by James Atkinson
“Fitness & Exercise Motivation” begins with a bang as it opens on a classic demotivating day - cold, grey and rainy. It’s the type of day that is so dreary that it can easily make you want to stay, if not in bed, at least indoors. But that isn’t where the book takes you, instead it shows you what you can and will do if you want to succeed at getting fit.
The latest on fitness from fitness guru James Atkinson, is a surprise in that it’s not so much about how to become fit as it is about how to acquire the motivation needed to become fit. He doesn’t pull any punches as, with touches of humor, he leads us along the path of mental training, the key to success.
A certified fitness coach, trainer and bodybuilder, the author knows what he’s talking about when he discusses the trials of establishing a fitness program. With powerful examples taken from his own experiences in the military and body building, he gives vivid examples of how mindset can make or break fitness goals.
Well worth a read to get motivated or just keep on hand to reread at the end of a week long training session to keep yourself motivated for the next.