13 February 2015Greg, former Olympic pentathlete & driving force behind celebrity challenges releases new book
Achieve the Impossible is the work of Greg Whyte OBE, a director at the Centre For Health and Human Performance in Harley Street, London, and professor at Liverpool John Moores University.
The Marlow Bottom resident was the driving force behind David Walliams' swim of the English Channel and River Thames, Eddie Izzard's 43 marathons in 50 days and Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole's ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as Davina McCall's 500-mile expedition from Edinburgh to London.
In his new book, Greg sets out his formula for success while drawing on his life experiences, including taking part in the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games.
The father-of-three said: “The book details my methodology on how I deliver success and how other people can also do it.
“It's a method which transfers well from different situations including losing weight, giving up smoking or improving your business.”
The Marlow Club member started writing the book in March last year while carrying out his other commitments, and used his own formula as inspiration for finishing it.
Greg, husband to former PE teacher Penny, said: “I'm feeling a mixture of things ahead of the release, writing a book is a challenge in itself and a huge amount of work.
“There's a little bit of trepidation but I truly believe it's a great book and hopefully it will help a lot of people.”
For this year's Comic Relief, Greg has been helping X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary prepare for his challenge of non-stop dancing for 24 hours.
He said: “Comic Relief tends to be a lot quieter than Sport Relief but I have been working with Dermot who will be continuously dancing for 4 hours.
“It's a bit ridiculous in the spirit of Comic Relief but it's also a really tough challenge and quite demanding physically so it will be tough but it will be a lot of fun too.”
Greg's book Achieve the Impossible will be published on March 12, the day before Comic Relief, and will be sold at £12.99.
Visit www.achievetheimpossible.co.uk for more information.