The Pilates Powerhouse: The Total Body Sculpting System For Losing Weight And Reshaping Your Body From Head To Toe

by Mari Winsor

Perseus Books Group | September 15, 1999 | Hardcover

5 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews
An exercise routine embraced by professional dancers for over fifty years, Pilates is now the hottest and most talked about fitness trend since the running shoe. The perfect blend of Yoga and Nautilus, Pilates concentrates on building strength and flexibility, improving coordination, balance, and posture, and increasing stamina. All Pilates movements are initiated by muscles in the abdominal area (known as the powerhouse) and are designed to work the smaller muscles that support larger ones, while stretching and lengthening the entire muscular package. A low-impact yet highly intense workout, Pilates is ideal for everyone, young or old, those who are extremely fit or out of shape, as well as those who have chronic pain, injuries, or asthma.Illustrated with over 100 black-and-white photographs, The Pilates Powerhouse brings this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home, without the need for expensive classes and elaborate equipment. Using only a mat, a stick and, for advanced Pilates, a ball, readers will feel personally trained by Mari Winsor's innovative routines and spirited instruction, reaping the dramatic and lasting results of Pilates in less than an hour a day.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: September 15, 1999

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738202282

ISBN - 13: 9780738202280

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The Pilates Powerhouse: The Total Body Sculpting System For Losing Weight And Reshaping Your Body From Head To Toe

The Pilates Powerhouse: The Total Body Sculpting System For Losing Weight And Reshaping Your Body From Head To Toe

by Mari Winsor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: September 15, 1999

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738202282

ISBN - 13: 9780738202280

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An exercise routine embraced by professional dancers for over fifty years, Pilates is now the hottest and most talked about fitness trend since the running shoe. The perfect blend of Yoga and Nautilus, Pilates concentrates on building strength and flexibility, improving coordination, balance, and posture, and increasing stamina. All Pilates movements are initiated by muscles in the abdominal area (known as the powerhouse) and are designed to work the smaller muscles that support larger ones, while stretching and lengthening the entire muscular package. A low-impact yet highly intense workout, Pilates is ideal for everyone, young or old, those who are extremely fit or out of shape, as well as those who have chronic pain, injuries, or asthma.Illustrated with over 100 black-and-white photographs, The Pilates Powerhouse brings this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home, without the need for expensive classes and elaborate equipment. Using only a mat, a stick and, for advanced Pilates, a ball, readers will feel personally trained by Mari Winsor's innovative routines and spirited instruction, reaping the dramatic and lasting results of Pilates in less than an hour a day.

About the Author

The Pilates trainer-to-the-stars, Mari Winsor owns and operates two Pilates studios in the Los Angeles area. She has been featured in Allure, Redbook, Elle, LA Magazine, Health & Fitness, USA Today, Fitness, Shape, In Style, Vogue, and Time and has appeared on MTV, "Access Hollywood," and "Entertainment Tonight." She is the author of The Pilates Workout Journal and The Pilates Powerhouse, for which she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show.

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Professional dancers have used it to stay fit for years and now you can discover the benefits of Pilates from the comfort of your own home. A perfect combination of nautilus and yoga, Pilates is one of the most effective training regimens around. In The Pilates Powerhouse, trainer to the stars Mari Winsor shows how you can strengthen your body, increase flexibility and attain the physique you've always wanted by committing to just one hour of exercise a day. Easy-to-follow, expert instruction is enhanced by more than 100 photographs. So what are you waiting for? Don't miss the chance to learn all about this low-impact, high-intensity workout.
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