Never judge a book by its cover. Or so we’re taught. But this book’s cover and title definitely caught my eye.
I delved a tad deeper (Googled it) and discovered that Get a Bangin’ Body comes from the founder of New York’s City Gym Boys, a “company dedicated to mentoring inner-city youth on fitness and exercise.”
Cool concept. Can’t wait to check out the book.
Read on for the press release that was issued today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fitness expert and motivational speaker Charles LaSalle releases “Get a Bangin’ Body” to help fight nationwide obesity
BOOK IN STORES NOW!
City Gym Boys continues the fight to motivate Americans to increase activity to lose weight and start living healthy
(New York, N.Y. – June 18, 2012) Fitness expert, motivational speaker and author Charles LaSalle took his passion for fitness and work of 15 years as the founder of the New York famous City Gym Boys to produce the ultimate workout guide Get a Bangin’ Body, which is currently in stores.
Geared towards men and women, Get a Bangin’ Body gives practical advice on everything from eating tips to sharing a body-weight-only program that anyone — whatever their age, income or fitness level — can undertake.
As an award winning bodybuilder, LaSalle and his regiment of buff-bodied soldiers, are all featured in the book giving their own personal stories, discussing issues like weight, diabetes, self-esteem, depression and more.
“I wrote this book Get a Bangin’ Body because I wanted to get the City Gym Boys’ message on the importance of fitness out to the public, especially to the youth,” states LaSalle. “You have to move your body and focus on burning calories. We want to create change and motivate America on a whole. This process is about your mind, body and soul.”
Founded in 1997, City Gym Boys is a fitness company dedicated to mentoring inner-city youth on the lifelong benefits of fitness and exercise. Under the leadership of Charles LaSalle, it has as its urgent mission to eliminate the illnesses and conditions associated with obesity.
Fifteen years after its founding, City Gym Boys has moved beyond the walls of the gym to spread its mission of shaping minds and bodies. CGB now has 24 members, representing more than 14 nationalities, and it partners regularly with Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Health Corps, the American Diabetes Association and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
CGB also sponsors a long-standing weekly youth fitness program with the Boys & Girls club of Harlem. The City Gym Boys are proof of how years of dedication, patience and physical activity can change one’s body, mind and life.
With the recent news of New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg and the Department of Health banning the sale of over-sized sugary drinks and now some fun treats like popcorn at restaurants and movie theaters, LaSalle believes the focus should be on more physical activities as well as Americans need to take responsibility for their own lives and start exercising their bodies if we’re going to win this battle against obesity as a nation.
“As the obesity epidemic rises in this country, the first thing in changing one’s body is changing one’s mind. It’s about tapping into the mind of the nation and motivating them to get off the couch and move. ”