Streamline your body and focus your mind with Pilates: Body in Motion, the at-home instructor you've always wished for, updated with a fresh, new look. Stretch yourself at your own pace with tailored programmes for beginner, intermediate and advanced level. More than 50 exercises are demonstrated with clear photographs and annotated with expert advice showing you exactly what to do and what not to do. Written by a pioneer of the Pilates method, Alycea Ungaro brought the first mat Pilates classes to New York nearly 20 years ago. This popular guide will help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. If you want mat-based Pilates exercises that are flexible enough to fit your lifestyle, Pilates: Body in Motion is for you. (Previous edition ISBN: 9780751336917)
If you want to get a toned, strong body and graceful posture but don't have the time, find out how following this Pilates book and DVD set. Forget gyms, expensive kit, and hours of punishing fitness regimes; try these easy-to-follow 15 minute Pilates routines and get your body tip top in no time. Clear at-a-glance fold-out pages show you exactly what to do and the live action 60 minute DVD demonstrates each of the four key exercises so you can master techniques. A total fitness package - exercising at home has never been easier or quicker!Created in collaboration with the popular boutique chain Sweaty Betty, with a foreword from its founder Tamara Hill-Norton.
Pilates has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 12 million people practicing, and the numbers continue to grow. Pilates exercises build muscle tone, improve flexibility and balance, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, and repair past injuries, helping people to feel stronger and more energized, centered and physically confident. Pilates Practice Companion is the one-stop guide for Pilates novices as well as those hoping to consolidate what they already know. The book is accessible and user-friendly, with a warm, reassuring tone. With beautiful specially commissioned step-by-step photography and clear instructions on each exercise, as well as key features, such as annotated photographs of common faults and a list of the physical and mental benefits of each exercise, the book demonstrates how to practice Pilates without costly classes and equipment. The exercises are separated into chapters - beginner, intermediate, and advanced-allowing readers to focus on the exercises that are relevant to them and to progress at their own pace. At the end of each of these chapters, there are specially devised programs of Pilates exercises of 20-, 40- and 60-minutes each, letting readers pick and choose depending on the time available. This book offers a more holistic approach to Pilates than other Pilates books. A chapter on The Benefits of Pilates gives a fascinating overview of the ways that Pilates can maintain or restore the health of the body. With the help of specially commissioned anatomical drawings, it explains how Pilates exercises work on and benefit everything from posture, flexibility and strength, to energy levels and integrating body and mind. The final chapter, Pilates Every Day, offers advice on how to use Pilates in all aspects of life-at work, for winding down, and for rehabilitation, for example. It also includes advice on healthy eating, helping readers to make better food choices to feel more energized and balanced. Pilates Practice Companion is an accessible, authoritative and inspiring resource to guide people of all abilities in their practice of Pilates.
Mat Class at the Pilates Center of New York Tribeca Bodyworks
Author: Alycea Ungaro
Category: Health & Fitness
Book & CD. Pilates is probably the most sophisticated and sought after form of exercise today. Since the 1920's it has been used to strengthen and stretch the bodies of professional dancers and athletes alike. Now, after 75 years, Pilates has become mainstream, finding its way into people's homes through dozens of how-to books and videos. Yet, these instructional materials are incomplete. This CD provides the missing ingredient. It allows you to take an actual mat class under the direction and motivating voice of an experienced instructor with no equipment, no pages to turn and no TV required. Portable Pilates is a 45-minute mat class as taught at Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates in New York City. Owner and certified instructor Ungaro conducts the class in clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Original music and creative sound effects provide the student with the necessary cues, tempo, and dynamic for each exercise. This item is intended for those with prior Pilates experience.
Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, and Control
Author: Alycea Ungaro
Pubpsher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Health & Fitness
Do you struggle to practise Pilates regularly? Stress no more: these four 15-minute programmes offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to become stronger and more toned. Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, targeted "feel it here" graphics help you to understand which part of your body to focus on, and at-a-glance reminders at the end of each 15-minute programme show all the poses in sequence. 15 Minute Pilates will inspire you to make Pilates part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.
Do you struggle to practise Pilates regularly? Stress no more- these four 15-minute programmes offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to get the lean, sculpted body you've always wanted. Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, targeted "feel it here" graphics help you to understand which part of your body to focus on, and at-a-glance reminders at the end of each 15-minute programme show all the poses in sequence. 15 Minute Pilates will inspire you to make Pilates part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.
The author shares nearly three decades worth of unparalleled expertise and passion in a book designed to help readers master the entire mat and apparatus repertoire of this mind-body system. In total, more than 800 photos and 210 exercises are featured.
The sequel to Pilates: Body in Motion introduces three step-by-step programs that target specific problem areas of the body--the arms and back, the thighs and buns, and posture and flexibility--with before and after photographs, full-color photographs, and detailed instructions. Original.
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