- Kedges work! (0) May 4, 2013
Chris – I read both your books on a couple of recent long flights. Interestingly I had already been ‘following’ your program before I even knew about it. Last July I got a reality check when I saw my holiday photos. I had gotten out of control and was nearing 250lb. With my 50th Birthday around the corner I decided to do something about it. I signed up for a Triathlon that just happened to fall on my birthday in April. In the 9 months in between I lost over 30lbs and ended up finishing the triathlon (750m swim / 20km bike and 5km run) in a reasonable time. Your books have reinforced the message and I have now taken it to the next level by signing up for a long bike race in Nov and a 1/2 marathon in Dec. I am training daily and eating better – especially since reading Thinner…. I need to lose another 20-30lb! But like you I am not giving up my wine. Although not tonight as I have a 70k bike ride planned for tomorrow morning! Regards, Keith
- Amazing Jonathon and Mary (0) April 14, 2013
Went to WAshington DC last weekend to talk to a WPO (chief executives organization); I was brought down by the most engaging couple you ever saw, Mary and Jonathon. They read Younger Next Year a year or so ago, they really drank the Kool-Ade, they really changed their lives. Especially Jonathon. He works out 6 days a week … sometimes more than once a day. He is thin as a rail and looks lovely. Okay that’s an exaggeration but he lost a ton of weight and he looks absolutely terrific. Huge energy, high optimism… “it changed my life.” Same old same old, and SUCH good news. Mary actually does look lovely, but YNY does not get credit for that: she came that way. But Jonathon is clear that YNY can take full credit for the quality of his life these days. And, as far as he is concerned, it is worth a ton. His life is sweet.
- Nice note (0) February 16, 2013
Chris, So far I have given away over 25 copies of your book (YNY) and have started over 30 people rowing. When I hear a hint from someone that they are ready to change, I can’t help but give them a copy of YNY. One of my rowers has Parkinson’s and is 73. Another is a retired thoracic surgeon and is 86! He loved your book! I am an airline pilot with Delta and fly with different crews every month, so it is a perfect place to affect other’s lives. They see me exercise on every layover and that often leads to conversations about YNY. Five of the other pilots I have flown with have bought rowers. I choose my layovers in our hotels that have rowers. My standard layover is Paris where the rower overlooks the Seine. Your book changed my life and I am forever grateful to you. Thank you Chris. If you are ever in the Charleston, SC area, please let me know. Off to the gym!! Take good care and YNY! Gratefully, Chuck Hughes
- GOOD PATIENT GOOD DOCTOR (0) January 17, 2013
Chris, I have to tell you my story. I am a family doc in a small town in western Maine. I was forced to read Younger Next Year by a patient. I am only 48 but he nagged me everywhere I went. Retaurants, grocery stores etc. I finally read it and it changed my outlook for the next ‘Half’. For the last six months I have been studying karate and exercising daily. I feel great. I have recommended the book to no less than 5 patients a day for the last 6 months. The best success story is a 72 year old diabetic hypertensive who was able to get off all rx. This last week of vacation, his grandson was up from Massachusetts. My patient asked him if he wanted to go to the gym with him. His grandson asked if they had an ‘old fart’ gym. Needless to say, grandpa out lifted him and that’s all the grandson is talking about. My daughter is 13 and I am hoping for the day she or her kids, some day, say “I can’t believe grandpa can do this!”
Kevin Finley DO
- Evert McIlwain, 55 (2) February 17, 2012
After reading “Younger Next Year” I began to realize and have a better understanding, as I mature (I like to use that term rather than old or older) as to what is happening to my body.
I began my finess adventure later in life at the age of 52. This book has helped me understand the connection of how I think, the relationships I have, my plans and endeavors I make and how they affect my physical well being. The title is exactly how I feel since I decided to take more control of my mind and body. I feel and look better than I ever have in my life.
This journey led me to compete in fitness competitions at the age of 52-how crazy is that! I am now a fitness instructor and health and wellness educator and have a specific interest in working with the mature adult. It makes it a lot easier when you’ve experienced it yourself at this age. What a great book!