Michael O’Mara Books to publish second book by 007 personal trainer Simon Waterson
Posted on: 06/03/2023 with tags Acquisitions
Michael O’Mara Books is to publish a workout book by the film industry’s most in-demand personal trainer and former marine, Simon Waterson, with a foreword by Tom Hiddleston.
The 10-Week Intelligent Fitness Challenge: The Ultimate Workout Programme from Hollywood’s Most In-demand Trainer is an inspiring and easy-to-follow workout programme that encourages you to train like an A-list celeb, giving you access to Simon’s unparalleled knowledge of fitness and health. Typically, 10 weeks is all Simon has to train his clients for demanding action roles, and for the first time he shares these effective exercises and techniques to help you reach your fitness goals and improve your overall health.
Packed full of step-by-step colour photographs, motivational advice and tips on nutrition and wellbeing, this is much more than just an exercise programme – as the challenge intensifies week by week, Simon’s comprehensive approach to fitness aims to ensure readers reboot their energy, sleep and confidence, as well as their body.
Simon Waterson transformed Daniel Craig into James Bond for five blockbuster films, Tom Hiddleston for Loki, shaped Chris Evans into superhero Captain America, trained Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy, Thandiwe Newton and John Boyega for the Star Wars films, and Diego Luna for Andor. With many more clients including Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and Cameron Diaz, Simon is the go-to trainer to the stars.
Tom Hiddleston said: ‘For me, training with Simon is a crucial part of preparing for any action role … this ten-week programme is a fantastic example of Simon’s thoughtful and effective approach to fitness.’
Daniel Craig said: ‘I owe so much to Simon. His friendship and guidance saw me through many physical challenges.’
Simon Waterson, author, said: ‘Ten weeks is not just a nice round number – it’s also typically how long I have with an actor in pre-production when I’m training them for a role. It is usually long enough to turn actors into athletes, both physically and mentally. Ten weeks is also the ideal amount of time for you to reboot your fitness using the same methods, insights and motivational advice that I give to the actors you see on screen.’
The 10-Week Intelligent Fitness Challenge: The Ultimate Workout Programme from Hollywood’s Most In-demand Trainer, with a foreword by Tom Hiddleston, will publish in paperback on 11 May 2023, priced £16.99