"Exercise is a gateway drug: when we do it consistently, it helps the brain to see that change is possible, and suddenly people are making constellations of positive changes in their life. This book shows how physical well-being is not only possible with a busy life and work schedule, but a necessity." -Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness"Catherine's approach to fitness is inspiring, positive and practical. Rather than encouraging us to strive for an impossible ideal, Catherine has found a way to turn fitness into an approachable part of everyday life, one that integrates with all of the other areas of our lives. We all know that a fulfilling life includes a big slice for our health, and this book gives us an easy way to incorporate fitness into our busy lives." -Samantha Ettus, bestselling author of The Pie Life"Now there are no excuses for figuring out how to fit fitness into your day. Catherine Basu has you covered in this valuable and productive read that will leave you inspired and ready to move." -Paula Rizzo, author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed"This book gives us an interesting look at the lives of successful women - from their morning routine to how they fit fitness into their lives - we can learn a lot from their habits!" - Kelli Davis Pease, Founder of the Happsters
About the Author
Catherine Basu, M.Ed is an ACE-Certified personal trainer with a secret: she grew up dreaming of ways to get out of gym class. Her grandfather, a physician, never gave in to her requests to write a doctor's note that would get her out of P.E., but she's grateful now for his integrity. Her years of toiling in the gym have made her a passionate ally of those who want to get in shape but feel uncomfortable in the gym environment. Ultimately, it led to the creation of her company, Fit Armadillo(R), whose mission is to help busy individuals find fitness they can enjoy at their own place and pace. Armed with her B.S. Degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary, Catherine enjoys debunking fitness and nutrition myths to help her clients achieve lasting results and uncover the many benefits of an active lifestyle. Catherine has been quoted for her expertise in WebMD magazine, on SparkPeople.com, LiveStrong.com, EmpowHER, Fitbie, and WorldLifestyle, and writes as a blogger for the Huffington Post. Catherine has zero tolerance for diets, supplements, and detoxes (and not just because she's a huge fan of gluten-full bread!), but lots of love for those new to fitness. An avid runner, she has competed in races from the 1500m to the full marathon, and loves helping others start a running routine. While no longer a classroom teacher, Catherine enjoys using her Master's in Education from The University of Connecticut to promote literacy as a volunteer tutor in local schools. To learn more please visit FitArmadillo.com or email Catherine: Catherine@FitArmadillo.com.