Bestselling co-author, (with the late NY internist and Columbia Medical School professor, Henry S. Lodge, MD), of the “Younger Next Year” books (one for men, one for women), which have sold over two million copies in over 23 languages. The books have been called “The Boomers’ Bible” and “the best thing ever written” about fitness and wellness for people over 40. They have become cult books for those generations. Chris’s current book with Aspen “back-healer of last resort” Jeremy James is The Younger Next Year Back Book published in 2018.

The new Back Book was sparked by and written with Chris’s good friend, Dr. Jeremy James. Jeremy has had an astonishing success rate with his unique protocol. Much like the lessons of the other “Younger Next Year” books, the message is that whole body behavioral change can profoundly affect quality of life. Only this time, the change is the elimination or radical reduction of back pain..”

After retirement Chris and his wife, the portrait painter Hilary Cooper, moved to Aspen, Colorado, for five years, where she painted and he lived out his old dream of being a ski bum and leading the vigorous outdoor life. During that period, he got the idea for what would become the “Younger Next Year” books. Today Chris and Hilary live in New York City and Lakeville Connecticut, in the Berkshires. They have three children, six grandchildren, and Olive, a Havanese mountain dog (there are no Havanese mountain dogs, but Olive comes close).

books written by Chris Crowley

I am a mother of four and love to exercise and stay active. Surprisingly, a lot of my exercises and activities were contributing to my recurring back problems. Now, following the BACKFOREVER program, I am almost always completely pain free. When I do have the occasional mild flare up, I know how to end it myself, thanks to the knowledge I got from Dr. James’s careful teaching. I am now more active than I was 10 years ago.

-Juliette Ferrell, Aspen, CO

When one lives in pain it is difficult to not feel defeated by age. Not one to ever just give up, I began asking those I respect and admire what I should do, and the name that was repeatedly recommended to me was Jeremy James at the Back Institute. Within only eight weeks, the pain dissipated from his muscle release methods, his exercise training, and his homework assignments. I feel very fortunate to have had Jeremy help me to get back on my mountain bike and my skis again, and although I may need a tune up from time to time, I have a new license on life and am back to playing hard and enjoying life to its fullest.

-Jillian Livingston, Basalt, CO

I have had neck and back issues for years that have prevented me from doing simple movements such as lifting anything overhead. Certain movements would cause excruciating neck pain that would last for days. I dreaded these episodes so much I avoided these movements at all costs. Chiropractors and physical therapists would always provide me with short-term relief once I was in pain, but they never showed me how to stop these things on my own. Within days on Dr. James’s BACKFOREVER program, it helped me regain enough strength in my back and upper body to allow me to lift overhead without these episodes. In addition, my low back feels better than it has in many years. If I follow the program, I feel great.

-Richard Jelinek*, Co-Founder and CEO of Medicus Systems Corporation Mediflex Systems Corporation, Former Chairman of the Board of Knowledge Data Systems and Lifemark Corporation