Read Your Way To A Toned Body With These Fitness Guides

If fitness is on your mind and you don’t know where to begin, take to these books that offer easy advice to beginners as well as pros

Mohini Mehrotra Published Jun 26, 2020 17:06:38 IST
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Fitness on the Go: The Anytime Anywhere Holistic Workout for Busy People by Abhishek Sharma

This book by holistic fitness trainer and yoga expert Abhishek Sharma is the perfect guide for people who are strapped for time and struggle to work out. Using a non-preachy and engaging tone, the author encourages you to focus on your holistic health by making small changes that can result in big gains. Drawing elements from yoga, martial arts, and athletic workouts, Sharma shares easy tips and ideas and helps you create a fun and challenging schedule to exercise anywhere and anytime without the assistance of machines. From brisk walking, jogging, skipping and cycling, this book will help you build stamina and strength so that you not only feel more energetic but also remain calm and focused.

Run!: The Ultimate Mind-Body Fitness Guide by Ayesha Billimoria and Dhvani Solani

If you’re new to running, are looking to participate in a marathon and don’t know where to start, or just want to get fit on the track, then Run!: The Ultimate Mind-Body Fitness Guide is perfect for you. Authors Ayesha Billimoria, a three-time 200-metre national champion, a  sports trainer and a TedX speaker, and Dhvani Solani, an award-winning writer, editor and speaker, bring you invaluable advice on the right way to build strength, to train, to correct your alignment, and most importantly to run. Packed with detailed instructions and photos of exercises, the book also offers beginners tips on how to choose the right running gear and the importance of breathing properly and following a good diet to run better, faster and longer.

15 Minutes to Fit: The Simple 30-Day Guide to Total Fitness, 15 Minutes At A Time by Zuzka Light and Jeff O'Connell

This book by professional fitness coach and YouTube fitness star Zuzka Light and editor-in-chief of Jeff O’Connell is a comprehensive guide for those looking to get fit quickly. Offering quick and super-effective 30-day fitness plan (15 minutes a day or less) with innovative high-intensity interval training that can be done anywhere and anytime (no need to hit to the gym or buy fancy equipment), combined with nutrition advice, and a host of healthy recipes, this is one book that will help you burn fat, build ripped muscles and look your best.

Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women by Deanne Panday

If you’ve ever wondered what makes celebrities look perfectly fit and ripped all the time, then this book by Deanne Panday, one of India’s top health and fitness experts and a trainer to Bollywood’s fittest stars such as John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, and Jacqueline Fernandez, could just be the inspiration you need to get on track and get fit. Through the book, you will not only learn about the importance of the four key pillars of fitness—strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance—but also understand the different forms of training, safety precautions one must take while exercising and how to get a perfectly sculpted body in a scientific way. With easy-to-follow advice, this book should be your go-to guide if you’re looking to get celebrity-like washboard abs in no time.

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