Personal trainer Peña shows you how to be whole-person fit with his health system designed to bolster your physical vigor and your spiritual vim! His 28-day training manual offers exercise enthusiasts at any level a guide that includes an in-home workout routine, meal plans, and daily devotions---plus an online link to exercise demonstrations.
From the exercise physiologist of Tyler Perry and Mario Lopez comes PrayFit, a whole person fitness system designed to strengthen body and deepen faith. At its core, PrayFit is about effort: giving your best in two areas that are vital to well-beingfaith and fitness. The underlying approach is simple: Make a daily appointment to spend quality time with the Lord and to exercise.
This 28-day plan guides readers of any fitness level to begin a workout routine that can be done at home with little to no equipment, to make small but effective changes in their diet and to grow in biblical knowledge and spiritual strength. As they follow the specially designed meal plans and workouts, readers will see the physical results of their efforts almost immediatelyand as they reflect on the daily devotional reading (contributions from Pastor Jimmy Page, VP of Field Ministry and National Director of Wellness for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Scripture verses, they will begin to understand the eternal dimension of giving their best. Living Gods promised abundant life isnt only about faith . . . though thats where it starts. PrayFit is the best way to claim that promise both inside and out.
Jimmy Peña, MS, received his Masters Degree in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1998. He then published his thesis summary on the effects of endurance training on muscle size and strength in competitive athletes in the renowned journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Peña served as the fitness director for Muscle & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Hers magazines, and for more than a decade, wrote and edited thousands of articles on training and fitness, making him one of the nations most published fitness experts
In 2006, Peña designed the womens training programs for LL Cool Js New York Times best seller Platinum Workout (Rodale Books 2006), and later that year served as creator and host of the Muscle & Fitness DVD series, The Rock-Hard Challenge. In early 2007, Peña began working with Mario Lopez, contributing to his book Knockout Fitness (Rodale Books 2008), while also helping prepare his physique for appearances in People, TV Guide and on FXs acclaimed primetime show Nip/Tuck. Peña is an ongoing resource for NBCs Extra and in 2010 was the co-author of the New York Times best seller, Extra Lean.
Jimmy Page, MS, serves as the vice president of field ministry and national director of wellness for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. For nearly 20 years, he has been a leader in the medical fitness industry, operating wellness facilities affiliated with Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins. He currently hosts a daily radio segment and podcast called Fit Life Today, offering a blend of spiritual and physical health principles that promote abundant life. Hes the co-author of WisdomWalks: 40 Life-Changing Principles to Live and Give.
Jim Stoppani, PhD, serves as senior science editor for Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Flex magazines and is a science consultant for numerous companies. He has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition and health and is author of the Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, co-author (with LL Cool J) of Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle, and co-author of the book Stronger Arms & Upper Body. Dr. Stoppani is the creator of the Platinum 360 Diet and the diet program found in Mario Lopezs Knockout Fitness. He has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for numerous celebrity clients, including Dr. Dre, LL Cool J and Mario Lopez, and has appeared on the NBC television show Extra as an Extra LifeChanger.
"Jimmy Pena, wrote a great book called "PrayFit". This is a good read to get you motivated and started. If you want to take your life back, this book can help you. God bless!"- Tyler Perry
"Jimmy Pena is one of the most knowledgeable fitness writers I know. Hes one of our nations leading fitness resources. Respect." LL Cool J
"Not only is Jimmy Pena one of my best friends, but whenever I want to get dialed-in for a role or photo shoot, hes my only call. And I love starting my day at PrayFit.com, building spiritual and physical muscle. A one-of-a-kind concept from the best in the business." Mario Lopez