Champaign, IL (PRWEB) January 5, 2009
Eight years after the release of the first edition of Beth Shaw's YogaFit, the woman responsible for the trademark combination of cardiorespiratory exercise and yoga poses brings more detailed instruction and content to the unique book. The new edition of Beth Shaw's YogaFit (Human Kinetics, 2009) expands on YogaFit's methods, providing a total-body workout that emphasizes strength, flexibility, and aerobic fitness.
Beth Shaw founded YogaFit in 1994, creating a program that addressed the difficulties yoga faced in the health club setting--bright lights, cold rooms, and clients of various sizes and fitness and flexibility levels. Since its inception, YogaFit has trained more than 75,000 fitness professionals and yoga instructors at facilities in the United States and Europe, and it has been integral to yoga's adoption in health club and spa programs throughout the world.
Shaw highlights YogaFit's immediate popularity among Americans who might be intimidated by conventional yoga. "While traditional yoga has much to offer, it isn't necessary to speak Sanskrit, chant, or even become vegetarian to enjoy the multidimensional benefits of this ancient practice," she explains. "Nor do you have to be flexible or familiar with any aspect of yoga. YogaFit will enrich your exercise program and your ability to enjoy life."
Beth Shaw's YogaFit, Second Edition, has been updated to include more in-depth instruction, illustrated poses, and focused workouts. Shaw also provides new information on warming up and cooling down, building core strength and stability, eating healthfully, and integrating YogaFit principles into daily life.
YogaFit promotes living a balanced life and is active in giving back to the community through outreach programs from their corporate headquarters and partner studios. To gain a certificate of completion, participants in the YogaFit Teacher Training must donate eight classes to a group of people who normally would not have the opportunity to take yoga.
For more information on Beth Shaw's YogaFit or other fitness books, visit http://www.HumanKinetics.com or call 1-800-747-4457.
About the author:
Beth Shaw, president and founder of YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc., is recognized throughout the United States and Europe as one of the leading experts in fitness today. She also stars in her own exercise video, Beth Shaw's YogaFit Workout.
Her accomplishments don't stop there. She is also an award-winning producer of YogaFit TV and a recipient of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award. She has been published in numerous consumer and fitness publications, including Shape, Athletic Business, Fitness, Yoga Journal, CBI, Fitness Product News, Recreation Resources, IDEA Today, and LA Parent.
With 15 years of experience in fitness training and 11 years of yoga practice, Shaw has received teacher certifications from Yoga White Lotus Foundation, Integrative Yoga Therapy Association, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, and Reebok University. She has also completed course work in the UCLA Fitness Instructors Certification Program. She also holds a bachelor of science degree in health marketing from Long Island University.
Shaw founded YogaFit in 1994 and opened her own signature studio in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1998. Her studio currently serves more than 2,000 students a month. Offering an ACE-, AFAA-, and IHRSA-approved teacher training and certification program, YogaFit has trained more than 50,000 fitness instructors from the United States and Europe.
When not teaching and lecturing internationally, Shaw enjoys reading and taking long bike rides along the beach. She resides in Redondo Beach, California.
Part I Preparing to Be YogaFit
Chapter 1 YogaFit Essentials
Chapter 2 YogaFit Breathing
Chapter 3 The YogaFit Lifestyle
Chapter 4 Warming Up and Cooling Down
Part II Purposeful Poses
Chapter 5 Core Stability and Strength
Chapter 6 Standing and Balancing Poses
Chapter 7 Forward and Backward Bends
Chapter 8 Twists
Chapter 9 Deep Relaxing Stretches and Inversions
Part III Putting It All Together
Chapter 10 Workouts for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 11 Diet and Nutrition
Chapter 12 Meditation