Testimonials and Endorsements


Testimonials and Endorsements


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James Fell’s writings, especially on motivation, gave me the push I needed to get off my butt and start working out and eating right – and I’ve lost 30 lbs so far!

– Jill Grow, Lansing, MI


James Fell’s consulting has jump started my weight loss and new strength building. I was unhappy with the way I looked and I felt sluggish and unmotivated. I want to look and be healthy and fit, inside and out. His program and encouragement gave me the incentive to start looking after my health and fitness. I feel so much better now, and am so excited with the changes to my body that his program has developed (I have dents where once was fat!). It is easy to continue to be motivated, seeing these results starting to happen.

– Lynn Leroux, Calgary, AB


Last year I stumbled onto James Fell’s website. His sense of humour and no-nonsense approach to getting in shape was extremely motivating to me. Since then I’ve dropped 30lbs and ran over 320km. My first marathon is coming up next month and I couldn’t be more excited!

Jeremy Pollock


James Fell’s ‘Body for Wife’ is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in getting, and more importantly, STAYING in shape. James may not tell you what you WANT to hear but he will tell you what you NEED to hear and he will make it enjoyable too. I have personally lost 85 lbs and 12 inches off my waist by following the principles James teaches.

– Glenn Prewett, Arlington, TX


I love the website and your style of writing. I hate ‘health sites’ that are geared towards women because they are all fluffy and sugar coated. I like your site because it’s cut and dry, no B.S., straight to the point, it’s refreshing and actually motivating.

– Jennifer Elder, Nanton, AB


No more touchy-feely crap! Good, solid advice that makes sense. He may be the Body for Wife guy, but sound advice works for and appeals to both genders.

– Judy Wagner, La Verne, CA


James Fell’s plain talk about diet and exercise will give you the kick in the ass you need to get off the couch and back into shape. If you want someone to hold your hand and tell you how easy it is, keep looking. If you’re looking for practical information and motivation to improve how you look and feel (delivered with a few laughs to soften the blows), he just might be your man.

– Carole Sutherland, Saskatoon, SK


You’re an amazing writer James! Not only do you know your stuff when it comes to fitness, you make the information amusing by being so witty and your website blog is probably my favorite writing that you do. You crack me up! Keep it up and I’ll keep following you and passing it on to others!

-Erin Moor, Vancouver, BC


I am a 72 years old and as a senior I find that Mr. Fell’s fitness advice makes sense. I am no fitness expert so the logical and technical information that he gives, (along with the humor and colorful language), made the book fascinating and extremely informative. Far exceeds any other fitness source that I have come across. It’s a winner!

– Keith Burton, Kilworthy, ON


I have been following James writings for quite a while and check in on his articles regularly. As a professional with a tight schedule and active family life i find his advice very applicable the topics dealing directly with questions I have had myself. I really enjoy his writing style and wit, his fitness website has me laughing out loud on a regular basis.

– Eric Brocklesby, Calgary, AB


You write almost exactly the same way I think. It was like reading something I wrote myself…that is, if I had the ability to put my thoughts into words as well as you do….which I obviously don’t….so actually it wasn’t like that at all. Good stuff though.

– Brian Sanders


I really enjoy your writing style, and think that you’re doing a great thing by forging new territory in a largely-bullshit-infused genre.

– Zak Burkett


Your research is second to none and the subject matter topical. Presentation perfect, incorporates a comfortable humour to entice the couch potato off his/her arse, a common sense, well structured hand book written to take notice of.

– Trevor Timbs


OK James, I’m female and just by reading your intro I’m hooked. Not only am I a wordsmith and adore the cleverness of your domain name, I love your humorous approach.

– Paula Magnuson


I’ve been following you faithfully since your invitation to become a work-out warrior and I did just that. I’ve increased my weekly workouts (running and weight training) from 3 hours per work to an average of 5 (and up to 7 if I can swing it!). Not always easy for a single mother of two small children with a full time job and a home to maintain…but you inspire and push me. Thanks for not sugar-coating it!

– Nicole Beauchamp


I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! You and I are going to get my husbands fat ass in shape. I think your advise and info is 100% informative, helpful and easy to follow. 1 million thank yous.

– Jennifer Morehouse


I just wanted to write and say thanks for putting together such an amazing, straight shooting, information packed site! It is really refeshing to see someone with such a wide knowledge base sharing his knowledge for free. It’s also inspiring to know that you’ve been there, done that and that you’re coming from a place of experience and understanding.

– David Hall


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 James Fell’s column with the Los Angeles Times is a breath of fresh air for the fitness industry. He brings humor and realism while exposing frauds and busting myths.

– Harley Pasternak, MSc / Celebrity Fitness Trainer and bestselling author of Five Factor Fitness, Five Factor Diet, and Five Factor World Diet. Visit www.5factor.com.


James Fell will tease, cajole, insult, startle, and entertain you, but he will never lie to you, at least about exercise science. His information on health and fitness is grounded in the best science, and he resists exaggerating truths in the interest of persuasion. Fell tells it like it is, delivering helpful motivation and information in an enjoyable, refreshing, and readable style.

– Barbara A. Brehm, EdD / Professor, Department of Exercise & Sport Studies at Smith College and author of Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies


As a health professional I have countless reading options each day, including magazines, books, journals, blogs, newsletters, and so forth. I only take time to read articles that are engaging, practical and informative. The articles by James Fell consistently meet these criteria. If you want to improve your knowledge base AND be entertained, immediately introduce yourself to his writing.

– Ryan D. Andrews, MS, MA, RD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM-HFS, CISSN / Director of Education for Precision Nutrition


James Fell has a unique, no holds barred approach to fitness and health. He is knowledgable and does his research. If you want the raw facts sans sugar-coating, he is your man!

– Terri Champagne, CSEP-CPT / Owner & President of Champagne Fitness Inc., Co-Owner & President of Nourish Retreats Inc.


If you are really sick of gimmicks, “quick fixes”, wasting your money, and destroying your confidence; you have come to the right place! Get ready for real, researched, applicable life-long strategies to reach your goals and still LIVE. James does his due diligence and is all about understanding the true physiology and psychology behind weight loss and NOT deprivation. His strategies are sound and manageable for the long-term, and he “lives” what he teaches; his results come from consistency, education and hard work, not perfection. I highly recommend people to read, learn and apply his knowledge to reach AND MAINTAIN goals you never thought possible… enjoy the ride!

Denise Beatty, B.SC Exercise Physiology MES, CSCS, CPT Creator of award-winning “Fitness Fix” DVD series.


James really does have a keen grasp of the principles of health, psychology and exercise science. He supports his perspective and vision with well documented and researched expert knowledge in psychology, exercise science, human development and motivation. He is able to weave practical tips, anecdotal stories and academic research to reinforce a holistic model of motivation to achieve behavioural change that is just that; a complete picture encompassing the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of motivation.

– Dr. Shawna McGovern-Burke / Performance Psychology Consultant


James Fell is a fantastic writer and a terrific motivator:  clear, honest, straight-forward, no-bull — just what middle-aged guys like me need!

Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning science-fiction author