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A Fitness Professional’s Reading List 2016

I’m an avid reader, or at least I strive to be. As such one of my goals for 2016 will be to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of 2016. Some of those books will be fitness or fitness business related and others not. As part of my goal I have decided that it would be a good idea to make this post listing the fitness and fitness business related books I plan to read in that time period. I also plan to review the fitness books on the FOAB blog as I complete each one. The list is as follows:

Fitness Related

Eating Behaviour cover
Eating Behaviour – Terence M. Dovey
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 Fitness Confidential – Vinnie Tortorich
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 Every Day is Game Day – Mark Verstegen
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Becoming a Supple Leopard – Kelly Starrett
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The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete – Matt Long
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 Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder – Samuel Wilson Fussell
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Fitness Business Related

Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career – Jonathan Goodman
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Two-Brain Business: Grow Your Gym – Chris Cooper
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Two-Brain Business 2.0 – Chris Cooper
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How to Write a Good Advertisement – Victor Schwab
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This list may expand as the year rolls on but the above books are the ones I know for sure that I am going to read and review.

I will be tracking what I’m reading at any given time on Goodreads as well (including non-fitness books) just incase anyone is interested in checking that out.

Reading is such an important activity and yet many people lose the desire to read as they move into adulthood. It is my hope that the commitment to reading I show in the coming weeks will inspire others to pick up a book as well. When it comes to the wise investment of money it is hard to go wrong by spending that money on books. Books are relatively inexpensive, can accelerate personal development (mentally and physically depending on content) and can be rather entertaining. There really are no downsides to reading!

Now let’s hear from you. What books do you plan to read this year (fitness or otherwise)? What fitness books have you found helpful and what do you think I should read? Let me know in the comments below.

Retirement of Grip Legend Warren Tetting

On February 15th, 2015 Warren Tetting announced his retirement from gripper creation, meaning Tetting grippers have become immediate collectors items in the grip strength community. For those who don’t know, Warren is one of the pioneers in the gripper business and the man who created the extremely popular Iron Man gripper for Ironman Magazine in the 1960s and ’70s.1 Beyond the classic Iron Man gripper Tetting helped foster the creation of a culture with his Thor (Beef Builder) and Mash Monster lines.

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  1. Roark, J. (1991). The Iron Man Hand Grippers. Iron Game History, 1(2). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from

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