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Make the Pool Your Gym

By Karl Knopf
The Ultimate Guide To Shaping Up, Losing Weight, And Building Muscle By Working Out Impact Free In Water


As injuries from running, lifting and other traditional workouts increase, more and more fitness enthusiasts are turning to water workouts as a better, safer way to get in shape. Now you can to! Packed with over 75 exercises and more than 200 step-by-step photos, Make the Pool Your Gym shows you why pool work is no longer restricted to classes for the elderly and rehabilitation sessions for post-surgery athletes. With exercises for all parts of your body plus plans for underwater running, working out with props, and water stretching, Make the Pool Your Gym provides you with the same strength-building, calorie-blasting benefits as normal exercises but substitutes the inviting fun of water for the jolting pain of land.

Dr. Karl Knopf

Karl Knopf

Dr. Karl Knopf, or Dr. Karl, as his students used to call him, has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for over 40 years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.


While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Tech­nician Program and Life Long Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisor board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.


In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.

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Released: Febuary 2012
Price: $14.95 US

ISBN-10: 1612430147
ISBN-13: 9781612430140

Trade Paper
7.5" x 9.25"
144 pages

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