- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Leafwood Publishers (September 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891122923
- ISBN-13: 978-0891122920
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Power of Positive Fitness: Maximizing Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health Paperback – September 13, 2011
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''John Rowley lays out a powerful game plan for a life of high achievement. Read, apply, and get ready for some sensational results.'' ----Pat Williams, Orlando Magic senior vice president; author of Coach Wooden
''The big shift mentally for people that I come into contact with is changing from 'having' to work out, to 'wanting' to work out. When that change occurs, people make it part of their lives and this is where John really delivers in this book. He shows you how to transform your life by transforming your lifestyle.'' ----Mitch Gaylord, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, motivation speaker, and fitness celebrity
About the Author
John Rowley is a full time author, speaker, television and radio personality, Wellness Director for the International Sports Science Association, Public Relations Director for Powerhouse Gyms International. He also serves as an expert for Martha Stewart Living, Fox News, Smart Money, and the Wall Street Journal. The media call him America's Lifestyle Strategist. John and wife, Cathy, live in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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The workouts which comprise only the smallest portion of the book are recycled bodybuilder workouts which are not congruent with the current philosophy of full body and compound movements for general fitness. In my opinion this book is not worth it cost since it presents nothing applicable to the general population which is looking to lose weight and get fit. There are better books on the subject to be found on Amazon
Now I was thinking fitness as in running, walking, treadmills and so on but as I read this book I realized the power of positive fitness really stems from within. On page 69, John Rowley tells us that, "What goes in your head is much more important than what goes in your mouth because one directs the other." This statement is truly important and SO true! I found that if I don't direct my mind to getting better <leaving out the "bad foods" that I sabotage myself and end up ending ALL wrong and feeling yucky.
John Rowley gives great helpful ideas to combat and to.not.just.diet but change your lifestyle, change your mind set and above all else make yourself better . . . "Your mental, physical, and spiritual health is your responsibility, not the responsibility of your doctor, pastor, or psychiatrist." (page 85). This statement plainly and truthfully puts the responsibility right where it belongs-with me (or in your case, with you!). No one can make you eat right, exercise or even get more sleep. You are responsible for your life and this is a great read to help you get back on the right eating path.
Mr. Rowley also gives great ideas for planning and scheduling so that you don't sabotage your mindset. I found that if I grocery shop ahead of time, have healthy foods on hand to eat and bake with, that I will eat right and lose weight.
Close to the end of the book, chapter 16, on page 191, there are Positive Fitness Interviews...testimonials of people who went through The Power of Positive Fitness. Real people with real weight problems who overcame not just by eating healthier foods by incorporating exercise into their daily regime. To me the biggest factor was also having a devotional time that allowed me to a have "spiritual exercise" and beginning my day better!
It's SO true that all three parts of our lives- physical, mental and spiritual-exercise do work together.
If you are stalled in your weight loss, need to gain more control of your eating, or simply want to add a better regime to your life then this is definitely the book for you!
*This book was provided for review by ACU Press & Leafwood Publishers*