• Oxygen: The Story of the World's Greatest Freediver
    Oxygen: The Story of the World's Greatest Freediver
    ISBN: 9781775541349
    Title: Oxygen: The Story of the World's Greatest Freediver

    The incredible under-water world of William Trubridge. A memoir of an aquatic affinity, the power of the subconscious mind and testing the limits of human physiology. William Trubridge spent his childhood on a sailing boat, waking to the sound of the sea. He set off for New Zealand from the UK with his family as an 18-month-old, spending the next ten years with the ocean as his school and his playground. He suffered a great deal of mental turmoil when eventually his family arrived in Hawke's Bay, where he had to stay on land to attend high-school. Not long after leaving school, William set-off for the Bahamas to learn the art of freediving, a form of breath-hold diving without assistance. He's still there today, where he trains and teaches at Dean's Blue Hole, the deepest sea water sink-hole in the world. Described as 'the greatest freediver of them all,' William Trubridge is a 16 times world freediving record holder. He broke his own world record at Dean's Blue Hole in 2016, a dive he described as 'terrible' - he feared he was going to black out before he reached the surface. In a sport where there are between 40 and 60 fatal accidents every year, it's not surprising William has had his fair share of close calls, one of which took from him his sense of taste. Freediving is one of the oldest and most intriguing relationships humans have with the ocean. It requires building a tolerance to oxygen deprivation and the feeling of suffocation, coping with immense water-column pressure, increasing lung capacity by expanding diaphragm muscles and stretching areas of the body seldom used. William has studied the techniques of sea mammals to test the limits of human physiology, and his experiments make for incredibly gripping reading. But this is not just a book about freediving - it is a book about one man's wonderment with the ocean, its creatures and ecology. Exquisitely written, the book is a meditation on life and death, risk and mental toughness, dharma and discipline. There are also strong messages on overcoming life's adversity, whatever that may be, and how almost everyone's greatest adversary is actually, in the end, one's self.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning
    Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning
    ISBN: 9781474610537
    Title: Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning

    This fully updated edition of the international bestseller includes Pep Guardiola's Bayern years and his decision to join Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning an unprecedented thirteen trophies in four years. Following a shock sabbatical from the game, he replaced Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013-14 season, twice winning the Double in his three years in charge. He then announced that he would be joining Manchester City for the 2016-17 season, thereby beginning what could prove to be his greatest challenge yet: turning them into a team that consistently wins in the most difficult of leagues and a regular challenger in the Champions League . . . and doing it the Guardiola way.

    Guillem Balagué has followed Pep's career from the outset and has had direct access to the man and his inner circle. This then is the definitive portrait of Pep Guardiola and his relentless pursuit of footballing perfection.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State
    Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State
    ISBN: 9781472968654
    Title: Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State

    The "perfect" run, when you are in a full flow and feeling totally unstoppable, can be elusive, but this practical expert guide, written by a celebrated Runner's World writer Mackenzie Havey, will ensure you find it time and time again and in the process transform your running performances.
    At some point in every runner's career they experience the "perfect" run, when they are in full flow and feel totally unstoppable. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless.
    Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materializes in the unlikeliest of circumstances in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it often doesn't come about.
    In The Perfect Run, Mackenzie L. Havey reveals everyone has the potential to enjoy more joyful and flow-driven running, no matter your experience, pace, or sporting ambitions.
    This ground-breaking book features insights from elite athletes, neuroscientists, coaches, and everyday runners to provide a road map for how to cultivate the right conditions for the "perfect" run. These ideas will not only help facilitate the potential for more successful running but, more significantly, can also be translated into other areas of your life to help provide a sense of calmness, self-control, and fulfillment far beyond the running trails.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners Simple Steps to a Healthy Body & Mind
    Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners Simple Steps to a Healthy Body & Mind
    ISBN: 9780804852296
    Title: Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners Simple Steps to a Healthy Body & Mind
    Author: DANG TRI THONG

    Pocket Tai Chi for Beginners is the perfect introduction to this popular exercise discipline--now in a handy, inexpensive format!

    This book presents the "Simplified Tai Chi" method created by China's Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports. Unlike traditional Tai Chi, which has over 80 complicated movement sequences or forms, Simplified Tai Chi has 24 short and easy-to-remember movement forms which provide all the health benefits but are far easier for ordinary people to learn and practice on a daily basis. This book provides everything you need--step-by-step instructions and over 160 clear and simple illustrations.

    Tai Chi is the fastest-growing martial art in the world today--due to its physical, mental and spiritual benefits--combining low-impact exercise, self-healing, meditation and a philosophy of life all in one.

