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Quick Fit: The Complete 15-Minute No-Sweat Workout Paperback – January 4, 2005
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Bookstore shelves are littered with the empty promises of "six-pack abs", "thin thighs" and a "hot-Hollywood body in just 28 days!". Millions of people with the best intentions try these workouts only to find they're impractical, demanding, and in some cases dangerous. In other words, impossible for average Joes and Janes to stick with. Dropping out inevitably follows, and a person trying to better him or herself again feels like a failure. Declining health and weight gain follow until the vicious cycle starts again.
An answer for many of us is "Quick Fit". Bradley removes all the obstacles and excuses by laying out a well-researched, proven program that works. It's NOT for bodybuilders and tri-athletes; it's for guys like me with a demanding job and four kids; it's for my 65-year old mother whose body can't take high impact aerobics; it's for my wife who doesn't want to exercise at a fitness club with strangers watching; it's for the author's own father who's rediscovered good health in his eighties while living in a retirement home.
15 minutes a day... that's all Bradley asks. And it's not 15 minutes of "no pain, no gain". It's 15 minutes you can do at work, home or on vacation. It's a little walking, strength training and stretching. And it's adaptable to just about any fitness level. It will work for the very overweight person who hasn't exercised in years, as well as someone already in good shape who just wants to maintain good health in minimal time.
It's also refreshing that Bradley doesn't try to work in the latest low carb/low fat/low calorie diet plan. This is a book to get you moving, stretching and lifting. No gimmicks.Read more ›
A complete fitness solution in just 15 minutes a day, who could believe it's worthwhile doing... It works because it's tough to find excuses to not do it. It's just like a coffee break.
I've been following it for more than 90 days without skippping a single day. Finally exercising is a daily habit for me, something I never came close to achieve in spite of trying many times over many years.
A good chunk of the book is about motivation. People who avoid regular exercises need all the motivation they can get.
The downside of such a simple approach? I'd be hard pressed to find fault with the system, however it must be pointed out that there is no choice of exercises. Everyone does the same ones and there are very few exercises presented. If you wish for more details or more choices, then start with a 90-day dose of Quick Fit, then graduate to a more complete, but longer process, as presented in books such as Bob Anderson's Getting in Shape, or Adam Zickerman's Power of Ten.
I have been doing the Quick Fit plan during my lunch break for only a few weeks, but already I am noticing results. Not only have I lost weight, but I feel terrific. Quick Fit energizes my day and gives me the boost I need to be productive in teh afternoon. Some other people in my office have bought the book and experienced the same results.
I would reccommend Quick fit to anybody looking to trim down or simply desiring to live a more healthy, happy, and energized life.
I'm a federal worker myself, facing the same time challenges. I've tried Bradley's Quick fit workout, and it certainly works as advertised.
But the choice of exercises IS limited and you will probably quickly outgrow them. I recommend buying "Quick Fit" and using it to learn these principles:
-- It IS possible to pack a complete, effective workout into 15 or 20 minutes.
-- Fitness success lies not in WHAT you do, but in doing it consistently.
-- Consistency in exercise hinges on keep the whole thing simple and convenient.
-- The "perfect" workout is one that people will actually DO.
The only downside is that, at first, I felt self-consious working out in my civvies. But no one in our agency's fitness center gives a darn or gives me a second look. And I've noticed that a few other people now work out in their civvies, too.
Bradley's "Quick Fit" is an excellent book, and a good place to get started. I recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most of this book is hype about the benefits of exercise and health issues that happen to people who don't exercise, along with a lot of anecdotal stories and motivational-speak. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Typical of this type of book. There is no magic or short cut to working off calories. I used it for about one week and gave up. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Brenda
This is a great book! It's a great program and VERY easy to stick with. I've been doing for 2 years now and counting, before that I would workout and do it for a week or so and... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by jlr27t
It works. Most people think that if you don't work out 20-30 minutes at high intensity a minimum of four times a week, it's not worth doing. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Paul
yeah when I'm done,I can actually see the muscles look worked out,a decent sweat breaker and workout without overdoing it,15 minnutes,no excuse go for it!!Published on February 8, 2009 by Darrell P. Cardin
Rather than a first impression review, this is a long term review.
I bought this book about three years ago on the advice of a friend whose workplace had brought the... Read more
it is especially for people who aren't used to move a lot, for people who live a very sedentary life. Read morePublished on July 28, 2005 by nastenka dina