Pilates for Every Body
Strengthen, Lengthen, and Tone--with This Complete 3-week Body MakeoverBook - 2002
Across the nation, men and women are flocking to Pilates classes only to find that formal programs involve complicated routines using equipment available only in gyms. Pilates for Every Body makes this conditioning technique available to anyone, regardless of his or her fitness level. Denise Austin offers readers full-body workouts that require only a mat, chair, and towel or blanket.Austin explains how and why Pilates can benefit everyone in various waysto strengthen, lengthen, and tone muscles; improve flexibility, balance, and posture; control breathing; calm the mind; and give an improved sense of well-being.Austin leads the reader through a series of continuously linked moves, photographed at each stage, making it easy to follow. Along the way, she demonstrates the two breaths in, two breaths out technique she perfected in her practice.For each move, Austin offers visualizations and other tips to achieve the correct posture for each pose. In a feature not found in other Pilates books, Austin includes mini-routines to help readers get into condition fast and target specific problem areas. Also included are special tips for beginners or out-of-shape individuals, or those with back problems or stiff, painful joints and other problems.
Publisher: Emmaus, PA : Rodale, 2002
Branch Call Number: 613.71 AUS 2002
Characteristics: ix, 310 p. : ill