Top 10 Best Exercise Books for Health and Fitness

Whether you're looking to lose weight or simply develop a healthier, fitter body, we have a wide range of exercise books designed to help you achieve your goals. From comprehensive fitness guides to daily workout handbooks, this selection of the best exercise books will have you feeling fit, strong and revitalised in no time.

1. The Fitness Book

  • £14.89


This home fitness bible is guaranteed to provide the perfect workout for you. It offers all sorts of exercises and home workouts, from stretching to strength-training, yoga to Pilates, swimming to running and more. There's no need for an expensive gym membership or nutritionist as this book provides tips on motivation and healthy eating to keep you on the right track.

2. The Accumulator

  • £11.99

Paul Mumford

Combine body-weight movements with high-intensity interval training to get you fit and feeling fantastic in just one month. This innovative plan is designed to build strength and endurance day by day, beginning with a single 1-minute exercise on day 1, culminating in a challenging high-intensity workout by the end. Improve mobility, build strength, speed up your metabolism and burn fat with this highly effective plan.

3. Running: How to Get Started

  • £8.89

Elizabeth Hufton

Running is a hugely beneficial and rewarding activity, providing an enjoyable (and free!) way to get fit and feel great. This brilliant reference guide for beginners offers accessible advice on getting started, staying motivated and improving performance. It includes progressive walk/run programmes, a six-week plan for fitness, and exercises designed to build strength. There's also lots of advice on equipment, stretching, warm-ups and preparing for running events.

4. Your Life - Train for It

  • £12.39

Bear Grylls

This exciting book from expert explorer and fitness guru Bear Grylls provides fast-paced, dynamic workouts, all 30 minutes or less! You can customise your workout and choose from kettlebell resistance training, bodyweight workouts, Primal Power stretch sessions, or choose one of Bear's epic Hero workouts. This book also contains helpful advice on fuelling your body for maximum success and enduring health benefits.

5. Lean in 15

  • £13.59

Joe Wicks

The original book from health and fitness Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks, is packed with fantastic 15-minute recipes and workouts to get you lean and healthy in no time! It also includes Joe's signature High Intensity Interval Training home workouts for rapid fitness and weight loss results.

6. Wild Running

  • £3.99

Jen & Sim Benson

If you're tired of the treadmill or bored of the park, check out this book for loads of inspiration for exciting, adventurous runs! From coastal trails to magnificent mountains, this book will take you from building your fitness to taking on the country's most challenging tracks. With stunning photography and engaging writing, this is the ultimate guide to running effectively whilst admiring the beauty of Britain.

7. Fusion Workouts

  • £15.59

Helen Vanderburg

Featuring an all-round programme combining fitness, Pilates, yoga and barre, discover how these four disciplines can help you gain strength, flexibility, balance and overall mind-body health. This pioneering book guides you through a five-step system, accounting for your fitness level, goals, activity preferences and more. Select from 15 ready-made workouts, or create your own. Explore more than 100 exercises and poses, and include as much of each discipline as you like!

8. Walking for Fitness

  • £10.89

Nina Barough

Power-walking expert Nina Barough brings you a total fitness programme, designed to get you fit, toned-up and losing weight. Walking is a great way to do this hassle-free, with energising, body-sculpting power walks. This low-impact exercise will strengthen your body and can be done anytime, anywhere, without risk of injury.

9. 365 WODs

  • £14.89

Blair Morrison

If you're struggling to find a resource with a substantial selection of workouts, here it is! This comprehensive compendium contains a new workout for every day of the year. Instructions and step-by-step photos for 40 fundamental movements allow you to perfect your technique and avoid injury. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced difficulty levels for each one, with workouts for the gym, home, and on the road.

10. HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

  • £10.36

Lucy Wyndham-Read

This is the ultimate guide to High Intensity Interval Training, a trend that has been sweeping the fitness world. It contains various guides and charts to help you find the perfect workout for you, and explains the incredible benefits of HIIT. With specialised workouts, a 7-day healthy eating plan to help you with your weight loss objectives, and advice on motivation and goal-setting, this extensive guide is the perfect fitness companion.