Dara Torres has been to the Olympics five times, she's won twelve medals, and now, at the age of 42, she still competes with girls half her age and is one of the most celebrated swimmers of all time. But you don't need to list her accolades to understand why people admire her athleticism so much—just look at her! Perfect abs, enviable arms—she's as strong as can be and continues to redefine established wisdom about staying in shape at any age. So, what's her secret?
In Gold Medal Fitness you'll find all of Torres's tips for getting back into the game and staying in shape for many years to come. Her unique combination of stretching and strengthening exercises both tone and elongate your muscles, leaving you with that perfectly sculpted and slender shape. And in this revolutionary 5-week program, she's adapted her workout plan for you!
Torres will take you step by step through a nutrition plan to prepare for the workouts. She'll walk you through the strengthening and stretching exercises, including the Ki-Hara method that has transformed her body. She'll give you hints on how to enjoy your cardiovascular activities. And, finally, she'll share her wisdom about rest and recovery and why it is as essential for your body as your training.
Whether you're looking to lose those last ten pounds or get back into a sport that you used to love, Gold Medal Fitness will produce the results that you want, reignite how you feel in your own skin, and change your lifestyle.
About the Author
Dara Torres has set three world records and brought home twelve Olympic medals, including four golds. She is the first American swimmer to have competed in five Olympic Games. She is the author of "Age is Just a Number" and lives in Florida with her daughter, Tessa. "From the Hardcover edition."
“I've always admired Dara's commitment to athleticism and come on, who wouldn't envy that physique? Gold Medal Fitness is a great combination of exercises, nutritional wisdom, and inspiration for anyone who wants to get in better shape.” —Jillian Michaels, author of Making the Cut
“In this book, Dara Torres shares her well-informed guidance—developed over years of Olympic training with the best of the best. Her thoughtful recommendations about health and nutrition include easy-to-follow exercises and advice about food that go beyond weight-loss recommendations to useful, adaptable concepts to enhance most people’s daily living.” – Dr. Sanjay Gupta
“Dara Torres delivers once again with sound physical, nutritional and psychological advice that can help unleash the inner Olympian in all of us! Her principles are particularly relevant for women of all ages. Dara's program works because it is smart and sophisticated, but it is transforming because it is sustainable!” —Dr. Jennifer Ashton, M.D., Ob-Gyn, CBS News Medical Correspondent and author of The Body Scoop for Girls