15 Minutes to Fitness

Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health

SelectBooks, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health by Vincent “Ben” Bocchicchio, M.D. (AKA Dr. Ben). This groundbreaking book is the first to offer the complete diet and exercise story in one simple but comprehensive guide. Almost anyone can set aside fifteen minutes, twice a week to workout in order to achieve twice the results of a traditional exercise routine. Why spend hours in the gym when the “SMaRT System” can produce better, more consistent results in a fraction of the time? This may sound like some newfangled gimmick, but Dr. Ben is a well-established authority in health and fitness with a forty year track record of delivering indisputable results.

Described as “The Guru of Fitness” in the late 1970s by the New York Press, Dr. Ben has led the march for over four decades promoting rational and effective exercise and diet behaviors. In 2016, renowned fitness author, Fred Hahn, repeated the salutation of Dr. Ben as “The Guru’s Guru,” and 15 Minutes to Fitness has garnered such a broad spectrum of accolades from staff-members from John’s Hopkins School of Medicine to NBA legend Charles Barkley. Dr. Ben has also received support from the revolutionary home fitness brand Total Gym® and his workout routines are well-suited for use with their line of products.

"This book is a culmination of a lifetime of practice and study and the SMaRT System of Exercise and Diet that he explains can work to make anyone that uses it stronger, leaner, and healthier for a lifetime. I hope you will read this book and apply the valuable information in your lifestyles and that of your family and friends. It can really change lives."

Charles Barkley, NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Player

What sets 15 Minutes to Fitness apart from other fitness programs is the inclusion of its detailed and meticulously researched diet and nutrition program that works in tandem with the fifteen minute workout regimen. Presented in an entertaining, conversational manner, 15 Minutes to Fitness provides the reader with the simple basis of the human, genetic requirement for specific forms of exercise, activity, and eating. The book contains a day-by-day, meal-by-meal plan for anyone at any age and level of fitness and health.

15 Minutes to Fitness does not simply lay claim to Dr. Ben’s decades-long record of unprecedented clinical success, it also presents the objective academic research supporting the efficacy of his programs. This book is the “real deal” when it comes to offering a safe, sound, historically proven plan for accomplishing metabolic changes that include fat loss, enhanced muscle strength, and overall health benefits.

Dr. Ben states that, “We are all really trying to change our metabolisms. Diet and exercise properly applied are the two most powerful tools available to that end.” The questions have always been: “What type of exercise and which type of diet are the best.” The SMaRT Plan provides those answers in simple, personal detail for each reader.

Finally, Dr. Ben addresses and dispels many of the common exercise and diet myths and demonstrates how fifteen minutes of SMaRT exercise twice a week is not only efficient, but optimal. The powerful merge of SMaRT exercise and controlled carbohydrate eating creates a synergistic, metabolic effect not found in any other combination.

As NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley states in his foreword to the book, “I hope you will read this book and apply the valuable information in your lifestyles and that of your family and friends. It can really change lives.”


Dr. Vincent “Ben” Bocchicchio has worked professionally in the fields of fitness and health for nearly 40 years. An acknowledged leader in the field, he has built his success by combining science with effective body conditioning and technology to produce optimum health, fitness, rehabilitation, and weight loss for every body type. In the 1970s, Dr. Ben developed slow resistance training, a fitness technique that changed the way people exercise.

In 1973 Dr. Ben founded a sports conditioning facility in Staten Island to condition professional and world-class athletes. Dr. Ben then applied the principles he developed for the athletic population, Slow MAximum Response Training or SMaRT ™, to develop programs for weight reduction, cosmetic enhancement, general fitness, and health and rehabilitation for the general public. By 1978 Dr. Ben was lauded by the NY Press as “The Guru of Fitness.”

He has served as an expert consultant to professional college teams and major sports athletic programs, The US Olympic Committee, The National Football League, Major League Baseball, World Team Tennis, numerous major college athletic programs, and served as the training program developer for Total Gym.® Other corporate clients include NY Health and Racquet Clubs, Gold’s Gyms, and World Gym International.

Dr. Ben continues his research work in the fields of fitness, wellness, and health and has patented The FIRST exercise system program and trademarked his SMaRT-EX®  system, which is also licensed and in use throughout the world.

Source: SelectBooks Inc.

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