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The 10-Week Intelligent Fitness Challenge (with a foreword by Tom Hiddleston)

Extent: 224pages

Size: 235x189mm

Publication Date: 11/05/2023

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9781789295061

Categories: Lifestyle

About the Book

'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.' Tom Hiddleston

'Simon's workouts are going to supercharge your confidence. He doesn't just help you to enhance your physical capabilities – he also ensures you walk out of the gym feeling amazing about yourself.' Luke Evans

‘It was a dream to work with Simon. He pushed my boundaries and made me work hard, but it was so much fun.’ Lea Seydoux

Now everyone can benefit from A-list trainer Simon Waterson's unparalleled knowledge with this easy to follow and highly effective workout programme.

Name an A-list actor with incredible fitness and there’s a very good chance that former marine commando Simon Waterson has trained them. And ten weeks is typically how long he has with his clients in pre-production to get them to peak fitness for a role. It is also the perfect amount of time for anyone to reboot their fitness using Simon’s Intelligent Fitness methods, insights and motivational advice. Following on from his first book, Intelligent Fitness, which explored the theory behind some of Hollywood's most impressive transformations, Simon focuses here on a typical actor workout programme. Whatever your goal, whether it’s reducing fat or increasing muscle tissue – this book will ensure you make real progress and see results in just ten weeks.

With increasing intensity in the workouts week on week, and the opportunity to ramp up the reps or vary the exercises as your fitness progresses, this is a workout book for anyone with a fitness goal. With step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow exercises and advice, this is a programme that you can keep coming back to.

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.


  • '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.', Chris Pratt
  • 'Simon's curiosity, commitment, humility and willingness to learn are what make him such a unique and talented trainer. It's been an honour to have worked with him.', Daniel Craig