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Intelligent Fitness

Extent: 256 pages

Size: 234x153mm

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Price: £18.99

ISBN: 9781789293883

Categories: Lifestyle

About the Book

‘Without Simon Waterson’s help and guidance, I literally wouldn’t have made it through fifteen years of playing James Bond … It’s been an honour working with him.’ Daniel Craig

‘Working with Simon is the nearest you get to actually being a superhero, in the sense you are at your absolute peak of physical health. That makes you feel incredibly robust in these challenging times.’ Benedict Cumberbatch


Drawing on his vast experience as the elite trainer who transformed Daniel Craig’s physique for five James Bond films, Simon Waterson reveals how to enhance your energy, sleep and confidence with his intelligent approach to fitness.

A former marine, and now the film industry’s most in-demand fitness trainer, Simon Waterson’s client list reads like a who’s who of A-list actors. He has transformed Daniel Craig into the formidable James Bond for five blockbuster films, shaped Chris Evans into superhero Captain America, trained Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy and prepared actors such as Thandiwe Newton and John Boyega for the recent Star Wars films.

Sharing his practical and highly accessible approach to reimagining your body and transforming your fitness, Simon encourages you to focus on training, recovery and nutrition to build on your performance, rather than aesthetic. This is a training manual for any age and any fitness level, packed with expert advice and achievable goals that will motivate you to reboot your body.

Publication Date: 06/01/2022

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781789294026

Categories: Lifestyle

About the Book

About the Author

Simon Waterson joined the Royal Navy Commandos at sixteen and served in the special forces for seven years before embarking on a career as a fitness trainer. Over the last twenty-five years he has become the film industry's most in-demand health and fitness performance coach. Based in the UK, Simon travels all over the world preparing actors for major roles before accompanying them on set to keep them fit during shoots.


  • 'What sets Simon apart is not his work ethic, which is as strong as any trainer I’ve ever worked with, nor his innovative approach to fitness … What makes him particularly unforgettable to me is his lovability. His warmth. The personal moments we’ve shared over the years. He’s the kind of trainer that is a true partner, one who not only sets the appointment and counts the reps, but does the workout with you, motivating and challenging you, and engaging in the kind of conversations that leave you laughing and chatting for an hour after your session.', Chris Pratt
  • 'Simon has a very strong philosophy, that aesthetic is a by-product of performance. This always made sense to me. Simon got me ready for filming on the Fast & Furious franchise as well as for Dracula Untold. All the information he gives you is easy to understand and sustainable and it allowed me to reach my goals and each time surpass them. He gave me the confidence physically to carry off these roles. He’s also a great human and I love working with him.', Luke Evans
  • 'Simon is extremely rigorous and diligent
  • always prepared and punctual. He is unfailingly respectful, careful and kind. He knows when to work hard
  • he knows when to push a little further; to encourage you out of your comfort zone. He taught me so much.', Tom Hiddleston
  • 'Simon, working with you has always been a great pleasure. Not only are you the best trainer but you are also the funniest. You always make me laugh so much and, for the abs, there is nothing better!', Léa Seydoux
  • 'If you had told me I’d be in the best shape of my life at forty-one, I would have said you were crazy. Simon was able to achieve that by not only changing my workout regimen, but by changing my entire mental approach to the whole process. From diet and cardio to heavy lifts and recovery treatments, Simon takes great care to push your body in incremental steps rather than vicious shifts in weight or appearance.', John Krasinski
  • 'Results come not just from working hard, but from working smart. With Simon’s help, I’ve been able to sustain the highest level of health and fitness through several action movie franchises without injury or misery. I am one of countless others within the entertainment industry who trust him completely. It’s thrilling that Simon’s proven strategies will now be available to all.', Bryce Dallas Howard