• Health & Personal Development
      January 2012

      The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training

      by Matthew Palfrey

      The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training is the perfect training manual for anyone that wants to develop their health and fitness from home, on a budget. Sandbag training is particularly effective for anyone who wants to develop their strength and conditioning for general health or sports performance. This 188-page paperback includes detailed illustrated descriptions of over 40 key SANDBAG exercises, and over 6 months of progressive programs from beginner to advanced.

    • Health & Personal Development
      January 2013

      Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports

      by Matthew Palfrey

      Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports is the brand new paperback from Matthew Palfrey and Sandbag Fitness. It is specifically aimed at those interested in improving their health, strength and fitness for Mixed Martial Arts, Martial Arts or any other combat-style sport. The book is an impressive full-colour manual that includes: why sandbag training is perfect for MMA & Combat Sport Athletes, how to construct your own sandbag, and how to master over 60 of the most effective sandbag training exercises for MMA & Combat Sports.

    • Fitness & diet

      Explosive Calisthenics

      Superhuman Power, Maximum Speed and Agility, Plus Combat-Ready Reflexes - Using Bodyweight-only Methods

      by Paul "Coach" Wade

    • Family & health
      June 2017

      The Ultimate Stretch

      by Kakuko Nakamura

      Just 3 minutes of simple stretching workout every day will help you maintain more youthful and beautiful body, while releasing you from discomfort such as stiff shoulders and body aches. The author of this book is an orthopedic surgeon and sports doctor, who will tell you that stretching the hip joint, the shoulder joint and the knee joint is the key if you want quick but pain-free results. Proper stretching will lead to a well-balanced body and eventually “beautiful aging” — a concept advocated by the author. Try her stretching exercises yourself and experience the changes that will happen to your body.

    • Health & Personal Development
      June 2018

      One Body One Life

      Don't Screw It Up!

      by Andrew C E Green

      Are you always stressed, constantly busy, prioritising others over yourself, and realising that time is slipping by and your health is now not what it was? Do you recognise what is “good” and what is “bad” for your health? Do you keep procrastinating on making the healthy changes you know will benefit you and your loved ones? Is stress making you sick and shortening your life? The Solution: Assess where you are now, and then follow a series of easily sustainable changes that you can stick to, get the balance right, and reclaim your health. You only have One Body and One Life! Don’t Screw it Up!

    • Health & Personal Development
      January 2016

      Opposition in Pilates and Yoga

      Newton's Third Law meets Mindfulness

      by Marie-Claire Prettyman

      Opposition in Pilates and Yoga has been designed to de-mystify the techniques of Pilates and Yoga by blending Newton's Third Law and Mindfulness. By understanding how these two concepts work together in movement, anyone can feel the benefit of these practices. Developed from 15 years of working with people in both disciplines and appreciating that we are not all the same, the concept of opposition is the simplest way to help you feel your body in the way that you are supposed to - not the way anybody else does! In this way you get maximum benefits in the shortest time. Through educating, understanding, rehabilitating and communicating Marie-Claire aims to have everyone getting the most out of their Pilates and Yoga classes.

    • Health & Personal Development
      April 2019

      Gorgeous!

      How to look and feel fantastic every day

      by Adele Stickland

      Tried every diet under the sun? Confused, upset and disappointed in yourself for failing again? This book will hold your hand and help you dig deep to find your personal emotional trigger: the trigger that has held you back from finding your true ‘you’. It will guide you through the simple food changes that will allow your ‘body love’ transformation to occur. Key features of the book: • A simple mix of practical advice, tools and insights into how you tick • Authentic and inspiring case studies of real ‘life-changing’ stories • A practical, easy guide on how to change your food habits and recognise your personal mindset blocks

    • Exercise & workout books
      July 2013

      STEP BY STEP ASTANGA YOGA

      Dynamic flowing vinyasa yoga for strengthening body and mind, shown in easy-to-follow illustrated sequences

      by Jean Hall

      Astanga yoga is a dynamic and energetic form of yoga that uses the breath to flow from one posture to the next. The postures, or asanas, are linked by vinyasa sequences, creating a heat that cleanses the body, while the mind stays clear and calm. The book begins with the history and philosophy behind Astanga yoga, explaining the important principles that any practitioner needs to know. The standing, seated and finishing asanas appear in the order that they are practised, and postures are shown in detail with clear instruction, and moderations to tailor the practice to all levels. The full sequence of the Primary Series is also shown all together, for easy reference. Finally, there is a section on abridged sequences, showing shorter, timed routines for everyday use. Authoritative teaching, and beautiful photography make this a perfect introduction to Astanga yoga. STEP BY STEP ASTANGA YOGA Dynamic flowing vinyasa yoga for strengthening body and mind, shown in easy-to-follow illustrated sequences Jean Hall CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Exercise & workout books
      December 2015

      PILATES

      Simple techniques for a strong, lithe, healthier body

      by Emily Kelly

      Pilates works all the muscle groups in your body - with dramatic results. It can streamline your figure, making you longer and leaner, give you incredible posture and physical presence, build up your strength, and free you from any persistent little aches and pains. Pilates focuses on gaining muscle alignment, achieving a flexible spine and obtaining what is called 'core strength' - when the abdominals and back muscles create a girdle of strength that supports your torso effortlessly. Pilates can align your muscles and teach you balance with easy, efficient movements. Basic starter exercises and more advanced positions challenge you as you progress. A clear and compelling guide to developing a leaner and healthier body with fast - and lasting - results All the techniques are designed to be carried out safely at home by beginners. More advanced variations are included, to challenge you as you progress The exercises are illustrated with 350 photographs, and diagrams of target muscles to keep you on the right track 'Emily works miracles...The pilates exercises are subtle and I don't realise the work I'm doing until people begin complimenting me on my body. Everything looks longer and somewhat leaner.' Sophie Dahl, Elle magazine Emily Kelly CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • General cookery & recipes
      January 2018

