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Below you will find some of my favorite books, home fitness equipment, and massage tools.

Books by Jay Robb
The Fat Burning Diet: Accessing Unlimited Energy for a Lifetime
Jay Robb's Fat Burning Diet Cook Book
Fruit Flush 3 Day Detox

These three little booklets are some of my favorite diet plans. The Fruit Flush is a great way to prepare your body for a new nutrition and/or workout program, and the principles in the Fat Burning book and cookbook are simple, and so versatile that you still have complete control over your daily menu! Plus, you get a "cheat" meal every week so that cravings don't ruin all your efforts.

The Abs Diet
The Abs Diet
The Abs Diet for Women

The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide

The Abs Diet is another great nutrition plan. The principles are easy to follow, the food is good, and the meal suggestions are more hearty than many other diet plans out there. Plus, there are some great ab-focused workouts to go alongside the diet plan!

Good-carb Meals in Minutes

This awesome meal-planning book can be used as a nutrition plan in and of itself (with three stages); or as a complement to the programs I've already listed. It's full of delicious, gourmet-style meals that are carefully carb-balanced. Each section has recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that include entrees, side dishes, and even desserts. It's a yummy way to get more unusual and ultra healthy vegetables and spices into your diet!

Body By Design

Body by Design is a great book for a 12-week body transformation; provides both nutrition and workout regimens. Great for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike.

Body For Life
Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Body for Life for Women

The Body For Life plan is my favorite recommendation for anyone new to a fitness program. It includes both workout plans and diet plans, and I've had great results myself just following these principles.

For Hard-To-Bulk Body Types
Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way

The Hardgainer's Body Building Handbook: Workouts, Nutrition, and Results

If you're one of the many folks with an ultra-lean frame, or just have a hard time gaining muscle after you've reached a certain point, these books offer some awesome advice.

H.I.T.
The New High Intensity Training
High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

This is my preferred workout philosophy, and you'll find a lot of it in my training sessions. It explains how training your muscles with high-intensity practices allow you to gain muscle mass faster and keep it longer.

Bodylastics Resistance Bands
I love resistance bands for an awesome workout when I'm traveling, and I highly recommend them to anybody who doesn't have the resources to put together a workout space in their house. These are light, compact, portable, and deliver a truly effective and satisfying workout.

I will very likely suggest that clients acquire a set of these for their home workouts in between our training sessions.

Inflatable Home Fitness Equipment
Valeo Burst-Resistant Body Ball
Bosu Balance Trainer Home Version
GoFit Core Disk and Training DVD

Some of my very favorite home fitness equipment, these inflatable balls and disks allow for an awesome core workout.

Massage Rollers
Omni Massage Roller

Mini Omni Massage Rollers
Omni Knuckle Baller

These are incredibly useful little tools that save a lot of wear and tear on your fingers, and are able to reach deep into the muscle at those hard-to-access knots.

Body Back Buddy Massage Cane
Another fantastic tool. Now you can reach deep knots in your own shoulders and back without needing someone else's help! Especially useful for those mornings when you wake up with a stiff neck.

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
A self-treatment guide to help you address your own aches and pains with trigger point therapy.

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Probably my favorite spiritual awareness book of all time. It's not an easy read -- but it's well worth it. Learn about the chakra system and what it can teach you about yourself.

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

A great book about healing your own body and soul from the inside out.

All Women Are Healers: A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Healing

Diane Stein is one of my favorite authors, and this is my favorite of her books. A great guide to learning to nurture yourself and others, and facilitate healing in yourself and the world around you.

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