March 27, 2024

5 Books We'll Miss from Barnes and Noble Hendersonville

Barnes and Noble Hendersonville Top Books for Fitness

In a battle of brains vs. brawn, it looks like brawn is winning. Barnes and Noble Hendersonville at The Streets of Indian Lake is scheduled to close on April 2nd and be replaced by a UFC gym that will open later this year.

As a gym in this area, we think this is outrageous. We have enough gyms and not enough bookstores! I, for one, will not take this lightly. This is totally not biased, by the way ahem*.

That being said, we have thoughts about the local center for knowledge in our city and our favorite books that may help you with your fitness and mindset journey.

May this be a silver lining to the change that comes into your life after reading these books.

First, a bit on the matter at hand.

The Impact of Barnes & Noble on Hendersonville

For 16 years, Barnes & Noble served as a cornerstone in the Streets of Indian Lake, becoming a cherished part of Hendersonville's landscape.

Beloved Bookstore in Hendersonville

Barnes and Noble Hendersonville has served as the area's go-to (and only) brick-and-mortar destination for book lovers. Beyond offering books, it was a place where people came together, sharing moments and creating memories.

Contributions to the Local Community

Barnes and Noble Hendersonville has provided an extensive collection of books and supported local authors, schools, and nonprofits. Through book signings, author talks, and partnerships with educational institutions, the bookstore has played a big role in fostering knowledge and education within the community.

Bringing the Community Together with Featured Events

Events hosted by the bookstore brought residents closer, fostering a sense of belonging and community spirit. From children's story times and book clubs to author Q&A sessions to award nominations for the local high school teachers in the area, the store has continuously brought people together.

We're sad to see it go.

Where is Barnes and Noble Hendersonville moving to?

As of now, we're not sure if another Barnes and Noble will be coming to another location in the Hendersonville area.

What's taking its place?

From what we've heard, the location will be replaced with a UFC gym.


Top 5 Book Recommendations from Personal Trainers

To pay tribute to the closing of Barnes and Noble, here are five great books in categories that are sure to change your life, for the better.

If you have time, run over to Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy in their 40% discount sale, if available.

Best Fitness Book:

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body by Michael Matthews

Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews

This book breaks down the essentials of building muscle and strength with a clear, science-based approach. It cuts through the fitness myths and lays out a straightforward path to physical transformation. Highly recommended.

Same book but for Women:

Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body

Best Nutrition Book:

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

No other nutrition book simplifies the complex world of nutrition into easy-to-follow guidelines. It advocates for whole, minimally processed foods, making healthy eating accessible and straightforward.

Best Mindset Book:

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins 

Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

If you don't know Goggins already, then this book will hit like a train. It's his inspiring account of overcoming adversity and pushing beyond perceived limits, transforming from an obesity to Navy Seal. Goggins' story motivates readers to tap into their inner strength and confront their challenges head-on.

Something we believe in strongly here at FitRev Training.

Best Book on Habits:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The fact this book isn't in our education system's curriculum is a mystery to me. This book provides actionable insights into habit formation, emphasizing small changes that lead to significant improvements over time. It's a guide to reshaping your daily routines to foster success and well-being.

Best Book on Overcoming Life's Challenges:

The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's Hurdles" by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté

The Resilience Factor by Karen Reivich Ph.D and Andrew Shatte Ph.D

This book introduces practical tools for building resilience and navigating life's hurdles. It's about enhancing your ability to bounce back from setbacks and thrive despite challenges.

It's about having a never quit mentality!

FitRev Training - Coach Recommendations

From our coaches to you, here are our personal recommendations of books.

Coach Jason's Favorite Book:

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

You may have seen the Mark Wahlberg film but this book tells the harrowing tale of a Navy SEAL team's fight for survival in Afghanistan. It's a powerful testament to courage, brotherhood, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds. This book speaks to me.

Jason's favorite quote:

“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.” -Marcus Luttrell

Coach Sydne's Favorite Book:

Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days by Joey Coleman 

Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman

This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating exceptional customer experiences. It emphasizes the critical first 100 days after a sale, showing how to turn initial transactions into lasting relationships. This book is a resource for anyone looking to boost customer loyalty and retention through thoughtful, personalized engagement strategies.

Sydne's favorite quote:

“It’s not always about the sale. Connect with people and meet them where they are. Going above and beyond takes only a little extra effort and creates a huge return” 

Coach Lupe's Favorite Book:

Way of the Wolf by Jordan Belfort

Way of the Wolf by Jordan Belfort

From the author of Wolf of Wallstreet, this book delves into the art of persuasion, drawing from Belfort's own experiences. It provides readers with strategies for sales success, focusing on building confidence and mastering the pitch.

Lupe's favorite quote:

“Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and you will become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence, and people will have confidence in you. Act as if you have all the answers, and the answers will come to you.”

Petition to save Barnes and Noble Hendersonville

A testament to its significance, a petition on to save the store reflects the community's strong desire to keep this local hub for community and education.

For what it's worth, our team at FitRev Training is on the side of Barnes and Noble Hendersonville and I think its safe to say, we don't need another gym in our city.

Again, we're totally not biased or anything.

But for real, I know we're also a gym, but we do believe life is more than just fitness. Mindset, education, and having a safe space for the future generations of kids in the Hendersonville area to grow is just as important.

In case you wanted to support Barnes and Noble Hendersonville, the petition is here. I've already signed mine.

Otherwise, enjoy these books and I hope it changes your life, for the better.


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