The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fitness

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Alpha Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 388 pages
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A comprehensive guide for people who are trying to create a fitness routine for the firstime. The book begins by addressing goal-setting, teaching readers how to get started and create "a plan". It then tells how to tone muscle and get in shape through weight training, resistance training, aerobic exercise, martial arts, yoga, jogging, and host of other activities -- including team sports, such as basketball and volleyball. Fitness writer Claire Walter and Olympic athlete Annette Tannander Bank provide solid, easy-to-follow information on how anyone can learn:
-- What type of exercise is right for an individual person
-- What each piece of gym equipment does and how to use it
-- How to balance fitness training with a solid diet

The book also includes:
-- Sample workouts
-- Dozens of photographs

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About the author (2000)

Claire Walter lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she is active in aerobics, Pilates, weight training, yoga, hiking, cycling, and skiing. She is a contributing editor to Skiing magazine, contributing writer to Inside Tracks newsletter, Shape, and Spa, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Skiing,

Annette Tannander Bank competed on the National Track and Field Team for Sweden for 15 years and was a two-time Olympian. She also competed in the heptathlon in the first World Championships for Track and Field in 1983. She is a personal trainer and massage therapist at the RallySport Health and Fitness Club in Boulder, Colorado.

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