Nice Little Body

For those of us who want to live a nice little life, there’s one branch of fitlosophy created just for us: Nice Little Body. It’s designed to help us feel great, rock a nice little bod, & enjoy life.

Nice Little Body is a common thread though some of history’s great figures. It was (unknowingly) practiced by Kings [of Tampa], presidents, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs. Bob Marley, Thomas Magnum, Marty McFly, Hunter S. Thompson, A.C. Slater, Cosmo Kramer, Van Wilder, Brian O'Conner, Anthony Bourdain, Hank Moody, Jacob Palmer, Teddy Sanders, Michael Lane, Archie Andrews—just to name a few—all lived by the Nice Little Body fitlosophy.

So what is Nice Little Body? Who are the fitlosophers? How can you join the movement? We answer all your questions and more below…

What Is Nice Little Body?

“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for fitlosophy, only they truly live. Not satisfied to merely keep good watch over their own days, they annex every age to their own. All the harvest of the past is added to their store. — Seneca” — Michael Scott

The private diaries of history’s greatest figures, the personal letters of history’s most interesting people, the lectures of genius philosophers… Against all odds, these incredible documents survive. They contain some of the greatest wisdom in the history of the world and together, they constitute the bedrock of what is known as Nice Little Body— a new fitlosophy that will become one of the most popular civic disciplines in the West, practiced by the rich and the impoverished, the powerful and the struggling alike in the pursuit of the Nice Life.

Except to the most avid seekers of wisdom, Nice Little Body is either unknown or misunderstood. To the average person, this vibrant, action-oriented, and paradigm-shifting way of living has become shorthand for “just another fitness brand.” Given the fact that the mere mention of fitlosophy makes most nervous or bored, “Nice Little Body fitlosophy” on the surface sounds like the last thing anyone would want to learn about, let alone urgently need in the course of daily life.

Nice Little Body is a tool one uses to live a nice little life, rather than some esoteric field of academic inquiry. Many of history’s great figures sought it out the fitlosophy now known as Nice Little Body: Buddha, Leonidas, Maximus Decimus Meridius, Don "Wardaddy" Collier, President Thomas Whitmore, Captain Steven "Steve" Hiller, USMC, Steve Rogers. Each lived a nice little life before Nice Little Body was created.

What have all these and countless other great men & women found within Nice Little Body that others missed? A great deal. Primarily, that it provides much needed wisdom for living a nice little life.

How Did Nice Little Body Begin?

Around 2023 AD, a peasant named Steve had a panic attack caused by chronic work-related stress and anxiety. This caused him to stop and reconsider his entire existence. What really matters? What does he want? What’s “enough?” Should he eat pizza more often? What does he want to give? How does he want to live?

“It's only after we've lost everything* that we're free to do anything.”

  • *he lost himself and his sanity

After a few weeks of reflection, Steve created Nice Little Body. With health (mental, physical, emotional, spritual, social) & fitness at its core, Nice Little Body combines best practices to help us live a nice little life.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the deltoids of giants.”

Who Are The Nice Little Body Fitlosophers?

Agasicles, king of the Spartans, once quipped that he wanted to be “the student of men whose son I should like to be as well.” It is a critical consideration we need to make in our search for role models.

Nice Little Body is no exception. Before we begin our studies we need to ask ourselves: Who are the people that followed these precepts? Who can I point out as an example? Am I proud to look up to this person? Do I want to be more like them?

“Choose as a guide one whom you will admire more when you see him act than when you hear him speak.”

The Stoics— Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus... Buddha, Alan Watts, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Hunter S. Thompson, Greg Plitt, Anthony Bourdain, Coach Lasso… these are just some of the teachers Nice Little Body borrows from.

Who is Steve Rossiter?

Hi, I’m Steve. I’ve been a trainer & coach since 2010.

I’m not some  e n l i g h t e n e d  guru. I don’t have it all figured out— I’m actually quite the dumbass [note to my therpist: I’m joking, I’m not a dumbass! I’m smart & capable!]. I’m simply sharing helpful tips that work for me. When I write to you, I’m really writing notes to self— things I want to reinforce and internalize.

Your health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, social) is most important and effects affects impacts every area of your life. Health & fitness should enhance your life, not consume it or become an unhealthy obsession.

Nice Little Body was created to help you be healthy & fit while living a nice little life. We curate the best ideas from top coaches, philosophers, historical figures, artists, comedians, random people on the street... whoever. We simplify health & fitness for people who don’t want fitness to be a full-time job.

I believe in simplicity, quality over quantity, less is more, being process-oriented in pursuit of goals, & enjoying life… Nice Little Body is not about “the grind” or “hustle culture” or “no days off, u lil bitch!” or feeling like you need to suffer to live a nice little life.

Who is Nik Cochran?

Nik handles all things tech. He’s an international man of mystery.

What are the 3 Virtues of Nice Little Body?

Feel great.

Rock a nice little bod.

Enjoy life.

They are the most essential values in the Nice Little Body fitlosophy. “If, at some point in your life,” Steve Rossiter wrote, “you should come across anything better than feeling great, rocking a nice little bod, enjoying life—it must be an extraordinary thing indeed. That was in the summer of 2023. We have discovered a lot of things since then—Barbenheimer, Twitter is now X, Travis Kelce is dating Taylor Swift, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes ended—but have we found anything better

…than feeling great?

…than rocking a nice little bod?

…than enjoying life?

No, we have not. It’s unlikely we ever will. Every day we have the opportunity to live these three traits:

Feel Great. Rock a Nice Little Bod. Enjoy Life.

There’s nowhere to “get to.”

“Realize where you’re at right now is perfect. Let go of the fantasy of some future better version of you and love yourself right now instead of crucifying yourself on what you could be or should be.”

“Give yourself the permission to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.”

“In today’s rush, we all think too much, want too much, and forget about the joys of just being.”

Slow. down.

“You only feel rushed to complete your creation when the intention for your work is validation. Take your time.”

“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.”

Be chill.

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.”

“Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.”

Be completely present. There is only now.

“Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you’re with — be there fully.”

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

Nice Little Habits for Vitality or: More Notes to Self

  • Be your own best friend.
  • Manage/handle/work through your stress, anxiety, worry, pressure. Replace stress with more joy.
  • Memento mori” (remember you will die). Will _____ matter when you’re dead? Will it matter in a year? A week? Most things won’t.
  • Let go. Surrender to what you can’t control. Embrace chaos, change, & imperfection.
  • Get quality sleep consistently.
  • Eat high-quality, nourishing food with the ideal calorie & macro numbers for you.
  • Get sunshine. Spend time outside in nature.
  • Play. Move your body. Be active.
  • Lift. Get strong. Get jacked as a byproduct.
  • Embrace down time, relaxing, & leisure.
  • Eat more pizza (unless you need to eat less pizza. Then eat less pizza).
  • Laugh often, laugh at yourself, be silly, have as much fun as possible.
  • Fill your life with what brings you joy (stuff like music, dancing, concerts, movies, comedy, memes, riding bikes).
  • Spend quality time with family & friends. Tell them and show them what they mean to you.
  • Be the light. Bring out the best in others. Be a vibe (as the kids say).
  • Get Weird. March to the beat of your own drummer.
  • Say no to things you don’t align with (and don’t feel guilty about saying no).
  • Is this righteous?” Be the truth. Speak the truth. Live your truth.
  • Live by the sun, love by the moon.” (I saw this in someone’s kitchen and love it).

“Well-being is realized by small steps but is truly no small thing.”

“You have to assemble your life yourself, action by action.”

"If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.”


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