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Fitness for Dummies

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Your Butt off the Couch. Chapter 1: Establishing Your Plan of Attack. Chapter 2: Testing Your Fitness. Chapter 3: Watching What You Eat: Nutrition Basics. Chapter 4: Educating Yourself. Chapter 5: This Doesn't Have to Happen to You: Avoiding Common Injuries. Part II: Going Cardio. Chapter 6: Cardio Crash Course: Getting the Right Intensity. Chapter 7: Creating a Cardio Program. Chapter 8: Using Cardio Machines. Chapter 9: Exercising Outdoors. Part III: Building Muscle and Strengthening Bone. Chapter 10: Why You?ve Gotta Lift Weights. Chapter 11: Your Muscles: Love 'Em or Lose 'Em. Chapter 12: Demystifying Strength Equipment. Chapter 13: Designing a Strength-Training Program. Part IV: Limbering Up with Flexibility, Balance, and Mind-Body Exercise. Chapter 14: Flexibility Training: Getting the Scoop on Stretching. Chapter 15: Finding Your Balance. Chapter 16: All about Yoga. Chapter 17: Getting the Lowdown on Pilates. Part V: Getting Fit in Health Clubs and Home Gyms. Chapter 18: Choosing and Using a Gym. Chapter 19: Designing Your Home Gym. Chapter 20: Hiring a Trainer. Chapter 21: Choosing an Exercise Class or Digital Workout. Part VI: Exercising for All Ages and Stages. Chapter 22: Fit Pregnancy: Exercising for Two. Chapter 23: Getting Kids Fit. Chapter 24: Staying Active as You Age. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Great Reasons to Break a Sweat. Chapter 26: Ten Fantastic Fitness Investments. Index.

About the Author

Suzanne Schlosberg is a fitness writer whose work has appeared in Shape , Health , Fit Pregnancy , Ladies' Home Journal , and other magazines. Liz Neporent is a health and fitness expert and correspondent for ABC National News. She is a frequent contributor to Shape , Self , and Fitness magazines.


'Importantly, Fitness for Dummies offers more than just blather...You could use this book to set yourself up with a nice little set of workouts to do at home to help you reach a set of goals you set yourself.' (, May 2013)

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