154 – Yves Dubois – The Importance of Fitness to Optimize Performance



Yves Dubois is a former high stakes cash game player who transferred to being an online nutrition and fitness coach for high-performers such as entrepreneurs, high-stakes poker players, and other professionals in high demanding work environments. Knowing the ins and outs of the fitness industry by heart, Yves is dedicated to helping people feel their best, both physically and mentally, and does that by providing individualized guidance to his clients.

In this episode, we’re talking about his journey in poker, why he got started in fitness, and the strategies he applies to coaching his clients and helping them live their healthiest lives.


Time Stamped Show Notes:


[00:34] Elliot introduces new podcast host Stephen Baker to the show.

[01:00] Welcome to the show Yves Debois

  • 01:04 “Former high stakes cash game player who’s now transferred into the world of fitness, and has developed with me a program tailored to busy professionals, including poker players to optimize their fitness both physically and mentally.”

[01:33] Stephen asks Yves to share his poker journey and the progress within the game.

  • 02:19 “I was playing football at the time and each time after the training sessions, we started to play poker in the cafeteria and I was a big fish in those games.”

[05:14] “…to the point that everything that I was doing in my day contributed to the performance that I needed to put down the moment that I was sitting at the table, I remember my biggest mindset leaks back then were structure and like knowing the value of a schedule to stick to.”

  • 07:48 Yves goes over the impact of his mindset as he focus on his fitness 
  • 12:35 “…if you book those small wins over time, even with resistance training, you’re not only going to see physical results, but the mindset results that are going to be overtime”

16:31 Yves goes over the program he has created with our host Stephen. 

  • 20:26 Getting everything at once can be overwhelming, but we do it step by step. Each month we have one strategy session with me to go over their performance cycle, analyze it, and take shared strategies, implementable steps to improve and then they go to Stephen to implement these steps at a deep subconscious level through hypnotherapy. 
  • 25:34 “ I think the value of this is going to be to prevent stuff like burnout for busy professionals, we are going to be able to have them experience how it is to have it all more balanced with their family life, for example, relationships, get more fulfillment out of this, we can optimize their prime their mindset, their performance, state of performance, to peak in their career”
  • 30:24 “…basically managing their database to keep them up to performance dates as much as possible.”
  • 31:58 Wrapping up the show and thanking Yves for sharing his time and thoughts today.

Wrap up—Thanks For Checking Out This Episode Of The Mindset Advantage Podcast!


Key Learning Points: 

  1. Fitness has a significant impact mindset.
  2. Make a plan to schedule your routines makes you more likely to complete each workout and other actives.
  3. Getting professional help to support you through your journey is ideal.


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