The creation of Dean Mitchell’s first book, The Woman Missing in the Mirror, began as a means to bridge the gap between a woman’s true physical potential and her ability to actually achieve it. In a deliberate attempt to not offer “just another fitness book” filled with fancy words and concepts that only a highly educated fitness professional would be able to apply, Mitchell’s intentions with the book are to provide the reader with the precise tools needed for her success while also discussing a key ingredient that he feels is overlooked in virtually every program offered today, an ingredient that has proved to set his methods apart from the rest. His “Make It Work with What You’ve Got” motto addresses the idea that you don’t need to put your kids and spouse up for adoption or leave your career behind to take up residence at your local fitness center in order to achieve the look you desire. Nor do you need to put yourself on a diet that’s so restrictive on calories that it would make Gandhi look as though he’s overeating in order to see the changes in the mirror you so badly desire. You can still be a mommy, wife and social butterfly! Mitchell’s approach is simple: He teaches you how to solve underlying problems rather than continually treat your symptoms. He will coach you on how to replace a few bad habits with some new alternatives, all while applying his principles to the personal challenges you’re faced with.

His book is filled with countless stories of the women he has worked with and the challenges they’ve faced along their journeys, along with how they were able to overcome them. In his first book, Mitchell also shares his own deeply personal story outlining a dark past filled with turmoil and tragedies that most people have only been subjected to through a television screen. He shares an extremely private past that up to this point not even his closest friends knew about. It is through these stories that he is able to illustrate how easy it is to apply his principles to your own life and the challenges you’re faced with, regardless of how difficult they might seem.

Through more than a decade of training women from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, he has developed a set of principles found in this book that have been used by countless women to achieve levels of success they never dreamed possible. His unique methods teach you exactly how to work around the hectic schedules and high demands that women face today. Whether you’re that busy mother trying to juggle the demands of raising children while maintaining a house and your marriage and you find yourself last on the to-do list. Or perhaps you’re that highly ambitious woman spending every waking second and all of your energy on a career and your climb to the top of it. Or maybe you’re the woman who’s in the later stages of life and you want to live out the rest of your days keeping up with your grandchildren and taking advantage of every opportunity the day offers to make your final memories.

Whichever woman you are, this book has within it the tools you need to take back your identity, to find that woman who’s been missing in the mirror for far too long. You no longer have to feel helpless, doomed to live out your days wearing a mask that covers the deep depression you struggle with every day of your life from feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. You no longer have to carry with you the feeling of hopelessness because everyone else and their needs come far before your own. Mitchell’s hopes for his book The Woman Missing in the Mirror is that it will spread his message to as many woman as possible that you don’t have to choose between the woman you deserve to be and the daily responsibilities you face!