We round up our favorite books in the health, wellness and business fields for fitness professionals to read this fall.
The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype
You probably have a set routine in place in order to get the most out of your busy days. What you might not know though is your body’s natural rhythms, and how they coincide with those daily activities, can have a huge impact on your outlook. In his new book, Dr. Michael Breus breaks down the complex science of chronobiology, arguing that when we do something is just as important as what we do or how we do it. Take his quiz to discover your specific “chronotype” and when you should be drinking coffee or working out to maximize your own productivity and happiness.
DEFINE YOUR NEXT MOVE
Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One
We don’t know of too many businesses that started out as one idea and remained the same, hugely successful for years to come. (Case in point: ClassPass, which began as search engine for fitness classes—and as founder and CEO Payal Kadakia has said, pivoted several times before becoming the membership service it is today.) If you’re feeling stuck or are wondering about what’s next for your business, check out author Jenny Blake’s new book, Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One. Within, she unpacks how to figure out what’s already working in your career or your business as you map out what’s next. And while you don’t want to fix what isn’t broken, changing direction, whether through your class programming, your brand identity or design, can help freshen up your business and engage a new audience of customers.
Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap into Your Greatness, and Defy Your Limits
Author Candace Moore, entrepreneur and creator of Yoga by Candace, shares her personal journey and approach to yoga in her new book out this fall, Namaslay. The book features over 100 yoga poses with full-color photos and tips to get the most out of your practice, plus custom-designed yoga sequences and month-long programs for a variety of yoga personalities—even those who have yet to try downward-facing dog.
The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
Gabrielle Burnstein, the “Spirit Junkie” and best-selling author of Miracles Now, is back with her latest book designed to help readers transform their fear into faith. She encourages readers to get in touch with their inner selves through meditation and positive affirmations in order to find balance, calm and inspiration. The next time you’re feeling stressed, reach for one of her affirmations to help remind yourself why you do what you do. As Burnstein would say, it’s time to “rise up into your power.”
HELP CLIENTS DITCH DIETING FOR GOOD
Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
You may have heard of the popular wellness/diet program, Whole30, which challenges people to commit to 30 days of eating strictly whole foods by eliminating processed foods, sugar, alcohol, dairy, grains and legumes. While it’s all well and good to commit to 30 days of eating this way, how can you, or your clients, realistically incorporate this into daily life? Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 program and best-selling author, shares her advice in her new book, Food Freedom Forever. The detailed 3-part plan is no-nonsense and easy to translate for your clients who are seeking nutritional guidance.