Seven Sundays (Hardcover)

A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change

By Alec Penix, Myatt Murphy

Howard Books, 9781501189852, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2018

List Price: 26.00*
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A Biblically grounded, six-week plan to lead you on the path toward losing weight and getting healthier by focusing on the connections between spiritual and physical health.

So many of the books within the diet and fitness space focus on vanity or superficial reasons for striving for personal health and wellbeing. Is it any wonder then that a motivation that’s so surface-level has such a slim chance of working long-term? But Alec Penix believes that all things are possible if you use faith as your bedrock.

In Seven Sundays, celebrity trainer and devoted follower of Christ Penix explains the connection between faith and fitness, and both his own and shares his clients’ success stories. When our spiritual and physical bodies are built up simultaneously, we find ourselves more likely to stick with healthier, life-changing habits, appreciate what we have, be thankful for what we've gained (and lost), and feel content with how far we’ve traveled.

Seven Sundays is a six-week program that shows you how easy it is to undergo your own total transformation. The book is organized as a day-by-day journey in the same manner as a daily devotional. Over the course of each week, you will work on the “6 Pillars of Purpose” that build up this strength. You will also enjoy “Faith-Full” foods and explore a new spiritual theme each week. Ultimately, you’ll undertake a meaningful journey that will finally connect your body and spirit.

After Seven Sundays, the changes required to live a healthier life become easier because you will want to do them—for God, for others, and for yourself—rather than ever feel as if you have to do them. It’s designed to inspire you to look inside yourself and recognize that it’s not that you need to exercise, eat right, and be healthy, but that you deserve to exercise, eat right, and be healthy, and recognize your body as a spiritual vessel.

About the Author

Alec Penix is a celebrity trainer in Los Angeles. Soon after he was saved, God put the intention in his heart to combine faith and fitness so he could share his calling. Alec has worked with many athletes and celebrities, including Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas, singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, actor/singer Aaron Tveit, and Derek and Julianne Hough. He has worked on international concert tours, musical productions, and on set for both television and film to help prepare his clients to look, feel, and perform their best. He lives in Los Angeles.

Myatt Murphy is a journalist who has written for many of the world's top publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Men's Health, Women’s Day, and Cooking Light. He is the author of many best-selling books—including The Body You Want in The Time You HaveUltimate Dumbbell Guide, and the Men's Health Gym Bible—and has also written books for many of today's top lifestyle specialists, including Harley Pasternak, Gunnar Peterson, and Jenna Wolfe.

Praise For Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change

Seven Sundays is a powerful tool that will enlighten you to see wellness and spirituality with a fresh perspective. Alec is so much more than a trainer, he is a coach who is dedicated to changing the way you see yourself by incorporating practical steps that will empower you. His love of God and wanting to help people will touch many lives!"
— Kathie Lee Gifford, Actress, Host, Author, Singer, Playwright

"Alec is a dedicated young man who’s passionate to inspire people to become the best version of themselves, through strengthening their body, mind, and spirit."
— Roma Downey, actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author of Box of Butterflies

“Alec is more than just a trainer - There is a comfortability he provides that is rare to find in his line of work. He is a friend genuinely trying to help his clients reach their goals.”
— Shawn Mendes, singer songwriter

“Alec is dedicated and passionate about seeking greatness in all he does. Helping others reach their full potential through hard work and an open heart.”
— Derek Hough, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy award winning performer

“We have no doubt Seven Sundays will transform your temple and walk with the Lord. He will encourage you. He will challenge you, but most of all, Alec will teach you how God can transform and renew your temple and soul.” 
— Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

“After meeting and working with Alec, I can see the passion and love that he embodies. He is a truly inspirational young man whose spirit will inspire everyone he touches. I have no doubt that this book will affect many lives!”
— Cheryl Ladd Actress, Author, Entrepreneur

"Christian readers looking to maintain faithfulness and healthy habits will find great advice in this approachable work."