Kelly Doell, Ph.D., is a mental performance consultant who specializes in sustainable fitness. A former university lecturer, he holds a doctorate in population health from the University of Ottawa, a master’s in sport, physical activity, & health intervention, and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. He currently lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his partner Sarah, daughter Clara, and two dogs. Kelly spends his fitness time mostly falling off his mountain bike, fumbling through yoga poses, and flailing in community fitness workouts. You can hear more of Kelly’s perspectives on the mental side of fitness by listening to his podcast called Happily Ever Active: Cracking the Consistency Code.

Book Description

Feel Like It

What’s your relationship with physical activity? Are you single and still searching for love? Do you keep returning to your “ex” hoping things will change? Or are you feeling lost, unsure what your “type” is in the first place?

Dr. Kelly Doell creatively uses unique lessons from the fitness field, classic health research, and a splash of insightful wisdom from unconventional sources to help you transform your motivation to move.


Readers who are new to fitness, are struggling with motivation, or have a history of abandoning their exercise routines.

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Book Info

Available in Hardcover, Paperback and for Kindle (e-reader) and Audible (audio version)

  • Publisher: FriesenPress (Jan. 28 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460252373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460252376




Interview Topics

  1. How to Get (and Stay) Motivated to Exercise
  2. The Free Community Fitness Movement
  3. The Mental Side of Trying New Things
  4. November Project
  5. Exercise and Mental Health
  6. Mental Preparation for High Performance (Sport)

Sample Chapter

“Lessons from the Loyal”

Book Trailer

Podcast – Happily Ever Active

Create quality, crave quantity. Every Friday, Dr. Kelly Doell explores the mental side of active living through interviews, cultural analyses, and mental skill instruction. Happily Ever Active is the top exercise psychology podcast in Canada and reaches over 30 countries worldwide. It can be found on any podcast platform, including Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts. The show can be followed on Instagram.