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”
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 Amazon.com!
College Basic Training: strengthen your mind and body to leap any college hurdle
Swan Fitness Publishing
Printed by Ingram Spark
Also available at barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com
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!
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.
Follow your dreams and if you are having trouble, email me at
"I Choose Strength"