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WORD: Roca book ‘The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Workout for Women’ goes paperback

Simon & Schuster imprint Fireside has issued the trade paperback edition of professional boxing trainer Hector Roca’s popular fitness book ‘The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Workout for Women: A four-week Head-to-Toe Makeover.’ Roca, who wrote the book with Gleason’s Gym owner Bruce Silverglade, gained worldwide recognition after training actress Hilary Swank for her role in hit film 'Million Dollar Baby.'

Interest in boxing as an alternative to the typical gym workout has grown among women after Swank got in such tremendous condition in the Clint Eastwood-directed film about the struggles of a woman boxer. Growth in so-called white-collar clients has even fueled most of the revenues at New York City’s legendary Gleason’s Gym, according to Silverglade.

In its publicity materials, publisher Fireside notes that boxing is not only a dynamic fitness program that works out the entire body at one time, but women training in the discipline will lose weight; build lean, toned muscle; improve cardiovascular fitness; and feel physically and emotionally stronger all at once.

The paperback edition of The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Workout for Women comes after Fireside put out a second edition of the book in hardcover back in May. Looking forward, Silverglade says he and Roca are discussing doing a second book "for both genders (that) will focus more on an advanced boxing workout."

As reported previously, literary agents Barbara Lowenstein and Eileen Cope landed Roca and Silverglade a six figure deal for the book.


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