May 4 2011
This comprehensive guide to avoiding andovercoming running injuries is a must for all fitness professionals who traindistance runners. Beginning with healthy training practices, Running Doc'sGuide to Healthy... View More
April 6 2011
A compilation of wisdom from some oftoday's leading fitness professionals, Total Body Breakthroughs is a fun readto not only get you pumped up about training, but also to lend new tips, ideas,and strategies... View More
March 9 2011
It isn't uncommon for fitness professionals to blend a variety of fitness modalities into a workout -- throwing in a bit of yoga at the end of a cardio or strength session is a good example. However, sprinkling... View More
Feb. 9 2011
Much more than the outdated idea of water aerobics, Water Fitness Lesson Plans and Choreography proves that functional training can take place in the pool as well. If you take individual clients or groups... View More
Jan. 5 2011
Calling itself The Pilates Bible sets the bar high, but this book lives up to its title. It is a comprehensive detailing of Pilates, from fundamentals on the mat to advanced exercises on Pilates-specific... View More
Dec. 8 2010
If you need some inspiration on ab exercises to integrate into your client's workout, look no further. Abs Revealed is a full-color, full-picture guide to helping your client create the six-pack to keep... View More
Nov. 11 2010
Whether you buy The Impact Body Plan for a client or for yourself, it is a must have. Author Todd Durkin is well on his way to becoming a legend in this industry, and you'll see why once you read this... View More
Oct. 13 2010
For those with triathlon or cycling clients, this a great book to recommend or keep in your arsenal. The Time-Crunched Cyclist, written by Lance Armstrong's personal cycling coach Chris Carmichael, offers... View More
Sept. 8 2010 Another great book by Velopress,One-Hour Workouts is a tremendous tool for trainers. With a bike, run or swim workout on each page, trainers can pull expert workouts for endurance... View More
Aug. 6 2010
Each year millions of people resolve to get fit, but they quit when their gym sessions don't reap immediate results. According to Brian Sharkey, a leading fitness researcher and educator, people often... View More
July 14 2010
A great gift to give clients just starting a training program, The Skinny On Willpower: How to Develop Self-Discipline is a quick read with fun illustrations that can inspire anyone in less than an hour.... View More
June 9 2010
I don't think any serious long-term trainer is without at least one of the Strength Training Anatomy books in his or her library. Built on the reputation of eye-popping illustrations of the human muscular... View More
May 11 2010
First off, I'm not a vegan...oreven a vegetarian for that matter. However, I, like most health professionals,recognize the health, spiritual and environmental benefit of reducedconsumption of animal products.... View More
April 14 2010
A well-put-together book withattractive food pictures, WaistlineWorkout is most beneficial for new trainers who might need help puttingtogether nutrition and exercise plans for clients.Written for the... View More
March 9 2010
Fitness on the Ball is a great resource for specificexercises for all abilities or for creating workouts with specific themes (balance,core, etc.). Each exercise includes clear photos and descriptions... View More
Jan. 25 2010
Like most trainers, I have many clients who run. A runner myself, I definitely encourage running as a beneficial form of physical conditioning and mental relief. However, I’m not an... View More
Dec. 9 2009
If you like a come-from-behind story, onethat pits human will against all odds, then IronHeart, the memoir of triathlete Brian Boyle, is the perfect holiday read.Boyle's car wreck that left him for dead... View More
Nov. 11 2009
If you’re a fan of high-intensity, low-duration exercise, you’ll love this book. Physician Doug McGuff teamed up with bodybuilding leader John Little to outline the science behind maximizing... View More
Oct. 14 2009
This book is a must-have for any fitness professional who is serious about affecting large-scale change. Motivating People to Be Physically Active applies the psychology of change to the one-one-one, group,... View More
Sept. 9 2009
I wish I would have had this book when I first started training; I would have avoided years of stagnation and limited traction. I am, however, glad I have it now. Even as a seasoned trainer (yes, I am... View More