Nordine Zouareg

About Nordine

Who is Nordine Zouareg?

About Nordine Zouareg

Nordine Zouareg is a highly acclaimed French-American fitness personality, high-performance coach, best-selling author, and an international motivational speaker. With his groundbreaking holistic approach to health, fitness, and wellness, he has become a renowned figure in the industry. As a former Mr. France, Mr. Europe, Mr. World, and Mr. Universe champion, he has a deep understanding of physical fitness and has translated that knowledge into innovative methods that have helped thousands of people around the world. In addition to his remarkable achievements, Nordine is a passionate anti-bullying advocate, driven by his own experiences as a kid with bullying and domestic abuse. This personal journey has fueled his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others, promoting resilience, and fostering a culture of kindness.

Nordine’s impact on Miraval extends beyond his fitness achievements, as he played a key role in transforming it into a globally recognized and award-winning wellness resort. Serving as the former Fitness & Wellness Director, his influence on health and well-being has reached international acclaim.

Nordine’s contributions extend beyond the fitness realm. In March 1995, he was awarded an Alien of Extraordinary Ability Status (EB-A1) by the U.S. Department of Justice, recognizing his extraordinary abilities in various fields. Nordine’s advocacy spans sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. 

Nordine has helped overworked US Corporate Executives and private individuals find a better work-life balance. He is also the author of several books, sharing his mission to provide effective and proven methods for maintaining both emotional and physical fitness, recognizing their interconnected nature. Nordine’s role as the Director of Alternative and Integrative Medicine at the Mental Health Foundation underscores his commitment to holistic well-being.

He speaks five languages and is driven by a passion for helping people live more balanced and fulfilling lives. His innovative approaches to physical fitness, emotional well-being, and advocacy against bullying make him a sought-after speaker and mentor in the industry.

A Unique Philosophy

It’s no surprise that at an early age of nineteen, 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 inspiration 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 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 apply it. Today and — more than ever before — we are facing hard times; fear, doubt, 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.


His Story

Born prematurely in the Saharan desert — in the back of a French Army truck — to illiterate 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 most 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.


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, The Olayan Group, The Alzheimers Prevention Foundation, LA Sports Clubs, Lehman Brothers, The Atlantic Group, Sandbox, US Silica, Forward Air, Pinch Transports, and at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, to name a few. His message has resonated with thousands of his clients and businesses. 

For nearly a decade and as the Fitness & Wellness Director at the legendary Miraval Life in Balance Resort & Spa, he applied his Mind Over Body approach 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. There he also worked as a personal fitness coach to celebrities like Oprah, Janet Jackson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Charlie Sheen, John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Jim Carrey, and Barbra Streisand, to name a few. 

When he isn’t writing, speaking, or coaching, you can find Nordine at home in Oro Valley, Arizona, where he enjoys his time with his children, his spirituality and meditation practice, daily fitness, reading, cooking, travel, and encouraging those he meets to incorporate healthy, balanced habits and create a successful and fulfilling life.

Nordine’s world travels have introduced him to several languages. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, Arabic, and Berber (an Afro-Asiatic language).

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.



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