PELL, Howard – his books

Howard Pell is a Rotarian, author, amateur filmmaker and retired computer science educator. He has never been a financial advisor, fitness trainer, or emotional coach, but is just a regular guy who is finding fulfillment in retirement. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada with his wife Rosemary.

 Retire Fit, Fit & Fit: Become Financially, Physically & Emotionally Fit

 [Kitchener, Ontario: November 2, 2016] – Howard Pell is pleased to offer his debut self-published book, Retire Fit, Fit & Fit: Become Financially, Physically & Emotionally Fit.

After retiring at 60, Howard reflected on what he learned and began what he thought would be a small blog for friends preparing for their own retirement. Readers found it to be very helpful and perceptive, so encouraged him to expand his insights by creating the current book. It is now available in local bookstores: WordsWorth Books, Waterloo; K-W Bookstore, Kitchener; and Oxford Bookshop, London and on-line at

Retire Fit, Fit & Fit is an easy-to-read, practical and insightful story outlining the reality of retirement planning through the voice of a recent retiree. While much has been written about the financial side of retirement, Howard’s experience showed that the physical and emotional sides were equally important for a truly rewarding retirement.

This $18 book emphasizes the need to pay equal attention to making a personal plan for Financial, Physical, and Emotional Fitness. Howard encourages people to turn to the experts to help implement their plans. A focus on one area is not enough, and he demonstrates how decisions in one Fit area provide options or barriers for the other two Fitnesses.

Readers are finding it to be realistic and engaging for all ages. A 39-year old reader said “What a great book you wrote! I really enjoyed it….learned a lot….and am glad I have a good head start on saving for retirement.” A recent retiree also found it relevant “Your premise is absolutely right. I have sort of accidentally followed this approach since my retirement and it’s been a great ride so far.” Planning for retirement is step one towards fulfillment; ensuring you plan in all three Fit areas is the goal of this book. 

Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts: Be Strong, Able, Flexible, Energetic

[Kitchener, Ontario: August 22, 2018] – Howard Pell and Missy Gore are pleased to offer their self-published book, Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts: Be Strong, Able, Flexible, Energetic

After publishing his successful first book, Retire Fit, Fit, & Fit: Become Financially, Emotionally and Physically Fit, Howard realized there was a gap of information about linking the physical demands of typical retirement activities, with focused exercise plans to get physically fit for those specific demands. He turned to his former Personal Trainer, Missy Gore, to co-author this book. Her passion to improve the quality of life through fitness made her the perfect partner. They discuss 20 typical retirement activities and provide a tailored workout for each one, that can be done at home or in a gym. This $33.50 book is now available through their website or on-line at

Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts is an easy-to-read, practical and detailed guide that answers the questions of how to get fit enough to enjoy retirement activities. Insights are given about how the body changes with age, and the impact exercise has on these changes. Worksheets and step-by-step directions for 12 Personal Fitness Evaluations and 111 exercises provide a basis for a new approach to fitness. The authors believe a conscious focus on getting and staying physically fit is crucial for a truly rewarding retirement. 

Readers are finding it to be realistic and engaging.  A fitness coach said: “These exercises are fundamental, functional and fun!”  A person a few years away from retirement found it helpful as well: “The customization of exercises for various activities is an added bonus, not the least because it gives you compelling reasons to exercise so that you can continue to do the activities you love.” And a recent retiree also found it motivating: “The book’s easy-to-follow format, sprinkled with personal fitness anecdotes, will inspire you to stay fit to achieve your retirement dreams.”  This book reinforces the authors’ position that exercise isn’t the goal itself but it is a vital means to an end, with the end being the person’s chosen activities that give Emotional Fitness and purpose to life.

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