Fitness

The 90-Second Fitness Solution by Pete Cerqua is a great introduction to high intensity workouts. High Intensity Strength Training is a safe and effective way to get in shape. No cardio required! Everything from a 3 minute home or office workout to the more advanced gym workouts are covered. The book was written for women but the guys can benefit from the routines as well. How can you increase your strength and get leaner? Don’t move!

I am a Certified 90-Second Fitness Level 1 Home Exercise Coach! 90-secondfitness.com/coaches_ma.html :)

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Strengthen your back, biceps, and other upper body muscles in the comfort of your living room or dorm with the Iron Gym workout bar. Designed to fit conveniently in most doorway frames or sit on the floor for pushups, dips, and sit-ups, the Iron Gym is an ideal choice for people who want to get fit without buying expensive, space-intensive weight sets. When installed in the doorway, the device lets you perform pull-ups and chin-ups, with three grip positions–narrow, neutral, and wide–for working the inner and outer back. Once you’re done with your back workout, you can quickly move the Iron Gym to the floor, where you can perform pushups while facing down, tricep dips while facing the other way, or sit-ups using the Iron Gym for foot stability. The Iron Gym–whose durable steel frame installs quickly without tools or fasteners–holds up to 300 pounds and is designed to fit residential doorways 24 to 32 inches wide, with doorway trim or molding up to 3.5 inches wide.

Nutrition and Athletic Performance by Douglas N. Graham. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just getting started with a fitness program, Nutrition and Athletic Performance is your guide to success. Discover what athletes from every sport around the world have been using to set personal bests. Learn what to eat before, during and after activity to yield the best performance. And discover how to attain freedom from costly supplements. Gain better recovery times from activities. And finally learn the truth about carbs, fats, and proteins.
Dr. Douglas N. Graham is also the author ofΒ The 80/10/10 Diet

The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice. In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. Also inside is advice from the author on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation. Christina Brown qualified as a yoga instructor at the Sivananda Ashram in southern India in 1995. She has also trained in Iyengar Yoga at the Sydney Yoga Centre and in Deradun, India and in yoga therapy at the Yoga Therapy Centre in London. She currently teaches yoga in Sydney, Australia and holds a degree in complementary medicine from the Natural Care College in Sydney. She lives in Sydney, Australia. I love to do yoga! :)

10 Minute Solution-Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix (2008) Stella Sandoval, Andrea Ambandos. NO TIME TO EXERCISE? We have the solution for you the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we ve developed 5 hot Latin dance workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts will slim your whole body while you have fun. Compact and ultra efficient, these workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts or do them all together for one amazing, fat blasting dance workout! FAT BURNING CHA CHA This spicy dance routine burns fat and calories using basic Latin dance steps with plenty of attitude and flavor. SALSA SLIM DOWN You ll burn and firm while moving your hips to sassy salsa dance steps that you can take with you onto the dance floor. HOT CARDIO MIX Heat things up with this non-stop cardio party that includes a variety Latin dance steps to keep your body moving while you dance the pounds away. MERENGUE GROOVES This high-energy fat blasting fiesta is a total body workout that s guaranteed to make you sweat. So get your groove on if you want to watch those pounds and inches come off. TANGO TONING TWIST This segment is a sure way to trim the waistline and also help tone the tummy. Plus you’ll have so much fun it won’t feel like you’re working out. I love to dance salsa and tango! :)

All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it’s even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don’t have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you’ll be growing above the ground. But, the best feature is that “anyone,” “anywhere” can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results. But, let’s get back to the ten improvements. You’re going to love them. 1) New Location – Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square Foot Garden needs just “twenty percent” of the space of a traditional garden. 2) New Direction – Locate your garden “on top” of existing soil. Forget about pH soil tests, double-digging (who enjoys that?), or the never-ending soil improvements. 3) New Soil – The new “Mel’s Mix” is the perfect growing mix. Why, we even give you the recipe. Best of all, you can even “buy” the different types of compost needed. 4) New Depth – You only need to prepare a SFG box to a depth of 6 inches! It’s true–the majority of plants develop just fine when grown at this depth. 5) No Fertilizer – The all new SFG does not need any fertilizer-ever! If you start with the perfect soil mix, then you don’t need to add fertilizer. 6) New Boxes – The new method uses bottomless boxes placed aboveground. We show you how to build your own (with step-by-step photos). 7) New Aisles – The ideal gardening aisle width is about three to four feet. That makes it even easier to kneel, work, and harvest. 8) New Grids – Prominent and permanent grids added to your SFG box help you visualize the planting squares and know how to space for maximum harvest. 9) New Seed Saving Idea – The old-fashioned way advocates planting many seeds and then thinning the extras (that means pulling them up). The new method means planting a pinch- literally two or three seeds–per planting hole. 10) Tabletop Gardens – The new boxes are so much smaller and lighter (only 6 inches of soil, remember?), you can add a plywood bottom to make them portable. Of course, that’s not all. We’ve also included simple, easy-to-follow instructions using lots of photos and illustrations. You’re going to love it! Gardening is one of my favorite activities! :)

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