Amazon.com Review The Fat Flush Fitness Plan, written by a powerhouse team, offers Joanie Greggains' detailed exercise program, designed to complement Ann Louise Gittleman's The Fat Flush Plan. Gittleman is a high-profile nutritionist, frequently featured in the media. Veteran fitness expert Greggains, author of Fit Happens, hosted television's long-running "Morning Stretch" and leads 15 workout videos. Greggains emphasizes low-impact aerobics, weight training, stretching, more sleep, and calmer living. The eating program (you'll need Gittleman's other books for the details) hinges on Gittleman's premise that "cleansing the liver and the lymphatic system is absolutely crucial for physical health, weight loss, and an overall sense of well-being." This isn't a quick-fix program, but a long-term, lifestyle change including yoga, walking or rebounding, strength training with a weighted ball, stretching, lymphatic massage, and aromatherapy baths. Start with Phase 1: "Detox, Start Moving--and Relax"; add strength training in Phase 2: "Build Lean Muscle Mass"; increase cardio and change the strength routine in Phase 3: "Lymph-Fit/Compound Strength and Stretching Plan." All phases present a step-by-step, clearly illustrated exercise program. The book is nicely designed, with clear photographs, boxed tips, write-in questionnaires, pledges, and a sample journal. --Joan Price From the Back Cover Building on the highly successful weight-loss program presented in her bestseller The Fat Flush Plan, nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman tackles a startling truth about health and fitness: while most Americans don't exercise enough, many over-exercise--a practice that can actually sabotage weight loss efforts, sap energy, and cause injury, especially when combined with insufficient sleep, excessive stress, and poor eating habits. But there is a proven effective, and healthy alternative to the world of unbalanced diet and exercise plans--and The Fat Flush Fitness Plan now makes it available to you. Created with top fitness expert Joanie Greggains, The Fat Flush Fitness Plan is designed to work with your body--not against it. This approach integrates the detoxifying principles for lifelong wellness established in The Fat Flush Plan, with a regimen that stimulates the lymphatic system, cleanses the liver, and builds lean muscle, all of which are crucial for good health and losing weight. While this program has been structured to correspond to the Fat Flush eating plan, you will derive extraordinary benefits, whatever dietary system you are following. Divided into three phases that incorporate the best of yoga, stretching, strength training, cardiovascular activities as well as nurturing, rejuvenating self-care practices such as massage and aromatherapy, these benefits include: Weight loss Loss of unwanted tummy fat Loss of inches at your hips, waist, and thighs A higher rear and firmer buttocks Significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite Relief from water retention and "belly bloat" An almost instant boost in your energy reserves Also included are ways to get you motivated, exercises to help you get in touch with your body, tips for keeping a journal to track your results, plus answers to your most frequently asked questions, cautions about when to take it easy, and inspiring personal success stories. Once you act on this program that honors and respects your boundaries and needs, you'll be amazed by how the fat melts away--and by how rested, energized, and renewed you feel. From the top nutritionist who's helped countless Americans flush away their fat--a complementary fitness program that will change the way you look and feel for a lifetime Expanding on the fitness basics outlined in her breakthrough bestselling weight-loss book, The Fat Flush Plan, leading nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman has now teamed up with one of the country's top fitness experts to create an exercise program that cleanses and repairs rather than punishes--and targets the hidden reasons many women have trouble losing weight. Here is regimen that supports healthy eating, respect for your body, a holistic approach to lifelong health and a balanced lifestyle--and produces remarkable immediate and long-term results that include: Dramatic improvement in skin tone Almost-instant increase in energy Loss of unwanted tummy fat Significantly reduced appearance of cellulite Tightening of flesh and skin along upper arms and buttocks Improved sleep Breaking the weight loss plateau Boosting the lymphatic and immune systems ...and more, including ways to keep you on track and inspired, special recommendations for handling conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and diabetes, as well as advice for taking the workout on the road, and a modified plan for new mothers. Whether used as a companion to The Fat Flush Plan or in conjunction with another eating plan, this proven effective, user-friendly regime will help you lose weight and gain benefits to your overall health and spirit beyond your wildest dreams.