London 2012: Get Fit for the Games

London 2012: Get Fit for the Games


By (author) Peta Bee

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  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 208mm x 20mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 23 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847327257
  • ISBN 13: 9781847327253
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,973,145

Product description

The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are not just events for athletes hoping to win medals, they are also realistic dates by which we can all improve our fitness. "Get fit for the Games" is the official London 2012 book for anyone wishing to improve their levels of exercise and general well-being in the run-up to the Games. Written by leading fitness journalist, Peta Bee, and featuring 70 exercises, the book includes advice on how to get started and is designed around three levels of exercise programme - Bronze, Silver and Gold, each illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs. The countdown to London 2012 has begun and "Get fit for the Games" gives us all the opportunity to tone up and feel great in time for the world's greatest sporting.

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Author information

Peta Bee is an award-winning journalist with degrees in sports science and in nutrition. She currently writes a weekly fitness column in The Times and is contributing editor of Women's Running magazine. In her youth, Peta competed internationally at athletics and now coaches a group of runners in her area. In 2003 Peta was voted Fitness Professional of the Year and she won the Medical Journalists' Association's Freelance of the Year award in 2008.

Table of contents

Introduction (How to Use this Book / Getting Started / Safety First); The Basics (Aerobic Fitness / Strength / Stretching and Flexibility / Warming up and Cooling Down / Assessing Your Fitness / Identifying the Right Exercise Programme for You); Exercise Programmes / Exercise Programme Bronze - Beginners / Exercise Programme Silver - Intermediate) / Exercise Programme Gold - Advanced); The Practicalities (Staying Fit and Healthy / Nutrition / Equipment / Motivation / Glossary / Index).