Chris Crowley, Coauthor of NYT best-selling "Younger Next Year" series
Bestselling coauthor (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 chiropractor and “back-healer of last resort” Jeremy James is the “Younger Next Year Back Book.”
The “Younger Next Year Back Book” will appear in late spring 2018. It was sparked by and written with Chris’s good friend, Jeremy James. Jeremy has had an astonishing success rate with his unique protocol. In the book – and in the video program, BackForever – they show how to achieve Jeremy’s remarkable results yourself. 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. “Back pain is so pervasive and so God-awful in this country,” Chris says, “that we think that this book may ultimately do as much good and become as popular as ‘Younger Next Year.’ You never know, but back pain is huge and we think this book (and BackForver) is going to do an awful lot of good.”
In 2013, Chris was the coauthor (with Tufts professor of nutrition and muscle physiology, Jen Sacheck, PhD) of “Thinner This Year,” a definitive layman’s guide to fitness and nutrition.
Then in 2016, Chris, Harry Lodge, and leading trainer, Bill Fabrocini of Aspen, published “Younger Next Year, THE EXERCISE BOOK,” a comprehensive, cutting edge guide to exercise. In fall 2016, AARP Magazine (circulation 37 million) ran a special seven-page digest of the “Younger Next Year” books.
Chris is also a regular keynote speaker on the revolution in aging and behavior in general. He has been called one of the three best speakers in the country.
Chris was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Exeter, Harvard College, and The University of Virginia Law School. He spent his 25 year professional career at the New York City law firm Davis Polk, almost all as a partner in litigation.
Career highlights include having led a team of 40 lawyers in the largest contested takeover case up to that time and bringing – and successfully arguing before the Supreme Court – a pro bono case to get more African American and Hispanic policemen hired and promoted in the New York City Police Department. Chris considers himself that comparative rarity — a happy lawyer — but he retired at 56, because he “wanted to live more than one life.” 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.)
Bill Fabrocini, PT, CSCS
Bill Fabrocini is a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and a sports performance training coach. He has worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute in various capacities since 1989, along with running his own training and consulting business, Bill Fabrocini, LLC. During his 30 year career he has designed exercise programs for several prestigious companies in the private and public sectors. He has also worked with athletes from a broad range of fields including Olympic medalists, professional sports, collegiate sports, ballet dancers and companies, youth sport organizations, and the everyday recreational athlete. Most recently he served as the rehabilitation and strength conditioning advisor for the Guadalajara Chivas in the Mexican professional soccer league. In addition to his work with athletes, Mr. Fabrocini specializes in chronic injuries such as back and hip pathology that are the result of repetitive movement dysfunctions. He has focused much of his work on the integrative concepts of posture, stability, and mobility and how they influence human movement. He has published numerous articles and lectured extensively on these concepts and their correlation to loads and stresses on biological tissues, as well as how they influence the durability of the human body. Mr. Fabrocini is also the cofounder of Aspen Core Fitness (ACF), the company that produced the TRX Rip Trainer and accompanying exercise programs. He served as a TRX consultant for several years, educating fitness professionals throughout North America. Mr. Fabrocini continues to teach and lecture on the national and international stages. He is a frequent presenter at medical and fitness conferences and symposia. In 2015 he created the Aspen Sports Summit to bring together leaders in sports medicine, fitness, and health to educate professionals while raising funds for various philanthropic organizations that make a difference in the world.
Mr. Fabrocini has also written numerous articles that have been published in prominent journals including the National Strength and Conditioning Journal and the American Council on Exercise Certified News. His training methods and rehabilitation concepts have been featured in several fitness magazines including Men’s Health, Skiing, Private Clubs, and Outside Magazine. Mr. Fabrocini most recently coauthored and created the exercise program in the highly anticipated “Younger Next Year Exercise Program,” the sequel to the NY Times best seller “Younger Next Year.” He also produced the accompanying DVD series that supplemented the book “Preparation for Movement” and “The Sacred 25 and Beyond.” In his free time he enjoys his time with his family and friends and biking with his dogs. He is actively involved with several charities related to both human and animal welfare.
