a Leaner Body in Just 15 Minutes a Day?
Minute Abs" Fitness Guru says small steps lead to big results
ever struggled with their weight dreams of having a firm, lean and
healthy body. The last thing an overweight person wants to hear
is another empty promise about a diet that boasts of dramatic weight
loss at lightning speed. And according to the Centers for Disease
Control, more than 66% of adult Americans are overweight. While
they may want to lose weight and feel healthier, most would point
to hectic, time-challenged schedules as their biggest deterrent.
That’s what motivated acclaimed fitness specialist and author
Jaime Brenkus to write Get Lean in 15: 15 Ways in 15 Days to Shape
Up and Slim Down FAST!
“The truth is, you don’t have to spend countless hours
in the gym every day to see results,” says Brenkus. “I
also want to dispel the myth that you have to go on a disruptive
fad diet to lose weight and get lean.” Forget the fads—Brenkus,
the fitness guru behind the 8 MINUTE ABS video phenomenon and supermodel
Kathy Ireland’s “Bodyspecifics” and “Reach”
workout videos, relied on his years of experience in the fitness
industry to identify the 15 key issues that lead to long-term weight
loss and a healthier body. Get Lean in 15 outlines those key issues
and also takes a no-nonsense approach to the obstacles people face
everyday when it comes to weight control.
“My plan works because it is realistic,” says Brenkus.
“To lose weight and build healthy, lean muscle you do have
to exercise and eat right—anyone who tells you otherwise is
lying to you.” The difference between Get Lean in 15 and other
plans is the premise that just 15 minutes of exercise a day can
lead to noticeable results in a short amount of time. “You
don’t have to spend 2 hours running on a treadmill for exercise
to be effective,” says Brenkus. “I’ve designed
a plan that will help you build muscle and burn calories with just
15 minutes of exercise a day.” The workout moves outlined
in the book are also accompanied by a photo section demonstrating
the right form and technique for each exercise.
Get Lean in 15 also provides readers with a daily meal plan approved
by a registered dietician. “By following the plan, some people
have lost up to 8 pounds in those first 15 days,” says Brenkus.
“I like to think of it as the 15 day challenge; see for yourself
what kind of results you have in those first two weeks.” While
not everyone will lose 8 pounds that quickly, the goal of the eating
plan is to fuel up and feel energized, not deprived. Brenkus also
serves up an array of interesting food-related tidbits, such as
how to accurately gauge portion sizes when you’re in a restaurant
and the number of pounds you could lose each year by making some
simple substitutions in your daily food selections.
Not your typical fitness book, Get Lean in 15 focuses on the whole
person; not just meal plans and exercise. Highly personable and
engaging; Brenkus is sensitive to the reader’s feelings and
he tackles ‘bad days’ or ‘slip ups’ in a
very positive and encouraging way.
effective techniques for changing a negative mindset and diffusing
any fallout from ‘slip-ups.’ “I know there will
be times when you’ll stray from the plan,” says Brenkus.
“But eating a cheeseburger doesn’t mean that you’ve
failed and it’s all over. Instead, you have to take small
steps. One misstep doesn’t mean that you’ve fallen off
the path to leanness forever.”
LEAN IN 15: 15 WAYS IN 15 DAYS TO SHAPE UP AND SLIM DOWN
By Jaime Brenkus
278 pp., hardback $17.95 US
Fit15, LLC 2007
Available at www.amazon.com
the “8 MINUTE ABS GUY,” Jaime designed and was featured
in the commercial for the famous 8 MINUTE ABS workout videos which
have sold over 1 MILLION units. In 2006, Jaime was awarded a partner
in the 50th Anniversary of the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness & Sports, celebrating 50 years of physical activity,
sports, and fitness and advocates the new slogan, GET AMERICA MOVING!
He co-designed the PERFECT PORTIONS DIET DISH, a patented weight
loss program based on portion control which was approved by former
Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop’s SHAPE UP AMERICA organization.
Jaime also designed supermodel KATHY IRELAND’S videos - “Bodyspecifics
and Reach”. Bodyspecifics was named Health and Fitness video
of the year by the VSDA.
Jaime maintains certification as a Health and Fitness Instructor
from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
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