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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Oakledge Press (February 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979562503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979562501
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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By Kenneth L. Adelman on February 19, 2008
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I was amazed at the insight this book offers, that fitness can be made more enjoyable by relatively easy changes. It's a new concept, which doesn't happen often when reading a book.

Everyone has heard of Myers-Briggs, and everyone knows that staying fit greatly increases health and thus the quality of life.

Still, though, everyone knows that fitness can be boring, making it awfully unpleasant -- hence, hard to do.

Okay, but this book helps solve that problem. You gauge your personality type and then choose the type of fitness which will be most interesting for you. And that makes it more likely that you'll do it.

So read this book and live a happier and healthier life -- thanks to this new author.

Ken Adelman
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I did enjoy reading this book but found it's insite unhelpful. In the past, and in the book, when I've taken a Myers-Briggs test, I've always come up as ISTJ, which would make me a "blue" efficiency. On the 8colors website, I came out as a "green". Personally, "green" efficiency is my preference for activities and style, but I could find no motivation there. "Blue" is definitely my personality, I did not find a good deal of motivation that got me over the hurdles I've encountered in the past.

It was lacking one element that I expected: a plan. Ok, these are my preferences. Now what? I did appreciate the learning experience and information gained, but as an "at-homer" I did not gain anything about how to put it to use.

I think this is probably a great book for personal trainers who are looking for insight into their clients, but found it unhelpful as an at-home motivator. However, for most will probably be a self-fulfilling prophecy in it's level of motivation: what you are looking for, you will likely get out of it.
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Was the author following me around while I was postponing my good intentions about a fitness plan? She made me realize that one-size-fits-all is no more accurate in a fitness center than in a dress shop! There is the first step..

Having been a teacher and/or a student for all my life, I have known that there are certainly different strokes for different folks. However, the way this author uses this concept to explain a fitness program is helpful to me. There is the next step...as I continue-in the author's words-to search for ways to make physical activity a more natural part of my life.

Thank you for an informative, useful, and fun read!
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I thought this might be another gimmick book, but I read it because I have been asking myself for years why my wife and I have such different exercise preferences. It works like this: We agree to take a walk. I want to explore an isolated nature preserve trail, and alternate walking and running in quiet. She suggests strolling at a fast clip down Park Avenue, which is dotted with cafes, shops and nightlife. We both like the idea of walking together, but we have very diffent ideas about what our walk should look like. This clever and well-thought out book reveals the challenges and opportunities of such differences. Much to my surprise, I really liked it - it's easy to read yet substantive and practical. The book challenged me to accept the reality of "different colors" and to broaden my flexibility. Maybe if I can take a more careful look at the variations in exercise patterns in our marriage, differences across the board might become less of a big deal. It's rare for me to feel a sense of gratitude after reading a book. I did with this one.
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I received "The 8 Colors of Fitness" as a gift from a colleague who had tried various ways to make me exercise...and failed. I hate to exercise! I read the book, however, just to please her. And surprise, I loved it! It was easy to read and absorb. The author writes as she thinks; at least that's the way it seemed to me. I felt that she was talking...and explaining...just to me. The book made me curious about which "type" I was. I'm Gold. I began exercising and insisted my friend join me. If I had to exercise, I felt that she did also. I've re-read the book...especially the Gold section and am still entranced by its premise. For me, it works; I've lost 7 pounds and have 13 more to go. For those of you who read "The 8 Colors of Fitness", I hope you enjoy it as much as I. And good luck losing your weight.
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This has been one of the most influential books in my entire fitness coaching career.
My clients loved the test, and loved that the approach was personalised.
The book gives incredibly practical recommendations to trainers about how to work with each personality type. It takes the guesswork out of determining approach. It points you where to start, in terms of training a person.
It also gave me amazing insight into my own training preferences. I have never quit training in 13 years since I started. And I credit The 8 colours of fitness with providing the tools to cater my style of staying fit to my personality. The system works! It's incredible. And years of coaching successful clients are a testament to how well it works.
I recommend the book to every trainer and every fitness enthusiast out there who would like to see exactly how much knowing your temperament can help you maximize your physical potential and help you enjoy being fit for life.

Thank you, Suzanne, your work is so much appreciated.
Kat. New Zealand.
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