Jennifer Sacheck, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Sacheck is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and also holds an appointment in the School of Medicine. She is both a nutrition scientist and exercise physiologist by training, with over two decades of experience working with athletes and nonathletes alike on the benefits of physical activity and optimal nutrition for health and performance. Her research has spanned from laboratory studies on muscle damage, growth, and recovery to studies in the greater public community, where she translates the latest science on food and nutrients into real world applicability. Dr. Sacheck has served on multiple national committees, including the Institute of Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, where she is also a fellow, and recently coauthored her first book with Chris Crowley on fitness and health “Thinner This Year.” Dr. Sacheck received her PhD from Tufts University and completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.
Amber Davenport, DPT
Amber Davenport is an Aspen native and received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2010. Her specialty treatment areas are orthopedics, sports medicine, and women’s health physical therapy. Her women’s health focus areas include prenatal and postpartum treatment, as well as pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Amber is a Pilates instructor, trained through Balanced Body Pilates. She integrates Pilates concepts into her rehabilitation approach. She is also a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and uses dry needling in her practice.
Amber lives in Basalt, Colorado, with her husband, Ted, and their sons, Eli and Kas. She likes to hike, run, ski, bike, and play outdoors with her family and friends.
Whether you are an athlete who wants to optimize your potential, an individual who has goals to improve their overall health and fitness, or someone with acute and chronic issues that no one else has been able to address, you should consider Dr. James’s program. In my mid 30s I felt invincible and was a top athlete in my age group, with a tremendous body. Due to a car accident that had crossed my path, acute and chronic issues started affecting my strength, agility, and ability to perform the athletic activities I enjoy at optimum levels. For over a decade I had been seeking, but regrettably not receiving, the appropriate treatment to diminish the cause of my chronic pain and issues. I had gone to numerous respected, well-known clinics across the country and with frustration – no one was able to resolve my acute and chronic pain and range of motion issues in my back, neck, hip, and pelvis. My symptoms for temporary relief were always addressed, but regrettably, the cause creating the symptoms had not been resolved, so the pain would always reappear.
Working with Dr. James has truly been a life changing experience for me. Today, I feel better than I have in over a decade, and the chronic headache, range of motion, and other infuriating issues I was constantly dealing with are not impacting me on a daily / regular basis.
I have had serious neck stenosis issues for years and to put it simply: Jeremy has fixed me. A combination of neck and back strengthening exercises, patiently rolled out over time, has made the difference. He is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, easy to work with, and a great guy – [an] unbeatable combination!
I started working with Jeremy in March of 2015 after struggling with often debilitating back and neck pain due to disc problems, stenosis, and multiple surgeries with varying degrees of success. The chronic pain had really started to erode my quality of life, interfer[e] with sleeping and [my] enjoy[ment of] my usual sports and other activities. Not knowing how severe my pain would be on any given day started to take an emotional toll as well, as I felt that my activities were limited by my pain level and I was fearful of doing things. Jeremy was excellent at addressing the various joint and muscular problems that were preventing me from fully healing; however, it was truly his attention to ALL the contributing factors related to my pain that was unusual and extraordinary. Jeremy was the first person to address my spine problems holistically, taking into account emotional, nutritional and postural factors. I came to realize that my unconscious reaction to stress would cause increased muscular tension that would really flare up my back and neck pain. As I became aware of this cycle, Jeremy helped me to break this stress response through breathing exercises and increased body awareness. Coupled with an easy-to-follow program of daily maintenance exercises, the results have been remarkable. After working with Jeremy for months, first to assess my musculoskeletal issues taking all factors into account, then working to gradually strengthen core muscles and other vital supportive muscles, I finally reached a place of stability and control. Jeremy taught me a fairly simple routine to maintain the progress I had made. Despite the significant anatomic problems in my spine, as long as I am disciplined and do my exercises faithfully 5-6 days a week, I am able to live my life to the fullest. I now feel like I have the tools and the confidence to understand what is happening if I begin to have a flare up and what I need to do to quickly reduce or eliminate the pain. The best part is that I can now sleep pain-free and getting enough rest is a huge factor in my well-being.
Thank you, Jeremy James!