Win four fitness books
WIN copies of:
Weight Training for Men - A Beginner's Guide, Weight Training for Women - A Beginner's Guide, Everyday Yoga - The Essential Guide and Pilates - A Beginner's Guide all available from www.need2knowbooks.co.uk
All of these books are written in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format by experts in their field.
Closing date 30th November 2011. The first name drawn at random will be notified by email. You will be required to submit your address for receiving the prize. Your details will not be sold to a third party however they may be shared with the company supplying the prize.
To Enter and win all four books answer the following question:
Q:Which is the author of Everyday Yoga - The Essential Guide:
Weight Training for Men - A Beginner's Guide
Author: Kristoph Thompson
Weight training can help you to build a leaner, stronger physique as well as supporting fat loss goals and is an essential part of every exercise programme.
Knowing exactly how to achieve these results, in a safe and effective way, can be a little more confusing. There's no shortage of advice around, but it can be difficult and time consuming to sift through it and work out what's most applicable to you.
This book explains the step by step process of devising your own weight training programme, helping you to understand the reasons behind the best route to success. It shows readers how to perform various exercises, as well as including ready-made programmes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels with instructions and diagrams.
You can begin training immediately and will start seeing results in just a few weeks.
Kristoph Thompson is a Personal Trainer, Stott Trained Pilates Instructor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with a Masters Degree in Fitness and Human Performance. He has worked with the Houston Rockets Basketball Team and the Houston Astros Baseball team. He is an experienced health and fitness journalist, contributing regularly to the press. Kristoph is an associate lecturer with the University of Brighton and is also studying for a PhD in exercise induced muscle damage.
Weight Training for Women - A Beginner's Guide
Author: Lesley Harrison
Staying fit and healthy is essential if you want to get the most out of life. Weight training is one of the best forms of exercise and, if done correctly, will leave you looking and feeling great.
Many women avoid weight training because of concerns about the effect they think it might have on their appearance, or because they are worried about injury. This book will help to allay those concerns, and explain how to lift weights safely and effectively.
Weight Training for Women - A Beginner's Guide covers the most useful weight training exercises, how to train safely, how to select the right equipment and how to choose a training program that suits your needs, whether you are training for fat loss, physique or sport.
Clear illustrations will help you understand the exercises and how to perform them correctly and safely, as well as how to use them to tone and strengthen your body and improve your health and wellbeing.
Lesley Harrison is a martial artist and powerlifter. She has been involved in athletic pursuits since she was a teenager, but was forced to give up her primary pursuit, long distance running, due to a recurring injury. She has found that weight training has helped with her injury, reduced her migraine symptoms, and had many other positive effects on her life. She would like to share the benefits with other women around the world. Lesley works as a freelance author, writing in the technology and fitness niches.
Everyday Yoga - The Essential Guide
Author: Sarah Dawson
There has never been a greater time to slow down. Our lives have become more stressful as we have tried to achieve more, earn more, and fit more into our days in a culture which has stressed materialistic fulfilment above all else.
Yoga is the perfect antidote to 21st century living, helping us to connect with what is really important to us and live each moment fully. It provides a holistic workout, refreshing all of the body's systems and organs, (in particular the nervous and hormonal systems), stretches, lengthens and tones the muscles, improves posture, reduces back pain, and works as a preventative medicine. What's more - it can be practiced by all, every day, at every age, and for short bursts of precious time in a hectic daily schedule.
Everyday Yoga - The Essential Guide leads you through asanas (yoga poses), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and stress-busting techniques, helping you get much more out of your day, and an improved quality of life.
Sarah Dawson is an experienced journalist/author who writes for national papers, magazines and websites. Sarah's yoga journey began when she was 15, and she has practiced many different yoga styles over the years.
In 2007, she travelled to India to train as a yoga teacher and launched ‘Karmiyoga' in early 2008. Sarah teaches weekly classes in Brighton and Hove, and runs yoga retreats abroad. With her training in Sivananda and Dru Yoga, Sarah has great enthusiasm and is passionate about making yoga available to all.
She continues to work as a freelance journalist, writing for travel and lifestyle publications. Visit www.karmiyoga.com for more information.
Pilates - The Essential Guide
Author: Annabel Kent
A healthy mind and body is essential for a healthy life. Pilates offers a system of exercises that will condition both mind and body.
This book is an excellent introduction to Pilates, as well as an invaluable companion to those who are already practising the movements. Chapters cover the Pilates fundamentals in detail before moving on to the exercises. Three stages are provided for each exercise, each stage offering challenging progressions as you become fitter and stronger.
Diagrams are included with the exercises, as well as teaching points and useful visualisations to help you enjoy a safe and effective workout.
This guide is not about sitting down and reading. It's about action. By arming yourself with the essentials, the exercises will strengthen and sculpt your body, creating a flexible, toned and lean physique, as well as helping you to find balance and connection of both mind and body.
Annabel Kent is a highly qualified Pilates instructor. It was through her work with horses that first brought her to Pilates in her quest to improve her riding and overall health and wellbeing. Since then she has practised Pilates for over 10 years. Annabel has had many articles published in various magazines in the UK and abroad. She devotes her time to Pilates, writing and horse riding.