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No pain, no gain has been a rallying cry in the fitness world for decades.
I get it, intense workouts are seductive. It’s easy to get caught up in the energy and hype of high intensity training (HIT) or high volume weight lifting sessions. Adding 5 more pounds, pushing out one more rep, giving it your all and collapsing in a pool of sweat. It’s a romantic idea and finishing a hard workout can provide a great sense of accomplishment.


F Introduction or more than 16 years, I’ve been in the business of helping people move better, feel better, and enjoy life to its fullest. I became interested in health and fitness after I witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, on the health of my family. I wanted to help myself and my loved ones have a better quality of life, so I set out to learn how healthy lifestyles—including regular physical activity—can improve our well-being. It quickly became clear to me that a career in fitness was my calling. So, at a young age, I made the decision to focus my academic pursuits and professional work on educating and inspiring others to live healthier, more active lives.


This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians or other clinicians. Readers should consult with a physician, dietitian, or other health-care professional before beginning or making any changes to a diet, exercise, or health program. The authors and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any liability, loss, or risk—personal or otherwise—which is incurred, directly or indirectly, as a consequence of the use and application of any of the contents of this book.