Media praise for Fitness for Geeks

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"One need not be a geek to enjoy and benefit from the information gleaned from Bruce Perry's informative and entertaining Fitness for Geeks. Perry adroitly scripts each chapter to stand on its own, but I enjoyed it from cover to cover and was surprised at how much I learned."
-- Jack Fultz, 1976 Boston Marathon Winner

"The author writes knowledgeably and comprehensively about his topics and provides a lot of detail, especially on the tracking and measuring apps. "
-- John Suda, Slashdot.org

"The book covers a wide range of subjects, from evaluating your current way of life, to online fitness tools and apps, to a number of sections discussing food and nutrition, to getting outside and how to use a gym."
-- Sarah Kirkconnell, Trail Cooking & The Outdoors

"Whether you are a geek or not, even if you hate science, you will find useful advice in Fitness for Geeks."
-- Jennifer Comet Wagner, Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology

"I read a galley of Bruce Perry's new book, Fitness for Geeks, and found the advice and explanations about diet and fitness to be fascinating. His program of self-tracking, ancestral diet, and high-intensity exercise are right on target, at least for me! "
-- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"It's amazing what's being done to marry mobile technology and fitness in order to give you a much richer information experience."
-- Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, www.duffbert.com

"Just in case you got bored while reading about the need for Vitamin D, Perry interjects spotlight conversations with professionals, pro-tips, and focused, mini discussions on topics like the positive effects of fasting, the details of the Paleo diet, and sample professional exercise routines that are easily adaptable. "
-- Lynn Root, PyLadies

"Fitness for Geeks tells us that our mental and physical operating systems evolved over millions of years to be hunters and gathers. Very recently we have adopted TV and computers, and have become a nation of chair sitters. Fitness for Geeks gives us the information we need to decide what to do about it."
-- Hartley J. Jackson, Amazon.com, NVMUG eNewsletter editor

"The book differs from other fitness books in that you’re not going to find one specific diet to follow or one particular workout routine to perform. Instead, Perry uses the book to educate geeks by talking to us on our terms and understanding that we often want as much detail as possible so that we can make our own decisions rather than have one provided to us."
-- James Floyd Kelly, Wired.com

"Fitness For Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health by Bruce Perry is a good reference for explaining optimal strategies for fitness, supplements, the eating regimen, and much more. The author extols the virtues of eating whole unprocessed food, exercise, using tracking metrics, sleep, de-stressing, and other lifestyle tactics like saunas."
-- Dr. Joseph S Maresca, Blogcritics Books

"A refreshingly non-squishy take on fitness for the rest of us, appealingly neutral and unusually results-based."
-- Jessica Bryce Young, Orlando Weekly

"The book is a scientific analysis of many common health principals, but it’s written in a way that even non-geeks will enjoy."
-- DietPlan, dietplanworkout.com

"Overall, this book is an outstanding resource. It’s well written and clearly well researched, and the author knows what he’s talking about. The information on nutrition and nutrients is especially good, and much easier to understand than many similar books. The web sites, apps, links and other resources are excellent for their purpose and there are plenty of opportunities to find other resources on your own."
-- Marte Brengle, 7 Tutorials

"As I finished reading this book, I was amazed at how much I learned about human physiology. At the same time, I was also amazed at how much I didn't know about the inner workings of the human body. Knowledge is power, and for this reason I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health (Geek or not)."
-- Dad's Dish Retro Blog, dadsdish.blogspot.com

"Definitely a book to pick up, especially if you really don't like reading books about how you are doing everything wrong. This is more of a book to take you from your chair to the world outside and how to go back to your roots. An exceptional read."
-- Manda Tippit, inRandom

"If you’re a serious athlete or want to know as much as you can about fitness and health, take a look at Fitness for Geeks. "
-- Elisa Pacelli, MyMac

"If you’re the type that loves to read manuals, you’ll dig this book! It is packed with information from how to use equipment to what vitamins to take. There’s a lot of research in this book and favorite fitness apps from Perry. "
-- Teri Knight, 15 with the Author

"Even if you find just a few things that end up working for your family, I think the time spent reading this book will be well worth your effort."
-- Dana Hinders, LoveToKnow Crafts

"A serious message wrapped in an easy to approach read. "
-- Brian Palmer, thewashingmachinepost.net

"If you're a little out of shape (and, let's face it, most of us are) then I'm sure you'll find this book useful."
-- Dave Cross, dave.org.uk

"Everyone is, or should be, concerned with their health. This book provides a large amount of useful information that could well be of assistance in ensuring that one goes the right way in getting and keeping oneself healthy."
-- Adrian Morant, GadgetSpeak

"The information is important, and the author makes it interesting, if not, fascinating."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"A great read for people who are looking to get healthier in life as it relates to exercise, eating better, and getting enough rest. If you are looking for reasons and ways to get healthier, take a look at this read, whether you are a geek or not."
-- Danny M., Book Bargains and Previews

"It's packed with facts and common sense in a lively, readable format geeks will find readily accessible - and far superior to the many health guides that assume an active life and prior familiarity with fitness concepts."
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, July 2012, Volume 7, Number 7

"Fitness for Geeks can help you overcome inertia and enjoy the process--though it's not your usual computer book by a long shot. It's a book for true geeks, power users, and ordinary folks alike. Its author, Bruce Perry, is a software engineer and computer journalist, who also is a runner, hiker, skier, and health nut. In other words, he geeks and manages to have a life as well, and he wants to share how to do it with us."
-- Babette Bloch, Golden Gate Computer Society