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Best books about fitness and how to open a GYM

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Want to know how to open a gym? Do you want to create the top fitness facility? For some inspiring and thought-provoking books, check out our reading list!

Build a fantastic fitness facility with the assistance of the leading experts in the field. The people who can give you some very good advice on what to do and what not to do are listed below. beginning with how to bootstrap your fitness studio, how to inspire your clients, and how to give them tips on how to live a good, healthy life.

Gym Launch Secrets — Alex Hormozi

Most book-selling platforms agree that the most important fitness business book for entrepreneurs is Gym Launch Secrets: The Step-by-Step Guide to Building A Massively Profitable Gym, by Alex Hormozi says's top review of this book.

GYM Launch  the step by step guide cover book picture  by ALEX HORMOZI

"Practical advice from someone who's been there and done it... thousands of times, both new and experienced gym owners can benefit from this."

Another review states

“Lots of great info here with really specific instructions on how to implement. A 'gold mine'”

The detailed instructions for gym owners on how to increase clientele, increase revenue per client, and retain them over the long term. This is the result of the lessons discovered while assisting more than 2500 gyms in achieving phenomenal success in a crowded and commoditized market. The insights gathered here are direct from the gym owners who make the greatest money (above seven figures a year), and are devoid of any fluff.

conscious coaching cover book picture by BRETT Bartholomew

To get the most out of people in the field of strength and conditioning, you must understand how to influence them not only physically but also psychologically and emotionally. People are the most important performance variable, thus helping athletes accomplish their ultimate goals requires a grasp of how to successfully combine knowledge of correct training with the subtleties of human behavior. Unfortunately, whereas the science of physical training has received a lot of attention, the science of communication has received far less.

Ignite the Fire, the extremely practical method to personal training already trusted by thousands of trainers worldwide, is now available in a revised, enlarged, and enhanced edition.

Ignite the fire  cover book picture by Jonathan Goodman

It has been referred to time and time again as one of the "best books for personal trainers" because it gives you a clear road map on how to become a personal trainer, how to obtain a personal trainer certification, and how to build your career from the ground up in order to gain clients, establish a good reputation, and how to increase your income.

Have you ever desired to learn the best, most trustworthy methods for increasing clientele, managing a fitness business, or developing a reliable strategy for marketing personal training?

It's not just you. These inquiries have been posed to Jon for years, so he read, observed, did research on, and spoke with the best in the world to address them.

Day to Day cover book picture by Kevin Mullins

Kevin Mullins, a Master Instructor and seasoned trainer, is fully aware of what it takes to be a successful personal trainer. Kevin made the decision to consolidate all the knowledge gained from twenty thousand hours of expertise after ten years of success running health clubs. The key manual for creating and optimizing your personal training business is Day by Day: The Personal Trainer's Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success. Day by Day is divided into monthly subjects and daily recommendations using a creative calendar structure.

Never Let Go — Dan John

Never let go book cover picture by Dan John

Coach Dan John's direct, straightforward, thought-provoking, and inspiring teaching style simplifies even the most challenging ideas in strength training and high-performance sports. Along with weight training theory for the general public, workout regimens, Olympic lifting advice, Highland Games, track and field, and Strongman events are all covered.

The New Rules of Lifting for Women — Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe, and Alwyn Cosgrove

Back Mechanic — Stuart McGill, PhD

The new rules in lifting for woman book cover picture by Stuart McGill, PhD

Authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe, and Alwyn Cosgrove offer a thorough strength, conditioning, and nutrition program that will alter the way women exercise in The New Rules of Lifting for Women. The best way to lose weight and develop a healthy, strong body, according to the most recent studies, is through strength training rather than aerobic exercise. This book dispels the myth that women who exercise big weights will "bulk up." Nonsense! Men have a far higher natural testosterone level than women, making it much harder for them to gain muscle mass. To seem lean and healthy, muscles must be strengthened. It's really that simple: muscles that have been properly conditioned speed up metabolism and encourage weight loss. Women are required to put down their "Barbie" by the program.

An immediate best-seller in the New York Times. The Washington Post named it one of the year's best books. Pen E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award longlist

"Glorious... You will be in awe of your design's genius and extreme oddity."

via The Washington Post. The best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, gives us a top-to-bottom tour of the amazing human body. This is Bryson at his absolute finest, a must-listen owner's manual for everyone that is as detailed as it is captivating.

The Hungry Brain — Stephan Guyenet, PhD

The Hungry Brain, written by a researcher on obesity and neuroscience with a gift for entertaining and engrossing storytelling, uses cutting-edge research to address the concerns of why we overeat and what we can do to stop.

Nobody desires to overeat. Everyone wants to eat too much, gain weight, and eventually have a high risk of developing diabetes or heart disease, but two thirds of Americans do just that. We frequently overeat despite knowing better. Why does our conduct contradict our desires for health and leanness? Stephan J. Guyenet, a specialist in obesity and neurology, contends that the issue isn't necessarily one of a lack of willpower or an improper understanding of nutrition.

The Diet Fix — Yoni Freedhoff, MD

Finally, there is hope now. In The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff presents a tried-and-true method for dismantling the limiting beliefs that restrict people from losing weight and keeping it off. He has created a 10-Day Reset that encourages weight loss while keeping a fulfilling lifestyle via years of research and patient care. This reset is intended to interrupt the patterns that frequently result in weight gain: Use it to curb cravings, stop indulgences from developing into binges, and end your relationship with the scale permanently. Any diet, whether it be low-carb, low-fat, meal replacement, calorie tracking, or anything in between, can be improved with the 10-Day Reset.


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