This day has been a long time coming but I’m excited to share with you that I am officially a published author.
My book, Ultimate Plank Fitness: 101 Plank Exercises for a Strong Core, Killer Abs – And a Killer Body, will release on March 15, 2015! Today I’m giving you a sneak peek into my book along with information on how to pre-order…and if you pre-order you’ll get a cool gift and a chance to win online personal training with yours truly. Read on for details!
Here’s the description of the book…
“A safe, challenging, and effective method of core conditioning, planking is one of the best ways to get fit and toned. Variations of planks are used across many fitness domains including traditional group exercise, personal training, home workouts, yoga, pilates, barre, CrossFit and more. Not only are planks perfect for crafting six-pack abs, they also target shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. They increase the heart rate, offer calorie-busting cardio exercise, and create healthy muscle tone.
Ultimate Plank Fitness features 101 different variations of planks that can be used to customize your workout. Easily increase the difficulty of your core strengthening exercises by adding stability balls, gliders, and weights. Each exercise includes a step-by-step photo demonstration, points of performance, where to engage, along with common faults to detect ways to improve your fitness. Finally, CrossFit coach, personal trainer, and fitness instructor, Jen DeCurtins provides you with ten 5-minute workouts incorporating several planks that you can use to target trouble areas and build strength.
With countless variations of the exercise, ranging from traditional planks to side plank variations and planks using external weights or unstable surfaces, your entire workout can be programmed around the plank! Work your way to a healthy core with Ultimate Plank Fitness.”
15 months after the projects inception, I finally received the printed copy of my book last week. It is surreal to see the project come to life. The book is beautiful and turned out better than I ever imagined.
Let’s take a look inside…
The book features 101 plank exercises that are divided into sections such as bodyweight, unstable surface, weights, plyometrics, etc. Within each section there are chapters that feature different variations and equipment such as side planks, forearm planks, BOSU planks, stability ball planks, gliding disk planks, etc.
For each of the 101 planks you will find full-color photography demonstrating the exercise along with written instructions that include modifications, key performance points, common faults and a payoff.
And in the back of the book you will find 10 different workouts that combine the various plank exercises in the book for a killer 5 minutes of core training.
I am really proud of this book. My hope is that it will be a useful resource for everyone from gym goers to trainers to yoga teachers and provide inspiration around core training! Ultimate Plank Fitness currently available for pre-order from a variety of retailers and I’d love your support.
I have a couple special offers for those who pre-order the book!
1) The first 100 people to pre-order will get a bookplate mailed to you that you can place in the front cover of your book (it’s like a label). It will feature a hand-written message and signature from me.
2) Anyone who pre-orders will be entered to win six weeks of online personal training with me. This will include a consultation call, six weeks of programmed workouts tailored to your unique goals and regular check-ins.
3) Anyone who pre-orders will be entered in a giveaway to win a $50 Lululemon or Athleta gift card (your choice!).
To qualify for these specials, pre-order the book from your favorite retailer (it’s available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Target and more) and forward your order confirmation/receipt to “ultimateplankfitness (at) gmail (dot) com.” It’s IMPORTANT that you send an email…comments on this post will not count!
The bookplate giveaway will stay open until 100 copies are pre-sold and submitted to me. The personal training and gift card offer will only be open until March 1 so pre-order your copy today to be entered to win!
Stay tuned for more book news and giveaways as the release date gets closer. Thank you so much for your support!
*And if you want to enter the giveaway but aren’t interested in buying my book…just send an email to the address listed above and indicate that you’d like to be included. No purchase necessary.