The Pilates body: the ultimate at home guide to strengthening, lengthening, and toning your body --without machines

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Broadway Books, Jan 4, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 194 pages
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The Pilates® method may be today's hottest exercise, but it has been endorsed by physicians for almost a century. Originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help strengthen and condition muscles, Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body without the bulked-up results of more conventional workout methods.

Now, in The Pilates® Body, author Brooke Siler--one of the most sought-after personal trainers in the country and owner of New York's top studio for Pilates training, re:AB--provides a complete, easy-to follow program of Pilates exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without machines.

With step-by-step instructions, Siler guides the reader through the complete circuit of mat exercises, each of which is clearly illustrated by photographs, line drawings, and unique visualization exercises. With Pilates you will not only streamline your figure--you will dramatically improve your posture, flexibility, and balance, and enhance your physical and emotional well-being. The Pilates Body shows you how.

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Instructions are clear, pictures are well-done. - Overstock.com
Wonderful introduction to classical Pilates. - Goodreads
Great pictures, description, cues and imagery. - Goodreads
Good illustrations of the technique. - Goodreads
Packed full of information and tips. - Goodreads
The illustrations of each move are Especially good. - Goodreads

Review: The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

Wonderful, practical descriptions for all floormat pilates exercises! Good overview of where to start with modified beginner exercises. Also, nice overview of how often/ long your pilates workouts should last. Read full review

Review: The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines

User Review  - Peter Goutis - Goodreads

I haven't read any other books on pilates, but I have a pretty good background in physical fitness. I have to say that this book gives you anything you would need to know to get started with doing pilates a few times a week and reaping the benefits. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Brooke Siler is the co-owner of re:AB, the renowned studio for Pilates® training in New York City, where her clients include Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, and Liv Tyler. Hailed as the "trainer to the stars," she trained under Joseph Pilates' protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, and has been recognized by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and the New York Observer as one of the country's leading fitness gurus. She lives in New York City.

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