Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (April 11, 2011) – “PrayFit: Your Guide to a Healthy Body and a Stronger Faith in 28 Days” (Regal Books) climbed to No. 49 on the Amazon top sellers list – it reached #6 in Christian Living and #3 in Healthy Living – last week after a rousing endorsement from actor/producer Tyler Perry. Perry, moved by the loss of his mother to diabetes, urged his eight-figure fan base to strive for healthier, more faithful living.
“Cut back on the starches, sodas, sweets, and go for a run if you can,” he said, in his weekly e-mail distribution (www.tylerperry.com/_Messages/). “If you can’t, go for a walk. Get active. Commit to putting yourself on your list. You have to be first before you can help anyone else. “Celebrity trainer Jimmy Peña, wrote a great book called ‘PrayFit.’ This is a good read to get you motivated and started. If you want to take your life back, this book can help you. God bless!”
Peña, the Los Angeles-based New York Times bestselling author who serves as exercise physiologist to Perry, also works with actor LL Cool J and TV personality Mario Lopez, both of whom have previously endorsed PrayFit (www.prayfit.com).
Perry’s support highlighted a week of significant media activity for Peña and PrayFit.
>> E! News host Giulana Rancic featured Peña and PrayFit on today’s (April 11) distribution of her FabFitFun (http://fabfitfun.com/jimmyPeña) newsletter, which is distributed to over 50,000 opt-in members. Rancic also mentioned PrayFit to her 20,000-plus base of followers on Twitter.
>> Boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero sported PrayFit.com on his trunks for his 12-round, championship fight this weekend (April 9) on HBO’s Pay-Per-View-televised “Action Heroes” fight. Guerrero previously endorsed the book: “Being a big believer in Jesus Christ, PrayFit gets me on track to start my day off in the right direction. In boxing there is no room for error. You have to be not only be physically prepared but spiritually strong as well.”
The PrayFit team is putting out its second print project, “PrayFit Family,” (Regal Books) this fall.
Here’s what other celebrities and athletes are saying about PrayFit and Jimmy Peña:
“Jimmy Peña is one of the most knowledgeable fitness writers I know. He’s one of our nation’s leading fitness resources. Respect.” –LL Cool J, entertainer
“Not only is Jimmy Peña one of my best friends, but whenever I want to get dialed-in for a role or photo shoot, he’s my only call. And I love starting my day at PrayFit.com, building spiritual and physical muscle. A one-of-a-kind concept from the best in the business.” –Mario Lopez, host, EXTRA
“This exciting devotional will enable you to live out the Scripture which says to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength! (Mark 12:30 NIV)’” —Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers, 2010 American League MVP
“PrayFit focuses on the importance of a balanced life – a life committed to both physical and spiritual nourishment. One that flourishes when faith and fitness intersect.” –Curtis Martin, 5-time NFL Pro Bowler
“PrayFit is my daily dose of inspiration — both physically and spiritually — from my favorite fitness guru, Jimmy Peña. He is so well versed in faith and fitness that there’s no one else I’d rather have in my corner.” –Rachel Cannon, actress (Two and a Half Men) and yoga instructor
By Jimmy Pena
Regal Books ISBN-10: 9780830756513 ISBN-13: 978-0830756513 ASIN: 0830756515