    Benefits of Tai Chi include:
    • Reducing falls by improving flexibility and balance
    • Relieving joint pain
    • Reducing stress and anxiety
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Strengthened core, legs and upper body

    Master Tri Thong Dang is one of America's most respected Tai Chi instructors who has trained many thousands of practitioners. His easy-to-follow method highlights the spiritual essence of Tai Chi and at the same time its graceful simplicity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
  • Power of Stretching Simple Practices to Support Wellbeing
    Power of Stretching Simple Practices to Support Wellbeing
    ISBN: 9781592339365
    Title: Power of Stretching Simple Practices to Support Wellbeing
    Author: DOTO BOB

    With the aid of beautiful illustrations and easy-to-access organization, teacher and licensed massage therapist Bob Doto teaches you how and what to stretch to reclaim your power and well-being--including 60 specific stretches spanning from your head to your toes.

    Stretching is accessible to anyone, is quick and easy, can be done in most environments, and has proven to relieve pain, increase rates of recovery, as well as help manage stress and anxiety. With The Power of Stretching, quickly gain an understanding of this powerful tool. First, you'll learn:
    • Why we stretch and why it feels good
    • The basic anatomy of stretching
    • The benefits of stretching
    • General guidelines for performing stretches
    Then find out how to stretch every part of your body using 60 different stretches, with a color-coded map of the regions of the body to use as a reference. Each stretch discussed includes an image, bulleted instructions, and helpful notes and tips.

    Another section helps you pinpoint the stretches that are right for you based on common occupational and sports activity profiles, along with common injury profiles. Each entry provides information on how the activity or injury relates to the body, interesting facts and statistics, as well as references to the appropriate stretches for rehabilitation.

    Feel better faster with this elegantly designed guide to stretching.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Practical Ayurveda: Find Out Who You Are & What You Need to Bring Balance to Your Life
    Practical Ayurveda: Find Out Who You Are & What You Need to Bring Balance to Your Life
    ISBN: 9780241302125
    Title: Practical Ayurveda: Find Out Who You Are & What You Need to Bring Balance to Your Life
    Author: DK

    Are you looking for renewed energy, relief from stress, improved sleep, and much more? It's time to start your Ayurveda wellness journey.

    Practised in India for millennia, Ayurveda means life-knowledge - it reveals the path to ultimate wellbeing by identifying your individual characteristics and patterns of health, and showing you how to bring balance to your life.

    Find out Ayurvedic body type (prakriti) through a simple self-assessment questionnaire, and learn how to adjust your diet to suit your body type using recipes and ingredient lists, stretch and energize your body through yoga, and focus and relax your mind with meditation and positive thinking exercises. You can also look up home therapies and remedies for a variety of common ailments.

    Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice yourself, through your yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, use Practical Ayurvedato apply its wisdom to your modern lifestyle.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Primitive Technology: the Complete Guide to Making Things in the Wild from Scratch
    Primitive Technology: the Complete Guide to Making Things in the Wild from Scratch
    ISBN: 9781529105834
    Title: Primitive Technology: the Complete Guide to Making Things in the Wild from Scratch
    Author: PLANT JOHN

    Disconnect from digital and reconnect with your inner caveman.


    The most primitive human skills unite us all, yet we live in an age more detached than ever. Reconnect with the earth and learn how to build things by hand from scratch, guided by the creator of the world's most popular primitive technology YouTube channel, John Plant.

    Watched by millions online, this is the first time Primitive Technology's ancient methods, rooted in fire, stone, earth, water and plants, have been comprehensively laid out in a book. Through illustrations, photographs and instruction, learn how to create something useful from natural resources and become skilled in the art of fire starting, pottery making, shelter building, spear throwing, basket crafting and much more.

    Whether you are a seasoned survivalist, a lover of the outdoors or an armchair admirer, these primitive crafts teach us all something about the fundamentals of human life on earth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook The Ultimate Guide for Current & Aspiring Instructors--Set Your Intention, Develop Your Voice, 7 Build Yo
    Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook The Ultimate Guide for Current & Aspiring Instructors--Set Your Intention, Develop Your Voice, 7 Build Yo
    ISBN: 9781615196975
    Title: Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook The Ultimate Guide for Current & Aspiring Instructors--Set Your Intention, Develop Your Voice, 7 Build Yo

    The ultimate guide to the yoga profession--at every stage of your teaching career

    Yoga has helped you, and now you want to share what you've learned. Maybe you've just graduated from yoga teacher training, and you're wondering how to take your next steps. Or perhaps you've been teaching for a while, but you feel unsure about how to get a studio job, develop a workshop, establish clear boundaries with your students, or level up in your career.

    Wherever you are, The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook will help you choose a wise path toward where you want to be. Sage Rountree mines her decades of experience as a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and studio owner to offer guidance at every turn:
    • Land your first job, and smartly manage your schedule, money, and energy
    • Prepare outside the classroom to ensure that each class is a good one
    • Keep pace with changing Yoga Alliance standards and the expanding world of online teaching
    • React in real time to students' needs (and gently teach studio etiquette)
    • Figure out whether you want to become a full-time teacher, own a studio, take private clients, lead yoga teacher trainings--or all of the above.
    Throughout, thoughtful prompts encourage you to articulate your principles, vision, and plans. Instead of telling you what to teach, this book will guide you to your own answers--first and foremost, by asking: How can my teaching be of greatest service to my students?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager
    Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager
    ISBN: 9781472937339
    Title: Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager
    Author: HERBERT IAN


    The full story of the man who brought unprecedented - and since unmatched - success to Liverpool FC

    Bob Paisley was the quiet man in the flat cap who swept all domestic and European opposition aside and produced arguably the greatest club team that Britain has ever known. The man whose Liverpool team won trophies at a rate-per-season that dwarfs Sir Alex Ferguson's achievements at Manchester United and who remains the only Briton to lead a team to three European Cups.

