation that leverages decades of neuroscience to help you gain more focus and clarity on those challenges while taking advantage of your enhanced physical and mental state.
FAQ
Where Does CliffHanger Academy Psychology-Fitness™ Experience Take Place?​
We calm your brain and body down using breathwork and guided meditation that leverages decades of neuroscience to help you gain more focus and clarity on those challenges while taking advantage of your enhanced physical and mental state.
What if I’m new to a sport and have never tried it before?
CliffHanger Academy’s Psychology-Fitness™ experiences are fully customized to meet ALL our clients exactly where they are at, right now. No matter if you’re an absolute beginner, trying this sport for the first time, in-shape, out-of-shape or even a professional athlete who does this for a living, we know you’ll be challenged.
Is a Psychology-Fitness™ experience safe?
Each experience is built around fitness that takes you outside your comfort zone, so there is inherent risk involved in all Psychology-Fitness™ experiences. However, our coaches have a wealth of experience, training, and certifications, to help ensure your safety is a priority.
How does Psychology-Fitness™ affect Stress?
Climbing is a full body exercise that is based on movement, balance, endurance, power, strength, and flexibility all coming together as one cohesive unit. Rock climbing has been shown to reduce stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps balance our brains’ response to stress. Aerobic exercise, like surfing, has also been linked to helping treat a variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anorexia, and addiction.
FAQ
We calm your brain and body down using breathwork and guided meditation that leverages decades of neuroscience to help you gain more focus and clarity on those challenges while taking advantage of your enhanced physical and mental state.
CliffHanger Academy’s Psychology-Fitness™ experiences are fully customized to meet ALL our clients exactly where they are at, right now. No matter if you’re an absolute beginner, trying this sport for the first time, in-shape, out-of-shape or even a professional athlete who does this for a living, we know you’ll be challenged.
Each experience is built around fitness that takes you outside your comfort zone, so there is inherent risk involved in all Psychology-Fitness™ experiences. However, our coaches have a wealth of experience, training, and certifications, to help ensure your safety is a priority.
Climbing is a full body exercise that is based on movement, balance, endurance, power, strength, and flexibility all coming together as one cohesive unit. Rock climbing has been shown to reduce stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps balance our brains’ response to stress. Aerobic exercise, like surfing, has also been linked to helping treat a variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anorexia, and addiction.