Sunday, January 13, 2013

#4: Home Workout - DK Canada Publishing

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Whether you want to focus on body-sculpting with Pilates, fire up your muscles with strength-training exercises, get a stronger back, sculpt beach-ready abs, or relax and revive with yoga, Home Workout has an exercise program to suit every goal and mood. Featuring four complete routines from each of these books in the 15 Minute series-Everyday PilatesGentle Yoga, Better Back, Total Body Workout, and Abs WorkoutsHome Workout offers the home exerciser fantastic choice, expert guidance, and great results!

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; 1 Pap/DVD edition (December 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780756657345
  • AMAZON CA


Author Bios:
Alycea Ungaro (Everyday Pilates) is the owner of Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates studio in New York. Alycea presents seminars and workshops nationally in the US and also serves on the board of Fitness Magazine. 

Joan Pagano (Total Body Workout and Abs Workout) is certified in health and fitness instruction by the American College of Sports Medicine and is a nationally recognized provider of education courses for fitness trainers. 

Suzanne Martin (Better Back) is a doctor of physical therapy, a gold-certified Pilates expert, and the leading physical therapist for the Smuin Ballet in San Francisco. She maintains a private practice, Total Body Development, in Alameda, California. 

Louise Grime (Gentle Yoga) teaches hatha yoga in London's Triyoga studios. She started practicing yoga in 1978 and completed her teacher's training and advanced teacher's training at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India.



Review:
At the start of this new year, one of my resolutions was to use this book to stay fit. Yes, you heard me right. I'm not a very big girl, and also have type 2 diabetes, so keeping fit and trim is ideal for my disease. Having an overactive thyroid helps, but on medication, it takes good old fashioned hard work to keep in shape. That and eating properly.
This book is not for beginners though. You have to be active to pass the tests in the front of the book, this is how I figured out that I am fit, but not to the level I thought. I still passed and was able to workout with this book, that also comes with a dvd. 
The workouts are tough. You look through the book thinking they're easy enough, until you get down to it. They're not as easy as they look, but they are do-able! I tell you, the way I feel afterward is not tired, but refreshed and regenerized. I definitely notice a difference in my stability, shape and strength too. And in only under two weeks.
This is definitely going to stay my regime through the end of the year.


5/5


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

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