Book Review | P.A.C.E.The Twelve Minute Fitness Revolution

Title: Pace: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution

Author: Al Sears, MD

My Review:

I can see how this book could bring on some controversy and some heated debates… in this book the doctor tells you to put away your jogging shoes, stop doing aerobic workouts and to basically forget about conventional workout methods that you are doing now.

Dr. Sears says if you tell the info in this book to your doctor they will probably not agree.

PACE= Progressively Accelerating Cardiopulmonary Exertion. Dr. Sears wants your lungs to want more oxygen. In order to do this, you need to do short bursts of activities that literally take your breath away such as sprinting as opposed to going for long runs. He encourages you to “progressively increase the intensity over time.”

He also tells us that this can be done in as little as 12 minutes a day. The cover says it all… “build real heart strength, boost your lung power, renew energy and vigor, and burn fat faster, even while resting.”

About halfway through the book, after thorough explanations of his theory, Dr. Sears starts you on your new workout regimen. You start slowly figuring out when your body has created what he calls “oxygen debt.” He says this is when the good stuff really happens.

This book is full of testimonials, which I really enjoyed and is packed with useful information about how our bodies work. There really is so much in it that I am going to go back through it and re-read it~ I plan on trying out Dr. Sears’ methods, because what he says sounds reasonable. 🙂 All I have to lose is weight! Try it with me. Seems like a great idea.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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