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“Can’t get to the heart of your exercise resistance? Need help to overcome excuses? Check out Michael Gerrish’s excellent book, When Working Out Isn’t Working Out. The author, a certified trainer and a psychotherapist, details UFOs (Unidentified Fitness Obstacles) in every area (physical, biochemical, nutritional, and psychological) and provides sound and realistic advice on how to overcome them. This is the book to pick up if you really want to get moving.”

“If you’re having trouble committing to a regular program of exercise, this book will help you identify why. An excellent book for renewing your enthusiasm for exercise. It could be exactly what you need to lift you out of your rut.”

“Gerrish suggests ways to overcome unidentified fitness obstacles (UFOs) in a light and often funny writing style. This is an incredibly useful book if you’re having difficulty getting motivated to pursue a fitness lifestyle, or, if you aren’t getting the desired results, no matter what you try. This book offers many excellent solutions.”

“As a fitness writer – I just reviewed this book for Shape magazine – I have a whole library of books on the subject, most of which never get a second glance. Mr. Gerrish’s book is one that I will read, recommend, and refer to for years to come!”

“Inspirational…packed with reasonable advice…recommended!”

“This book is geared toward anyone who has tried to make a lifestyle change in the past, without success. Gerrish outlines every fitness obstacle that you can imagine and offers practical solutions. There are also a variety of personal stories included which readers can relate to. Highly interactive with an abundance of exercises and quizzes to help readers connect with the information provided, while discovering more about themselves.”

“Michael Gerrish is extraordinarily equipped and fit for the vital task of beefing up our physical and metaphysical fitness, mental health, and spiritual well-being. This book will make an authentic contribution to the field of mind/body fitness.”

“What distinguishes this book from titles like it is its approach. Gerrish, who is a fitness trainer and psychotherapist, calls it ‘getting fit from the inside out.’ He believes that many people don’t succeed, not because they are lazy or lack stick-to-it-iveness, but because of underlying psychological, biochemical, and physiological problems. This books lays out some simple strategies for overcoming what he calls ‘UFOs’ (Unidentified Fitness Obstacles). It also includes a wealth of client stories that should provide some ‘a-ha’ moments for readers.”

“When it comes to getting in shape, there are plenty of books around to show you what to do. But how many offer advice to those of us who keep falling short of our goals? When Working Out Isn’t Working Out is the first book to help us figure out why we fail and what to do about it.”

“Looking for encouragement? Exercise physiologist Michael Gerrish says overcoming hurdles is the key to succeeding with a fitness routine. He calls them UFOs – unidentified fitness obstacles – and defines them as emotional and physical blocks. His book provides plenty of quizzes to help readers identify their psychological, biochemical, physical, and nutritional UFOs.”

“The thinking person’s workout – good, all-around therapy for the fitness-challenged.”

“Gerrish identifies a huge range of UFOs, including repressed anger, genetic limitations, societal pressure about appearance, improper food combining, misaligned joints, overexercising, depression-induced lethargy, wiggly boundaries, premenstrual syndrome, and attention-deficit disorder, among many others. His book includes many quizzes to self-diagnose and checklists of ways to remedy each problem.”

“I want to share something wonderful with you. I suggested your book to one of my clients. We had a session today and she said it ‘changed her life!’ My client said that she was enlightened, moved, and excited as she read your book and still is! Thank you, Michael, for your gift to my client and I’m sure many others.”

“If you’ve never quite been able to fit fitness into your life, When Working Out Isn’t Working Out may be your ticket to a healthier, happier existence.”

“You will be hard pressed to find a more diligent and talented individual in his field. Mike has been able to answer all of my questions, both as a player and a coach.”

“Gerrish offers a wide variety of sound suggestions for identifying what he calls unidentified fitness obstacles – the mental and physical barriers that keep us from pursuing a healthier lifestyle that includes exercise. His book is full of little quizzes and lists to help you identify what will motivate you and what might be holding you back. Gerrish includes many examples of how clients have overcome their barriers to getting healthy and strong, mentally and physically.”

“Mike is a fine teacher and has tremendous rapport with his clients.”

“Gerrish’s book addresses more than just the physical aspects of getting in shape. Rather than offer a get-thin-quick scheme, he provides a long-term plan. Rather than offer a magic pill, he helps readers conquer their blocks.”

“No two bodies are the same, and there’s no one exercise programme that’s right for everyone. U.S. based fitness trainer Michael Gerrish tells you how to find the one that suits you best by identifying UFOs (Unidentified Fitness Obstacles).”

“Perhaps Gerrish’s most interesting contribution to fitness literature is the concept of UFOs, or Unidentified Fitness Obstacles – physical and psychological hindrances to achieving fitness goals. Although there are hundreds of how-to books on fitness, I have come across few, if any, that deal with the underlying barriers that often lead to failure. When Working Out Isn’t Working Out is an excellent resource for anyone who has ever fallen off the fitness wagon.”

“Michael Gerrish is uniquely qualified to write this book. As an exercise physiologist, personal fitness trainer, and psychotherapist, he has direct experience in understanding the connection between our minds and bodies. Gerrish and his valuable book may help you make permanent changes by identifying not just the symptoms of obstacles, but the sources.”