When Bill Baroni was just twenty years old, he was convinced he was dying. He thought he was having a heart attack because it felt like he had an elephant sitting on his chest. It turned out to be only indigestion, but more than that, it was the wake up call he needed to save his life. Bill weighed 320 pounds and was hooked on junk food. He set about to change his life forever, and now, in Fat Kid Gets Fit, he tells you everything you need to know to lose weight and more importantly, keep it off for the rest of your life.
No, he’s not a doctor. Not a trainer. Not a salesman hawking gym equipment, vitamin supplements, or workout videos. He did not have gastric bypass surgery and he didn’t subscribe to the slimming grapefruit enema regimes used by Hollywood stars. He lost his weight using common sense. It took dedication, and even some gumption. But it worked! He lost 120 pounds and, more importantly, he has kept it off! He has maintained a healthy 185 pounds for fifteen years. At 6’5”, he is trim, handsome, and healthy.
Bill is a man on a mission—to help get everyone fit, no matter what their story is.
Bill Baroni earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. He previously represented the 14th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly. Since 2002, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches classes on Professional Responsibility, voting rights, legislation, and campaign finance reform. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
"Bill Baroni learned that the best reason to lose weight, get fit, and stay healthy is to enjoy life even more. He created a physical, emotional, and spiritual metamorphosis for himself. This book gives a clear and readable description of the steps he took. I truly enjoyed reading it, and consider it a must for those who suffer because of their weight, and want to change."
-- Dr. Michael Hamilton, former director, Duke University Diet & Fitness Center; Professor Emeritus, Duke University Medical Center; author of The Duke University Medical Center Book of Diet and Fitness
Anyone who has ever struggled with weight issues needs a friend like Bill Baroni.