Bob Greene (fitness)

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Bob Greene (born December 8, 1958) is an American exercise physiologist and certified[vague] personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss. Greene is the creator of Best Life, a diet and fitness plan, and Best Life Foods, which sells a line of butter substitutes.



Greene was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and is a graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.[1]

Greene studied physical education at the University of Delaware and then went on to get a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona.[citation needed] He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.[citation needed]


Greene has authored over ten books concerning weight-loss, diet and health, including two books co-authored by Oprah Winfrey. He is a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, has a radio show on the "Oprah and Friends" satellite radio network and is a contributor to O. He lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Urania, and their daughter. Winfrey was the "Best Woman" at his 2005 wedding.[2]


  • The Life You Want, by Bob Greene, 2010; ISBN 978-1-4165-8836-8.
  • Best Life Diet, by Bob Greene, 2006; ISBN 1-4165-4066-0.
  • Best Life Diet Daily Journal, by Bob Greene, ISBN 1-4165-4314-7.
  • Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life, by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, 1999; ISBN 0-7868-8298-0.
  • A Journal of Daily Renewal: The Companion to Make the Connection, by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, 1996; ISBN 0-7868-8215-8.
  • Keep the Connection: Choices for a Better and Healthier Life, by Bob Greene, 2004; ISBN 0-7868-8895-4.
  • Get With the Program!: Getting Real About Your Weight, Health, and Emotional Well-Being, by Bob Greene, Sydny Miner (Editor), 2002; ISBN 0-7432-3804-4.
  • Get With the Program! Daily Journal, by Bob Greene, 2002; ISBN 0-7432-3834-6.
  • Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating: Great Food for Good Health, by Bob Greene, Bonni Leon-Berman (Designed by), 2003; ISBN 0-7432-4310-2.
  • The Get With The Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants, by Bob Greene, 2003; ISBN 0-7432-5621-2.
  • Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover: An Accelerated Program of Exercise and Nutrition for Maximum Results in Minimum Time, by Bob Greene, 2004; ISBN 0-7432-5405-8.
  • The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes


  1. ^ Burkhart, Michael T. "Greene makes Oprah sweat: Winfrey's personal trainer, a Cherry Hill native, returns to area to promote new book", Courier-Post, January 22, 2008; accessed January 23, 2008. "Greene, 50, a 1976 graduate of Cherry Hill High School East, returns to South Jersey Wednesday to promote the "Best Life Challenge" diet and accompanying book."
  2. ^ Info on Bob Greene's wedding,; accessed April 2, 2016.

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