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Fitness Books to Check Out and Get Active

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Hello, everyone!  This is Rebekah, and I’m going to give you some recommendations for fitness books that you can check out and get active. Whether you’re new to exercise or looking to try at home workouts, you’re sure to find something that works for you. 

All the books below are available in our catalog, or you can search for others here! 

 

Big Book of 30-Day Fitness Challenges by Andie Thueson 

They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit – check out this book to explore “60 habit forming programs to live an infinitely better life.” This book is the perfect way to begin developing new and healthier habits with over 60 ideas to boost creativity and achieve new fitness goals. The author creates plans to achieve eacchallenge to help beginners not only create a lasting fitness habit, but also explore new habits with food, relationships, and mindfulness. If you’re ready to make positive challenges, pick up this book and get active! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Home Workout Plan for Beginners  by Dale L. Roberts 

Are you ready to start working out, but not sure where to start? This book is the perfect option if you’re looking for a simple exercise program that you can do anywhere and at any time. “The Home Workout Plan for Beginners” is short, simple, and to the point giving you everything you need to start your new healthy lifestyle. Check this book out if you are looking for an easy read and an even easier exercise routine to get started on your fitness journey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RBG Workout by Bryant Johnson 

Have you ever wondered how Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, kept such an active lifestyle at 87 years old? Check out this book to see how the author, and RBG’s personal trainer, Bryant Johnson kept RBG so fit and sprightly. The workouts in this book aren’t for the faint of heart, including full push-ups, planks, and squats, but the illustrations of RBG make the time go by easier. This book is inspiring for older women looking to get or stay fit but is perfect for anyone looking to work up a sweat. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shut Up and Run by Robin Arzon 

In this colorfulillustrated fitness guide the author, Robin Arzon, inspires every type of runner, from beginner to experienced marathoner to shut up and run. This book is loaded with information on choosing the best running shoes, music, training for a 5k to a half marathon, and even recovery tips. The chapters are packed with exercises to help strengthen your mindset to help you dive into the world of becoming a runner, or help you reach a 50-mile run. If you’ve always wanted to get into running, but never knew where to begin, check out this book! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get up, get reading, and get active! 

Rebekah

Rebekah is the Government Documents librarian in the Information Services department at Main Library. Growing up a history buff, she enjoys reading historical fiction and recording her family history. When not at work, Rebekah spends her time hiking, painting, or binging the latest true crime podcasts.