Friday, October 28, 2011

"The Swing" Ta-Da! Surprise, Surprise!



Well....it's official! Actually it's been official, but now it's really official! Here is the cover of my book, "The Swing" on Amazon. Available for pre-order and it looks as if a Kindle version will also be available (hopefully on audio too!) Release date of March 13, 2012....how exciting! The whole experience has shot me over the moon and it's barely getting starting (fingers crossed).


Originally the release was predicted for right after Christmas but that was changed a month or so ago. I prefer the later release because it gives me a little more time to get ready and I think the audience that will be looking for something new after the onslaught of New Year's diet and fitness books run their courses will be just as large. Barnes and Noble increased their original order so you'll be seeing my face when you walk into those bookstores! And speaking of my face...how thrilling is it to have my image, an such a powerful image of me swinging, on the front cover! It's very unusual for a first time author, non celebrity, to have their picture on the cover! Lucky me!

"The Swing" is more than a diet and fitness book, I hope. It's my own personal story of how it's never too late to transform your body, your mind, and your life as I did. The kettlebell swing was the exercise that helped transform my body in a way I never could imagine. And learning how to teach this amazing skill has transformed me into a different kind of person.

Many times I hear, read and see stories of people that have lost tremendous amounts of weight go on to become personal trainers. I don't consider myself a personal trainer I consider myself a kettlebell instructor and motivational speaker. I also often say "If there was something better (than the kettlebell swing), I'd be doing it!" And as I mentioned in my last post, being in shape, getting in shape safely, allows you to try other things, other sports, in addition to improving your quality of life. The kettlebell swing is the safest and fastest way for practically anyone, age, weight, or condition,to change their physical health, their bodies, level of cardio fitness and confidence. I know no other exercise that regularly turns people into feeling like a bad ass, me included. But the kettlebell won't swing itself! (Mark's phrase)

I hope more people than ever will pick up my book, pick up a kettlebell and start to live the rest of their lives stronger, body, mind and spirit, than they ever thought possible. To find the inner athlete, the inner bad ass, the person they always knew they were, the person they were born to be. It's never too late, YOU CAN DO IT!


29 comments:

Gabby Eborall said...

Congratulations Tracy! After I was introduced to the kettlebell in 2008 I had to learn more. I did my research and there you were, a woman in her forties, in her garage and in her blue jeans, swiinging your bell! You truly motivated me and here I am, an RKC 2 and kettlebell studio owner. I really owe you a debt of gratitude Tracy, you are a true pioneer and I am sure you have inspired many, many others. This right here, this book, is the outcome of your continuous consistency, effort and hard work. I am so proud of you.

Haley said...

CONGRATS! That is awesome!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Gabby....geez I'm getting teary eyed! Don't we have awesome lives?

Thank you for such a super duper comment!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks Haley!

Roland said...

Congratulations! It's pre-ordered, and I'm looking forward to March 13th!

Maribel said...

OH MY GOSH!! I'm getting goosebumps!

Echoing Gabby, you are my inspiration and without you I'd never be "fit". I can't wait to see you soar higher and higher. I'm so proud of you!

Fatguy said...

You deserve it Tracy, congrats!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! SO exciting!

Amanda Perry said...

This is awesome! Congrats! :)

Juci RKC said...

What Gabby said +1.

Congratulations again! I'm so happy and proud of you!

Nadine said...

Wow! That is awesome! Congrats!!!!

guy said...

Wunderbar! I'm getting two, one to read, one to collect. Congratulations! I hope you sell a Million copies BossLady!

Jen said...

Tracy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!! So proud and so excited for you. Thank you for following your dream and being a bad ass!! I always brag about you, now we'll have it in print to share with everyone. Wonderful!! xoxo Jen

Haley said...

Tracy, will it be available at Barnes & Noble for the Nook?

Mike C said...

Great news Tracy! Congratulations. Very well deserved for you after all your had work and innovation. And congrats to Rif too who's got to be so proud.

Can't wait to get a paper copy in my hands.

Mike C (We've not met, but you might know my face from the RKC in Feb'10)

ps- I've been using your 1/1 & 2/2 one handed swing routine a couple times per month after you posted about it and love it. I can't remember the official name you gave it :]

Unknown said...

Congratulations Tracy! You look fabulous on the cover - you do inspire so many people

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks again everybody! Even though I've been going through the process since January, the first deadline met at the end of May, it still seems like a dream.....until I click on the Amazon link! And there I am!

Mike C...I ended up naming it "one, two swing ladder, written like this,

1/2 sw ld.

Everybody loves it! I get more comments on that combination than any other. Wait until I post a new workout using it backwards! 2/1 sw ld...try it...that'll keep you busy, lol!

Diana said...

That release date is the day before my "50th" birthday.....I will make sure the hubs wraps one up for me!
Looks great, love the cover!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Tracey. Be sure to come to Central Florida on your book tour and signing. I'd love to meet you!

Haley said...

Tracy, ignore my last question. I just did a search on B&N and there is a nook version available for pre-order. SWEET!! :) I can't wait to read it!

Tina said...

Hi Tracy,

Congratulations! I went to amazon.com to preorder and saw two dvds I haven't seen before. Did I miss something when did these come out? How do I get a copy of Give and Take? It is no longer available on amazon.

Thanks,
Tina

guy said...

I'm Pre-Ordered! Ma'am this is gonna be an excellent read! I can't thank you enough for writting it.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Again...thanks to all for the kinds words of support!

2012 will be even more amazing than 2011, not just for me but for all RKC's as I predict this book will have a serious ripple effect. What Tim Ferris started with 4HB, the Swing will touch and reach for an even wider audiencce of people ready to discover the athlete inside.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Tina,

I think I "quietly" announced the release of my two DVD's Give and Take, and "Roundabout 2.0" (advanced) months ago but never really supported it as it coincided with "Mastering the Hardstyle Swing" and I wanted the latter to be the star.

We only produced 50 copies of each and that may be why it's not available anymore, but it's time to promote it as "Give and Take" is an awesome routine! And Mark is one of my co-stars!

give me an email and I'll make sure you get one.

Marla said...

Absolutely fantastic Tracy!!!! You truly inspired me and many more. I loved Mastering the HS Swing and I picked up some great tips and nuances I was missing from my tool box. Now more will get to be inspired by the Tracy story and be able to "save their life"... I am soooo lucky to know you!

fawn said...

Congratulations Tracy! I'm so happy for you! You are so AWESOME!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Marla,

When are you going to be in the bay area again?

And thanks for the compliments on the DVD! It took a while for Mark and I to warm up together....but I think the two of us make a great team! I can't recommend the DVD enough for newbies and other Instructors. One think I learned from doing so many HKC's (and attending RKC's) is how unorganized alot of instructors are, lacking an organized system or routine in how they teach skills.

This DVD pretty much takes you through the learning process as much as it takes you through the teaching process!

Gayle said...

Congratulations!!! This is really great!

TC Lee, RKC said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting. Looking forward to your release of this new book in March.