Activate Your Greatness

Holt. Oct. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9781250852038. $27.99. SELF-HELP
Peloton über-instructor Toussaint presents a volume that is equal parts motivation, inspiration, and memoir. Toussaint is the son of Haitian immigrants who tried to instill in him the importance of education. Yet, he dropped out of college and began working at a gym, mopping floors. Tapping into his lived reality of knowing how it feels to be thought of by others as someone with little potential, he internalized these feelings and did not expect greatness from himself. He draws from these life experiences and describes how he found strength from within to propel himself to greatness. As a result, the author turned his life around and now counts professional athletes like Roger Federer as fans.
VERDICT Weaving between providing inspiration and telling his life’s story, Toussaint describes his mental and physical methods for tapping into one’s inner greatness and achieving one’s dreams. This is a straightforward account guiding readers to embrace his motto: “Feel good, look good, do better.”
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