    From Wembley to Rome, Manchester to Madrid, Paisley's team was the one no one could touch. Working in a city which was on its knees, in deep post-industrial decline, still tainted by the 1981 Toxteth riots and in a state of open warfare with Margaret Thatcher, he delivered a golden era - never re-attained since - which made the city of Liverpool synonymous with success and won them supporters the world over. Yet, thirty years since Paisley died, the life and times of this shrewd, intelligent, visionary, modest football man have still never been fully explored and explained.

    Based on in-depth interviews with Paisley's family and many of the players whom he led to an extraordinary haul of honours between 1974 and 1983,Quiet Genius is the first biography to examine in depth the secrets of Paisley's success. It inspects his man-management strategies, his extraordinary eye for a good player, his uncanny ability to diagnose injuries in his own players and the opposition, and the wicked sense of humour which endeared him to so many. It explores the North-East mining community roots which he cherished, and considers his visionary outlook on the way the game would develop.

    Quiet Genius is the story of how one modest man accomplished more than any other football manager, found his attributes largely unrecorded and undervalued and, in keeping with the gentler ways of his generation, did not seem to mind. It reveals an individual who seemed out of keeping with the brash, celebrity sport football was becoming, and who succeeded on his own terms. Three decades on from his death, it is a football story that demands to be told.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Rails Around the World Two Centuries of Trains & Locomotives
    Rails Around the World Two Centuries of Trains & Locomotives
    ISBN: 9780760368107
    Title: Rails Around the World Two Centuries of Trains & Locomotives

    Rails Around the World is a visually glorious history depicting trains and locomotives at work in scenic locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness, Gratitude & Empathy
    Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness, Gratitude & Empathy
    ISBN: 9781760892777
    Title: Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Mindfulness, Gratitude & Empathy

    Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation- despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many people found it hard to be happy, or suffered from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa.

    How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient? He set about finding the answer and in time came to recognise the key traits and behaviours these children possessed were gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.

    In the ensuing years Hugh threw himself into studying and sharing this revelation with the world through The Resilience Project, with his playful and unorthodox presentations which both entertain and inform. Now, with the same blend of humour, poignancy and clear-eyed insight that The Resilience Project has become renowned for, Hugh explains how we can all get the tools we need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Roar: How to Match Your Food & Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, & a Strong, Lean Body for Life
    Roar: How to Match Your Food & Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, & a Strong, Lean Body for Life
    ISBN: 9781623366865
    Title: Roar: How to Match Your Food & Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, & a Strong, Lean Body for Life

    Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one.

    Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it's no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance.

    Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women's physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is--running, cycling, field sports, triathlons--this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Regime
    Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Regime
    ISBN: 9780753553336
    Title: Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia's Secret Doping Regime

    Shortlisted for the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

    The explosive story of the scientist who ran the biggest doping programme in history. As seen in the Netflix Oscar-winner Icarus

    One of the Financial Times's 'Fifty people who shaped the decade'

    ‘The biggest sports scandal the world has ever seen’

    In 2015, Russia’s Anti-Doping Centre was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following revelations of an elaborate state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Involving a nearly undetectable steroid delivery system known as ‘Duchesse cocktail’, tampering and switching of urine samples, and a complex state-sanctioned cover-up, the programme was masterminded by Grigory Rodchenkov.

    The Rodchenkov Affair tells the full, unadulterated story that was first glimpsed in Bryan Fogel’s award-winning documentary and still continues to captivate and shock the world. Charting the author’s childhood growing up under the Iron Curtain, his first encounter with doping as a 22-year-old student athlete at Moscow State University, and his subsequent career working for the Soviet Olympic Committee, this breathtakingly candid journey reveals a rigged system of flawed individuals, brazen deceit and impossible moral choices.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Rugby Folklore
    Rugby Folklore
    ISBN: 9781775541462
    Title: Rugby Folklore
    Author: ELLIOTT MATT

    From superstitions to send-offs, All Black nick-names to on-field battles: Rugby Folklore is a miscellany of stories, quotes, and facts that are part of the fabric of New Zealand rugby. New Zealand has played, celebrated and commemorated rugby like no other country. We took to the game in extraordinary numbers in the late nineteenth century. Rugby was the game for all. It became a sport in which names like Grizz, Tiny, Guzzler, Pinetree, Rimu, and the Paekakariki Express have made us feared and revered as the greatest rugby nation on earth.Rugby Folklore is a book about matches won and lost, rivalries built and legends made. From on-field controversies, rugby songs, and what makes an All Black to Hika's great try, 'Bring Back Buck' and wind at Athletic Park so strong that Don Clarke watched a ball kicked for touch sail back over his head. Covering the earliest days of club-rugby through to the modern-day All Blacks, this collection of interesting facts, unforgettable quotes and tall tales will you leave you looking on our national game with pure unbridled pride ... and a little disbelief!'Remember that rugby is a team game; all 14 of you make sure you pass the ball to Jonah.' - Fax to the All Blacks during the 1995 RWC

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Runner: A Short Story About a Long Run
    Runner: A Short Story About a Long Run
    ISBN: 9781781315422
    Title: Runner: A Short Story About a Long Run
    Author: HAWKER LIZZY

    Scared witless and surrounded by a sea of people, Lizzy Hawker stands in the church square at the centre of Chamonix on a late August evening, waiting for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The mountains towering over the pack of runners promise a grueling 8,600 metres of ascent and descent over 158 kilometres of challenging terrain that will test the feet, legs, heart and mind. These nervous moments before the race signal not just the beginning of nearly twenty-seven hours of effort that saw Lizzy finish as first woman, but the start of the career of one of Britain's most successful endurance athletes. She went on to become the 100km Women's World Champion, win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented five times, hold the world record for 24 hours road running and become the first woman to stand on the overall winners' podium at Spartathlon. An innate endurance and natural affinity with the mountains has led Lizzy to push herself to the absolute limits, including a staggering 320 kilometre run through the Himalayas, from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu in Nepal. Lizzy's remarkable spirit was recognised in 2013 when she was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. These ultimate challenges ask not just what the feet and legs can do, but question the inner thoughts and contemplations of a runner. "Runner" tells Lizzy's story and in so doing, uncovers the journey of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Runner: Four Years Living & Running in the Wilderness
    Runner: Four Years Living & Running in the Wilderness
    ISBN: 9781472974204
    Title: Runner: Four Years Living & Running in the Wilderness

    'The most beautiful book I ever read.' - Rune Larsson, ultra-distance runner

    Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion: running. He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. An international bestseller, this extraordinary book is a powerful exploration of running, resilience, loss, and self-discovery.

    A talented long-distance runner in his teens, Markus Torgeby excelled in training, but often failed inexplicably in competition. Pressurised by his coach and consumed by the suffering of his MS-afflicted mother, he chose to do something that most of us only dream of: escape the modern world. In his stripped-back lifestyle in the woods, surviving with the bare minimum of supplies and enduring extreme cold, he found salvation and ultimately his true direction in life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Running Book: A Journey Through Memory, Landscape and History
    Running Book: A Journey Through Memory, Landscape and History
    ISBN: 9781529042368
    Title: Running Book: A Journey Through Memory, Landscape and History
    Author: CONNELL JOHN

    From the award-winning, number one bestselling author of The Cow Book.

    It is summer, the hay and silage have not yet been made on John Connell's farm, so he has time to indulge his other great passion: running. John sets off on a marathon run of 42.2 kilometres through his native Longford, the scene of his award-winning book The Cow Book.

    As he runs across woodlands, fields and tiny roads, he tells the story of his life and contemplates Ireland's history, old and new. He also remembers other great runs he has done, from Australia to Canada, and tells the stories of some of his running heroes, such as Haile Gebrselassie.

    Part memoir, part essay, The Running Book explores what it is to be alive and what movement can do for a person. It is deeply intimate and wide-ranging, local and global: Connell is as likely to write about colonialism and the effect of British imperialism in Ireland and its former colonies as he is about life on his family farm in Ballinalee, County Longford. Told in 42 chapters, each another kilometre in the 42.2k race, the whole book is 42,000 words long and it captures what it is to undertake a marathon moment by moment, in body and mind. Above all, The Running Book is a book about the nature of happiness and how for one man it came through the feet.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Running to Extremes
    Running to Extremes
    ISBN: 9781877505218
    Title: Running to Extremes
    Author: TAMATI LISA

    Lisa Tamati takes on some of the world's most extreme ultra-races in an inspiring look at the reality of a long-distance runner.

    Lisa Tamati gets asked one question more than any other: Why do you do it? Here she attempts to answer that question, and many more about ultramarathon running. In the past few years, Lisa has taken part in some of the most grueling races on earth. Not content with having run the Badwater Ultramarathon once, she's been back and done it a second time. She's also completed the Gobi March, and a race in the Egyptian Sahara. However, none of these could have prepared her for her greatest challenge to dateLa Ultra, a 222-kilometer non-stop race over the two Himalayan mountain passes. This book tells the stories behind these races and provides plenty of advice for runners of all levels and distances. Filled with training tips, gear lists, information on nutrition and supplements, advice on mental preparation and, most importantly, a focus on how to keep healthy while training and racing, it will inspire and motivate runners and non-runners alike.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Science of Running Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionise Your Training
    Science of Running Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionise Your Training
    ISBN: 9780241394519
    Title: Science of Running Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionise Your Training
    Author: NAPIER CHRIS

    Science of Running goes further than any other running book to interrogate the muscle groups and bodily systems involved in being an effective runner, and shows how to apply insights gained to train for optimal performance. The book examines the running motion of the body and explains how to analyse your own running style and re-train your gait to prevent injury and increase efficiency. Clear and detailed CGI artworks demonstrate 30 key exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. The book also explains the science behind your body's energy systems, including muscle metabolism, hydration, and nutrition, and shows how you can train to maximise energy conversion. A series of integrated exercise and training programmes - from complete beginners, through 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon - bring everything together to help you plan a running regime that's right for you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Science of Yoga
    Science of Yoga
    ISBN: 9780241341230
    Title: Science of Yoga
    Author: DK

    Did you know that yoga practice can help with age-related memory loss, or that the correct way to breathe throughout a sun salutation is influenced by what is happening to your organs as you move? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yogareveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, all the muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and the specific benefits of different styles of yoga, such as kundalini and ashtanga, look no further than Science of Yoga to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Second Life of Tiger Woods
    Second Life of Tiger Woods
    ISBN: 9781982167721
    Title: Second Life of Tiger Woods

    Written by a New York Times bestselling author and reporter who "knows the world of professional golf...like few others" (The Wall Street Journal) comes "the most insightful and evenhanded book written yet about one of the signature athletes of the last twenty-five years" (Booklist, starred review) detailing Tiger Woods's remarkable comeback and his journey back into winner's circle.

    Tiger Woods's long descent into a personal and professional hell reached bottom in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2017. Woods's DUI arrest that night came on the heels of a desperate spinal surgery, just weeks after he told close friends he might never play tournament golf again. His mug shot and alarming arrest video were painful to look at and, for Woods, a deep humiliation. The former paragon of discipline now found himself hopelessly lost and out of control, exposed for all the world to see. That episode could have marked the beginning of Tiger's end. It proved to be the opposite.

    Instead of sinking beneath the public disgrace of drug abuse and the private despair of a battered and ailing body, Woods embarked on the long road to redeeming himself. In The Second Life of Tiger Woods, Michael Bamberger, who has covered Woods since the golfer was an amateur, draws upon his deep network of sources inside locker rooms, caddie yards, clubhouses, fitness trailers, and back offices to tell the true and inspiring story of the legend's return. Packed with new information and graced by insight, Bamberger's story reveals how this iconic athlete clawed his way back to the top.

    This is a "gripping" (Kirkus Reviews) and intimate portrait of a man who has spent his life in front of the camera but has done his best to make sure he was never really known. Here is Tiger, barefoot, in handcuffs, showing a police officer a witty and self-deprecating side of himself that the public never sees. Here is Tiger on the verge of tears with his children at the British Open. Here is Tiger trying to express his gratitude to his mother at a ceremony at the Rose Garden. In these pages, Tiger is funny, cold, generous, self-absorbed, inspiring--and real.

    The Second Life of Tiger Woods is not only the saga of an exceptional man but also a celebration of second chances. Bamberger's bracingly honest book is about what Tiger Woods did, and about what any of us can do, when we face our demons head-on.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Senna
    ISBN: 9781912332243
    Title: Senna

    Senna has often been voted as the best and most influential Formula One driver of all time in various motorsport polls. He was also acclaimed for his wet weather performances, such as the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He holds a record six victories at the Monaco Grand Prix, and is the fifth-most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Prost. This is his incredible story.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Showboat: The Ambitious Life & Turbulent Times of Kobe Bryant
    Showboat: The Ambitious Life & Turbulent Times of Kobe Bryant
    ISBN: 9781474603249
    Title: Showboat: The Ambitious Life & Turbulent Times of Kobe Bryant

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards Best Biography of the Year

    Bryant is one of basketball's greatest-ever players, a fascinating and complicated character who says he knew when he was a boy that he would be better than Michael Jordan.

    Aloof and uncompromising, Bryant is the grand enigma of American professional basketball, easily the most driven player in the history of the sport, the absolute master of study and preparation. But his career has also been one of almost constant conflict: with his teammate Shaquille O'Neal; with Phil Jackson, coach of the championship-winning Lakers team that Kobe led; with the law; with his wife Vanessa; and with so many of his contemporaries, opponents and teammates.

    Comprehensive and unflinching, Showboat unravels the conundrum that is Kobe Bryant.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Shrinking Violet
    Shrinking Violet
    ISBN: 9781742578781
    Title: Shrinking Violet
    Author: ELORA HARRE

    Elora Harre, better known for her popular blog, 'The Shrinking Violet', has been overweight almost her entire life. For many of her teenage years, the perfect 'bikini body' was simply a dream. Armed with determination and a new attitude, Elora lost half her bodyweight and jumped into a world of fitness and nutritious food. Be inspired by her journey and enjoy these healthy, delicious and easy-to-follow paleo recipes handpicked to help you on your own path to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Simply the Best
    Simply the Best
    ISBN: 9781471190025
    Title: Simply the Best
    Author: LLOYD DAVID

    David 'Bumble' Lloyd is one of cricket's great characters - hilarious, informative and insightful, and filled with boundless enthusiasm for the game. Now, in Cricket Characters, he tells the stories of the most important, influential, talented and entertaining characters he has come across in sixty years in the game.& &

    Following on from the bestselling successes of Last in the Tin Bath and Around the World in 80 Pints, in his new book Bumble looks back at the cricketers who have had the greatest impact on him throughout his career. From the gnarly veterans he first played against as a teenager in the Lancashire League, through the old pros he met on the county circuit while at Lancashire on to a revealing insight into life alongside Mike Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne in the commentary box, this book reveals Bumble at his best: telling great stories about his favourite people.&

    Along the way, the reader not only learns who have been the funniest or most dangerous players to be around, but also gets an insight into what makes a team gel and players to perform at their very peak. It's the perfect gift for any cricket fan who loves the game and needs something to keep them amused as the autumn draws in and winter takes over.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Sir Bob Charles: The Biography
    Sir Bob Charles: The Biography
    ISBN: 9780473521813
    Title: Sir Bob Charles: The Biography

    Sir Bob Charles – The Biography’ is the first comprehensive biography of Sir Bob Charles. His story begins in working-class rural New Zealand. In 1960 he embarked upon a career that no New Zealander had chosen before – that of a full-time touring professional golfer. The pressure was on the young Kiwi golfer as he took off around the world, with £350 in travellers’ cheques to fund his new career. If he did not play well enough his cash would run out and he would be back in Christchurch as a teller for the National Bank of New Zealand. That prospect alone spurred his success. The book is an account of his 50 years touring the world with his golf clubs. The reader will encounter the key characters in the story who supported the young golfer on his way to the very top of his sport. You will meet Ivor and Phyl Charles, his wife Verity, mentor Ian Cromb and his agent Mark McCormack. There are over 150 stunning photos in the book, many from the Charles family’s own collection. Combined with the narrative the images provide the complete picture of a notable New Zealand life. Bob Charles competed in the ‘’golden age’’ of professional golf in the 1960s and 1970s. He played with, and at times defeated, each member of the ‘’Big Three’’.The televising of golf from the early 1960s created an explosion in enthusiasm for the game. During this period, he acquired the title of the ‘’best putter in the world’’ in the eyes of both journalists and fellow competitors. His senior career delivered another 20 years of success in the game he loved. For the first 10 years on the Senior PGA Tour from 1986 he became the man to beat. The book chronicles the success of Bob Charles as a golfer - but there is more to the man than that. With his 1999 knighthood and his elevation to the Order of New Zealand in 2011 he has been honoured not only for his success as a golfer but also for the way he has lived his life. His enduring and happy marriage to Verity and the closeness of his relationship to his children and grandchildren form an important part of the story. Verity’s contribution to his career was enormous as Bob was able to travel the world, focusing solely on competing and succeeding at the highest level in his sport. Sir Bob Charles – The Biography is an in-depth study of the life and times of this great New Zealand sportsman. “Sir Bob Charles - the greatest Kiwi golfer of all. I may be accused of bias in describing the left-hander as the best New Zealand golfer of all. If we look at his record that lasted more than 50 years, I believe there is no argument.’’ Bob Glading. New Zealand Open Champion 1946, 1947. Writing for The Cut magazine, 2008.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Spirit of Cricket Reflections on Life & Play
    Spirit of Cricket Reflections on Life & Play
    ISBN: 9781472133977
    Title: Spirit of Cricket Reflections on Life & Play

    The laws of cricket, like the laws of the land, aim at a sort of justice or balancing between different factions. The purpose behind cricket's laws, and behind changes in them, is often to calibrate the balance in the game between batsmen and bowlers, between attack and defence, between safety and risk. Cricketing lawmakers are interested in the overall appeal of the game to players and spectators alike.

    Mike Brearley's brilliant The Spirit of Cricket will alternate between issues and examples within the game - e.g. 'Mankading', the Australian ball-tampering scandal, intimidatory bowling, sledging, mental disintegration - as well as broader issues such as the spirit and letter of the law. It will discuss the issue of how far what purports to be justice (in law or in spirit) may or may not be the expression of the powerful within the activity or within society. It will also contrast cheating and corruption, and will reflect on the nature of penalties in regard to each. It will discuss the significance of the notion of the spirit of the game for umpires, groundsmen, administrators, media and spectators - as well of course as for players.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Stay Young with Yoga Use the Power of Yoga to Stay Youthful, Fit & Pain-Free at Any Age
    Stay Young with Yoga Use the Power of Yoga to Stay Youthful, Fit & Pain-Free at Any Age
    ISBN: 9781472965776
    Title: Stay Young with Yoga Use the Power of Yoga to Stay Youthful, Fit & Pain-Free at Any Age

    Keeping active, moving well, and stretching regularly are all important in living a long, healthy, and happy life. In Stay Young with Yoga, yoga teacher Nicola Jane Hobbs shows you how to stay flexible, energised and pain-free in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.
    Whether you want move better, get stronger, ease aches and pains, or simply feel fitter and healthier, Nicola guides you through over 70 simple poses and 20 easy-to-practise sequences, with variations and modifications so you can choose poses and sequences that suit you.
    With routines designed to fit in with your lifestyle, including morning sequences, desk stretches, de-stress routines, sequences to practice after gardening, housework, and in front of the TV, as well as routines for pain-free movement, workouts for strength and fitness, and routines to support your other hobbies like golf, tennis, and dancing, Stay Young with Yoga will give you the tools to get stronger, fitter and healthier whatever your age.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight
    Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight
    ISBN: 9780143771296
    Title: Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight

    For the first time, Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from the streets of Rotorua to his emerging stardom in the NBA.
    Adams overcame the odds to become a top prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he has gone on to secure a four-year US$100 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder - making him New Zealand's highest paid sports person - and forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball.
    In this intimate account of his life story thus far, the seven-foot center reflects on his humble childhood, the impact of his father's death when he was just 13, challenges, setbacks, defining moments and what basketball means to him.

    Told with warmth, humour and humility, this is a gripping account of the rise of one of New Zealand's most admired sporting stars.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Story of the All Blacks: Set of 4 Volumes
    Story of the All Blacks: Set of 4 Volumes
    ISBN: 0332231020152
    Title: Story of the All Blacks: Set of 4 Volumes
    Author: BOON KEVIN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis a Library of America Special Publication
    String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis a Library of America Special Publication
    ISBN: 9781598534801
    Title: String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis a Library of America Special Publication

    An instant classic of American sportswriting the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, the best mind of his generation (A. O. Scott) and the best tennis-writer of all time ("New York Times") Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.S. Open; and recalls his own career as a "near-great" junior player. Whiting Award-winning writer John Jeremiah Sullivan provides an introduction."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
    Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
    ISBN: 9780553394214
    Title: Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans.

    There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed--almost singlehandedly--a four-thousand-strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers. In Illinois, he talks with the parents of a five-year-old boy whose intense hatred of Tom Brady went viral on YouTube. Through these and other intimate profiles, Dohrmann shows us the human faces behind the colored face paint, the real people inside the elaborate costumes who prowl the stands and parking lots at stadiums from coast to coast.
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    In addition to the fans themselves, Dohrmann also talks with the experts who study them. He uses the latest thinking in sports psychology--some of it learned during a spirited round of miniature golf with a group of professors at the annual Sports Psychology Forum--to unravel the answers to such burning questions as: How does fandom begin? What are its effects on everyday life? When does it go too far?

    For everyone who's ever body-painted their torso with the team colors of their alma mater before heading off to a sports bar--or even just screamed at their television during the NBA Finals--Superfans offers an entertaining and insightful exploration of the many ways human beings find meaning in something bigger than themselves.

    Advance praise for Superfans
    "A thought-provoking exploration of the weird, fascinating, and wonderful world of sports fans."--Chris Ballard, senior writer at Sports Illustrated
    "Superfans is utterly hilarious, showing that sports have the power to turn PhD psychologists into superstitious obsessives, and young children into statistical savants. It's also the definitive anthropological dive into a form of mania that affects someone you love, if not you yourself."--David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
  • Supreme
    ISBN: 9780847833115
    Title: Supreme
    Author: JAMES JEBBIA

    The first monograph on the iconic independent New York street fashion label Supreme.

    In April 1994, Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. Challenging the dominance of the established Wes Coast skater scene and the new conservatism of 1990s New York, Supreme defined the aesthetic of an era of rebellious cool that reached from skaters to fashionistas and hip hop heads.

    Over the last sixteen years, the brand has stayed true to its roots while collaborating with some of the most groundbreaking artists and designers of its generation, and with stores in Los Angeles and Japan has become an international icon of independent counter-cultural style.

    This definitive monograph - with written contributions from contrasting arbiters of style, Aaron Bondaroff and Glenn O'Brien, and including an interview between founder James Jebbia and the artist KAWS - brings together the disparate elements of the brand's output, from legendary advertising campaigns to especially commissioned skateboard designs, photographs, and artworks, and a comprehensive index of their products to date.

    Including collaborations with Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, and Futura 2000 among many others, this richly illustrated book is a survey of sixteen years of contemporary street fashion and culture reflected in the pioneering work of one of New York's most influential independent labels.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00

  • Surf Dreams: NZ Surf Culture
    Surf Dreams: NZ Surf Culture
    ISBN: 9780143774730
    Title: Surf Dreams: NZ Surf Culture

    From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country.

    In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukaka, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton).

    The characters, the competitions, the breaks, the communities, the dream lifestyles.

