Bruce W. Perry
Technical writer, creative writer, author
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Bruce W. Perry has developed Java software and written both software and fitness books. He played college soccer in New York, then amidst a varied career in journalism and software engineering finished many road races and multisport events. He's since moved on to family life and recreational alpine hiking, skiing, and resistance training. After an unguided youth, the author hangs out weightlifting in gyms again, and climbs with guides now, recently Piz Palu and the Monk in the Swiss Alps, Mt. Whitney's Mountaineer's Route, and Mt. Rainier.
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"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."
"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."
"The information is important, and the author makes it interesting, if not, fascinating."
"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."
"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."
"A serious message wrapped in an easy to approach read.
"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."
"Many a professional fitness manual aimed directly at the cyclist is written in a language and style that the author feels will impart a suitable degree of gravitas to the proceedings. Perish the thought that we might consider the contents to be optional. Bruce perry is of the polo shirt, jeans and trainers school of thought, offering a thoroughly relaxed and conversational tone even when discussing particularly complex subjects. "
"If youre the type that loves to read manuals, youll dig this book! It is packed with information from how to use equipment to what vitamins to take. Theres a lot of research in this book and favorite fitness apps from Perry. "
"If youre a serious athlete or want to know as much as you can about fitness and health, take a look at Fitness for Geeks.
"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."
"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)."
"Overall, this book is an outstanding resource. Its well written and clearly well researched, and the author knows what hes 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."
"The book is a scientific analysis of many common health principals, but its written in a way that even non-geeks will enjoy."
"A refreshingly non-squishy take on fitness for the rest of us, appealingly neutral and unusually results-based."
"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."
"The book differs from other fitness books in that youre 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."
"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."
"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. "
"It's amazing what's being done to marry mobile technology and fitness in order to give you a much richer information experience."
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