We have all been there. Moments, days, weeks months or even years, when we can’t seem to find our fitness mojo. In Return to Fitness: Getting in Shape After Injury, Illness, or Prolonged Inactivity Bill Katovsky takes us on a personal journey and teaches us how to find fitness again.
Katovsky, a two-time Hawaii Ironman finisher, bicycled solo across the U.S. and competed in a three-day mountain bike race across Costa Rica. A series of misfortunes, including depression, losing his dog, death in his family, and debilitating health problems, Katovsky went from being a multisport junkie to complete couch potato. He stopped working out for almost ten years. At fifty he decided it was long enough and fought his way back to fitness. An inspiring memoir, it is also a hands-on guide to help anyone reclaim health and well-being. Chapters include Lost Years, Physical Injury, Mental Injury. In the chapter on Motivation, How Hollywood Stays Fit was very enlightening.
Katovsky, founder of Tri-Athlete Magazine and coauthor of Bike For Life, supplements his personal story with those of others successfully returning to fitness. Whether or not you need motivation or fell from fitness grace; Return to Fitness is an entertaining and informative read. Find the book for $16.95 at return-to-fitness.com, amazon.com and book retailers.