    A foreword by legendary surfer and surfboard designer and maker Roger Hall looks at surfing culture and its importance to Kiwis.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Swart Brothers Jack & Stephen #8 NZ Cycling Legends
    Swart Brothers Jack & Stephen #8 NZ Cycling Legends
    ISBN: 9780994145475
    Title: Swart Brothers Jack & Stephen #8 NZ Cycling Legends

    From the 1970s to the 1990s one name dominated New Zealand road cycling: Swart.
    Jack Swart shaped racing domestically for over a decade winning everything he could win in New Zealand and medalling at Commonwealth Games.
    Stephen, eleven years younger, took over the mantle as Jack retired, his path leading to racing in pro teams at the highest level on the roads of North America and Europe.
    He was recruited into the ranks of the Motorola team alongside a young Lance Armstrong and along with the thrill of racing the Classics and the Grand Tours in Europe, the pinnacle of road cycling, he was introduced to the dark side of the sport. Later he became one of the very few insiders to break the peloton's code of silence, admit to taking performance enhancing drugs himself and speak out against the drug use he saw was corrupting the sport he loved. In doing so he made himself a target, and his reputation was ruthlessly attacked by Lance Armstrong and the Armstrong machine.
    Eventually of course he was vindicated and Armstrong disgraced. The NZ Herald named him their New Zealander of the year in 2012 for the stand he had taken.
    From digging house foundations to smashing the New Zealand hour record, milking in Morrinsville to competing in the Tour de France, this is a story of two Kiwi cyclists and two remarkable but different cycling careers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: a Biography of a Sporting Icon
    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: a Biography of a Sporting Icon
    ISBN: 9780733339820
    Title: Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: a Biography of a Sporting Icon
    Author: MUNDLE ROB

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

    One evening in May 1945, a small group of Sydney sailing enthusiasts decided that their planned post-Christmas cruise south to Hobart would be more enjoyable if they made it a race. And so began the story of a contest that quickly became ranked among the world's premier offshore racing events - a race that demands both immense physical and mental endurance of the individual sailor along with the coordinated effort of a close-knit team. It's a challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim.

    In its 75th year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage or public interest as does the start on Sydney Harbour.

    The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world. From the spectacular start in Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails through the Heads, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across the notoriously tempestuous Bass Strait, then down the east coast of Tasmania. At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River. The race is an around-the-clock challenge from the harbour to Hobart, and the whims of the winds, waves, tides and currents means that, for each crew, nothing is certain until the finish line is crossed.

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Total Dumbbell Workout Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer
    Total Dumbbell Workout Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer
    ISBN: 9781472984166
    Title: Total Dumbbell Workout Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer

    The ultimate 'one stop' guide to training with dumbbells. Practical and easily accessible, The Total Dumbbell Workout is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations presented in a modern and logical way.
    The Total Dumbbell Workout is brimming with ideas for using this bestselling piece of fitness equipment not just in the gym but at home too. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced exercises making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear.
    - Each exercise idea is organised by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas.
    - Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup
    Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup
    ISBN: 9781472125057
    Title: Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup

    In June 1986 Diego Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, proudly hoisted the '86 Mexico World Championship Cup in his hands.

    Now over thirty years on from that magical game, and after a life in sports marked by controversy, Maradona tells, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind World Cup. Mexico '86 was the pinnacle of Maradona's career, and in this book he reveals all about every game, what happened afterwards in the locker room, the months leading up to the World Cup, when the team had to go to Mexico City a month early to avoid the overthrowing of the technical director by the Argentine president, Alfonsin, the mystery behind 'El Gran Capitán' Passarella ('78 World Cup Champion), the strategies and tactics that revolutionised the game, training in a country that was recovering from an earthquake, the public's hostility, the jerseys they went out to buy in Mexico City, the meeting in Colombia where the team really came together, his relationship to drugs: the clean World Cup, and the best goal in football history.

    Mexico '86 is Maradona's World Cup and Maradona is who he is because of that World Cup. Explosive, gritty and unapologetic, Touched by God tells the inside story of one of the greatest football victories of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Trout Dreams: A True Romance of Fly-fishing in NZ
    Trout Dreams: A True Romance of Fly-fishing in NZ
    ISBN: 9781869538255
    Title: Trout Dreams: A True Romance of Fly-fishing in NZ

    In the final book of his Trout Trilogy, Derek Grazelewski returns to guiding, sharing his passion and secrets for fly-fishing with enthusiastic anglers from around the world, and finds love in the process - transforming his approach to life and trout fishing forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing
    Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing
    ISBN: 9781787395114
    Title: Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing

    The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing is the world's most comprehensive single-volume illustrated work of boxing reference, covering all aspects of the sport since its rise from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today.

    As well as details of the careers of the world's greatest boxers, and descriptions of many of the outstanding fights, it traces the progress of the world title from champion to champion in all the weight classes, outlines the status of boxing around the world, considers the prominent figures behind the scenes such as promoters, trainers and managers, recalls some of the great stadiums where boxing history was made, and details the administrative bodies, the rules, the culture and ambience of the fight game, including its occasional tragedies, along with its scandals. A statistical section lists the facts, figures and oddities of the sport.

    Fully revised and updated to include all the world title fights up to March 2020, there are new biographies and features on the recent big changes in the sport.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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