In a culture dominated by gym fail memes, sweat patches, and a bit too much grunting, the fitness world is embarrassing enough without not knowing what to do, how to act or what to say. Whether holding your own in a fitness discussion with a high-intensity gym ‘bro’, or nervously stepping onto the treadmill for the first time, The Bluffer’s Guide to Fitness is for everyone who wants to make fitness a part of their daily life.
Fitness bluffers of all ages and genders will appreciate the hints, tips and no-nonsense advice on how to bluff your way around a gym, park run or swimming pool; how to pre-empt – and even counter-offer – fitness advice; how to safely break fitness etiquette to your advantage; and how to look and sound fitter than you actually are.
Covering a broad spectrum, from weightlifting and gym classes to home gyms and street fitness, The Bluffer’s Guide to Fitness is essential reading for bluffers wanting to survive a trip to the gym; for bluffers wanting to emerge victorious in a conversation with a fitness expert; and for anyone who has flirted with the idea of fitness after realising ‘cuddly’ isn’t actually a compliment.
Author: Chris Carra is an award-winning blogger and freelance writer from Swansea. He has written regularly on a range of topics for both local and national media, and has contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, Metro, Yahoo Sport, and BBC Radio Wales. He is an accomplished guitar player, video game player, and fitness enthusiast (not necessarily all at the same time). His most recent book is Swansea City: Match of My Life (2018).