Thorsons has snared “the ultimate guide” to getting in shape from TV star Mark Wright.
HarperNonFiction editorial director Helen Rochester acquired world all language rights from Professor Jonathan Shalit, chairman of InterTalent. Thorsons will publish Get Fit, Get Healthy, Get Happy in May 2021.
Wright, an ex-footballer and "TOWIE" star, drew hundreds of thousands to his daily Instagram workouts during lockdown after uploading them to keep himself active. They also drew stars including quadruple Olympian Mo Farah, world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and TV presenter Amanda Holden.
Now in his first book, Mark introduces readers to his fitness philosophy, “a simple formula for a healthy lifestyle: live well, eat well and exercise well”. The synopsis states: “Mark is a huge advocate for the home workout and firmly believes you can lose weight, keep fit and build strength without going to the gym. Get Fit, Get Healthy, Get Happy is a gateway to feeling fit and fantastic—packed full of weekly exercise plans and nutritious but tasty recipes, Mark is here to help readers to get the body they’ve always wanted whilst living their best and healthiest life."
Wright said: “I am beyond excited to be creating my first ever book. I get such pleasure and such an overwhelming feeling knowing so many people have joined me to achieve their fitness goal, I can’t even describe the way it makes me feel. To take this journey to another level, giving them even more advice and more workout plans in my very own book is just a dream come true.”
Rochester added: “Every so often a book idea lands that instinctively feels ‘right’ straight away. Mark Wright is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met, and I am thrilled to be publishing his book. As an ex-professional footballer, keeping fit is a way of life for Mark. His online lockdown workouts were a massive success due to Mark’s natural warmth, humour and positivity. This book will empower people to change the way they think about their health and fitness.”