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Complete Idiot Guide Pilates Method

by Karon Karter

January 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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This book teaches the basics of the Pilates method of fitness, a whole body workout that strengthens the abs and back and straightens the posture. Practiced worldwide by dance companies, physical therapists, and health clubs, the method is especially good for pregnant women, for people who have special fitness needs because of chronic back pain, joint stress, or obesity, and for anyone wishing to prevent osteoporosis.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0028639839

ISBN - 13: 9780028639833

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Complete Idiot Guide Pilates Method

Complete Idiot Guide Pilates Method

by Karon Karter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0028639839

ISBN - 13: 9780028639833

Table of Contents

I. LIVE IN YOUR BODY. 1. Join the Movement. Introducing the Pilates Method. The Thinking Body. Body Therapy. The Man Behind the Method. Your Inner Athlete. The Achy Breaky Body. Granny Got Her Groove Back. Stay Stronger Longer. Battling Brittle Bones. A Pea in a Pod. Is It for You? Listen to the Doctor’s Orders. In the Pursuit of Excellence. Sweat Isn’t Enough. Strength and Length. Risky Business. Shattered Dreams. A New You. 2. Fix Your Frame. Message in Your Body. Torso Talk. No More Pain in the Back. How Are Your Curves? Got a Slumper, Here! What’s Up with Your Shoulders? Is Your Head Straight? Too Much Arch in Your Back. Putting Your Pelvis in Neutral. Supplying Spine Support. The Powerhouse. Where’s Your Body? 3. Take Your Breath. With Every Breath You Take. Breathe Like a Baby. Discover Your Basic Breath. Detoxify Your Body. Work on Your Stamina. Become a Better Breather. The Rules: Breathe Right! Avoid Running On Empty. Let It Flow. Vow to Get More Air. Trust Your Nose. Tune Up Your Breath. 4. (Re)Discover the Perfect Body. Spring to Life. The Art of Training. Concentrate on Your Moves. Control is Crucial. Discover Your Center. Find Your Flow. Move with Precision. Build Your Breath. Metabolism Makeover. Train Yourself to a Better Body. Eat Yourself Healthy. Train Yourself Right-in Six Weeks. Away with Aerobics? No Way! The Not-So-New Fitness. Body Beautiful, but Not in a Day! II. SHOW ME THE MAT. 5. Befriend Your Body. Body Wisdom. Training with Symmetry: Muscle Imbala
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This book teaches the basics of the Pilates method of fitness, a whole body workout that strengthens the abs and back and straightens the posture. Practiced worldwide by dance companies, physical therapists, and health clubs, the method is especially good for pregnant women, for people who have special fitness needs because of chronic back pain, joint stress, or obesity, and for anyone wishing to prevent osteoporosis.
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