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-being--faith 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 immediately--and 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 God's promised abundant life isn't only about faith . . . though that's where it starts. PrayFit is the best way to claim that promise both inside and out.
Jimmy Peña, MS, received his master's 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 nation's most published fitness experts. In 2006, Peña designed the women's training programs for LL Cool J's New York Times bestseller Platinum Workout, 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, while also helping prepare his physique for appearances in People, TV Guide, and on FX's acclaimed primetime show Nip/Tuck. Peña is an ongoing resource for NBC's Extra and in 2010 was the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, 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. He's the coauthor of WisdomWalks.
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, coauthor (with LL Cool J) of Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle, and coauthor of the book Stronger Arms & Upper Body. Dr. Stoppani is the creator of the Platinum 360 Diet and the diet program found in Mario Lopez's 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.