Fit and Female: The Perfect Fitness and Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type
"No one understands what it means to be fit and female better than Geralyn Coopersmith. Her work has brought results to women nationwide." -Carol Espel, MS, National Director of Group Fitness for Equinox Fitness Clubs
"Every woman should read Geralyn's book." -Michael Boyle, author of Functional Training for Sports
"Coopersmith leads the reader to new levels of self-awareness and the ability to make educated choices. Underlying her hip, upbeat tone is a sound background in exercise physiology and a strong desire to help women improve their lifestyles." -Joan Pagano, author of Strength Training for Women
Ever wonder why some women look great with very little effort while others exercise and diet obsessively with disappointing results? The fact is, when it comes to getting in shape, all women are not created equal. We've all heard about apples and pears, but there's lots more to women's bodies than just that. If you've been frustrated by fad diets and the workout of the month that never seems to work, you need a program designed specifically for your unique body type.
In Fit + Female, Geralyn Coopersmith, a top fitness expert and certified personal trainer, ditches the one-size-fits-all approach to getting in shape and helps you determine which type you are. Then you get a nutrition and exercise plan that's tailored for your needs, not just generic, off-the-rack advice. If you want to get back into that clingy little number that now hugs all the wrong places, this is the realistic, scientific how-to for you!
A must read for any woman
By Sunita - August 13, 2006
If you are looking for a book that will tell you what to eat and how to exercise in order to get a super-muscular body, or a super-thin model-type body, then look elsewhere. This is not a book about diet and exercise, but about learning to accept and take care of your body, no matter the shape and size. That said, there are exercises designed for each body type, as well as nutrition and eating advice.
Now we have all heard the message that we should love our body, no matter what, and certainly there are lots of books out there with the same message. So what makes Geralyn's book different from all the rest? It's because she's lived through the same struggles as the average woman. When a genetically-blessed woman tells you that you should accept your body, you probably think "Yeah, it's easy for her to say because she has the perfect body." And consequently, we never really listen to the message and reflect on what it means. However, coming from Geralyn, the message... read more
By Dasaya Cates "Author of the dramatic suspense... - January 18, 2009
I think if you're someone who is trying to lose weight or get healthy and fit, it's essential to do your research. We can count fat grams or carbs all we like, but that's not the entire story. This is an easy to read book that gives you insight into your individual body type, and how best to work with what God gave you for weight-loss success. The only thing that I don't like is that you will have to go elsewhere for really good, results-oriented exercise plans, but this gives a good start.
Great information for women!
By dancer "dancer" - August 17, 2006
I read through the introduction of her book so fast that my eyes couldn't keep up with me. I couldn't wait for the next line to know more about this real life story laced with struggles and successes alike.
Her understanding yet no nonsense approach takes all the guess work out of confusing exercise facts and myths. She walks you through topics like body image, genetics and all the stuff in between that "the never taught us in school".
There is a neat little quiz that helps you define your body type. Then, workouts and nutritional plans for each specific type i.e. Ecto-Apple or Meso-Pear.
Jam Packed with motivation and inspiration; it's a real sense of "touch down". A relief from the crazy world wind of unhealthy fad diets, magic pills and empty promises that bombard us every day.
I have already benefited from the many little tips she offers that can be implemented into daily life.
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