This book has joined the repeat offender club.
Itâ€™s not as nefarious as it sounds.
Along with the authorsâ€™ first book, The Royal We, and the All Souls trilogy, Fitness Junkie that I read over and over again. Especially on those nights when I desperately need to turn off my brain but canâ€™t fall asleep.
Janey Sweet could be all of us – an ambitious woman who, for a certain period of her life, prioritized work over everything else. Sheâ€™s constantly working, is fiercely loyal to her friends, and would rather eat her food instead of Instagramming it.
(Janey and I would clearly get along).
Fitness Junkie follows Janeyâ€™s journey from a fashion CEO, to fitness neophyte, to a famous shamanâ€™s BFF and devotee of the most exclusive class, â€˜The Workoutâ€™.
Itâ€™s a truly delightful book, with authentic characters, a compelling storyline, and salacious (in the best way) in its spoofs of the fitness world – The Class, fitness trackers, SoulCycle, and even the art of food â€˜gramming.
Fitness Junkie, most of all, has a lot of heart – something Iâ€™ve come to expect from Jo Piazza and Lucy Sykes. Their books may be set in the elusive worlds of fashion and high-end fitness, but they write with such a warm authenticity that makes these worlds approachable.
My only complaint about the book is how abrupt the ending felt. I would love a loved a little more insight into Janeyâ€™s new normal, in addition to the roller coaster sheâ€™s on for the second half of the book.
But I suppose Iâ€™ll just have to wait for Jo and Lucyâ€™s next book. I canâ€™t wait to see what they write next.