FBI: The Fit Body Initiative
Steve Halls
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Bookshaker (November 17, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1905430086
ISBN-13: 978-1905430086

The title of this book, for me, was immediately arresting. I would hazard a guess that I am not the first person to wonder what on earth the ‘FBI’ has to do with being healthy. However, upon closer analysis, it becomes obvious that ‘FBI’ is short for “Fit Body Initiative’. In the title alone, this book has achieved the aim of catching a reader’s attention.

Furthermore, the ominous colour, black, for the background of the cover design with the words in ochre adds to the attraction of this book.

The purpose of this work is clearly stated on the back cover where Mr. Halls writes:

Imagine What You Could Achieve In 90 Days With Your Own Personal Trainer … Well this book is the next best thing and a lot more affordable – you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.


The FBI has been specially written to help you change your lifestyle gradually. With nutritional advice, training tips and tasks that build into a comprehensive guide to a healthy lifestyle – you get in the best shape of your life one day at a time.

It is clear from the start that this is a book that you are expected to read once through for pleasure and, thereafter, refer to it each day for the next 90 days. This is evident from the fact that Mr. Halls has separated his book into 90 separate ‘#’s, i.e. the reader would begin with #1 on the first day, #2 on the second and so on. To make it an exciting book to read, Mr. Halls has taken the trouble to give a title to each ‘#’; for instance, #55 reads as ‘Get Fruity’ and right at the end of the page, he asks, “Are you eating a rainbow?” These questions and arrangement add to increasing the interest level of reading this book.

The tone in which the book is written is simple to understand as there is no flowery language used at any time. Also, there are various templates, ideas and tips to follow. In addition, there are exercises which are manageable for anyone. To ensure that these exercises are carried out in a proper manner, Mr. Halls has provided photographs of each and every step that should a reader to do.

From the Foreword written by Janine Machin, you’ll learn that Mr. Halls has an interesting background; it is only right at the end of the book, where there is a short biography of Mr. Halls, we learn more about the author. Perhaps, the most interesting fact about Mr. Halls is that in 2000, after serving for more than 23 years in the British Army, he left after he attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1. The discipline he clearly requires from anyone who chooses to undertake his programme. Mr. Halls is also qualified to present his fitness program as he undertook the Premier Diploma Course in Fitness Training and Sports Therapy.

With all of this information, knowledge, experience and even a plan put in place, I know that after writing this review, I’ll have no other excuse but to start this programme!

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