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Strong: Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

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Ditch the fad diets. Step away from the treadmill. There's another way to get results, and it's all about balance.

Being in great shape doesn't mean depriving yourself or running your body into the ground. In STRONG, personal trainer and Instagram star Zanna Van Dijk busts these myths and reveals her no-fail formula for a powerful, lean physique and lasting health and happi
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Headline
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Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I ummed and ahhed over getting this book for a while - it was only £5.99 on Amazon, but at the same time I hadn't been watching Zanna Van Dijk on YouTube for very long, and wasn't sure if the book would actually be useful or better than any of the other YouTuber fitness books out there. It was only after I got to have a quick flip through of the physical book in Waterstones one day that I decided to try it out - and I am so happy I bought this!

Honestly, this is one of the best health and fitness
This was a wonderful fitness/health/cookery book with some great workouts and delicious recipes! I love Zanna's approach to health - it's balanced and backed up with facts and knowledge. The recipes cater for various dietary choices which as a vegetarian I was pleased to see! There's a lot of really useful information in here, a long with some great kick butt inspiration, and I'd highly recommend it if you're starting out on your fitness journey and are looking for advice and inspiration, or if ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very inspirational book, it literally feels like having a fitness bible in your hands. You get all the positivity from this book that you need in order to take your fitness life into your own hands and fight fear in the gym. Even though I thought I know a lot, this book managed to teach me some more about nutrition and sports, so I would highly recommend it.
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May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I really love Zanna's approach to health and fitness. I greatly enjoyed seeing the wonderful personality I know from YouTube and Snapchat shine through in this book.

As a US reader, I was pleasantly surprised as well by the inclusion of Imperial measurements in the recipes section. Thank you for not making me convert every recipe myself!

Honestly, my only gripe with the book is that in the recipes, so many incorporate avocado, and I really dislike avocado (I can almost hear the shocked gasps now!
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I follow Zanna on Instagram and she's such a positive voice. That's reflected in this workout/recipe book. It's for beginners - if you already have the very basics of nutrition down (Macros etc) then you don't need the food section. But he workout section is very informative and is something you would continue to refer back to as you get better at working out. ...more
Read this if you need a kick up the arse and want to get back into healthy eating and fitness after a miserable year in lockdown! I loved Zanna's chatty and friendly tone and the book is beautifully laid out with lots of photos, inspirational quotes and easy to follow chapters. It has a great selection of exercises, nutritional info and healthy recipes. ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. Hepls you to understand the real value of food and exercise..!!!
Shelly Spooner
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was after a read to inform me more on resistance training for women and this seemed to just do the job! I would say this is more for exercise advice rather than a recipe book (they look nice but the portions look small!). I will be using this shortly to make my own training plan whilst at home.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health-fitness
Really enjoyed reading Zanna's thoughts and tips on fitness and health and leading a balanced life. I feel like especially in today's time people tend to not have enough time to really take care of themselves. Which is why I think that STRONG is a very good addition to everyone's bookshelf.

Head over to my blog to see my full review and my take on her frittata :)
Jessica Shelley
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Wow! This book! I have read a lot of health/fitness books in my time but this one beats them all out the window. Packed with tonnes of information, this really is a game changer. AND FINALLY - a health book with recipes that are not filled with faff. Cheap and easy to make and soooo yummy! A really motivational book, that encourages strength and growing stronger. Will be flicking through this again and again. Ready to take on the world!! Let's go!! ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The best project you'll ever work on is you. Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does. ...more
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