The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates: The Essential Guide to Total-Body Fitness

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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' protégé, 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:

  • 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.

 

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Contents

All Your QuestionsAnswered
18
HowPilates Gets YouFit
28
Pilates for YourPlate
34
PilatesPrimer The Technique
46
Pilates on theMat The Series
55
PilatesProps
181
PilatesbyPosture
262
PinpointPilates
292
Pilates byPurpose
340
PilatesbyPursuit
372
PilatesRx
390
Resources
406
Index
408
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About the author (2013)

BROOKE SILER is the founder of the re:AB Pilates studio and teacher training program in New York City. She has been featured in VogueGlamourSelfPeople, and New York Magazine, and is the bestselling author of Pilates Body. She lives in New York City.

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