Here, at last, is a fitness book that brings it all together. Within the covers of one book, Jim Nightingale explains the "how" and "why" of all the components of a successful fitness program: stretching, cardio and aerobics, core strengthening, strength training, nutrition, motivation, and clarity about fitness aims and goals.
In an entertaining and down-to-earth style, sprinkled with personal examples that engage the heart as well as the mind, Jim speaks to those who want to get fit and don't know where to start, or who have tried the diets, the shaping routines, the instant fitness programs that don't deliver. There's compassion, understanding, and inspiration for those who have seen temporary gains fade away and old habits reassert themselves. Jim also provides insights and new ideas for those who are successful with their programs and are looking for something more.
You will gain insight into your own experiences and motivations through Jim's stories and examples. You'll sympathize with the skinny kid who wanted to build up his physique a little, walked into a gym, and was so intimidated by all those big guys strutting around that he (very coolly) walked out again. You'll smile at his triumphant return to the gym a year later, and will know that you, too, can make the changes you want in your fitness, your health, and your body. Jim Nightingale, Your Personal Trainer will help you do just that, safely and successfully.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK
Review by Linda Furrow, former RMT
BC Massage Practitioner, Summer 2004
If you have ever wondered whether you or your clients could benefit from having a personal trainer, here is the answer!
Jim Nightingale, Your Personal Trainer provides a wealth of information on all aspects of a successful fitness program. It is accessible to the layman (your client who has never exercised, and doesn't know a biceps from a bicycle) and at the same time will be a valuable resource for Massage Therapists who would like to offer their clients more in the way of therapeutic exercise and stretching, or general fitness and self-care advice. I cannot imagine anyone, from layman to fitness professional to bodybuilder, who would not learn something valuable from reading this book, and want to keep it to refer back to again and again.
It's never boring: flashes of humor catch you at unexpected moments.
It's the perfect answer to all those excuses that really boil down to, "It probably won't work, not for me, so why try??"
Jim Nightingale, Your Personal Trainer clearly says, "It can work! Here's how!"
Written by Kevin Mitchell, Sports Editor
The MorningStar, Vernon, BC, Canada.
Fitness Book keeps it easy for training
Well-organized chapters, detailed table of contents, and a great index make it an easy-to-use reference volume.
This information will always be relevant. It's not just something that is cool right now.
Anybody who goes to a gym for any reason will find something in here that will help them.
This book is for people who tried exercises and didn't learn properly and quit.