Here is a book that has a unique set of exercises that would suit every individual. The Shaolin Workout is a 4 week programme for total physical and spiritual transformation. With a 28 day plan, it features authentic Shaolin kung fu stretches, stances, poses, punches and kicks to tone, and strengthen the body. It also has daily meditations to soothe the soul. The author says that you will get an intense aerobic workout that will greatly increase your flexibility, power and speed. At the same time you will experience spiritual benefits that will radiate through your entire life, allowing you to tackle the world with a Shaolin warrior's confidence, calm and poise. Readers of this book should not mistake this work as martial arts training , at the most it is for health , fitness and strength.However, should the practioner of this programme encounter a dangerous situation he or she would be better equipped to deal with it . This programme is not for people wanting to build big muscles, rather, the emphasis is on attaining long strong flexible muscles. The author is Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation warrior monk who trained in the legendary Shaolin temple from a very early age. He has a school in Greenwich village New York city and has trained many people. His classes are full of men, women and children of all ages. He is respected not only in the martial arts world but also in the world of entertainment by stars including Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and the Wu-Tang Clan. The Shaolin Workout is a marvel, and is a joyous way to improve mental , physical and spiritual health and strength.