Fitness For Travelers: The Ultimate Workout Guide
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Fitness For Travelers lives up to its title. This is a very handy book for people who travel and spend time in hotels.
Recommended for: People of all fitness levels who travel a lot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Suzanne Schlosberg is a health and fitness writer and a contributing editor to Shape magazine. She has also authored The Ultimate Workout Log, Fitness For Dummies, and Weight Training For Dummies. Although not an elite athlete, she has cycled across the United States twice. While Schlosberg wrote and edited the book, a variety of ACE-certified fitness professionals developed the specific workouts provided throughout the book.
The 191-page book contains 14 chapters, as follows:
PART I: ADOPTING THE ROAD WORKOUT MINDSET
- Chapter 1: Roadblocks: Overcoming the Top Five Travel Workout Obstacles
- Chapter 2: Fitting Fitness Into Your Suitcase
- Chapter 3: Finding Gyms, Trails, and Pools on the Road
- Chapter 4: Eating on the Fly
PART II: MAINTAINING YOUR CARDIO FITNESS
- Chapter 5: Cardio 101 for the Traveler
- Chapter 6: Back to PE: Jumping Rope, Climbing Stairs, and Good 'Ol Calisthenics
- Chapter 7: Swimming Laps -- And What to do When the Pool Is Too Small
PART III: STAYING STRONG ON THE ROAD
- Chapter 8: A Traveler's Strength-Training Guide
- Chapter 9: Demystifying the Hotel Multi-Gym
- Chapter 10: Dumbbell Routines for Any Occasion
- Chapter 11: Band on the Run: A Quick Tubing Workout
- Chapter 12: The Last Resort: Strength Training Without Equipment
PART IV: STRETCHING AND DE-STRESSING
- Chapter 13: Essential Stretches for the Fit Traveler
- Chapter 14: Yoga You Can Take Anywhere
Schlosberg covers everything that a fitness-minded traveler needs to know. The book starts by describing exercise gear you can fit in your suitcase and outlining where to find gyms and fitness centers in major hotel chains and major city airports. The middle part of the book provides a variety of workout routines, from free weights to plain calisthenics, all with pictures. The last section of the book covers stretches and yoga, again, with pictures. The text is easy to read, even for someone who does not have a health/fitness background.
In my opinion, this book is superb. It contains a ton of useful information, including work-out routines with pictures, work-out logs for charting your progress, a list of where you can work-out at various big city airports, comments on a variety of fast-food franchises, and much more. It seems there is useful information on every single page. I highly recommend this book for anyone who travels a lot.
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|Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD
||6/2/2014 1:46:40 PM