Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. What We Want to Look Like-and Why. 2. What We Do Look Like-and Why. 3. The Secrets of Female Fitness: How We Get Fat, How We Stay Fit. 4. The Six Female Body Types: What Shapes We Come In. 5. Which Woman Are You? Finding Your Body Type. 6. Which Exercises to Do-and Why. 7. How to Work Out for Your Body Type. 8. How to Put It All Together: From Warm-Up to Cool-Down. 9. How to Think about Diets and Dieting. 10. How to Eat for Your Body Type: Your Body Type Eating Plan. 11. How to Embrace Your Shape: Loving Your Body Type. Appendix: Getting Geared Up: A Fitness Checklist. A Glossary of Common Fitness Terms. Resources. Index.
GERALYN B. COOPERSMITH, MA, CSCS, is an exercise physiologist with sixteen years of professional fitness experience. Coopersmith is the Senior Manager of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute. She has written articles for and been featured in Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, and other popular magazines. She is currently the resident fitness expert on the Fine Living Channel's lifestyle makeover show, Simplify Your Life.
"Coopersmith offers an accessible plan and outlook that many women will warm up to." (Publishers Weekly, May 22, 2006)