A 4-Phase Total Body Makeover for Women Who Want Maximum Results, by Joe Dowdell and Brooke Kalanick. Rodale, $25.99, 312 pp.


The weather's hot, and you've tried on last year's bathing suit - and don't want to go there. But . . . the weather's hot.

What to do?

You might try High-Intensity Interval Training - recommended by experts from bodybuilding gurus to the Mayo Clinic, as well as Manhattan-based authors Dowdell, trainer-owner of Peak Performance gym, and Kalanick, a natural-medicine practitioner.

On the treadmill, you'll warm up for three minutes, then rev up intensely for 30 to 60 seconds, then slow down again, then up - etc. (Get your doctor's OK first.)

THE SCOOP Photos include strength-training exercises, "recovery" suggestions (say, an Epsom salt bath) and more.

THE BOTTOM LINEThis book might be a helpful supplement to personal training, but it could be complicated without such a guide. Yet . . . the weather's hot.

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