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Want to get fit and learn about what exercise does to the body? Try some of these fitness books here at The Works. One size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to most things, especially fitness. That's why we stock a wide range of gym & exercise books, to help people find the best book for them.

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An inspiring, positive and practical guide for kids from Marcus Rashford MBE, footballer and child food poverty campaigner. It’s hard to know what is possible until you start. You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams. I’ve achieved a lot so far, but it didn’t come in one go; big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic . . . Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529068177 • Author: Marcus Rashford, Carl Anka • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

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What can you change today, and not put off until tomorrow? Dr Alex is on a mission to empower us to make our own health choices, take positive control and feel equipped and inspired to make those small changes today that energise and future-proof for life. What you do consistently has a direct impact on your day-to-day health, your immune system, your mental health, your metabolism, your energy levels and how you fight disease generally. Your lifestyle is often your body's biggest support system and the more robust you can make that the more you can rely on it to get you through. Think of it like your life insurance policy. Live Well Every Day addresses the very modern health challenges of today's world - anxiety, social pressure and mental health, immune system health, how to be fit, flexible and eat well in a sedentary world, sexual health, gut health and more... Get the facts, pick your goals and take action with Dr Alex. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781783254316 • Author: Dr. Alex George • Publisher: Aster • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.24 cm

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It's more important than ever before that we get in shape, stay healthy and live well - Dr Chatterjee is back to show you how. Weight loss isn't a race. It isn't one size fits all. Drawing on twenty years of experience as a GP, Dr Rangan Chatterjee has created a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets and helps to find the best solutions that work for you. Packed with quick and easy interventions this book will help you: • Understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat • Discover the root cause of your weight gain • Nourish your body without any crash diets or gruelling workouts • Build a toolbox of techniques to help you lose weight, for good 'This is not a diet book. This is a whole new way of looking at what, why and how we eat and helps you design your own plan to build a better, healthier relationship with food' - Fearne Cotton With Feel Great, Lose Weight you can make sustainable, medically-approved lifestyle changes and become a more energised, confident and healthy you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241397831 • Author: Dr Rangan Chatterjee • Publisher: Penguin Life • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 23.1 x 19.1 x 2 cm

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Lucy Wyndham-Read wants us all to love our bodies and feel our best quickly and easily with her 7-minute Body Plan. Whatever your fitness level, body shape, or age, you can feel amazing after just 1 week of her 7-minute workouts, recipes, and motivational messages. Find just 7 minutes a day over a week and follow one of the workouts daily. No equipment is needed, the exercises are easy and effective - and yes, you really do only need 7 minutes a day. Try her quick healthy recipes for even greater impact. Each move is designed for a maximum calorie burn and can be done in the smallest of spaces, at home or even in the office! Pick a workout for your particular goal such as T-shirt-ready Arms, Love My Legs, or Super Health Fix - and you're likely to get hooked and want to do more. Start now, believe in yourself, see the change, and love your body! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241430033 • Author: Lucy Wyndham-Read • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.71 x 18.42 x 1.78 cm

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Introducing the toolkit for being a strong women, in both mind and body, from your favourite global fitness sensation Krissy Cela! Fitness is not just a physical journey... but a mental one too. Many women second-guess themselves and put their desires last... Join Krissy in Do This For You as she takes the challenge head-on, sharing her empowering, no-nonsense approach to leading a guilt-free, active, healthy and most importantly, happy lifestyle! Delve into her expert coaching and build a positive framework to 'sculpt the mind' by finding what motivates you whilst challenging your mental barriers and preconceptions - providing simple techniques to build healthy habits that last. It is time to reframe your thoughts around eating well and exercise and keep things realistic, achievable and fun! Listen to what your body needs and develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and determination with Krissy Cela today! Product Information: ISBN: 9781783254200 Author: Krissy Cela Publisher: Aster Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.8 x 2.2cm

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This book is packed with simple, easy-to-understand explanations of how diabetes works and practical, positive advice for preventing or living with it. Illustrated in full colour throughout, it includes step-by-step illustrated sequences, flowcharts, and diagrams. Routines such as how to monitor and control blood glucose are explained in the clearest possible way. Find out how the types of diabetes differ, what signs to look out for, how to care for children with diabetes, how to reduce the risk of long-term complications, what to do in emergencies, and how to stay motivated and positive. The Diabetes Handbook will help you make successful lifestyle choices to promote health, be active, eat healthily, and thrive, not just survive. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241393260 Author: DK Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Dimensions: 23.2 x 19.7 x 1.6cm

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Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyse your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximise energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programmes tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced racer, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241504505 Author: Chris Napier Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 23.9 x 20.4 x 2.3cm

