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Title:
Power Pilates : the complete guide to Pilates exercise at home
Author:
Daniels, Dianne.
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Publication Information:
New York : Healthy Living Book, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
259 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Why this Pilates book is different -- Power Pilates is for everyone -- How Pilates changes your body -- Preparing for the workout -- Learning the basics -- Form and alignment -- The secrets to good Pilates technique -- The release movements -- The mat exercises -- The ball exercises -- The workouts -- Strategies for improving.
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ISBN:
9781578261475
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Improve your posture, increase your flexibility, flatten your abs, and boost your energy with Pilates Perfect --The complete guide to Pilates exercise at home.

Fitness professional and Pilates instructor Dianne Daniels has combined two cutting-edge exercise methods, Pilates and Feldenkrais, to create a revolutionary workout program that produces real results for people of all fitness levels--from Pilates veterans to those who thought they'd never be able to do a Pilates routine--in just three workouts a week.

With Pilates Perfect you will:
* Develop a stronger core
* Increase your energy levelsBuild longer, leaner muscles
* Stand taller with better posture
* Improve your flexibility

Pilates Perfect is for everyone! These exercises that can be done at home--with little or no need to purchase equipment. With its "Power It Up" or "Power It Down" options, every exercise can be customized to your current fitness level. Everyone from beginners to serious exercisers will find a workout that's just right.


Author Notes

Dianne Daniels, MA, is an exercise physiologist, certified Pilates mat instructor, and certified Feldenkrais teacher. She holds a master of science degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University


Table of Contents

Why This Pilates Book Is Differentp. 9
1 Power Pilates Is for Everyonep. 13
2 How Pilates Changes Your Bodyp. 17
3 Preparing for the Workoutp. 23
4 Learning the Basicsp. 35
5 Form and Alignmentp. 50
6 The Secrets to Good Pilates Techniquep. 61
7 The Release Movementsp. 101
8 The Mat Exercisesp. 115
9 The Ball Exercisesp. 197
10 The Workoutsp. 244
11 Strategies for Improvingp. 250
Addendump. 254
List of Exercises by Chapter
Glossary of Terms
Resources
About the Author