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Publisher's Summary

This Is the Sixth and Best Yet from Author James Atkinson: Fitness & Exercise Motivation.

Without the right mindset, no one will reach their health and fitness potential, and that's exactly what James Atkinson focuses on in this book. James Atkinson knows what it takes to set a goal, and only through sustained, consistent motivation will that goal ever be met.

This book is for anyone who wants to make a change in their life but doesn't know where to start, or doesn't think they have the motivation to meet their goals because after all, motivation is a shared quality in any type of fitness goal.

This book is about getting started toward achieving your goals, from the very first thought, at the truest starting point. It is about adopting psychological preparation and a certain mindset, and Atkinson strategically guides the listener through that process. He emphasizes that, without the right mindset, no one will reach their potential.

Atkinson is passionate about helping people meet their health and fitness goals, and that's why he wrote this book.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • How to step out of your comfortable environment and make choices that will make it easier to reach, surpass and maintain fitness goals.
  • How to decide what you want to change or work towards, find a program to follow and build on a solid foundation.
  • How anyone can achieve remarkable results in fitness and fat loss by becoming responsible enough to build mindset to the point that you are self-motivated to make the decision to make it happen.
  • Atkinson's personal experiences, lessons learned and practical advice.
  • The tools you need to reach your fitness potential, including a customizable fitness chart.

Whether you're trying to lose a few pounds or train for a particular event, Atkinson is there to help motivate and give you the strategies you need.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 James Atkinson (P)2016 James Atkinson

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I found this to actually BE motivational!Matt Addis did fine narration for this book.I did not check out the accompanying pdf.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Great!

This was a really helpful audiobook that has helped me get off to the right start in 2018. I'll listen to this one again when I need a little motivation pick me up. Great narration. HIghly recommend!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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Get Motivated!

As a personal trainer, I really enjoyed reading this book and was hoping for some motivation that I could bring to my clients. James Atkinson really knows his stuff and he just seems like he really wants people to succeed. I'm excited to use his methods in my own personal life to motivate myself and others around me.

I was given this Audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Just the motivation I needed!

James "Jim" Atkinson has written a very motivating book on fitness and exercise. He has shared his personal stories and experiences on what works and doesn't work. I can definitely see myself listening to this book again whenever I need a nudge in the right direction.

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Outstanding

Simple, to the point. This book is designed to help you be the one in every ten that sticks with their fitness plan and incorporates it as part of a healthy lifestyle. Being aware of the pitfalls being one part, overcoming the inertia of bad habits is the other. The author helps with both.

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An effective book to motivate you to get fit

James Atkinson made such an enjoyable book with an excellent narraton as Matt Addis. I can confortably say that it might be one of the best books of fitness I have heard of until today.
It will not focus in what series you need to do, how to buff up, what kind of suplements you might need to eat, or what is the latest diet you have to follow now. Instead, it gives you a down to earth approach of how to motivate yourself, and especially why should you excercise!
It maybe the first step to aquiring the mindset you need to live with more health for the rest of your life, using a light humour, real facts and some sweet stories to convice the listener to not take James advice for granted. Matt makes the listening of the book so easy with an perfect narration, it really deservers congratulations for such wonderfull job of this duo!

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Really sound advice.

In this book, Jim conveys really sound fitness advice and offers several free resources from his website. He even offers one-on-one email coaching for listeners and readers of his books. His insight into what it takes to stick with it in the gym is very valuable, and his advice on diet is useful, too. The narrator is excellent.
I liked this book very much.

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great book! his running book is also great!

loved the book! I found this one after listening to his running book. both are great and highly motivational! thanks Jim!

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Good book!

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Good, honest, straightforward advice. Narration was delivered with clever and humorous anecdotes. Would recommend this book for anyone looking for some motivation in starting a new fitness regime.

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Excellent

Would you listen to Fitness & Exercise Motivation again? Why?

Yes, it's awesome

Any additional comments?

You can't get any better with this book. The author is a certified personal trainer. That's who you want to learn from.

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  • PullenJon
  • 08-01-16

Highly recommended audio version

Would you consider the audio edition of Fitness & Exercise Motivation to be better than the print version?

The narration flows perfectly and nicely sets the tone for this book, from page one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fitness & Exercise Motivation?

Its nice to realise that even the pros have moments where their motivation and commitment are tested. I'm not alone! I can relate to the intro particularity. I've skipped gym sessions in the past when the weather has looked a bit grim.. I too cycle to gym!.

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator was an excellent choice for this book. His voice not only creates vivid imagery but is also clear and concise during the more practical parts of the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The books has 2 halves really and thats how I listened to it initially. I now have parts I jump to when I require a little 'pep talk'.

Any additional comments?

All in all, this is a nice little guide on mindset that can be revisited when things get tough.

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  • andrew larcombe
  • 07-29-16

Got me up and going

Great listen, sound practical advice I was in the gym before I finished listening.

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  • Stilian
  • 07-28-16

A genuine acount of how to get results

What did you like most about Fitness & Exercise Motivation?

It made me think a lot more about looking internally for results, instead of waiting for things to happen.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by the story in the parachute regiment because it clearly shows the limitations of the mind over the body.

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Its a good easy listen that will make you think about some truths you may know, but have never put into practice. Some of it sounds a bit cliche, but that does not make it less true or inappropriate. It hits the nail on the head when it comes to the psychological warfare that gets to us all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-17

Excellent book!

I am very good at excuses and James has taught me there are no excuses!

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  • Mick
  • 07-05-17

Good motivational guide

Excellent advice from somebody who has learnt the hard way, the narrator read the book really well and added to the experience. The audio format is a good Idea, it enabled me to listen during my drive to the gym prior to work

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  • Adele
  • 07-05-17

Started listening in the gym. finished in the gym.

what a better way to stay motivated than to have this on whilst rowing away in the gym! I've gone on to buy another book by James Atkinson and have found a much better use of my resistance bands than stuffed in the wardrobe hidden from view. I've already got one of the mantras attached to my brain when I don't feel like working out....and even on the one day I felt way too tired I took myself off for a walk and managed to use up 250 calories....I'm actually in the gym 'Jim' writing this review sat raring to go... I'll definitely be visiting the website and watching out for more....thank you Adele

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  • Mrs K J Timms
  • 05-22-17

Helped me get my focus

I've listened to this a couple of times over, I was looking for something to help me get my focus and quite honestly the stories about the gym goers is really relatable but I continually think about the second brother...it really struck a cord and helps me get my training in daily!

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  • mr adrian white
  • 04-19-17

very short book

helped a little but not that inspired by it some good tips but very short

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  • nicholas
  • 03-20-17

51000 Calories

Loved listening to this book, and getting the motivation i need to start going to the gym.
Narrated so well and wrote so well. I would recommend listening to this

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  • MISS LISA BRADBURY
  • 03-02-17

Getting started and getting motivated start here

I have just finished listening to this audio book and found it extremely motivational and the kick up the butt to get me started, some excellent useful tips too. Its not preachy like some other exercise and weight loss books can be. Jim applies it to your everyday living and with his own stories he inspires. Working on my plan today, good luck everyone on getting started by listening to this book x

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  • Arthur Wilson
  • 10-27-16

Great listen - About fitness and life

I really enjoyed this. Although the focus is on fitness, it is also about life and tips to become successful through developing dedication and visualising what is possible. The important aspect was have to achieve the vision. Well done and I will have to listen to this again...and again.

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  • Daniel Delmore
  • 12-10-17

Cheers Jim

Thanks jim that book was awesome and helpful will be looking at your website for future idea's cheers mate