Auckland Libraries: Get fit and stay fit

Get fit and stay fit

Oh, if only it was so easy as to take a book out of the library to get fit! Check out some of these titles on exercise and fitness to inspire your gym goals.

Lazy runner

Marie Bean

Book

The title pretty much sums up how Anne feels about running. However, the programme suggested by this book covers preparation, equipment, injuries and diet (it is good to look for this holistic approach in any exercise book).

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Fire on the track

Roseanne Montillo

Book

This memoir covers some of the first champions of the 1928-1936 Olympics. Such as Betty Robinson, who was the first woman to win a gold medal, overcame a plane crash (where she was declared dead) and returned to run in the 1936 Berlin games.

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Short fat chick to marathon runner

Kerre Woodham

Book

We defy anyone to read this book and not hear Kerre’s voice narrating it. It truly shows what is possible with determination. Being a Kiwi book makes it even more relatable. A similar read is Leading from Behind by Niva Retimanu.

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The pop-up gym

Jon Denoris

Book

While plenty of people hit the gyms, the theory is you don’t need any of that fancy equipment to keep fit (the dreaded burpee is a golden example). Find a park, some stairs, a playground, or get out in the privacy of your own backyard with this book.

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Water fun

Terri Lees

Book

If you have concerns about activities with a high to moderate impact on your joints, just add water. Head to the beach in summer or to the pool and give yourself a 'refreshing' workout.

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High intensity interval training for women

Sean Bartram

Book

HIIT training is one of the buzzwords you will find in most gyms today. If you are wondering what it is all about, check out some of the common exercises and routines in this book or a similar title such as The HIIT Bible.

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Fitness

Nancy L. Naternicola

Book

This looks at a range of fitness activities including cardio, strength, flexibility and balance, with illustrations showing proper technique (incredibly important).

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Every body yoga

Jessamyn Stanley

Book

From the unforgettable teacher, Jessamyn Stanley, comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: we can all transcend our own emotional and physical barriers.

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Functional fitness at home

Lamar Lowery

Book

Lamar and Chris Lowery, experts in functional training, present effective exercises that can easily be done at home or outside with your own body weight or small exercise equipment. Perfect for fitness enthusiasts or beginners!

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Marathon training for walkers and beginners

Fi Hanafiah

Book

Crammed with practical tips, this book will help anyone become a marathoner, in a gradual and systematic way that is designed to avoid injuries.

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Book list by:

Anne Dickson

Anne

LibrarianMahurangi East Library

Auckland Libraries:Book list Recommended reading lists about different topics and genres to help you find new books to read.