Mountainside Fitness

Our Four Fitness Must-Read Books

Fitness is something that can unite us all and learning more about wellness is something we value at Mountainside. We’ve researched some of the best books regarding health, wellness, and fitness and we’re sharing our top four must-reads.. Read below to skip the stress and start turning pages!

Superlife: The Five Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy Fit and Eternally Awesome By Darin Olien

Summary: Superlife introduces an entirely new way of thinking in what the author, Darin Olien, calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. This book includes a “how to eat” user’s guide with a shopping list, a guide on how to create a balanced diet plan, and more! Written in an engaging conversational style, you are sure to learn a lot about nutrition and maintaining a healthy body.

About the Author: Darin Olien is a co-host with Zac Effron on the widely popular Netflix series “Down to earth with Zac Effron”. He also is a highly recognized exotic superfood hunter. He is a partner in GreenPath which is a progressive technology company that is dedicated to real solutions for a new world. 

Where to get it: You can find Superlife: The Five Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy Fit and Eternally Awesome By Darin Olien  on Amazon

 

 

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain By John J Ratey, MD

Summary:  Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, will forever change the way that you think about exercise. Ratey goes into the research behind how exercise is the most important tool in improving our brain function. Exercise can lift your mood, fight memory loss, help battle addiction, reduce the impact of age, and more. 

About the Author: John J Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has established himself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.

Where to get it: You can find Spark: The Revolutionary  New Science of Exercise and the Brain By John J Ratey, MD on Amazon as well.

 

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Summary: Yoga Anatomy takes you through the journey of Yoga and has in-depth information about the structures and principles that make up this practice. Learn about how the breathing, body positions, and the spine are all connected. Yoga Anatomy is great for an experienced or first time Yogi.

About the Author: Leslie Kaminoff is an internationally recognized specialist with four decades of experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He runs workshops for the leading yoga associates and founded the Breathing Project, a non-profit organization that leads year-long courses in Yoga and anatomy.

Where to get it: You can find Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff on Amazon.
 

Dream On: The inspirational memoir from the founder of Arizona’s leading fitness empire by Tom Hatten.

Summary: Tom Hatten’s inspiring story of how he created a fitness empire with $2,000 dollars and a dream. Tom’s real-life 30-year journey is sure to convince you that anything is possible. This personal life story of high highs and low lows is page-turning. All proceeds from this book benefit the Make-a-wish Foundation and MDA Arizona. (link to websites)

About the Author:  Tom Hatten is the founder of Mountainside Fitness and a leading entrepreneur in the Phoenix area. He is an author, speaker, owner, and community leader. Tom Hatten is a man who is passionate about creating opportunities for others, building a fitness community, and giving back to those in need.

 Where to get it: You can find Dream On: The inspirational memoir from the founder of Arizona’s leading fitness on Amazon.  

 

References

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18651983-superlife

https://darinolien.com/about/

http://www.johnratey.com/

https://www.yogaanatomy.org/about/