The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates

The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates

The Essential Guide to Total Body Fitness

eBook - 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's protege, 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 and taking inspiration from yoga, dance, and strength training, 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: Tricks to incorporate Pilates at work, in travel, and daily routine What props best boost your workout and what to skip 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: [United States] : Rodale : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781623360931
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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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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