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Whether you're a fitness buff searching for a new challenge or a yoga enthusiast looking for a way to balance your exercise routine, Beth Shaw's YogaFit® will help you reach your ultimate physical potential!
Yes, physical! That's because YogaFit combines tough aerobic exercise with strength- and flexibility-building yoga to create a total body workout. Sweat—not meditation—is the key. And that's exactly what makes this cutting-edge fitness program different from all the rest.
"YogaFit is about exploring your limits, physically and mentally," says Shaw. "It's the ultimate mind working with muscle challenge. With regular YogaFit workouts, you'll not only experience increased overall health, energy, and vitality, but also a stronger and leaner body, natural weight loss, reduced stress and tension, better posture, improved concentration and a higher level of fitness."
Tens of thousands of fitness buffs have already tried the program, which was created and developed exclusively by Shaw. Now, Shaw shares her secrets with you in her new book.
Featuring more than 50 YogaFit poses, the book teaches you everything you need to know about breathing and warm-up, forward bends and backbends, twists, inversions, and cool-down. To make it as simple as possible, Shaw organizes the poses into well-rounded workout routines that mirror those offered at her signature studio in Hermosa Beach.
Workouts include Power YogaFit, YogaFit Lite, and YogaFit Classic. There's even information about how to create your own personalized routines to meet your own needs and how YogaFit can be used as a training tool for sports.
Part I Preparing to Be YogaFit
Chapter 1. YogaFit Essentials
Chapter 2. YogaFit Breathing
Chapter 3. The YogaFit Lifestyle
Chapter 4. The Three Mountains of YogaFit: Warm-Up, Work, and Cool-Down
Part II Purposeful Poses
Chapter 5. Core Strength and Stability
Chapter 6. Standing and Balance Poses
Chapter 7. Forward and Backward Bends
Chapter 8. Twists
Chapter 9. Deep Relaxing Stretches and Inversions
Part III Putting It All Together
Chapter 10. Workouts for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 11. Diet and Nutrition
Chapter 12. Meditation
Beth Shaw, E-RYT, BS, CMT, is the president and founder of YogaFit Training Systems Inc. The leader in mind–body education, YogaFit has trained more than 100,000 fitness instructors on six continents. Shaw is an internationally known fitness expert and the author of Beth Shaw’s YogaFit (Human Kinetics, Second Edition 2009) and the publisher of Angles magazine, which is distributed to yoga fitness enthusiasts and instructors. Shaw and her company have been showcased in numerous fitness magazines as well as Oprah’s O magazine, Time, More, Entrepreneur, Yoga Journal, Glamour, Self, and USA Today. She has also been featured on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, E Style Channel, Showtime, and Donny Deutsch’s The Big Idea.
Ms. Shaw is an innovative educator, entrepreneur, and visionary responsible for YogaFit as well as YogaButt, YogaStrength, YogaCore, YogaLean, and countless other yoga fitness combinations. She has more than 30 DVDs and CDs on the market and is widely recognized as the premier yoga fitness trainer in the fitness industry.
Ms. Shaw is also known for her community service initiatives. As an animal rights activist, Shaw serves on the National Council for the Humane Society and is involved in Animal Alliance, Downtown Dog Rescue, and Social Compassion and Legislature. Her nonprofit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, awards scholarships and grants to women in need. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beth Shaw's YogaFit. The style is very user friendly, approachable, and contemporary, allowing the reader to engage with the text. The advice and step-by-step instructions were easy to follow."
"Beth Shaw's YogaFit offers an effective exercise plan, creating a unique fusion of yoga moves with toning, firming, and strengthening exercises. People will love this book."