Thursday, 9 December 2010

Books: The New Fitness Craze?

Imagine the scene. You are watching TV when you see an infomercial for the latest fitness craze...

Want to tone up for the holiday season?

Tired of costly gym memberships you'll never use?

Want a workout that's fun, easy and costs nothing?


Bookweights is the revolutionary new workout sweeping the writing community. What do you need? Two books of similar size and weight.

But how does the system work? Let me break it down for you:

1. Hold a book in each hand.
2. Inhale.
3. Exhale and lift your arms over your head.
4. Inhale and lower.
5. Repeat until you have performed the desired number of reps.

Reached a plateau? Then beef up the size of your bookweight. The dictionary and thesaurus combination works well. There's also the added bonus of learning new words when you rest between sets. 

You build up the body. You build up the mind.
But wait. Join up today and you can work your abs as well for no extra cost. Simply pile up some books, lay on the floor, rest your feet on them and crunch your way to your dream abs.

And the cost? It won't cost you anymore than your trip to the bookstore. :)

Don't forget to check out my new contest to win a UK copy of Matched by Ally Condie. It's open until the 15th of December.

Small Print: Bookweights are not suitable for novella's, picture books or short story collections. 


Vicki Rocho said...

hahaha! Funny. So if I turn my 'library' into a gym, I can cancel the gym membership and have lots more cash to buy more books. You're a genius!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's funny! I have a couple art books that would kill most people to lift.

Colene Murphy said...

Bwahahaha! Love it!

Amparo Ortiz said...

I love you. But you already knew that :D

Thanks for the laugh!!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Ha ha! Bookweights! Why did I spend money on hand weights for Kinect Your Shape when I could have just picked up my Jane Austen collection in one hand and the Jules Verne collection in the other?

You're awesome, Lindsay! Merry Christmas!

Talli Roland said...

Ha! This sounds like my kind of exercise. Anything that enables me to spend money on books guilt free is worth its weight in gold!

Fitness Freak said...

Sounds Very Funny, Hahaha, good to see that books are Multipurpose items.

Hannah Kincade said...

Need a full body workout? Reorganize your books in reverse alphabetical order as fast as you can! Put those ABCs on the bottom and those XYZs on top! Feel the burn!