Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Tracy Anderson's 30 Day Method (CLOSED)

Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible

Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible
By Tracy Anderson
Grand Central Life & Style, 2010
English, 272 pgs. Plus DVD


Product Description:
Did you know muscles get bored, just like people do? And did you also know that there's a 9 out of 10 chance that you're working the wrong muscles when you exercise? With TRACY ANDERSON'S 30-DAY METHOD you don't have to worry--her unique workout will help you drop the weight and shrink your body in just 30 days.

Based on ten years of scientific research and experience getting not just herself, but A-list stars and everyday people, red carpet ready, Anderson has developed a unique 30-day diet and workout routine that reshapes the body and defies genetics to tone the muscles and drop the pounds. While most people incorrectly target their major muscle groups, like the bicep or hamstring, the focus should be on the smaller accessory muscles that can create a long, lean, balanced look--instead of bulked up look. Anderson's program is composed of a groundbreaking three-tiered approach, including a mat workout and cardio routine targeting the all-important accessory muscles, and an exclusive 30-day meal plan, complete with dozens of delicious recipes.

This comprehensive kick-start program is unlike any other workout on the market and it leaves no chance for anything but terrific, fast results!

My Review:
I'm not 100% thrilled with this. Honestly, the idea behind the workout is sound. She targets smaller muscles to "pull in" the muscles around them, but her method is just not something I can do as a mother and wife. I can't follow her diet exactly, as she recommends, simply because it's not feasible for me to have all the different ingredients and I can't cook a meal 4 times a day. I'm happy to get one meal on the stove! That being said, her stretches and shaping moves are pretty cool. I've been starting the morning with her stretches as soon as I get up and I can certainly feel them! The floor work will challenge you as it's not super easy and some of the moves feel a bit un-natural in the way you move. Okay, the DVD...it's nice that she shows you how to do the moves so you can get your form correct, but it's black and white (making her look silver...kinda creepy) and she doesn't talk or smile or anything. The cardio was just not something I could keep up with. By the time I figured out how to move like she was, she was on to something else.


Thanks to Anna at Hachette, I'm able to give away 2 copies of this book to my readers!

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Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only. You will have to provide a physical address, not a PO Box, per Hachette's rules. Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator (Random.org), Thursday, September 30 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com

I received a copy of the book for review purposes. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you to Anna from Hachette for including me in the giveaway!

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I would love to read and use Tracy Anderson's 30 Day Method :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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