Do you secretly hate exercising? Struggle to stick with a program?

Millions of people try to change their behavior, get fit and healthy, and most eventually fail. But what if “exercising” is the real problem, not you?

Written to help people who have struggled to stay motivated as well as the professionals who work with them.

#1 Exercise & Fitness book, Amazon – July 2015

#1 Diet/Exercise book in 2015, USA Best Book Awards

Saladmaster Booklist 2018

Featured in the New York Times

Have trouble staying motivated?

Find out some surprisingly easy ways to create lasting exercise motivation.

Written to help people who have struggled to stay motivated as well as the professionals who work with them.

No Sweat translates years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program that will empower you to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all.  You’ll discover why you should forget about willpower and stop gritting your teeth through workouts you hate. Instead, you’ll become motivated from the inside out and start to crave physical activity. You’ll be hooked!

Practical, proven, and loaded with inspiring stories, No Sweat makes getting fit easier–and more fun–than you ever imagined. Get ready to embrace an active lifestyle that you’ll love.

No Sweat is being used to train fitness, wellness, and health care professionals because it explains the science of motivation in easy ways as well as showing the exact questions to use with individuals. It is also being adopted as a course text in undergraduate and graduate classes in exercise, nutrition, psychology, health care counseling, and health coaching at institutions such as Harvard and George Washington University. For the free No Sweat Teaching and Discussion Guide click here. For group discounts on No Sweat use the Contact form.

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Praise for No Sweat

No Sweat is a passionate, practical guide to improving health and fitness. Michelle Segar, a world-class expert, brings us the best of science and coaching. This book is the ultimate resource for motivating others and ourselves to exercise more—and enjoy it more.”
—Adam Grant, PhD, Wharton professor of Management and Psychology and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

“This is the best book on exercise I’ve ever read precisely because it’s not a book about exercise. There’s no mention of magic workouts, heart rates, or Spandex. No, this is a book about staying motivated, and if you’ve struggled to stay fit, you know that’s the heart of the matter. Practical and research-backed, No Sweat will help you stay motivated for life.”
—Dan Heath, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

“Michelle Segar has cracked the elusive code of behavior change in health. The science behind No Sweat helps us break free from the frustrating vicious cycle of failure when most of us embark on a behavior change, and inevitably revert. Michelle shows us how to see and feel movement, fitness, and vitality as gifts we give to ourselves, inspiring a sustainable model for sticking with healthy behaviors.”
—Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, Health Economist and Advisor, THINK-Health and Health Populi blog

“What a wonderful book! No Sweat is full of inspiration and direct application. Using the latest research, Michelle Segar shows us that the key to staying active is easier than we think. It will change the way you view exercising and help you become the active, energized version of yourself that you’ve always wanted.”
—Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design and Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab

No Sweat is an important book for our field. No Sweat provides a step-by-step program for staying motivated to exercise. Michelle Segar shows us how easy it is to apply science to achieve a lifetime of fitness, well-being, and meaning – without breaking a sweat.”
—John Ratey, MD, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

“When it comes to exercise, most of us have gotten the message but still lack the motivation. That’s why we need this remarkable book.”
—Dan H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

EssentialSteps® science-based coaching system: the bestselling book, No Sweat, is based on this system. EsstentialSteps® coaching system was developed by integrating key motivation science into a four-stage program. If you are someone who either hates exercise and/or has difficulty making your own self-care a consistent priority, working with me in the EssentialSteps® program you’ll learn how to overcome both of those issues. The program provides comprehensive information on physical fitness, exercise, health, nutrition and wellness. I offer coaching to individuals through private one-on-one phone or skype sessions around the world. In addition, I deliver EssentialSteps® seminars and workshops to organizations in person and via conference call technology.