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15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health


NEW! Dr. Ben Bocchiocchio, creator of the Total Gym® SMaRT™ Training System has written 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health to share his nearly 40 years of fitness expertise and show how anyone can apply the SMaRT™ System to achieve a stronger, leaner, healthier body for life. Dr. Ben explains how and why the system works and details a Five-Week Metabolic Makeover featuring Slow MAximum Response Training or SMART ™ workout plan & controlled-carb eating plan.

Also includes customized weight loss and exercise advice for men & women along with trainer tips for the aging athlete in all of us. Foreword by Charles Barkley, Former Professional Basketball Player. 352 Pages.

About the Author

Dr. Vincent “Ben” Bocchicchio has worked professionally in the fields of fitness and health for nearly 40 years. An acknowledged leader in the field, he has built his success by combining science with effective body conditioning and technology to produce optimum health, fitness, rehabilitation, and weight loss for every body type. In the 1970s, Dr. Ben developed slow resistance training, a fitness technique that changed the way people exercise.

Dr. Ben grew up in New York, where he became an award-winning athlete in high school and college. His involvement in athletics inspired him to pursue a career in exercise science. He graduated in 1971 from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, health, and science. Dr. Ben went on to earn a master’s degree in exercise sciences from Florida Atlantic University, a doctorate in exercise physiology from North American University, and a doctorate in health services, with a specialization in physical exercise, from Walden University. He also completed a post-doctoral program at Columbia University in body composition analysis and weight management.

In 1973, Dr. Ben founded Sports Conditioning in Staten Island to condition professional and world-class athletes. Soon thereafter, he was approached by a wider scope of clientele seeking fitness and conditioning advice and program development. Dr. Ben applied the principles he developed for the athletic population, Slow MAximum Response Training or SMART™, to develop programs for weight reduction, cosmetic enhancement, general fitness, and health and rehabilitation for the general population. In 1978, Dr. Ben was lauded by the N.Y. Press as “The Guru of Fitness.”

Dr. Ben has served as a training program developer for Total Gym® as well as an expert consultant to college athletic programs and professional sports teams.