Monday, March 12, 2012

The Fit Executive... Review and e-book Giveaway

Since I decided to get more serious about my strength training over the past couple of weeks, I have been looking at web sites for inspiration and workouts.  I love video demonstrations of exercises and video routines.  I also have been reading books and magazine articles, looking for ideas.

When Franklin S. Antoian of asked if any of the FitFluential Ambassadors would like a copy of his book to review, I jumped at the opportunity.  And I am so glad that I did.

The book is called The Fit Executive (Fitness for Today's Busy Professionals). Here is the Dedication...

"This book is dedicated to the one billion businessmen and women around the world who think they do not have enough time to get fit. You do."

Frank completely understands that you do not have time to waste.  And this is what makes this book so unique in its approach and such a very good resource.

Whenever I get my hands on a new book, I immediately go to the table of contents to find out how far into the book, the real gist of it is... I generally thumb through or quickly scan the initial introductory information and preamble to find the parts I picked up the book to read in the first place.  Sometimes that is well into the 4th or 5th chapter.  I greatly resent authors who pad their pages with information I couldn't care less about, just to make the book bigger.

Well, there is none of that fluff here.  Only sound and valuable and straight-to-the-point information.  It is an easy and concise read, and a very worthwhile one, at that.  To quote one of my favorite characters,  Detective Joe Friday,  "Just the facts, Ma'am".

After a short introduction to the author's credentials, the main part of the book is divided into 4 parts:

1. Fitness Due Diligence
  • cardio/strength/flexibility
  • why/how/how much
2. Weight Loss
  • calories/nutrients/deficits
3. Motivation
  • goals/evaluations
4. Executives Only
  • fitting it in
  • trainers/gyms
  • working out in the office/while travelling/in the airport
  • sample routines

There it is in a nutshell.  If you WANT more information and detail than is in the book, Frank has provided some links to his web site and also some smartphone QR code access as well.  Very easy.

If you would like to have an e-copy of The Fit Executive to read for yourself (and you know you would) just leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to sneak some exercise in to your busy day. If you are not a follower of this blog, be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

I will leave this giveaway open till Saturday, March 17th.  And I will announce the winner on Sunday, March 18th.

Good luck, and get moving...


  1. What a cool book! It sounds like there are going to be a lot of neat ideas in there. :) I try to run outside when I can...but sometimes I end up doing DVDs at home after the Kid goes to bed. :)

  2. I've never even heard of this - sounds cool. I run where ever I can but LOVE it outside!!!! interview in t-minus 45 mins

  3. I usually have my workouts scheduled in at the beginning of the week so I don't miss them. Otherwise, I'll sometimes do pushups/situps during commercial breaks while watching my fav shows :)

  4. never heard of it but sounds very itneresting!

  5. When I'm too tired/poorly/out of time to work out properly, I strap on my ankle weights, grab my hand weights and do 10mins of wii step! It's not great, but it's better than nothing :)

  6. oh wow! this book sounds fantastic...something i could totally use! right now my favorite way to sneak some extra workout time is when i go for walks or jogs with my pups :)

  7. Kids are in bed, I run to the gym or when my husband comes home I escape out the door.

    If that doesn't happen it's yoga DVD when they are napping!

  8. This book sounds perfect for me! I sneak in exercise during the day by parking as FAR AWAY from the doors as I can. Then, I walk all the way into the store and all the way back when I am done!

  9. This sounds like a great book. I have been trying to tell a friend of mine (who is really busy) that there IS time to work out if you make time for it!

  10. pretty neat book! never heard of it but sounds cool!

    I love to run outside, BUT i also have no treadmill or gym, so outdoors is my one and only option! ha! but i do enjoy getting out there, especially on those perfect weather days! pretty soon it'll bee 100+temps here in texas and i'm not looking forward to those runs!!! blah!

  11. No entry for me because, ironically, I know I don't have time to read the book. Isn't that terrible?

  12. If I have trouble finding time for my usual exercise, I like to take 2 minute breaks between working to get in some reps of pushups, lunges, squats, etc.

  13. This sounds PERFECT for me! I work 60+ hours a week and it can be so hard to stay fit (especially with all the client wining/dining). My best tip is to do laps of the airport when you're delayed or if you have a layover.

  14. Sounds like a great read! I sneak it in by putting yoga or exercise videos on with my daughter and trying to do them together. We never make it the whole way through, but it's helping me get more core/strength in. :)


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