Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book Giveaway - #3!

Here's another book in my series of giveaways, and I actually read part of this book!  I agree with the author on the concept of having fun while you exercise - I know for me, if I don't like a certain type of exercise, I tend to dread doing it, which leads me to find excuses to avoid it, so as a form of self-preservation, I pretty much only choose things I love to do.  Here's more about the book:
As an adult, author, speaker and exercise expert Bob Hopper had trouble sticking with a traditional fitness program of jogging and weightlifting. On the other hand, he thrived in recreational activities like tennis, skiing, golf and swimming. Hopper realized his success was rooted in the fact he truly enjoyed those activities, and because he was having fun he was much more likely to stick with them on a long-term basis. 

“If you’re the type of person who dreads the treadmill or finds the gym boring, there is an alternative, fun way to get adequate exercise,” says Hopper, a former NCAA swimming champion and college swimming coach.  To help people find exercise they’ll love for a lifetime, Hopper looks at seven best practices used by the most successful exercisers to identify what physical activities works best for each person and how to incorporate them into their regular routine. These key principals include focusing on fun, getting coaching, joining a team and several more, which are detailed in the book.

I have one copy of this book available for the giveaway!  Just leave me a comment saying you'd like to win one.  I'll have random.org draw the winner and announce the lucky person on Friday's post.  Giveaway is open to everyone on planet earth - good luck!

Edit:  Comments are now closed as this giveaway has ended.

FCC alert:  I received a copy of this book, and this post is a mix of my opinion plus the publisher's press release.  The publisher will be fulfilling the giveaway.


  1. oh, i´d love to win! happy new year! and keep on blogging! i love to come here every week....

  2. First I was confused to see a post because it's Tuesday :) then I was extremely surprised that even I can win this time!

    But ... don't put me in the drawing for the winners. I am going to be honest and probably won't read the book so it's better that someone who's really interested in it wins it.

    But thank you that I am able to participate this time.

  3. Id imagine I TOTALLY AGREE with all the book has to offer :-)

  4. That book looks like something that I need to read. :-)

  5. Pick me! Pick me! I'd love to read this book!

  6. I would really love to read this!
    Thank you!

  7. haha! It is Tuesday! I would like to read it!

  8. Wow, Shelley! Open worldwide - I'd love to read this book and find an exercise that I enjoy. As I've just turned 51 I need something which will keep me moving into my next decade.

  9. Hello Shelley!

    Woot woot for planet earth giveaways!

    I would love to win the book! I am turning 40 this year and I have severe weight and back issues so I am in need of exercise motivation!

  10. Hi Shelley - just found your site and looking forward to investigating it more!

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am currently on my own fitness journey - just getting started! - and trying to find motivation for exercising!

    Cheers! New follower!