10 All Time Best-Selling Fitness Must Read Books


Stretching from Bob Anderson

This is the book that people tell their friends about, that coaches suggest for practically all sports and activities, and that medical professionals recommend to people who are just starting to get in shape.

The stretch first appeared in 1980 when a new generation of Americans committed to running, biking, aerobics, and gym training, all of which are common now.

It presents specific stretching routines for a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners and people in wheelchairs.

There is also an abbreviated version of each routine for people in a hurry, new information about the stretch vs. heating and new and improved drawings.


This edition of the 30th anniversary presents two-color inks to better define the muscle groups aided by each stretching exercise. A new section focuses on office fitness exercises, useful for both computer users at home and in the office.

No Sweat from Michelle Segar

3. No SweatHow the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

“When it comes to exercise, most of us have received the message, but we still lack motivation, which is why we need this extraordinary book.” – Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us