Fitness Books by Joan Pagano

Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books published around the world. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is an authority on the benefits of exercise for women's health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis and breast cancer, as well as strength training through the decades.

Joan is the author of:
  • Strength Training Exercises for Women (DK, 2014)
  • Get Fit for Summer (DK, 2014)
  • Home Workout (DK, 2009)
  • 15-Minute Abs Workout, plus DVD (DK, 2008)
  • 15-Minute Total Body Workout, plus DVD (DK, 2007)
  • Strength Training Deck (DK, 2006)
  • 8 Weeks to a Younger Body (DK, 2006)
  • Strength Training for Women: Tone Up, Burn Calories, Stay Strong (DK, 2004)

women's strength training

Tone, Sculpt, and Stay Strong for Life

Strength Training Exercises for Women (DK, 2014) by fitness expert, Joan Pagano, is a jam-packed guide that includes and demonstrates more than 200 exercises to rev up the metabolism, build healthy bones, and tone the overall body. A seasoned writer of health and fitness books specifically tailored to women, Joan Pagano provides readers with simple and effective strategies to stay fit and lean. Women who find the gym intimidating will appreciate Joan's home-friendly, time-efficient workouts. Her exercises can be used to target key areas of the body or to maintain all-around strength.


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Master the Basics with Joan’s “4 for Life” Bodyweight Exercises

Learning to handle your own body weight is the first step to improving the way you move in daily life. These functional “4 for Life” exercises work the major muscle groups of the legs, chest and core body in an integrated way. Together they create a mini full-body conditioning workout that can be done in a few minutes, anytime, anywhere – no equipment required. Use them as the building blocks of your program and the baseline to which you return when life gets hectic.


The squat The Back Extension
The Push Up The Pelvic Tilt
4 Exercises for Life

Roll over each image to see which muscle groups are worked

• The Squat is the most functional of all exercises
• The Back Extension strengthens and lengthens the spine
• The Push Up targets the chest, shoulder and triceps in one move
• The Pelvic Tilt strengthens the abdomen while stretching the low back