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Shape Up with Pilates is an innovative regime of 20 targeted step-by-step workouts, clearly explained and illustrated, and designed to give you a streamlined torso that will retain its natural curves. Organised into 4-week programmes of varying lengths it includes: 7 x 20-minute workouts per week 5 x 30-minute workouts per week 3 x 45-minute workouts per week Plus advice on which exercises to do for particular problem areas, such as the waistline and tummy, bottom, thighs, upper arms or upper back, tips on how to incorporate exercise into your life, the benefits for mental health and wellbeing, and how to improve your diet. In just 3 months Lynne promises you can change your shape and sculpt parts of your body you had long forgotten. You will feel the benefits within the first few weeks and others will soon start to notice the changes as you begin to look taller and slimmer. Within three months you will both look and feel like a new person! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857835895 • Author: Lynne Robinson • Publisher: Kyle Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 25.15 x 21.34 x 2.03 cm

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The follow up to James Smith’s international number one bestseller, Not a Diet Book. Do you love your job? Does your future excite you? Are your relationships working for you? In this book, James Smith is back to challenge everything you thought you knew about the path to fulfilment and happiness. With hard-hitting home truths and a helping of tough love, be prepared to reset your outlook, redefine your goals and unlock your potential. Now, more than ever, is the time to take back control. Are you ready to change your life? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008467029 • Author: James Smith • Publisher: HarperNonFiction • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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Lose weight. Gain confidence. Transform your life. Are you sick of always wearing black or getting undressed in the dark? Perhaps you are afraid to step into the gym and commit to a routine? Join James Smith in this revolutionary book that will help fix bad habits... because trust me, it is so much simpler than everyone wants you to believe! Armed with every tool you will need to achieve incredible results, from dieting, training and staying in shape to identifying the fads, cons and nonsense that gets in the way of progress. Gain control and empower yourself to adopt better habits... transform your life today. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008374273 • Author: James Smith • Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers • Format: Hardback • Pages: 295 • Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm

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Join the phenomonal Joe Wicks on this next health-boosting adventure on how to cook better, healthier delicious food for beginners and experts alike! Dive into the 30-day plan from the nation's favourite PE teacher as he helps you create new habits, keep on track and feel brilliant inside and out. Helping millions of people to keep fit and cook healthy, simple recipes, there is no better man for the job than food and fitness sensation Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach! Now, he is back with this 30 Day Kick Start Plan to make it easier than ever before to make healthy food, lose weight and get more active! Discover one hundred delicious, sustaining recipes and six brand-new HIIT workouts to help you get in shape. Including combined weekly plans that can help you prep like a boss, this approach is easy to personalize according to your own day-to-day habits and will help everyone kick start a healthier lifestyle without looking back! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509856183 • Author: Joe Wicks • Publisher: Bluebird • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 1.7 cm

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The essential day-to-day guide for training for and nailing your first marathon. ‘When it comes to running a marathon, it’s not actually about making it to the finish line, it’s about having the guts to make it to the start line.’ In this beautifully designed and not-at-all scary marathon training guide, Chris Evans breaks down how we can all get ourselves off our sofas, up on our feet and onto that start line. And all in just 119 days! Fizzing with energy, great tips and hard-won experience, this is the perfect guide for anyone keen to take up their own marathon challenge, and to change their lives forever. ‘Chris is a mad keen runner. I hope this book inspires others to get out and do it.’ – Sir Mo Farah ‘An awesome way to get to the start line of your first ever marathon and reach the finish line having enjoyed every moment!’ – Paula Radcliffe Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008480752 • Author: Chris Evans • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.9 x 2.4 cm

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Welcome to the Velorution! Women's cycling is having a moment. From Olympic heroines like Victoria Pendleton, through fashion designers, models and celebrities, to the super-cool girls on the street, everybody who is anybody is travelling on two wheels. Full of fun and inspiration, with gorgeous photography and quirky illustrations throughout, The Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels is a practical and stylish guide to help you find the confidence and motivation to embrace cycling as part of your daily life.  From choosing a bike and staying safe on the roads to looking great on two wheels and embracing the unique style cycling offers, Cathy will arm you with everything you need to get on your bike. Whether you used to cycle as a kid or have never been on a bike in your life, no matter what age you are, where you live or how fit and active you are - if you've ever thought you'd love to cycle but 'can't', this book will show you that you can, and you can do it in style. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849753715 • Author: Cathy Bussey • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 24.77 x 20.32 x 1.91 cm

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With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine! This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour! Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference. The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529311105 • Author: Dr Madan Kataria • Publisher: Yellow Kite • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm

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Drawing on more than a decade's experience working with former tennis World Number One Sir Andy Murray, The Way of the Tortoise introduces you to the benefits of the slow lane and reveals why it's the only true path to a high-performance mindset. Taking inspiration from Aesop's well-known fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, internationally renowned trainer Matt Little recognizes that there is no fast path to success. Taking the slow lane can not only help you reach your goals more effectively, it can make your successes more sustainable by increasing your motivation, energy and resilience. Packed full of examples from the highly adaptable worlds of sport and business, as well as Matt's own remarkable career, The Way of the Tortoise reveals, through practical exercises and techniques, the essential strategies we can all use to achieve extraordinary results. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292602 • Author: Matt Little • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.35 cm

