Magazine article The best way to get yourself into the best shape of your life and avoid the dreaded gym session, according to Dr. Joel Schwartz.

“If you want to get in shape and get your body into a great state, you’re going to have to do some workouts,” Schwartz said.

Dr. Joel, a renowned exercise scientist and author of the book, “The New Year’s Resolutions,” will be hosting a live session on Friday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m.

EST on the ESPN Radio podcast, “A Game of Fitness.”

The show is available for listeners at and the ESPN app.

The first show will be hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Dr. Schwartz, the founder of “Fitocracy,” is a leading proponent of a workout-based diet and lifestyle.

In his book, Schwartz advises people to go to the gym twice a week, take at least 15 minutes of daily exercise and maintain a moderate diet.

It is no secret that the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have stated that the “healthiest” diet is a balanced diet that includes a diet high in protein, low in refined carbohydrates and a diet low in fat and saturated fats. 

Schwartz recommends people eat between 20 and 40 grams of protein per day, but advises people limit their intake of carbohydrates.

In addition to protein, he recommends people limit carbs to between 25 to 50 grams per day.


“Schwartz also recommends people do a minimum of 15 minutes daily of moderate exercise and moderate cardio.

Dr Schwartz will also be joined by other fitness experts and experts from the medical community. “

The Real” is hosted by actor and comedian, Jason Alexander, and features guest appearances from former NBA player, LeBron James, comedian, writer, director and comedian Jimmy Fallon, author and blogger Dr. Oz, actor/comedian, actor-turned-radio host John Oliver, former NFL player and comedian Drew Brees, rapper Common, and actor Robert Downey Jr. The show will feature special guests including NFL quarterback and former New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Rodgers, former Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford, NFL quarterback Tony Romo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, UFC fighter Jose Aldo, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, and former NFL star and NBA player Adrian Peterson.

Dr Schwartz will also be joined by other fitness experts and experts from the medical community. 

The show, which will air on ESPN Radio on Friday mornings, is available in the iTunes store and via TuneIn, which can be accessed from the Apple app store or the Google Play store.