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Fit and Female: The Perfect Fitness and Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type Paperback – August 4, 2006
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Coopersmith, resident fitness instructor on the Fine Living Channel's Simplify Your Life, has devised a fitness and nutrition plan to accommodate the needs of women of all shapes and sizes. Observing that "fitness is not one size fits all," Coopersmith divides her approach to address six basic body shapes: the endo-pear, endo-apple, meso-pear, meso-apple, ecto-pear and ecto-apple. Each shape, she claims, requires a customized workout and eating plan, though all incorporate components of a cardio workout, muscular fitness segment and flexibility training. For instance, the already slim ecto pear focuses on shaping muscles while maintaining weight and should not overdo aerobic exercise, while the bulkier meso-apple needs to zero in on cardio work to trim the waist and abs. Illustrated exercises are provided for each body type. Noting that "fitness must fit into a busy woman's life," Coopersmith modifies each sequence, offering a "bare minimum," "ideal" and "gung-ho" work out. While Coopersmith's methods are individualized, her message to all women is to give up their notion of a "Barbie body," work with what they have, steer clear of fad diets and eat healthfully. Perky and friendly, Coopersmith offers an accessible plan and outlook that many women will warm up to. (Aug.)
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Instead I'll summarize: Fit and Female touches upon the media's impact on how women perceive themselves, physically, and why we need to ignore it. Coopersmith then holds your hand as she talks you through some of the myths that abound regarding female fitness and guides you to a fitness plan with the goal to make you the best YOU, you can be.
I believe this book should be required reading for ALL young women -- the younger the better. Time to take back our bodies!
If your curvy love your curves. You will never be a waif. If your straight up and down love it. You won't be voluptuous but you can get more definition in your body.
Loving your body and working out according to its type is what this book is all about.