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When Working Out Isn't Working Out

When Working Out Isn't Working Out

A Mind/Body Guide to Conquering Unidentified Fitness Obstacles

Michael Gerrish

St. Martin's Griffin

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Uncommon guidance for those who fall short of their diet and exercise goals

Although there's no shortage of books that offer advice about getting in shape, there are none that address the real hidden blocks that will often prevent your success. Michael Gerrish's When Working Out Isn't Working Out is a cutting-edge fitness guide, geared to supply the clues you need to reveal and move past UFOs (Unidentified Fitness Obstacles). By providing a wealth of little-known facts and self-diagnostic tests, this book helps you find the missing links in your quest to be optimally fit, including:

-How family and cultural influences can affect how you view getting fit
-How food and chemical allergies limit your energy, weight loss, and strength
-How common disorders (SAD, ADD, depression) can often be UFOs
-How your emotional history can be a barrier to improved health
-How diet and exercise fallacies can keep you from reaching your goals. . .

. . .And much, much more!

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Praise for When Working Out Isn't Working Out

“The thinking person's workout-good, all-around therapy for the fitness challenged.” —Joan Duncan Oliver, editor of New Age magazine

“You'll be hard-pressed to find a more diligent and talented individual in his field.” —Mike Milbury, head coach of the New York Islanders

“'Michael Gerrish is extraordinarily equipped and fit for the vital tasks of beefing up our physical and metaphysical fitness, mental health, and spiritual well-being. This book will make an authentic contribution to the field of mind/body fitness.” —Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

“You'll be hard pressed to find a more diligent and talented individual in his field...Mike has been of invaluable assistance. He's been able to answer all of my questions, both as a player and as a coach.” —Mike Milbury, Head Coach, New York Islanders

About the author

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish, M.S., is an exercise physiologist, a personal fitness trainer, and counseling psychotherapist, as well as the author of When Working Out Isn't Working Out: A Mind/Body Guide to Conquering Unidentified Fitness Obstacles. Formerly a conditioning consultant for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, he lives in Massachusetts.

Michael Gerrish

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