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
Aug. 12 2009
As trainers, we get so tired of anything promising to spot-remove fat. However, we know that “lean thighs” or a “flat belly” are terms that clients will continue to buy, regardless... View More
July 8 2009
Now in its third edition, The Triathlete’s Training Bible remains a go-to source for anyone wanting a huge helping of knowledge to accompanying their tri-training. Based on Coach Joe Friel’s... View More
June 10 2009
Already a New York Times bestseller, The End of Overeating is an interesting read about why our clients are so prone to eating more than is good for them.This book examines how food manufacturers discovered... View More
May 13 2009
A tactilely pleasing book (it's sweat-proof!) with a highly functional design, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is a great tool for trainers who coach runners as well as a gift for race- or triathlon-bound... View More
April 8 2009
A thorough read, The Pain-Free Program is a great starting point for any fitness professional who would like to begin delving into the realm of corrective exercise. Written by 2009 PFP Trainer of the Year
March 10 2009
A helpful book for assigning clients workouts they can do at home, Fit in 5 offers up a variety of exercises and quick workouts that can be performed with minimal equipment. Focusing on five-, 10- and... View More
Feb. 10 2009
A great reference for those of us who don't specialize in yoga but want to use bits of it in our training repertoire, Beth Shaw's YogaFit features basic exercises, cuing on getting into the pose, holding... View More


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