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Fit Quickies: 5-Minute, Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts

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Fit Quickies is an effective, research-driven collection of exercises for functional fitness and body shaping that cuts through the confusion of trends and complicated weight loss routines. It minimizes the time investment needed to see results, yet is honest about what is needed to achieve your fitness and body-shaping goals. Combined with the Fit Quickies food plan and m ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Alpha
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Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in health
Loved this book. It came into my life with perfect timing - right when I'm getting more and more worried about the huge amount of time I spend sitting for my job and leisure activities. With more studies coming out all the time about how sitting for extended periods of time is no good for you, no matter if you get a single good workout in during the day, it's nice to have some ideas of things I can do to break up the sitting. Some of the exercises are extremely simple, non-intimidating, and requ ...more
Lani Muelrath
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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"Lani Muelrath’s wonderful book is filled with heart and joy. Presenting “food, fitness and frame of mind” as the three pillars of health, she shows you how to be full without being fat, while having an environmentally kind and compassionate kitchen. This is one exercise book that understands that you don’t have to exercise like a maniac once you get the food right. Highly recommended."
John Robbins, author The Food Revolution, Diet For A New America, and many other best-sellers
Terri Lynn
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is exercise the way I love it- in short quick effective bursts. Lani is the celebrity coach for the Physicians' Committee For Responsible Medicine's 21-Day Vegan Kickstart and VegRun programs and is the health and fitness expert for Vegan Mainstream as well as a fitness adviser for the Dr. John McDougall Health and Medical Center. She also holds a master's in physical education and is an associate professor at Butte College. Obviously she is no fly-by-night dabbling in exercise and fitness ...more
Pamela Crawford
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this is a great book. I'm a certified personal trainer and know that people are always looking for some quick exercises that target specific areas that are easily done without going to the gym. Lani Muelrath starts with focusing on a specific problem area on the body. She gives information about why the area can be a problem, then goes into detail on the fix for the problem. She includes diagrams of the muscles that will be effected by the exercise fix and gives two different positions f ...more
Kathy Worrell  ツ
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book on first reads giveaway. Fit Quickies has 14 exercises that are easy to understand. Some of these exercises I have not seen before, they are new and updated. I especially enjoyed working with the physioball and the playground ball. The book starts off with your goals/results you might like, the workout time, and the equipment needed. There are photos to help with the positions showing you exactly how to do it. At the end there are examples of some of the common errors people make ...more
Trina Clarey
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways.

I never read this kind of book but for some reason this book caught my attention and I entered the contest to win a copy. I am certainly glad I did because I loved "Fit Quickies." Lani explained weight loss and management in a personal way that was easy to understand and easy to relate to. She has motivated me through her book and I have already started my trek to a new healthy me. Thanks Lani!
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
And now I have to work on those abs :)
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As part of my plan to read 100 books this year I have been scooping books off my home shelf that are only partially read (sometimes, if read at all) and this is the case with "Fit Quickies".

Lani Muelrath has written an intelligent exercise book with an overarching 'healthy lifestyle' approach that includes a lovely, non-preachy section on the plant-strong, whole foods diet that she herself adheres to and explanations about how we can overcome cravings and other saboteurs (through exercise, medi
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good body shaping exercises for all. Usually, I skip anything that targets specific body areas for shaping, going more for the whole body fitness approach. However, Lani's layout of exercises combines whole body fitness with toning specific areas in a sensible, easy to follow format. Now, to just do the routines...LOL
Finished this a while ago, & neglected updating. Just started her new book, The Plant-based Journey, & am enjoying it.
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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Fit Quickies delivers exactly what it promises: fast targeted workouts that you can fit anywhere in your day. Mostly using body weight, these are isolations pairing a strengthening exercise with a stretch. I found the illustration and quick explanation of each muscle group helpful, as well as recommendations to increase the challenge and impact of each exercise over time.
Emily Olivia
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Simple and fast workouts! Perfect for busy people looking to get in shape.
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