Basic Training: A Fundamental Guide to Fitness for Men

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A beautifully illustrated indispensable guide for anyone embarking on a Fitness Program. Basic Training is an introductory guide to achieving health and fitness for men. It is a user-friendly source of information, techniques, and images that will enable and inspire any man to achieve a healthy body and a fit lifestyle. Divided into three sections--Motivation, Action, and Lifestyle--this book explains the basic elements of health and fitness and how to combine aerobic activities with a weight program that will give you the body you want and the energy to make life enjoyable. You will learn the principles of all the basic exercises, clearly illustrated by the vivid photographs of David Morgan, and how to put together a personalized workout program with attainable goals. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants the information and inspiration needed to embark on a fitness program today.


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Jon Giswold is a top trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who is on staff at Reebok/Sports Club NY and Sports Club LA in New York City. He is a consultant to the Nautilus Fitness Group creating programs for Schwinn Fitness, Stairmaster and Nautilus equipment. As owner of JMG Management, he designs and manages fitness centers for top New York developers. His first book, "Basic Training," was published in 1998.
Photographer Augustus Butera captures spontaneous snippets of life on Polaroid film and then juxtaposes the photos into colorful diptychs. Using one of many Spectra cameras, Butera manipulates the focus, exposes the film to allow the emulsion to mingle with the available light, and renders distorted scenes in an alluring range of colors and textures.

Jon Giswold is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer who teaches in New York's most prominent fitness centers, including the Reebok Sports Club/NY. He has been featured in five fitness videotapes and in many national and international and magazines.
David Morgan has been a commercial photographer in New York City since 1975. His popular fine-art photography celebrating the male figure has made him famous and his images for the 2(x)ist underwear ad campaign were enormously successful. David's photographs can be seen on calendars, greeting cards, CDs and posters, and in his upcoming book "Beach" (St. Martin's Press).

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