Monday, April 5, 2021

Fitness for Every Body: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size

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Fitness for Every Body is an accessible, encouraging, supportive, and fun training guide by Meg Boggs. Due out 27th April 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Tiller Press imprint, it's 224 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. 

This is a different, accepting, positive, and affirming take on fitness which has an inclusivity which is been sorely lacking in almost all the other fitness and training books I've ever read. This is emphatically not a "fat to skinny" fairy tale. The author compassionately relates some parts of her own fitness journey. I found some of her honest and open recollections of bullying and shaming to be moving and difficult to read. 

Most of the book reads like an essay more than an actual fitness recipe guide (with the expected wafer thin models making it look effortless). The essay chapters are broken down thematically;the introduction includes a lot of honesty about Ms. Boggs' own outlook and journey. The following chapters talk about other stages/phases of life including honest assessment of where we are, motherhood (I -loved- this chapter), weight training, and more positivity. 

I really like the author's positivity. I like that this is a book about healthy mental and physical well being for everyone. I like that it's an encouraging and sensible book. I also like that the book meets the reader where they *are* no matter what their previous successes or disappointments. 

Four stars. This would be a great book for anyone wanting to improve their physical and mental health (and really isn't that most of us who are struggling with isolation and unhealthy habits from stress during the plague?).

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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