Body Electric

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March 31, 2008


Hardback, 256 pages

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0071544801 / 9780071544801


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"Strong muscles and bones defy the aging process. Margaret Richard's Body Electric program offers you the spectacular opportunity to realize your fitness potential."
--Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young

Some things never get old. You certainly don't tire of vibrant health, youthful energy, radiant good looks, and the strength to live your life any way you please. Unfortunately, our bodies do get old--but old doesn't have to mean weak and flabby. Margaret Richard's Body Electric program will give you stronger muscles, denser bones, better balance, increased energy, and a quality of life that is defined by the things you can do rather than those you can't.

Work out with Margaret Richard, creator and host of “Body Electric,” seen nationally on PBS-TV. You'll look better, feel better, and live better.

Body Electric helps you:

  • Increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility in just three hours a week
  • Gain lean muscle and reduce unhealthy body fat
  • Exercise from the comfort of your own home
  • Avoid aches and injuries by working gently on joints and powerfully on muscles

Author comments

Margaret Richard has been in the fitness business for more than thirty years, and her “Body Electric” TV program has been a staple on PBS for twenty-two years. She has appeared before the U.S. Senate's “Special Committee on Aging” and was recently inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame where she now stands alongside Jack LaLanne, Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, Kathy Smith, and Jake Steinfeld.

Back cover copy

At age sixty, Margaret Richard personifies strength with grace. No wonder her popular PBS show, "Body Electric," remains a viewer favorite after twenty-two years! Margaret knows that you want a fitness program that is convenient, affordable, effective, and enjoyable. That's a tall order, but the Body Electric program will deliver. Whether you are forty or eighty, the resistance exercises offered in this program serve to counteract many age-related conditions, such as weakened muscles, osteoporosis, stiff joints, and weight gain. With just one Body Electric thirty- to sixty-minute exercise session every three days, you will develop stronger muscles, denser bones, and a more fit body. No need to choose between firm arms or a tight butt. You can have it all.

  • Workout intensity is geared to your level of fitness, not your age
  • High-rep "strength with grace" approach helps you define and tone muscles without bulk
  • Exercises that tone and stretch all your major muscle groups
And it's not just about exercise. Margaret Richard shows you how to conquer motivational challenges so you never miss a workout (including that age-old excuse, “I have no time.”). She'll prove how good it feels to replace five pounds of fat with five pounds of muscle, even though you haven't technically lost weight. She'll show you how to make the most of your body and develop the strength to take life on with vitality.

No gym memberships. No expensive workout equipment. Just three hours a week, serious results, and the strong, sexy body you want.

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