Zanna Van Dijk was one of the first fitness bloggers I followed when I entered the world of blogging. Her amazing success has been inspirational. From the Blonde Health days, to Girlgains and> now realeasing her book Strong. Zanna’s approach to fitness is a breath of fresh air, focusing on enjoying exercise, healthy eating and> maintaining that all important balance. An approach I wholeheartedly agree with. So when Strong first came out I knew I had to get my hand>s on it.

Make your body STRONG. Move it. Nourish It. Thrive.

Zanna’s book gives you all the tools you need to start your fitness journey and> sustain.  Her whole approach is based around creating a lifestyle that you can thrive in.  Training effectively, nourishing your body and> creating lasting health and> happiness.

StrongStarting with the Move Section Zanna gives you tips for confidence in the gym, exercise ideas and> tips on how to build your programme.  I would highly recommend it to beginners, as Zanna covers all the basics and> more.  Zanna doesn’t preach to you but offers really great practical advice, on tracking progress, fitting exercise into your day and> setting goals.  In this section Zanna talks about recovery and> how important it is in your programme. This is something that is often overlooked in fitness programmes but is arguably one of the most important elements.  Focusing on the 3 S’s to make your journey to a stronger, fitter you a more enjoyable experience.

Love yourself enough to nourish your body.

Strong Pork RecipeNext up food, and> trust me when I say the recipes in this book are awesome.  I have tried a few so far and> they have all been great. The Moroccan Spiced Pork is definitely my favourite.  And although I am yet to perfect the cookies my burnt version still tasted incredible.  However this isn’t just a recipe book  it is full of great advice to overhaul your lifestyle without restrictive diets.  Zanna is all about balance.  The principle of macro and> micro nutrients are covered in an easy to understand> way.  And a few myths are busted along the way.  Zanna talks about everything from alcohol to sugar, portion sizes to bulky eating tips there is nothing that isn’t covered in some way.  Which is one of the main reasons I love this book.  Simple, pratical advice that everyone can learn from.

I would honestly recommend this book to anyone, it is definitely worth the small investment.  Check it out here