Morning Pilates Workouts

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Human Kinetics, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 220 pages

A Pilates routine for every morning schedule! You already know that morning workouts are the best way to exercise regularly, manage weight, and energize your day. Morning Pilates Workouts makes it easy to maximize the benefits of your early-day routine no matter what your energy level is or how much time you have to spare.

Nine workout options include light, moderate, and high-effort routines lasting for 20, 40, and 60 minutes. Numerous poses, warm-up options, and breathing techniques allow you to reduce stress and improve flexibility. Along with nutrition advice and tips to improve your environment, Morning Pilates Workouts provides all you need to reinvigorate your morning routines.

Morning Pilates Workouts is part of the Morning Workout series, books designed to help you get in tune with both mind and body, stay motivated, and improve your morning exercise experience.


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Cathleen Murakami is the owner and director of SynergySystems Fitness Studio in Encinitas, California. A professional fitness instructor for more than 20 years, she has specialized in the Pilates approach since 1991. Murakami has been a Pilates certification course instructor for more than a decade, teaching extensive anatomy, biomechanics, and rehabilitation as they relate to this method. She has also produced The Total Fitness Workout series of four instructional videos and DVDs that teach introductory- to intermediate-level Pilates. Murakami is Gyrotonic level 1 certified and also holds certifications from American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Alan Herdman Pilates Studio of London, Physicalmind, and Long Beach Dance Conditioning. She has also studied yoga under Tim Miller and Erich Schiffman. Murakami resides in Encinitas, California.

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