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Michael O’Mara Books To Publish Fitness Book By 007 Personal Trainer Simon Waterson

Posted on: 15/06/2021 with tags

Michael O’Mara Books is to publish a fitness guide by the film industry’s most in-demand personal trainer, Simon Waterson, with a foreword by Daniel Craig.

Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape will reveal Waterson’s unique approach to reimagining your body and transforming your fitness by focusing on training, recovery and nutrition.

A former marine, and now an elite fitness trainer to A-list actors preparing for demanding film roles, Simon Waterson transformed Daniel Craig into James Bond for five blockbuster films, shaped Chris Evans into superhero Captain America, trained Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy, and prepared Thandie Newton and John Boyega for the recent Star Wars films. Preparing Daniel Craig for this year’s upcoming No Time to Die, he has also trained several Bond girls including Lea Seydoux. Simon has also worked with Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Blake Lively and Tom Hiddleston, among others.

A training manual for any age and fitness level, packed with advice, exercises and routines to reach achievable goals, Intelligent Fitness encourages you to focus on performance, rather than aesthetic. With this intelligent approach, Waterson promises to reboot your body and enhance your energy, sleep and confidence. 

Simon Waterson said: “I’m so excited to finally be sharing my tried-and-tested programmes for fitness and wellbeing that have helped me transform so many actors into athletes. But this is by no means an intimidating fitness manual aimed at the super advanced. The purpose of this book is to create a highly accessible and practical fitness guide for everyone. Physical and mental wellbeing shouldn’t just be for film stars; all the techniques I use are so relevant to anyone looking to achieve sustainable health and fitness in their own life.”

Daniel Craig said: “Without Simon’s help and guidance, I wouldn’t have made it through fifteen years of playing James Bond.”

Jo Stansall, Commissioning Editor at Michael O’Mara Books, said: “Simon’s client list reads like a who’s who of leading film actors, and it’s absolutely no surprise that he has established himself as the go-to trainer in the industry. His detailed understanding of exactly what it takes to reach peak fitness is incredible, and his strong philosophy of performance over aesthetic, together with his focus on the relationship between mental and physical wellbeing, makes this book very special.”

Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape, with a foreword by Daniel Craig will publish in hardback on 6th January 2022, priced £18.99. The book will feature a 16-page colour plate section including behind-the-scenes photos from Simon, and official Bond photographer Greg Williams’ photos of training sessions in the 007 gym. World English Language Rights were acquired by Jo Stansall through Nick Walters at David Luxton Associates.


For more information contact: 

Saskia Angenent, Head of Publicity, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd | saskia.angenent@mombooks.com | 0207 819 5911 

  • Michael O’Mara Books is an award-winning, independent publishing house known for their innovative and diverse non-fiction list, comprising bestselling biography, autobiography and lifestyle in addition to popular science and history. The company was established in 1985 and now, with a backlist of over a thousand titles, it is still a family firm, producing bestsellers and one hundred and fifty new books a year. Michael O’Mara’s children’s imprint, Buster Books, publishes commercial children’s activity and reference titles, and in 2015 the art-inspired imprint, LOM ART was launched. For more information, visit: www.mombooks.com
  • Front cover photo credit: Greg Williams, https://gregwilliams.com