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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.
New information in this second edition includes "100 Reasons to Break a Sweat," featuring the latest research on exercise benefits; sections incorporating Internet fitness resources; and beefed-up exercise-video advice. That latter section includes tips about avoiding rip-offs (older videos are sometimes repackaged, with new covers promising different benefits) and a handy guide to choosing the best video instructors for different fitness levels.
The core information, though, is the best reason to buy this edition of Fitness for Dummies. Exercise science is complicated, but this book makes it as simple--and entertaining--as it can possibly be. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well written and comprehensive; I ve been into exercise & fitness most of my life (now 68); if you're just getting involved, I recommend this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by yochi4u
This book covers a lot of good information on fitness and the best way to exercise.Published 2 months ago by claudia
Totally agree with review "Fitness-Related Consumerism for Dummies", by Sam Horner, read thatPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of helpful information for one who hates exorcize! Also a great motivator.Published 5 months ago by BTMJD
I recommended this book in my book, Fat Genes to Skinny Jeans, because it provides a great introduction to evaluating your fitness and planning a fitness development program for... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Santie Pretorius
A very complete and informative book. It provides also useful links to other area's of wellness such as proper nutrition and weight training. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this years ago when I first started working out and found it extremely helpful. I just purchased it again for my 13 year old son who is interested in getting fit.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer