Strengthen, lengthen, and sculpt your muscles with the full range of Pilates exercises. In Pilates, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz shows you the same repertoire that he has used to train 10 Olympians, including U.S. figure skater Sasha Cohen and diver Wendy Williams, as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world.
Starting with the foundation for all the exercises, Pilates presents an in-depth treatment of mat work, including photo illustrations and detailed breathing instruction to help you perform the movements correctly. A unique set of challenging exercise sequences allows the movements to flow in one continuous motion.
Following mat work, where most books stop entirely, Pilates just gets going. The same depth of instruction and photo illustrations are applied to the full range of Pilates apparatus:
- Step and ladder barrels
- Magic circle
- Wunda chair
- Arm chair
The complete repertoire includes a customized grouping of exercises in blocks that progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development.
With 210 exercises in all, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the Pilates method. A contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one book you need in order to improve posture, muscle tone, core strength, and flexibility.
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PilatesUser Review - dancinlady - Overstock.com
Pilates book is very detailed in explaining how to perform the movements including picture. Also explains what specific areas of the bodymuscles you are using with each movement. Bought 4 copies for friends. Its a great reference book. Read full review
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Pilates expert Isacowitz (founder, Body Arts & Science International) delivers a comprehensive approach to the practice of Pilates, pure and simple. While most treatments of Pilates emphasize the mat ... Read full review
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