Finally Fit: Customizing Fitness to Your Personality Type

Finally Fit: Customizing Fitness to Your Personality Type

by Lorraine Bosse-Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591854166
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 08/05/2004
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lorraine Bossé-Smith is a certified fitness instructor, advanced personal trainer with credentials in coaching and consulting, speaker, and entrepreneur. She specializes in improving people's quality of life through enhanced communication, improved relationships, increased productivity, and better health. She is also the author of A Healthier, Happier You.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Houston, We Have a Problem!1
Meet Your Personal Trainer3
This Book Is Different4
The Costs of Poor Health4
Balance Is the Key7
Start With Small Steps8
The Spiritual Side of Health9
Getting the Most From This Book10
Let's Go!11
Section 1Set Yourself Up for Success
Chapter 1Discover Your Fit!14
Structure of This Book15
The Fit Assessment16
Scoring Your Fitness Individuality Traits (FIT)21
Chapter 2Understanding Personality Types25
Putting Your Fit Into Fitness26
How to Fit in With Others28
Chapter 3Understanding Why You Do What You Do29
Desires, Dreams, and Goals30
Your SMART Fitness Goal31
Overcoming Obstacles33
RTP34
Energy Graph35
Committing Without Overcommitting37
Finding Your Why39
Section 2Body Beautiful
Chapter 4Fitness Facts44
The Three Pillars of Fitness44
Exercise That Fits47
Finding Your Zone51
Intensity Chart53
Resistance Training for Healthy Muscles56
Resistance Training That Fits59
Stretching That Fits63
Conclusion65
Chapter 5Seeing Is Believing66
Exercises for Strengthening Your Muscles66
Specific Muscle Exercises74
Stretching92
Hit the Showers95
Section 3Working Out With Style
Chapter 6Just Do It--Making Fitness Fast98
Why Should You Get Fit?99
The Fast Profile101
Relating to the Other Personality Styles106
The Ultimate Workout Plan for the Fast Profile107
The Perfect Cardio Program for Fast People110
The Perfect Weight-Lifting Program for Fast People118
The Perfect Stretching Program for Fast People122
Putting It All Together: Your Ultimate Fast Workout Program123
Keys to Your Success125
Chapter 7Are We Having Fun Yet?--Making Fitness Fun127
Why Should You Get Fit?129
The Fun Profile130
Relating to the Other Personality Styles138
The Ultimate Workout Plan for the Fun Profile140
The Perfect Cardio Program for Fun People142
The Perfect Weight-Lifting Program for Fun People148
The Perfect Stretching Program for Fun People151
Putting It All Together: Your Ultimate Fun Workout Program152
Keys to Your Success154
Chapter 8Together We Can Do It--Making Fitness Friendly156
Why Should You Get Fit?158
The Friendly Profile160
Relating to the Other Personality Styles167
The Ultimate Workout Plan for the Friendly Profile169
The Perfect Cardio Program for Friendly People171
The Perfect Weight-Lifting Program for Friendly People177
The Perfect Stretching Program for FrielnslyPeople180
Putting It All Together: Your Ultimate Friendly Workout Program181
Keys to Your Success183
Chapter 9By the Book--Making Fitness Factual184
Why Should You Get Fit?184
The Factual Profile188
Relating to the Other Personality Styles196
The Ultimate Workout Plan for the Factual Profile198
The Perfect Cardio Program for Factual People200
The Perfect Weight-Lifting Program for Factual People206
The Perfect Stretching Program for Factual People209
Putting It All Together: Your Ultimate Factual Workout Program209
Keys to Your Success211
Section 4Fit for Life
Chapter 10Eat Right, Feel Right214
Garbage In, Garbage Out215
I'll Drink to That!216
Nutrition Snapshot217
Nutrition and Weight Profile217
Making Good Nutrition Decisions219
A Balanced Diet221
Nutrition Guide222
Calorie Counter225
Calorie Calendar227
Nutrition Journal229
The Food Bank233
Tips for Eating Out235
FIT-Friendly Foods236
Making Better Nutrition Choices Today243
Nutrition and the Temperaments244
Eat to Live248
Chapter 11Choose Wisely250
Opportunity Cost251
The Power of Habit252
Your Success Contract253
Success Stories255
You Can Do It259
Conclusion: Improve the Quality of Your Life260
Go a Different Way261
FIT Journal263
Notes265
Bibliography269

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