I recently did an interview with NPR radio to talk about my new book, Women’s Home Workout Bible. The interview was conducted by WSIU Radio’s Jeff Williams and discusses the relevant aspects about setting up a home gym. You can listen to the interview at the following link:

Brad Schoenfeld interview on NPR radio

Hope you find it insightful :)

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Brad

Wanted to let everyone know that I will be speaking at the 2010 CanFitPro conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition to giving lectures on a variety of professional topics, I will also be speaking at the consumer show on home workouts. The conference runs from August 11-15. Here is a link to the event:

2010 CanFitPro International Fitness and Club Business Conference

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Brad

I was recently interviewed for an article on cost-effective strategies for setting up a home gym. The article was syndicated to a variety of sites, including All Business Online. You can check out the article at the following link:

Gym Bodies for Home Bodies

Hope you find it of interest!

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Brad

I thought you might enjoy the following interview I gave to the Staten Island Advance. In addition to discussing my new book, Women’s Home Workout Bible, I also delve into other fitness topics that you might find of interest. You can read the interview at the link below:

Fitness on a Budget

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Brad

About.com posted a detailed Review of my book Women’s Home Workout Bible. You can read the entire review at the link below.

Review of Women’s Home Workout Bible

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Brad


I recently teamed with Heartbeat Radio 1410, a popular radio station out of central Florida, to help with a weight loss challenge they are sponsoring. Specifically, the station chose 6 contestants to go through a real-life “Biggest Loser” challenge. The goal is to see who can lose the most weight without being confined in an artificial environment. For the exercise component, contestants will be following the programs outlined in my book, Women’s Home Workout Bible. The contest started at the beginning of the year and is now well into its second month. I look forward to posting the final results of the contestants and reporting on their success. Good luck to all!

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Brad

Resistance bands are arguably the most versatile piece of equipment that you can buy for a home gym. They are an excellent means to add resistance to dozens of exercises for every major muscle group in all planes of movement. Using them couldn’t be easier: Simply attach one end of the band to a stationary object (or stand on it) and pull to create resistance at the opposite end. The less slack in the band, the greater the tension, and thus the more challenging the exercise. Think of resistance bands as a viable alternative to cable pulley exercises found in health clubs–at a fraction of the cost.


A nice little side benefit is that resistance bands are highly portable. A set of five bands weigh around a pound and take up very little space. You can toss them into your suitcase and take them with you on business trips or vacations. This way, you never have to worry about getting in a workout regardless of where you are.

Now this isn’t to say that resistance bands aren’t without shortcomings. The main problem when using a band is that the tension starts off fairly easy and then becomes progressively more difficult as you move through a given range of motion. This is contrary to the way your muscles are designed work. In real life, the force placed on a muscle usually drops substantially toward the end of a lift, as does the muscle’s leverage. So for optimal functional transfer to activities of daily living, your best bet is to integrate band training with other exercise modalities. Simply combining them with body-weight movements will provide a large number number of low-cost exercise options for a workout that can be performed anywhere. Adding dumbbells and other weighted implements to the mix will optimize training results if you’re willing and able to spend the extra money.

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Brad

Here’s a the link to a recent interview that I did with Gannett Newspapers on home workouts. The article features tips for setting up a home gym, achieving optimal results, and maintaining motivation over the long term. Hope you enjoy it!

Get an Excellent Workout at Home Without Spending a Lot of Money.

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Brad

Here is video from my appearance on NBC’s “Today in New York” discussing how a terrific workout can be obtained with minimal equipment. Enjoy!

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I’m pleased to introduce my new blog devoted to home workouts. I’ll be covering any and all aspects of exercising at home, including cutting-edge info strength training, cardio, and stretching. I’ll provide training tips, product reviews, and lots more. Feel free to chime in with any comments or questions you may have. I look forward to interacting with everyone!

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Brad


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