Former Tigard councilor pens comprehensive book on health, fitness
Former Tigard City Council member Marc Woodard recently released a fitness and health book, "Ageless MirrorAthlete: Overweight and Unfit No More," published by iUniverse.
The book, which took more than 10 years to write, shares advice and tips for anyone interested in a fitness program to meet their unique needs and attain a healthier lifestyle in a "guidebook of truths about fitness and health."
The book is written to allow readers to customize a fit, healthy-habits and active lifestyle program relevant to their fitness and health goals through a discussion "big pharma," agriculture, fitness, health, diet and anti-aging industries that Woodard says harm consumers by selling over-processed foods, diet potions and pills, programs and services that offer half-truths and sometimes flat-out lies and increase health risk.
In "Ageless Universe," Woodard shows people how to safely, naturally and permanently lose the weight they want while getting fitter and feeling well without increasing health risk.
"No matter who you are, or what cultural background you come from — or what physical, mental or spiritual pain challenge you experience… I'm here to tell you the insight found within this book is like no other. It will change your encompassing being positively one way or the other," said Woodard. "Those who suffer from injury, illness and disease will also receive significant rehabilitation and health care referral knowledge to heal sooner (rather) than later and get on with life."
A retired disabled U.S. Army vet, Woodard has 40 years of experience as a fit healthy lifestyle consultant and was co-author of "Working on Wellness, Fitness and Nutrition, Keys to Good Health" books for military service personnel.
That publication went out to approximately 190,000 reservists of various branches of service during in the mid-1990s. Woodard also wrote the instructor's version of the book where he contracted with the U.S. Army's Morale, Welfare and Recreation division as a civilian to teach and certify soldiers in fitness, health, nutrition and fitness assessment courses.
Woodard, who served on the Tigard City Council from 2011-18, owns MirrorAthlete, an online fitness secrets educational website.
The 394-page book is available in hardcover, softcover or in e-book format at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.