Fit Quickies 5-Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts by Lani Muelrath. Review and Giveaway!

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In a bit of an exercise rut? Can’t find the time to fit it all in? Well, you and me both!

When Lani Muelrath sent me her book, Fit Quickies 5-Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts to review on my site, her timing was perfect! The only exercises I have been doing as of late is some light (but awesome) yoga. Still, I haven’t been strength training because, well, I find it hard to fit it all in at the moment with my crazy schedule. So this gem of a book came just at the right moment. It offers quick and effective workouts that anyone can fit in to build muscle, define and tone and shrink the problem areas. She shows you the correct posture, the right lifting methods and more to optimize your results without spending hours in the gym! In fact all of the exercises can be done in the privacy of your own home.

“Fit Quickies is one exercise book that understands that you don’t have to exercise like a maniac once you get the food right. Highly recommended.” ~ John Robbins

before&afterLani knows just what she’s talking about. She’s been through her own personal 50 pound weight loss journey and has maintained the loss for more than a decade. She figured out that a McDougall like plant based eating plan solved her yo-yo diet scenario and enabled her to achieve the body she desired when she added the right amount of exercise.

LaniDoesn’t she look amazing?!?

More about award winning Lani Muelrath: M.A., CGFI, CPBN, FNS – The Plant-Based Fitness Expert – specializes in helping people who struggle with health, weight and energy levels transform their bodies – and their lives – without going hungry or grueling, excessive exercise. She is also a presenter and celebrity coach for the 21-Day PCRM Vegan Kickstart and VegRun Programs and is the Fitness Adviser for the Dr. John McDougall Health and Medical Center Discussion Boards. She presents regularly for the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP). In addition, she is the Health and fitness expert for Vegan Mainstream and Plant-Based Fitness and Healthy Living Examiner at for

Lani has been a Guest Lecturer in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University and is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology at Butte College. She has a Master’s degree and several teaching credentials in Physical Education, and holds multiple fitness certifications including Fitness Instructor from the American Council on Exercise, Yoga, and Pilates-based instruction from the PhysicalMind Institute.

For a preview of her book, watch the video below:

Buy Fit Quickies on Amazon here, or get a signed copy from Lani here.

For a chance to win a copy of this amazing book, Click on the link below to enter the Giveaway! This contest is open to entrants in the USA and Canada onlyYou must also follow this blog by email or RSS feed to qualify. You have until Monday the 23rd of September to enter!  I will notify the winner by email on Wednesday the 25th of September. GO!!

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  1. I would love to have this book! It’s wonderful to read a fitness book that promotes a whole foods plant-based diet. I would love to learn more “quickie” exercises to help tone. Right now, I find myself doing squats as I brush my teeth! But, I need more back, arm and posture work.

  2. I am not always motivated by the best things….sometimes it’s because I will be traveling for business, or a wedding, etc. I need to be better motivated and work out for myself.

    1. Sherry – as I tell in the book, the Fit Quickies concept was born of necessity – I travel a lot and was finding a disconnect between the vicissitudes of travel and keeping up with my ‘workouts’ – I found research supporting the effectiveness of these specific moves and just spelled them all out. I also have a full chapter on motivation PLUS a Willpower Workout, which I actually call Fit Quickie #15.

  3. After reading this post I’ve just ordered the book on Will take a while to ship to the UK but I will definitely come back and comment here again once it arrives and I start the exercises and read it.

    1. Julie, you are SO right – pain is quite the motivator. In the Fit Quickies book, I make a big deal of and provide explicit instructions for proper back-protective and rehabilitative alignment. You’ll love it!

  4. Training for races definitely keeps me motivated. If I didn’t have a race on the horizon I would definitely be far more likely to skip workouts here and there.

    1. Sheelagh! That was so me before my injury. A training schedule for races often kept me in line! Even then I would sometimes neglect strength training. This book teaches you to fit it all in 😃

  5. There are several reasons, first because of how I feel. Endorphins! Also I love feeling and being strong, I feel confident knowing I can lift heavy weights and can surprise people who don’t expect it :p the physical benefits of muscle definition are nice too. Plus staying in shape allows me to keep up with all the other fun things I like to do and keep an active and busy life!

  6. This book is exactly what I need! I don’t have much time, & I need to start an exercise program. At 53, I need to get started soon. I tried to join a gym, but having to drive 20 miles each way let me make too many excuses not to go. I began a plant based diet right before I turned 50. It has had ups & downs. This book might kick it up a notch!

  7. I’ve been following a plant-based diet for three months now, and I’ve been exercising in the pool. Now that the weather’s getting colder, I need to switch my exercising indoors. I have health issues and a lot of weight to lose, and I feel like Fit Quickies can help me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. what motivates me most is probably anxiety:-\ I want to be healthy and all, but for me its the stress of everyday life that pushes me to release it, generally with running or yoga. I do love the idea of incorporating it more on a daily basis though in smaller doses!

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