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Top fitness books for women

No matter if you're shopping for a woman in your life or for your own fitness needs, we've picked out the best fitness books for women to make your shopping easy. From strength training to yoga to cardio and HIIT, find the best books and ebooks for a strong, healthy body.


Functional Core for WomenWritten for women by a woman, 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Kia Williams, this book shows you how to perform more than 45 ab and glute exercises that are proven to improve physique, function, and strength. Derived from a variety of disciplines—including traditional weight training, Pilates, barre, and yoga—the exercises feature step-by-step instructions, variations, equipment options, safety cues, and progressions and regressions. You’ll also find 6 sample workouts to quickly get you started, along with the guidance you need to create and customize your own program.
Total Body Beautiful

Total Body Beautiful - With combined decades of experience and dozens of fitness certifications and credentials, the expert team of authors, Andrea Orbeck, Desi Bartlett, and Nicole Stuart, have worked with hundreds of celebrities, supermodels, and ordinary women to develop workout and wellness solutions to stay active and feel good in their own skin—and they can do the same for you. More than an exercise guide, Total Body Beautiful explores the changes that women experience during and after pregnancy, during perimenopause, and during and after menopause. You'll learn how hormones affect your physical body and emotional wellness, the effects of exercise on the brain, and how nutrition affects the way you look and feel. You'll find insider tips and client stories from celebrities and clients who the authors have worked with.


Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts

Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts - Find proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region, based on the anatomical features unique to women. Whether you're beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.


Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman

Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman - With clear instructions for safely performing 43 poses (asanas) in a variety of seated, kneeling, standing, reclined, and restorative positions, each pose features multiple options for body positioning and prop usage, so you can choose the variations and make the adjustments that work best for your body. Discover how yoga can be an empowering and wonderful way to move your body and celebrate what it can do at any size.


Eat Lift Thrive

Eat. Lift. Thrive. - Eat healthy. Exercise. Be happy. It sounds easy enough, so why is it so difficult? Because, as millions of women know, it's not easy. There are challenges and obstacles, and health programs are not one size fits all. In Eat. Lift. Thrive. author Sohee Lee empowers you with tools and strategies to make your own change and establish healthy relationships with food and exercise for long-term results.


Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy

Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy - With the 3 + 1 Total Body Fitness philosophy, women will learn to combine yoga, resistance training, cardiovascular training, and nutrition to nurture their mental well-being. Manage the emotional highs and lows of each stage of pregnancy and postpartum recovery, feel great in your body, have the strength to deliver your baby, and recover quickly.


Breakthrough Women's Running

Breakthrough Women's Running - Breakthrough Women's Running is written just for women who have big goals and need a plan to achieve them. Told with engaging storytelling and packed with colorful images and practical recommendations to improve your running, Breakthrough Women's Running offers 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon, and run-walk training plans to suit your current distance or pacing goals. With the strength and mobility workouts included in the plans, you don't have to wonder where and how to fit in these important (but often overlooked) components of a successful running training program.


Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman

Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman - Unlike books that target weight loss as the ultimate goal, Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman emphasizes why strength training and movement are important for women of all sizes and how progress is not tied to a number on the scale. Find clear and simple instructions on how to safely perform 83 exercises to make them more effective for larger bodies, plus tips for clothing and equipment needs.


The HIIT Advantage

The HIIT Advantage - The HIIT Advantage keys in on specific exercises, combinations, and progressions that will incinerate fat, shape and strengthen the upper and lower body, and assist with core strength for excellent posture and enhanced exercises performance—all written with a woman's ultimate physique in mind. For the woman serious about their workouts, get the advantage of burning more fat, shaping physique, and improving performance.