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Personal trainer, founder of Bumps & Burpees, and new mum Charlie Barker provides you with workouts designed specifically for you to do safely during your pregnancy. Learn how to keep your baby safe when working out and what physical changes you can expect in each trimester. Step-by-step exercises designed to develop your strength, fitness and flexibility, will help you to carry your growing baby in greater comfort, prepare you for childbirth, and recover well. Best of all, you can do it all at home, with minimal or no equipment. Charlie's holistic approach helps you prioritise your own health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy and early motherhood, for the benefit of you and your baby. This book is ideal for new mums, mums-to-be who enjoy exercise, fitness programme first-timers, and even regular exercisers planning to grow their family. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241491119 • Author: Charlie Barker • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 21.7 x 17.7 x 1.8 cm

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If you think that running is just for slim, fit, and sporty types, think again! Up and Running offers a tried and tested plan to bring the transformative power of running to everyone, from manically busy mums to stressed and tired office workers. Julia Jones and Shauna Reid have successfully coached thousands of beginner runners across the world and they have discovered that sore knees and weary lungs are not the main obstacles to achieving your goals. Lack of confidence and unrealistic expectations are the real culprits, and these issues are fully addressed by the authors, who realize that running is a mental exercise as much as a physical one. A warm-up week is followed by a realistic, achievable eight-week training program that you can tailor to your own needs (including incorporating treadmill training into your workouts) to ensure that you make it across the finish line of your first 5k. The program continues with a “going further” section designed to help you prepare for the 10k distance. Running is more than putting one foot in front of the other—it’s a mindfulness practice and an exercise in courage. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782491682 • Author: Julia Jones and Shauna Reid • Publisher: CICO Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 23.5 x 19.05 x 1.02 cm

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Why stress causes weight gain How fasting makes you less hungry Why sunflower oil is unhealthy How cold showers can cut your carb cravings Davinia Taylor was overweight, depressed and unmotivated. She couldn't walk around the block, let alone go for a run or do an exercise class, and she struggled to keep up with her four young sons. In desperation she turned to biohacking to sort her head out - the unexpected bonus was that she lost nearly three stone and has kept it off for years through a series of health tricks from cold showers, to MCT oil, to ancestral eating. She spent tens of thousands of pounds on specialists and Harley Street doctors, trying the most cutting-edge therapies available, only to discover that the true secrets of feeling amazing are very easy and affordable. Start with eating for your mental health, and weight loss is an effortless side effect. Divided into four sections: Mood, Food, Movement and Rest, the book takes a holistic approach to weight loss, reminding you that true health is not just about what you eat. It's Not a Diet concludes with a two-week reset programme to put Davinia's advice into action easily and achievably. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398703421 • Author: Davinia Taylor • Publisher: Orion Spring • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

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Listen to your body. Calm your mind. Find your strength. Forget prescriptive 28-day plans and fad diets that are sooner or later abandoned. The truth is they don't work - and they don't make you happy. Pop powerhouse Ellie Goulding's much sought-after fitness and health philosophy is based around becoming the brightest, strongest version of yourself. This means prioritising self-care and flexibility, and approaching wellness from a perspective that is sustainable; one that doesn't leave you feeling like you've failed and, most importantly, allows room for fun and creativity. Combining a mindful approach to exercise with delicious, nutritious recipes, this book will help you kickstart healthy habits, develop a positive mindset and establish clear and achievable goals. Going far beyond diet and exercise, Ellie shares a holistic approach to feeling and being your best. From learning to listen to your body to establishing permanent rituals that work for you, it encompasses all that improves your relationship with your physical and mental health. In her first book Fitter. Calmer. Stronger, Ellie shares her favourite recipes, workouts and training principles. Drawing on her own experiences, as well as the advice of friends and experts like Matt Roberts, Fearne Cotton and Katie Taylor, these are tools and techniques you can implement every day to build a calmer, stronger you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781841885063 • Author: Ellie Goulding • Publisher: Seven Dials • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 23 x 18.8 x 2.6 cm

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If you think there are only two types of people that frequent the gym – body builders and you – think again. The Serena Williams Grunter, The Enabler, The Centre of Attention, The ‘But First, Let Me Take a Selfie’ Girl, these are just a few of the characters you might encounter during your post-work work out… but which gym junky are you? Perhaps you’re the Disco Devotee, so caught up in the Beyoncé blasting out from your Beats headphones that a misplaced dance move takes out the person waiting patiently behind you for a turn on the cross-trainer. Or maybe you’ve got plenty in common with the Hoarder, a quasi-Neanderthal usually found holed up in a corner with every. single. kettle bell scattered under his feet like a pile of spat out bones. With over 25 hilarious entries covering everything from gym style to gym etiquette, anyone who’s ever signed up for a spin class or benched their own body weight will recognise the Lycra-clad cardio queens and protein-shake chugging posers profiled in Gym Junkies. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026501 • Author: Simon Glazin • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.27 cm

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