Fitness Junkie

Fitness Junkie

Book - 2017
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"When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin, the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin, her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination. And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?"
Publisher: New York, New York : Doubleday, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780385541800
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Piazza, Jo - Author


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Sep 08, 2018

Fitness Junkie is an interesting look into the lives of middle aged extremely wealthy women and the obsession with being thin and unusual fitness regimes that will get you there. Janey's business partner and best friend tells her she is fat and can no longer represent their wedding dress company until she loses weight. Janey is crushed and spends the next few months finding fitness classes for the elite that will help her lose weight. The story has both sad and funny moments. I found it to be a page turner and really liked the ending.

Aug 25, 2018

So boring, could not get into it and characters were completely not relatable. Returned it unfinished as it put me to sleep each time i tried to pick it up to read.

Jan 18, 2018

There can be many ways to describe this book but the one the comes to my mind first is the unexpected approach to the world of diets, health and trends with a touch of exquisite sarcasm. Just what women NEED to start feeling happy in there own skin and body type. Excellent book highly recommended...

SCL_Tricia Aug 11, 2017

Chick-lit satire of the calorie and appearance obsessed lives of New Yorkers. If you've had enough of kale, bizarre diets regimes, cultish workouts and are a little bit tired of the words wellness and gratitude, this book might be for you. A light humorous beach read, it didn't make me laugh out loud but I did give a small giggle here and there.

KHCPL_Tree Jun 06, 2017

Funny read, especially for those looking for the next diet and workout fad. Points out the ridiculousness of extreme workouts and regimes, all in a make-believe world where looking perfect can be hilarious or possibly deadly.

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