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Trade Paperback
240 pages
Sep 2011

Walk Strong, Look Up: The Most Powerful Exercise for Your Body and Soul

by Chantel Hobbs

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Chantel Hobbs does not believe in shortcuts, at least not when it comes to losing weight. And while her book, Walk Strong, Look Up, may seem like a course on an easy and relaxed weight loss method, Hobbs’ methods are anything but simple and easy.

The fitness coach makes readers work out both their bodies and their minds. Hobbs does not even begin to cover the steps to her walking exercise method without first taking several chapters to talk about her own experience: what she learned and how readers can learn it, too. The first part of her book focuses on the “why” behind our decisions to lose weight.

Hobbs then spends a few chapters in Part 2 covering the actual exercises, then moving on to talk more about the spiritual side of losing weight, as well as some tips for healthy eating and explanations of how the body and calories work. Throughout Hobbs challenges her readers to take the hard road, the road to a permanent solution for weight loss. Although some of her guidelines for the walks may be challenging, especially for those with wandering minds and short attention spans, they will help those willing to give full effort establish a routine.

Routine walks provide peaceful times for reflection and easing of stress, and they are wonderful opportunities for spiritual growth, Hobbs writes. Integrating exercise and spiritual discipline helps believers to “present [their] bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God” (Romans 12:1). Hobbs’ thought-provoking insights and practical advice force readers to at least consider getting past their objections to exercise. Anyone willing or dedicated will find Hobbs’ writing the motivating factor that leads them to Walk Strong, Look Up. – Harmony Wheeler,

Book Jacket:

Are you ready to get fit and lose weight?

Imagine learning how to use walking as your key to optimal health and fitness!

Chantel Hobbs knows what it's like to struggle with your weight for years and how hard it is to make regular exercise a part of your life. She's been there. One day Chantel vowed to lose weight and keep it off for good. And that's exactly what she did. Nearly 200 pounds lost and years later, she shares with you the power of combining the world's most natural exercise--walking--with prayer and praise directed toward the One who made your body.

Chantel also shows you how walking and praying at the same time both intensifies the workout and adds a spiritual component to exercising that helps you maintain your energy and enthusiasm.

If you've been putting your health or your relationship with God on the back burner, now is the time to change that. With Chantel by your side, you can change your health and your spiritual life--starting today.