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wrestling with angels

by John Hanrahan

Wrestling with Angels
by john hanrahan

AWARD WINNER - "Best New Books" -
John Hanrahan's "Wrestling with Angels" is a captivating memoir that takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the author's life. From his early days as a successful All American college wrestler to his unexpected death and miraculous return, Hanrahan's story is nothing short of extraordinary.

The book chronicles his journey from the DC suburbs to becoming one of the most sought-after male models in the world, representing top designers and product lines. But it's not all glitz and glamour; Hanrahan also opens up about his struggles with addiction and the challenges he faced in his personal life.

The writing is raw and honest, and the author's vulnerability is evident as he shares intimate details of his experiences. The narrative is engaging, and readers will find themselves rooting for Hanrahan as he battles his demons and works towards redemption.

One of the most powerful aspects of the book is the way it highlights the importance of family and the role they played in Hanrahan's recovery. The love and support of his parents and siblings were instrumental in helping him overcome his struggles and rebuild his life. Going on to become one of the nation's top celebrity trainers and fitness advisors.

Overall, "Wrestling with Angels" is a compelling and inspiring read that offers valuable insights into the human experience. It's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and family to overcome even the most difficult challenges.

Hanrahan finds himself rubbing shoulders with celebrities like John F. Kennedy Jr. and Julia Roberts as he becomes the life coach/ personal trainer for a high powered group of VIPs and celebrities. GQ has proclaimed Hanrahan as "The Guy to Know for Fitness" and Allure rated John as "The Best Personal Trainer in L.A.". Learn his amazing story in this captivating book, Wrestling with Angels.

The award winning book has garnered positive reviews from readers and celebrities alike, with many praising its brutal honesty and the author's ability to connect with readers on a personal level. Laura Morton, a 20-time New York Times Best Selling Author, called the book "a magnificent read that tugs at the heartstrings”. Emily Giffin, the highly acclaimed novelist, also praised the book, calling it "riveting."

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Fit at Home
By John Hanrahan, CSCS

It is more important than ever to have a home fitness strategy and guide to stay healthy and safe. I devised the Fit at Home plan to guide individuals with basic guidance in what I call the Five Pillars of Fitness; Nutrition, Cardiovascular health, Muscular-Skeletal Strength, Flexibility and Mindfulness. It has always been my goal to assist individuals to become their own best Trainer and living-health advocate. This program is aimed at guiding individuals to lay the foundation of success to incorporate daily fitness as a way of life.

John Hanrahan designs and directs wellness programs to enhance the performance of a wide variety of athletes and individuals who are looking to achieve their optimal level health or specific event or sport physical readiness. Hanrahan is graduate of Penn State University, an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an AIS Stretch Therapist and also holds CCS and CPT certification credentials through the NSPA. John has been named by Men’s Journal, GQ, Glamour, Self, Men’s Health and other national publications as one of America’s top rated fitness trainers. 

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Modern Hieroglyphics

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by John Hanrahan
2 x ncaa all american,
UWW Veteran World Champion

I was inspired to write this book when I began teaching my two young sons the sport of wrestling. I had competed as an NCAA All American collegiate wrestler and had the great fortune of being exposed to many great coaches throughout my career. I had always been intrigued by the ancient history of the sport of wrestling and how many moves still used today were depicted through ancient hieroglyphics. This book and the companion DVD/Video Instructional Series is my way of passing on to future generations, the moves and techniques that allowed me to compete against the best wrestlers in the world. MODERN HIEROGLYPHICS is a resource developed to help young kids, teens, parents and coaches better understand the full array of moves and training elements required to compete in the great sport of wrestling.

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My Books

Wrestling with Angels

Modern Hieroglyphics

Fit At Home

I've known John Hanrahan for many years, but it wasn't until I read Wrestling with Angels that I truly understood the complicated and inspirational life he has lived. The book tugs at your heartstrings, touching on difficult issues so many families are dealing with every day. He expresses his experiences beautifully, allowing himself to be raw, real and full of grace. While some of the story isn't pretty, its essential reading for any parent coping with a child who struggles with addiction, depression and anxiety. Bravo to John for having the courage to be this vulnerable in such a public way. 


Author & 20-time New York Times Best Seller

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