Pilates

The Essential Guide

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Developed to build on the body’s core strength in the back, abdominal and pelvic muscles using low impact exercises, pilates has no age limits. Regardless of your level of fitness, pilates can help everyone improve their physical fitness as well as reduce stress levels. Practising pilates also gives the added benefits of helping to alleviate pain from previous injuries and prevent new ones by strengthening those core muscles. Written by a qualified pilates instructor, this book aims to guide people through the learning process with simple instructions, diagrams and information on the basic principles behind the movements and techniques. All the information you need for a safe and effective workout can be found in this book; not only is it a fantastic start for beginners, it is also a great companion to those who are already practising pilates. The book will explain how pilates originated, the basic principles, the fundamentals of pilates, the different exercises and positions and how to move through stages one, two and three of each workout. Author: Annabel Kent


Chapter Headings

Welcome to Pilates

The Pilates Principles

Knowing Your Body

Body Awareness

About the Exercises

The Fundamentals of Pilates

Putting the Fundamentals into Practice

The Exercises – Applying the
Fundamentals

What Next?

Applying Pilates to Everyday Life

Help List

Book List

Author Bio 

Annabel Kent is a highly qualified Pilates instructor. It was through her work with horses that first brought her to Pilates in her quest to improve her riding and overall health and wellbeing. Since then she has practised Pilates for over 10 years. Annabel has had many articles published in various magazines in the UK and abroad. She devotes her time to Pilates, writing and horse riding. 

Customer Reviews...

Anna H -
This book is well detailed with lots of information about Pilates. I already have a pilates dvd but that just dives straight into the exercises. This book covers the basics and principles of pilates, teaching you about your body and positioning so you get the most out of the exercises. The exercises themselves are easy to follow with simple illustrations showing the positions, and each exercise has three levels of difficulty so it covers all abilities.

2013-06-27



Apples (via Amazon) -
I found this guide really good for progressing my Pilates practice - I don't have any classes nearby so have been largely doing a DVD but after a while it gets a bit repetitive. This book has all the typical Pilates positions you would expect but each one is graded from easy to hard in three stages, which has been great to ensure I get a proper workout!

2013-07-23



Jen (via Amazon) -
This book is well detailed with lots of information about Pilates. I already have a pilates dvd but that just dives straight into the exercises. This book covers the basics and principles of pilates, teaching you about your body and positioning so you get the most out of the exercises. The exercises themselves are easy to follow with simple illustrations showing the positions, and each exercise has three levels of difficulty so it covers all abilities.

2013-07-23



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