Book Giveaway Time!
Fitness for Dummies
By Suzanne Scholsberg & Liz Neporent
So I have another fun giveaway today—Fitness for Dummies by authors Suzanne Scholsberg & Liz Neporent. Here is a brief description of the book:
“The original Fitness for Dummies, published in 1996, was a real breakthrough: a book that took a reader through all the fitness basics without being offputtingly complicated or insultingly simplistic. This second edition only improves on that tough balancing act.
The authors are two of the most experienced fitness writers in the business--Suzanne Schlosberg is a longtime contributor to Shape and Liz Neporent is a veteran personal trainer, corporate fitness consultant, and contributor to Shape and The New York Times. In addition to being experienced at explaining exercise, they're both exercise junkies, and their firsthand knowledge and love of the topic is evident throughout.
Each section of the book--whether dealing with basic fitness issues, cardiovascular training, strength training, flexibility, joining a gym, or exercising at home--offers a combination of well-researched, easily understandable information, combined with informed opinion. For example, in chapters discussing exercise equipment, they're able to offer personal reactions to the gear--mentioning that Life Fitness makes great exercise bikes but a treadmill they don't care for.”
I don’t know about you but I have really been feeling the winter blahs lately and could use all of the inspiration I can get. Well guess what? We are lucky enough to have author Liz Neporent offer her personal tips for staying motivated to during these long, dark days:
- Get a stack of exercise videos either from Collage.com, Netflix or iTunes. For very little money, you'll get a ton of variety and you can do it in the privacy of your own home. I love the 10 Minutes Solutions series (as one example). Quick, easy, effective. (Extra tip: Time Warner offers an exercise video channel in most of its cable packages.)
- This is a good time to embrace outdoor sports. Ice skating burns nearly 500 calories an hour; snow shoeing burns about 600 calories an hour; cross country skiing nearly 650 calories an hour. Dress in layers and don't worry about the cold - as soon as you start moving you'll forget all about it.
- Go on bargain sites like Groupon and Travel Zoo. They advertise fabulous fitness deals at least a few times a week specifically tailored to your location. This will allow you to try a bunch of different options for not a lot of money.
Got that? Good! You can follow Liz on Twitter @lizzyfit and on her web site at www.w360.com.
I have three copies to give away of Fitness for Dummies so if you are interested; just hit me up either by posting on this Blog or reaching out to me via Twitter @BrooklynFitChik (Continental U.S. only and no P.O. boxes please.)
I will randomly pick three lucky winners and contact them directly. Good luck!
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