Here Come the Fitness Books

O sifts through a crop of fitness manuals and finds some winners.
Beth Shaw's Yogafit by Beth Shaw

Beth Shaw's Yogafit

276 pages; Human Kinetics
Author
Beth Shaw's company, YogaFit, has trained more than 75,000 yoga instructors on six continents.
The Appeal
This guide can help everyone from beginner to expert. The simple illustrations and instructions ensure correct form and explain which muscles you're stretching—minus the bells and chanting.
Standout Section
Her workouts include 11 yoga plans to prevent injury and boost performance in your favorite fitness pursuit, from swimming to snowboarding.
Eye Opener
Almost every pose comes with an easier modification; if you think you're not flexible enough for yoga, think again...
Caveat
Shaw leaves out the Sanskrit names of yoga poses that many instructors use in their classes.
Fitness Plan
Includes four general workout plans plus a warm-up, from a 45-minute beginner series to a 75-minute advanced power-fit routine.
— Polly Brewster

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