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Book Review | The 6 Week Workout Program

Title: The 6 Week Workout Program

Author: Nick Rainey

My Review:

April is just around the corner, and pretty soon our complex’s swimming pool will be open for business. According to Nick Rainey, a certified personal trainer, I can accomplish my fitness goals in just 6 weeks and look toned and lean. In one slim volume titled The 6 Week Workout Program (Y Mountain Press, $24.95), Rainey provides all the information one needs to get started on a new lifestyle.

Years ago I worked with a personal trainer to get looking fit and toned for my wedding. Knowing which exercises to do and when and for how long has always been a challenge for me, and so I appreciated all the work my trainer put in to help me accomplish my goals. But employing a personal trainer is very expensive, and I wasn’t able to keep my gym membership or my personal trainer. When I read about The 6 Week Workout Program, I was eager to receive a copy and get to work.

To use Nick Rainey’s program, you need to have access to gym equipment. I still don’t belong to a gym, and my complex doesn’t have a fitness center. If you don’t have access to gym equipment, I suggest finding another workout program.

All of the information in The 6 Week Workout Program is accurate, and Rainey is very knowledgeable in the subject matter. Unfortunately, the quality of the writing in this book is really poor and could have used a talented editor to smooth things out. Some of the common mistakes I came across in this book were “lye” in place of “lie”, “flys” in place of “flies”, and “your” instead of “you’re”. I found this really distracting as I was doing the reading.

I did appreciate that live people were used in the photos to demonstrate the motions of the exercises, but the pictures are very dark and grainy and not at all professional looking.

Because this is all information that you can find elsewhere, I don’t recommend this book. A one time payment of $24.95 is a big break on what you’d end up paying a personal trainer, but in some respects you aren’t getting what you paid for. Additionally, exercising is only half the battle; I wish that Rainey had also included a guide about eating healthy while working out, including when and what to eat for the best results.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

 

Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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