The book STRETCHING was first self-published by Bob and Jean Anderson in 1975 when fitness awareness was in its infancy. In 1980 Shelter Publications revised and published STRETCHING (Random House, the distributor) and since then STRETCHING has sold over three million copies in the U.S. and has been published in 24 languages for worldwide distribution.
In 2000 the 20th Anniversary edition of the STRETCHING book was published by Shelter Publications (distributed by PGW, Berkeley CA). This edition contained 25 new stretching routines, the sections on nutrition, walking/running, cycling, strength development were omitted (our book GETTING IN SHAPE and GETTING BACK IN SHAPE cover these topics), there were new sections on PNF stretching and the use of body tools, and it was made available in a spiral binding by Stretching Inc.
What was new and changed in the 30th edition, is a two-color design and revised colors on the cover, a new routine for stretching with trekking poles, a new section with 10 routines taken from STRETCHING IN THE OFFICE, and there is a description of 4 types of stretching (including dynamic stretching for athletes). Available from Stretching Inc. in trade paperback or spiral bound.
240 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", ISBN 978-0 936070-46-9
Illustrated by Jean Anderson (over 1100 illustrations)
NOTE: October 2020 a 40th anniversary edition of the book STRETCHING was published.
Order both the book STRETCHING and STRETCHING, the DVD and get the DVD for $13.00. To order the book and DVD, put the book in your shopping cart, go to Books & Videos/DVDs, STRETCHING, THE DVD and the discount for the DVD will appear in your cart.
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Spiral bound STRETCHING is not available in bookstores.