The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates

The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates

Book - 2013
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Celebrity trainer and Pilates guru Brooke Siler teams up with the editors of Women's Health to offer a comprehensive, authoritative manual on this proven fitness philosophy. Trained by Joseph Pilates' prote ge, Romana Kryzanowska, Brooke is an unparalleled expert and one of the most sought after teachers for her signature body re-shaping techniques. Combining the best of flexibility and strength training, Pilates is the path to the lean fit body every woman craves-and the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates guides readers in every step (and leg lift ... ) of the way. Using the body as the ultimate fitness vehicle, Pilates transforms bodies in record time. From moves targeting trouble zones to cardio circuits that blast fat all over, this go-to manual covers everything including- How to incorporate Pilates at work, in travel, and in your daily routine What props to use to best boost your workout Pilates principles to help combat lower back pain, stress, low energy, and more! From basic mat moves to the right foods that fuel a lean toned figure, the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates is the go-to guide for beginners and experts alike.
Publisher: Emmaus, Penn. : Rodale, c2013.
ISBN: 9781623360924
Characteristics: vii, 424 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm.


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Oct 29, 2015

This is a great guide for anyone interested in starting a pilates practice. It is full of pictures illustrating proper form and technique for performing each exercise—mostly done a mat—from beginning sequences to more advanced. It covers special equipment such as the Reformer (usually only available in a studio) and has a section on how to create your own home studio using inexpensive props without having to purchase the expensive reformer. There is also a section that pinpoints special areas to help posture, sports and fitness goals, and Pilates Rx to avoid injury. Don't skip the beginning section on the birth of Pilates and the man who created it: Joe Pilates; it's a fascinating read.

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