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College Basic Training

BOOK by Susan Jensen

There are many things pulling us in different directions in our teens and twenties so I hope my tips in College Basic Training leave you with great mental and physical strength!
“Awesomely practical tips for young women from a successful fitness trainer and health coach”
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Ascot Media: "Written by health coach and personal fitness trainer Susan Jensen, the author does a masterful job of taking a serious subject yet, through colorfully whimsical and easy-to-read chapters and eye-opening personal stories, makes this be-good-to-your-body guide an appealing read. Since girls are often more preoccupied with weight gain than their personal safety, Jensen draws young readers in with vital information on fitness and nutrition, then leads into other chapters that contain warnings and common-sense solutions on safety (and sure to help parents breathe a little easier)."


Midwest Book Review: "...An informed and informative instruction guide that is thoroughly ‘user friendly’ from beginning to end. More than just another exercise manual, College Basic Training covers such aspects of personal health and well-being as sleep, nutrition, eating disorders, alcohol and drugs, media distraction, and time management. Of special note is the chapter devoted to sexual assault... College basic training is very highly recommended..."


California Bookwatch: "...By directing advice to college women, this book goes where few others attempt, creating the kind of training program that fits easily into a college student's life. It should be on the reading lists of any heading off to school or moving away from home for the first time."


Susan Jensen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and Personal Fitness Trainer and Health Coach certifications from the American Council on Exercise. The founder of Swan Fitness and Health Coaching, Susan is passionate about helping young adults stay healthy and safe as they navigate from the security of their homes to the challenges of college life. Susan’s book was inspired by the experiences of her two college-age kids and their friends, and she hopes it will be a way to help young people strengthen their minds and bodies, leap unexpected hurdles, and develop new wisdom and self-respect. Her knowledge and expertise enable her to provide the essential tools for achieving a healthy and happy adulthood. College Basic Training is fast receiving 5-star reviews on!


College Basic Training: strengthen your mind and body to leap any college hurdle


Susan Jensen 

Swan Fitness Publishing
$19.99 Paper
ISBN-13 978-0990578925

Printed by Ingram Spark


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College Basic Training gets straight to the point when it comes to exercise, nutrition, body image, media distraction, substance abuse, sex, mental health, safety, and more. Included are eye-opening personal stories of trial and tribulation, illustrating the tools needed to avoid or overcome adversity and pressures that come with college life. Sprinkled with humor, this book will easily guide you, your daughter, or your granddaughter toward a healthy lifestyle and a positive future. It might even save a life! 

5-Star Reviews

What's great about this book in particular is that the author is not afraid to tackle the really tough subjects: sexual assault, eating disorders, alcohol consumption, contraceptives and more. She knows that this is all part of college life and addresses each issue with the attitude that college students will not be able to avoid certain problems and concerns but how these issues can be dealt with positively. This is the perfect book for the high school graduate as they prepare to leave the "nest" for the first time. It is written in an easy "go to" format for each subject. Send this along with your new college freshmen and you might just sleep a little easier at night!”

Excerpt from Amazon 5-star review

"As a mom of a young college girl, I so appreciate this book for the understanding and compassionate voice that is used to impart wisdom on every subject you want to equip your daughter with as she is leaving home for the first time! The serious topics are sprinkled with an appropriate amount of humor, which will resonate with young readers, and leave them feeling armed with a toolkit of resources to counter potential stumbling blocks along their way. I'll be bringing copies down to the sorority house!"

Excerpt from Amazon 5-star review

“College Basic Training covers essential issues facing college students, especially as they deal with a new and sometimes challenging life on college campus. Topics like sexuality, new-age dating, eating and weight control, fitting in, depression, and alcohol use are dealt with frankly and in an easy-to-approach manner. College Basic Training is an especially helpful tool to bring family members together to discuss life-style matters that can mean the success or failure of college life…format and illustrations add flair and light to this amazing work.”

Excerpt from Amazon 5-star review

"I really enjoyed this book and thought it was very fun, whimsical, and informative… definitely targeted college females however I think it would be beneficial for middle school girls to read as well. All the fun pictures and ease of reading would appeal to the younger generation. As a 27 year old, I can relate to all topics discussed in the book…I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun gift for any middle or highschooler.”

Excerpt from Amazon 5-star review

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As you leave for school and fly from the nest, 

freedom and independence are the absolute best!


The ‘rents don’t hound you to get things done; 

new friends, your own place—it’s all about fun!


Soon reality hits as you struggle in class; 

the war between parties and books kicks your ass.


The jeans are tight and there’re bags under the eyes; 

hello sleepless nights, pizza, cold beer and fries.


I want to give you some valuable tips; 

let’s leap college hurdles and keep fat off the hips.


Cafeteria do’s and don’ts, dorm workouts and more; 

get the best out of college and have a strong core!


Your bright future starts with sound body and mind; 

protect your whole being, for it’s one of a kind.


Leaving the nest, you could stumble and fall; 

take these tools to build dreams and help you stand tall.

College Basic Training: Strengthen your mind and body to leap any college hurdle



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   "I Choose Strength"

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