Book Review: Naked Fitness by Andrea Metcalf


Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body
by Andrea Metcalf

Published by Vanguard Press

Naked Fitness is not about working out in the nude. And it’s not about being dressed in the best workout attire either. Naked Fitness is about stripping away all the clutter that stops you from getting your wonderful, beautiful body into the best shape possible. It’s about breaking down the barriers and fears that are keeping you from becoming motivated and staying on track. It’s about learning how to move your body without pain, align it to its fullest potential, and recognize how the correct alignment impacts your daily health. Naked Fitness is not just another exercise book. Instead, it uniquely tailors a solution specific to your body and build.

In Naked Fitness, you will look in the mirror and find your fountain of youth. Whether you are a couch potato or an agile athlete, you will learn how to look at your body and understand exactly what it needs to be in perfect alignment, and to feel and look your very best. The “Daily Ten” personalized routines are specific to which part of your spine needs alignment to function better. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, live healthier, or improve your performance on and o+ the field, you will find the answers in Naked Fitness. You can then take your routine one step further by completing the Naked Fitness web questionnaire and download your personalized exercise routine DVD.


pub date: 2011-01-04 | Hardcover | 9781593156183

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 “Living a healthy lifestyle is all about making small changes that lead to big results”  “Be healthy, be moved.”
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My Review:

Upon receiving Naked Fitness, I was relieved that I didn’t have to get naked to exercise!  Whew, that was a relief!  The key to this book is to embrace changes in your life, while remaining genuine.  We take a realistic look at all the excuses that we make up that, in turn, keep us from the healthy life we so desperately desire.
My personal  key challenges are: emotional eating (depression), and lack of exercising (due to a bad back).   We’re not just looking at losing weight here!  We’re tackling all the issues that keep you from attaining your goals.   Metcalf has included a Daily Walking Log, and also self-assessment questionnaires to help you along.   We’re also given cool-down/stretching exercises, recipes, detailed menus, and even shopping lists … everything you need to help you focus on your weak spots!
Although the exercises, and key diet tips (calorie counting) are nothing new, I really like that it has all been compiled neatly into an “everything-you-need-in-one-book”.   The exercises are low-impact, and won’t put stress on your joints … you can safely do these exercises, even if you have injuries.  I really appreciate how Metcalf’s 28-day program is based on your own personal goals (which include mental, emotional and physical health).
Walking is highlighted as essential; in fact 2 hours per day is highly recommended.  You can squeeze small bursts of exercises throughout the day instead of doing it at one time.  Stretches and strength-training are also focussed on, perfect for enhancing the flexibility of your muscles and tendons.  Metcalf goes on promoting the program past the 28 days … it’s a lifestyle change that needs to be maintained! 
I’ve been following Metcalf, on Twitter, for some time now.  I’ve found her tweets to be both energetic, and inspirational.  My goodness, I wish she was a close friend of mine … one that lived next door to me and could then motivate me daily! 
I believe that the Naked Fitness 28-day program is an optimal choice; one that will help you achieve a healthier, and happier you!
Andrea Metcalf    

Metcalf 

 Andrea holds a BS in Exercise Science and has grown her career by creating unique programs of her own including Paws-ilates, Sil-ilites, and Live-ilates, featured on Oprah.com.  Over the years, Andrea has written numerous articles on health and fitness.  She is a national fitness presenter, motivational speaker, and has a series of fitness DVDs.   She also counsels and trains individuals, leads “Naked Fitness” groups, and speaks to companies across the country, and is a national spokesperson for Sketchers Shape-Ups, Elations, Sears, The American Heart Association and others.  Andrea has three children and lives in Chicago.  

Andrea Metcalf, author of Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Lifestyle Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body,  has been teaching fitness, training clients, and coaching on subjects of nutrition and health for the past 27 years.  Her inspiring and approachable personality has helped build her reputation as a nationally known fitness expert.  Andrea is a regular contributor of MORE, Self, and Women’s World, among other magazines, and a regular blogger on Oprah.com. She frequently appears on Today, Good Morning America Health, NBC5 in Chicago, and the nationally syndicated Better TV. 
Credentials
ACE certified group fitness instructor
NASM certified personal trainer
Paul Chek certified lifestyle and nutrition coach
Polestar Pilates Instructor
Reebok Yoga Certified
STOTT Pilates trained on the mat and reformer
Finalist 2008 Trainer of the Year IDEA
Health and Fitness Contributor to Oprah.com
Fitness Expert for More Magazine
Trainer for G2Lifestyles, GoFit, American Heart Association
Fitness Expert for Better TV
Health and Fitness Expert for NBC Chicago
Monthly Fitness Expert for GMA Health ABC News Now
BS Exercise Science DePaul U., Chicago
Andrea Metcalf – Be Moved.

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