Book Review & Giveaway: Strong Is The New Skinny by Jennifer Cohen & Stacey Colino

Book Review & Giveaway: Strong Is The New Skinny by Jennifer Cohen & Stacey ColinoStrong Is the New Skinny by Jennifer CohenStacey Colino
Published by Crown Publishing Group on 2014-09-16
Genres: Diet & Nutrition, Diets, Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivational & Inspirational, Self-Help
Pages: 240
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LEANER, STRONGER, FITTER…FASTER Sick and tired of hearing what’s wrong with you and your body?  You’re not alone.  It’s time for a new conversation—and a new plan for treating, feeding, and moving your body in ways that build on your strengths inside and out. Strong is sexy. Strong is powerful. Strong is achievable.  With STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY you can say goodbye to body-bashing and physical faultfinding, and instead learn to embrace, not just how it looks, but what your body can do—from pushups to pull ups and box jumps to rope climbs, nothing is out of your reach.  

This is a great book for both beginners and those already on the journey toward a leaner, stronger, fitter and faster transformation.  Strong Is the New Skinny is written by Jennifer Cohen and Stacey Colino, and it will put you on the path toward building your strengths – inside and out – by treating, feeding and moving your body. This book will teach you how to eat, live, and move to maximize your power.

About the Authors:

JENNIFER COHEN is a trainer, writer, studio owner, and successful health and fitness entrepreneur.  Her weekly fitness blog for gets tweeted to nearly 2 million of their followers and her Forbes’ columns are frequently in their top 10 most read.  She has contributed to Shape, Redbook, Woman’s Day, amongst others, and appeared on numerous national media.  She is the Fitness Ambassador for Weight Watchers and has a series of bestselling DVDs with them.
STACEY COLINO is an award-winning writer specializing in health, fitness, and psychology and a certified group exercise instructor and Spinning instructor. Her work has appeared in dozens of national magazines, as well as numerous health and diet books, including Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well.

The foreward of the book is written by David Kirchhoff, who is the former CEO of Weight Watchers and bestselling author of Weight Loss Boss.

Included in this book is reality-based diets, lifestyles and fitness programs to help you achieve:

  • Maximize your potential, as well as your energy, vitality, and power.
  • Train your brain—develop resilience and mental fortitude in every area of your life.
  • Add muscle, increase speed, and enhance flexibility.
  • Strengthen your arms, back, core, and legs—and crank up the challenge when you’re ready for the next level.
  • Torch fat with Strong Moves: a series of heart-healthy H.I.I.T. workouts that take as little as 10 minutes.
  • Kick-start your Get-Fit, Get-Fierce plan with the Strong Seven—7 days of 7 power foods.

I love the  “Go Hard or Go Home” attitude of this book.  The first half of the book lays the ground work needed to get started on the right foot. There are charts and multiple answer tests helping you know where you are starting out. There’s plenty of information about cardio condition, upper body strength, lower body strength, flexibility in the hamstrings and lower back.

The second half of the book contains instructions for the best workout moves along with great pictures and good explanation. Some of the workout moves are fairly easy and things you have seen before while others are more difficult and not the standard workouts you’ve seen.  Added to the workout moves are warm ups and a circuit workout.  She describes ways to keep your workouts from turning stale.


There is plenty more going on in this book – I’ll be reading through it again but taking notes this time!   To buy the book, you can get it at Random House. If you’d rather try and win a copy, enter the giveaway here:

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FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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