      SLIM & FIT IN 21 DAYS

      Three-week diet and exercise plan

      by Lucy Doncaster

      Based on the principle that in order to lose weight you have to reduce your calorie intake and increase your activity levels, this practical guide outlines a healthy three-week weight-loss scheme that will leave you looking and feeling fabulous. There is a range of delicious low-fat recipes - from breakfasts and snacks to light lunches, main meals and even some sweet treats - easyto- follow aerobic and toning exercises, and expert beauty tips that will help you maximize your assets. With detailed planners, at-a-glance calorie counts and accessible routines, this book will enable you to transform yourself into a slimmer, healthier, more energized you. About the Editor: Lucy Doncaster has worked on numerous cooking, lifestyle and sports titles throughout her freelance career. As a mother of two young children she still makes time to go to her local gym and applies a holistic approach to health and fitness that combines exercise with sensible eating and healthy food choices. SLIM & FIT IN 21 DAYS Three-week diet and exercise plan Lucy Doncaster CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Exercise & workout books
      November 2015

      YOGA FOR KIDS

      Fun and easy stretching exercises for children aged three to eleven years

      by Bel Gibbs

      The stretching and strengthening techniques used in yoga are an ideal way for children to grow flexible and strong. As well as building supple muscles and flexible joints, yoga is also about positive thinking, self-confidence and inner calm: hyperactive, non-athletic or shy children will all benefit from the expression of feeling and imagination through movement that yoga brings. This volume is a practical workbook aimed at children of all physical abilities from the age of three upwards. Through a mixture of exercises, animal poses, meditation and gameplaying, it shows children what yoga can do for them, and will help to give them the best possible start in life. The stretching and strengthening techniques used in yoga are an ideal way for children to grow flexible and strong. As well as building supple muscles and flexible joints, yoga is also about positive thinking, self-confidence and inner calm: hyperactive, non-athletic or shy children will all benefit from the expression of feeling and imagination through movement that yoga brings. This volume is a practical workbook aimed at children of all physical abilities from the age of three upwards. Through a mixture of exercises, animal poses, meditation and gameplaying, it shows children what yoga can do for them, and will help to give them the best possible start in life. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Exercise & workout books

      YOGA & PILATES FOR EVERYONE

      A complete sourcebook of yoga and Pilates exercises to tone and strengthen the body and calm the mind

      by Freedman, Gibbs, Hall, Kelly, Monks and Smith

      YOGA & PILATES FOR EVERYONE A complete sourcebook of yoga and Pilates exercises to tone and strengthen the body and calm the mind Françoise Barbira Freedman, Bel Gibbs, Doriel Hall, Emily Kelly, Jonathan Monks and Judy Smith - How to use the harmonizing and balancing poses of Iyengar yoga to create physical and mental serenity Let Pilates show you how to tap into your body s core strength through muscle control A complete programme for toning and stretching the body, including specially devised exercises for children CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Medicine
      February 2020

      A User’s Guide to the Human Body

      stuff we needed to know but were never told

      by Shane Moore

      Why is this happening to me? My grandmother and mother had cancer, so how can I avoid it? My doctor said nothing can be done and I just have to live with this pain. If any of these statements sound familiar, then you need to read this book! A diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma inspired Shane Moore to make some significant changes in all aspects of her life. After being introduced to the John F. Barnes’ Approach to Myofascial Release, Shane immediately knew she had found her true purpose. A User’s Guide to the Human Body challenges the western medical explanation of how and why disease and chronic pain happen. It explores how we can cause and heal our own illness and pain and provides simple tools and techniques that can quickly and easily change your life.

    • Medicine
      January 2020

      MOVE Away from Pain

      A Guide to a Pain Free Life

      by Marie-Claire Prettyman

      Move past chronic pain MOVE Away from Pain has been developed by Marie-Claire Prettyman after an accident left her in constant and debilitating pain for many years. As a Pilates, Yoga and sports massage professional for over 20 years, she was baffled as to why she could not rehabilitate herself. This led to a complete educational immersion to understand the science of pain. This book is the culmination of all those experiences. You do not need to have Pilates and/or Yoga experience to benefit from this book. It is straightforward, no nonsense and easy to follow. Life should not be spent in pain, it’s time to MOVE on.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice

      Fountain of Youth Exercises Promotional Edition

      For Vitality, Radiance, Joy & Fulfillment in Fifteen Minutes.

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    • Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice

      Yoga in Bed

      Awaken Body, Mind & Spirit in Fifteen Minutes

      by Naomi Call

    • Complementary therapies, healing & health

      Healing Addiction With Yoga

      A Yoga Program for People in 12-step Recovery

      by Annalisa Cunningham

    • Exercise & workout books
      January 2008

      Tai Ji for Health

      by Zhenglei Chen

      This book introduces to all people interested in Taiji, Chen Style Taijiquan for health, the Taiji skills of internal energy and the 18 Short Forms of Chen Style Taijiquan. In this way, everyone can begin to understand and realize the physical health and mental benefits to be gained from regular practice of Taijiquan.

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