Synopses & Reviews
From the best-selling author of THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT LOG and coauthor of FITNESS FOR DUMMIES, FITNESS FOR TRAVELERS is an informative and entertaining guide for travelers who want to stay fit on the road.
It's tough enough to exercise regularly when you're at home. But when you're disoriented from jet lag, stressed out by business meetings, and daunted by unfamiliar or prehistoric exercise equipment, staying fit becomes an even bigger challenge. Suzanne Schlosberg, in conjunction with the American Council on Exercise -- the country's top workout watchdog -- tells readers how to stay fit, eat right, and feel great while traveling for business or pleasure. Schlosberg combines extensive resources with motivational advice from some of the world's busiest travelers to arm people of all fitness levels with the confidence, skills, and know-how to create their own travel fitness program. In this book, you will find
* More than 25 workouts for any location or situation
* Strategies for fitting fitness into your busy itinerary
* Resources for finding gyms, running routes, and pools around the world
* Guidance for creating your own travel workouts
* Advice for eating more healthfully on the fly
* Essential gadgets for the fit traveler's suitcase
The Ultimate Workout Log is a comprehensive fitness guide and easy to use diary with six months worth of space to record training routines and goals. Ever-popular, motivational, and endlessly useful, the fourth edition now includes balance and flexibility exercise. Also included are tips and advice on strength training, nutrition, and a variety of cardio activities.Whether you're training for a marathon, aiming to set a personal bench-press record, or simply trying to firm up and slim down, it will help you set concrete goals, devise strategies to reach them and monitor your progress.
Atkins works! Eat grapefruit -- shed weight! Pilates gives you "long, lean muscles -- no bulk!" Each day we are bombarded with conflicting fitness information, promises, and advice -- from the Internet, magazines, books, TV, advertising, experts, trainers, coaches, friends. But how do you know whom you can trust?
In The Fat-Free Truth, Liz Neporent and Suzanne Schlosberg cut through the noise, synthesize the literature, and get to the truth by providing 239 accurate, straight-shooting answers to Americaand#8217;s most pressing fitness and weight-loss questions. No one understands the excess of misinformation out there better than Liz and Suzanne. For ten years, Suzanne has written Shapeand#8217;s and#147;Weight Loss QandA,and#8221; the most popular column in the countryand#8217;s largest fitness magazine. Liz fields weekly questions as the and#147;Fit by Fridayand#8221; columnist for iVillage, the leading Internet site for womenand#8217;s issues. Together they receive more than a thousand questions a month from people nationwide.
Frank, funny, and endlessly informative, The Fat-Free Truth assembles in one place everything you really need to know to get fit and stay fit -- and to keep your sanity while doing so.
This best-selling classic launched thousands of people on the road to fitness, and athletes of all levels use it to keep themselves pumped. The Ultimate Workout Log is two things in one: a comprehensive fitness guide and an easy-to-use diary with six months worth of space to record training goals.Theres expert advice on weightlifting, equipment, nutrition, and injury prevention, and the pages are sprinkled with training tips, research tidbits, and fascinating trivia.
Whether youre training for a triathlon, aiming to set a personal bench-press record, or simply trying to firm up and slim down, The Ultimate Workout Log is the book you need. Your own personal trainer in a paperback, it will help you to set concrete goals, devise strategies to reach them, and monitor your progress. Ever-popular, motivational, and endlessly useful, the third edition now includes yoga, Pilates, and mind-body exercise plus increased space to record six months worth of training routines and goals.
In the tradition of the best-selling classic The Ultimate Workout Log, The Active Womanand#8217;s Pregnancy Log is the daily pregnancy diary for the active mom-to-be -- from two of Americaand#8217;s leading fitness writers and experts.
At last, a pregnancy journal that doesnand#8217;t focus on shower gifts, baby gear, and nursery decor but on your own health during pregnancy, including your fitness, nutrition, relaxation, and general physical well-being. At a time when prenatal fitness is booming, The Active Womanand#8217;s Pregnancy Log is your healthy pregnancy headquarters -- a portable, one-stop source of inspiration, information, and organizational tools to keep moms-to-be feeling fit and confident and exercising wisely throughout this amazing journey. Spanning forty weeks, this day-by-day diary features:
and#149; a quick guide to the and#147;activeand#8221; pregnancy, including how to work around symptoms as well as exercises for every level through each trimester and#149; eating advice that will ensure baby keeps growing and mom stays healthy and#149; numerous charts, checklists, and places to record important dates, contacts, test results, and more and#149; how to choose proper maternity fitness gear and#149; a bonus section on postpartum fitness
Modeled on the enormously successful Ultimate Workout Log, this essential 26-week diet log can be tailored to any diet or eating regimen and can help drive long-term weight loss.
Experts believe that simply being aware of what you eat is half the weight-loss battle. Finally, the creator of The UltimateWorkout Log teams up with one of the countrys top nutritionists to bring us the tool we really need—The Ultimate Diet Log, a goal-oriented daily diary for tracking food choices, eating habits, and exercise patterns for anyone interested in losing weight, firming up, or just eating better. With its accessible, flexible format that can accommodate any eating plan, this indispensable log helps readers chart their way through the four stages of food awareness to permanent weight loss and improve their daily eating habits for life.
Health and fitness experts agree that keeping track of exercise habits helps to improve performance and motivates people to continue exercising. The Ultimate Workout Log provides four pages per week to do just that, as well as space to note goals, accomplishments, and a weekly self-evaluation. The 30-page training guide and sidebar information educate and encourage with training tips, inspirational quotations, fitness guidelines, and drawings.
A newly revised edition of the best-selling classic that launched thousands of people on the road to fitness
The Ultimate Workout Log is an easy-to-use diary and goal tracker with a unique format and six months worth of space to record training routines and accomplishments. Ever popular and endlessly useful, the log makes it easy for users to note cardio, strength, and flexibility and balance workouts, while also including space for nutrition notations. Research shows that goal setting and daily self-monitoring lead to increased participation and greater weight loss. So whether youre a veteran marathoner or a first-time gym-goer, this log will provide motivation, tools for analyzing patterns in your workouts, and a record of your achievements.
“Bound to help you stay on track.”—Mens Fitness
About the Author
SUZANNE SCHLOSBERG is the best-selling author of The Ultimate Workout Log, The Active Womans Pregnancy Log, and numerous other books. She has written for Shape, Fitness, Health, Real Simple, and Weight Watchers, among numerous other publications.
Table of Contents
Contents About the Authors ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 Part I: Adopting the Road Workout Mindset 5 1. Roadblocks: Overcoming the Top Five Travel Workout Obstacles 7 2. Fitting Fitness into Your Suitcase 19 3. Finding Gyms, Trails, and Pools on the Road 26 4. Eating on the Fly 42 Part II: Maintaining Your Cardio Fitness 59 5. Cardio 101 for the Traveler 61 6. Back to P.E.: Jumping Rope, Climbing Stairs, and Good Ol Calisthenics 72 7. Swimming Laps and What to Do When the Pool Is Too Small 81 Part III: Staying Strong on the Road 91 8. A Travelers Strength-Training Guide 93 9. Demystifying the Hotel Multi-Gym 100 10. Dumbbell Routines for Any Occasion 114 11. Band on the Run: A Quick Tubing Workout 130 12. The Last Resort: Strength Training Without Equipment 141 Part IV: Stretching and De-Stressing 157 13. Essential Stretches for the Fit Traveler 159 14. Yoga You Can Take Anywhere 168 Final Thoughts 174 Appendixes 177 Travel Workout Log 179 Index of Exercises 189 Useful Web Sites for the Fit Traveler 190