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Raise The Bar

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This book was really difficult to get into, and to finish. This book was honestly super slow, and way longer than it needed to be. A little too many twists and turns that maybe I just missed but made us deter a little too much from the main storyline and made it more confusing than it needed to be. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Yes, it’s another memoir by a Peloton instructor. Though while most of the others are memoirs with a side of self-help, I’d say this one was more self-help with a side of memoir. So I found this one on the boring side, but maybe that’s not fair because self-help isn’t my thing.

Ben is one of my favorite Peloton instructors, and I was lucky enough to attend one of his book events and he is SO NICE. And that definitely comes across in this book - he definitely seems like a genuine and sincerely nice regular guy despite his fame. His book may not have been my favorite, but I still love him!

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Thank you for allowing me to read this book as an ARC!
I have loved taking Ben's rides since the day I got my Peloton in 2018, when he was still new. Reading his story now gave me so much more insight into his growing up and becoming who he is now with Peloton. It is great learning about one of my favorite instructor's life and background, what he did prior to Peloton and how he came into fitness. I had heard before that he was in finance before but had no idea how much.
The childhood part and his football times and dreams seemed a little repetitive and could have been cut down in my opinion. It was interesting but felt I was reading a lot of it on repeat.
I appreciate how honest and raw Ben is in his book and sharing a lot of personal parts of his life with all of us. Thank you for making sure we all can understand how he is one of us and I love how he says that he is figuring things out too and nobody has it figured out. It shows how he is like one of us and doesn't feel like he is above it all.
Despite the repetitive parts in the beginning, I give 5 stars.

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Ben Alldis might not be one of the “flashier” Peloton instructors, but this book proves he’s worth listening to! Ben weaves his encouragement and mindset with stories of his life and gives the reader a peek into how he raises the bar. Easy to read with practical tips throughout - this book is not just for fans of Ben already, but for anyone who needs to be reminded that health is a journey and we can all raise the bar for ourselves.

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This was great for anyone who loves to set goals and I’m so happy I read if before I did my 2024 goals / vision board.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for this arc ebook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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I am a bonafide Peloton cult member so of course I need to read all of the instructors’ books. I don’t take too many classes with Ben so I didn’t know much about his story going into it. I appreciated his vulnerability and I liked the way he structured the book. A quick read yet full of inspiring takeaways from the ups and downs of Ben’s life so far.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance electronic copy. All opinions are my own.

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I have loved having Ben as a Peloton coach and love his Stronger you classes. This book gives you insight on his journey to becoming the coach he is today. It’s part memoir but also motivation. He helps give you steps and motivation to raise the bar and becoming a stronger person. I love how he shows you the mindset that has worked for him and the steps to take. I really enjoyed hearing his experience and how it brought him to Peloton. Many thanks to Hachette Book Group, Radar and NetGalley for the digital review copy of this novel. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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I am a Peloton member and I love taking Ben's classes so I was excited to get an advanced reader copy of Ben's book "Raise the Bar". You don't need to be a peloton member to enjoy this book - it's part memoir and part motivation. He talks about growing up but also what we can do to "raise the bar" in our own lives. Thank you Hatchette for the opportunity to be able to read and review this book.

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Book 50 of 2023 - ✅ ! Thank you to NetGalley, Ben Alldis & Hachette Book Group, Radar for the ARC of Raise The Bar: How to Push Beyond Your Limits and Build a Stronger Future You, in exchange for my honest review.

As a an avid Peloton rider/user, I guess one could say that I'm on a quest to read all of the books written by Peloton instructors. So far, I've read Tunde, Emma, and now, Ben's book.

Ben's a wonderful Peloton instructor in various modalities: cycling, strength & stretching. His calm, yet ambitious demeanor comes through in his classes, and now, his book. Those of us who are Peloton members like to know more about the instructors that motivate us and inspire us on a daily basis. Ben was quite vulnerable in his book - speaking to having to pivot from his original dream of being a soccer player, to not being fulfilled in his work life, to battling cancer and to living with dyslexia. I appreciated his candor, and I love that he narrated the book.

This was a quick, inspiring read that I would recommend to Peloton fans, and folks who feel like they might need that extra push in the self-help arena. 4/5 ⭐️! 🚲 📈

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Let me start by saying I love Ben! I am a part of Ben's Army on Peloton, but even besides that he really shows he journey to Peloton, and all the ups and downs associated with him figuring out where he belongs.

Ben provides a perspective that both calms yet motivates me. The inspirational wisdom Ben shares in his book as well as his Peloton classes will definitely make you think about "Raising your own bar".

While I am a Peloton member , this book is not just for those who ride, it really can be geared to anyone, he shares his story of personal growth, following your heart and passion not just what your suppose to do, as well as cancer survival but also witness to his fiance's health and wellness struggles during some very difficult times.

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