Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Review: Fitness On The Go by Abhishek Sharma

On the jacket:

The anytime, anywhere workout fitness guide for busy people 

Is your weight under control? 
Can you climb a few flights of steps quickly without going out of breath? 
Are you able to concentrate well in your work? 

Looking slim isn't the only marker of being fit. Fitness means having stamina and strength, being able to do your everyday tasks better and being calm and focussed. Now celebrity fitness trainer Abhishek Sharma shows you the perfect exercise regime that: 

Works on both body and mind drawing elements from yoga, martial arts, and athletic workouts
Can be done anywhere and without machines and includes a range of exercises such as brisk walking, jogging, skipping and cycling
Helps you achieve a focussed mind by teaching breathing and mind centring exercises
Is great for people on the move since the emphasis is on using your natural surroundings
Is boredom-free as it is utterly versatile and can be changed around constantly
Will make you more confident, fearless and is a great self-defence tool

Fun, challenging and flexible, Fitness on the Go has worked for celebrities such as Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Khanna and Bollywood's fittest heroine, Deepika Padukone. Supplemented with photographs and celebrity secrets, it is the one stop solution for the modern warrior.


This is the first fitness-related book that I read, written by a male expert. I don't want to compare, but to give a fair idea of what I felt once I finished Fitness On The Go, I need to mention one thing. Books on health & fitness that I have reviewed on this book before, dealt more with general well-being. Sharma, on the other hand, hasn't ignore them, but has really spoken about fitness in terms of exercising the muscles. 

So many people believe that because they are thin, they are fit. That is so wrong! You are thin because that's how your body is, you still need to workout and oil your muscles! Sharma is quick to point this out in the book.

Sharma has stressed a lot on Yoga, running, stretching and even the quintessential, 15-minutes a day in sunlight for our skin. The book is not a crash-course on how to lose weight. It's more a handbook for us to quit giving excuses of not working out when on the move. The book has step-by-step regimes which you can follow, painstakingly accompanied by illustrations.

With major stress on jogging, running (both in the outdoors) and yoga, the book also has very helpful instructions for you, if you are training or planning to train for a marathon. 

Seriously, pick up this book. It can only do you good, if you chose to follow Sharma's instructions. I intend to!

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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