Fitness for Every Body, by Meg Boggs

Subtitled: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size

I follow Meg Boggs on Instagram and enjoy her content for the most part. I’m not interested in the same kind of fitness as she is – heavy strength training and powerlifting – but it’s lovely to see some more body-inclusive folks showing that fitness is enjoyable and achievable for bodies of all shapes and sizes. I’ve worked hard to fill a lot of my social media with diverse bodies (sizes, abilities, genders, colors, etc), and Boggs was one of the first that I followed. I’ve been looking forward to her book for ages and was happy that my library put it on order.

So let me start by saying that I didn’t realize that this book was so heavily focused on an actual workout plan. The first 90 or so pages, plus the last 10, are about body-inclusivity and body image and fitness for every body, which (from the title), I kinda thought would be the focus of the entire book. The 90 pages in the middle, Part 5 of the book, is devoted entirely to strength training. There are tips about warmups, form, getting started, etc, plus a 12-week step-by-step workout plan complete with photos and descriptions of specific exercises.

I…basically skipped that entire section. There’s nothing wrong with it – in fact, as far as formatting goes, I appreciate the great detail Boggs went into. However, I have no interest in a heavy ST regimen, and even if I did, I have several already from other programs (like Girls Gone Strong) and don’t need another. I was really hoping for an entire book about body-inclusivity in fitness. So while the book itself was not bad at all, it was a bit disappointing for me, personally. All my own fault, really – even the back of the book description says that it includes step-by-step workout plans. I will say, though, that the parts that I was interested in were good, and that I trust Boggs enough to say that her training program is also probably great for folks who would like that part, too.

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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