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A Pilates' Primer: The Millennium Edition: Return to Life through Contrology and Your Health
Joseph H. Pilates
1928564003
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
...features the only two published works of Joseph Pilates ...includes his early 20th-century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness, as well as the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to his fitness program.

From the Back Cover
This Millenium Edition includes the only two published works of Joseph Pilates. Newly copyrighted, edited and revised, this book makes available in one volume all of his early Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness, as well as the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to his exciting fitness program. He bases his work on the concept of a balanced Body and Mind and on the approach espoused by the early Greeks. Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of...


Pilates: Achieving your potential for health, strength, flexibility, and Stamina
Walter McKone
0760731365
February 2002
Paperback
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Pee Wee Pilates: Pilates for the Postpartum Mother And Her Baby

0738210293


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Junior Pregnancy & Baby, 02/01/06
"Provides a great way to bond with your little one as you regain your pre-pregnancy figure."

The Tennessean, 01/23/06
"Helps new moms get back in shape while allowing them to share time with their newborns."

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The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body--Without Machines
Brooke Siler
076790396X
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Thin-but-fit supermodels like Amber Valletta and Shalom Harlow and actresses like Ally McBeal's Courtney Thorne-Smith and Liv Tyler swear by Pilates workouts to keep their figures toned and flexible. The Pilates Body is the latest in a string of books dedicated to this fitness program, which is now soaring in popularity nearly 100 years after it was first developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the early 1900s. While today's Pilates studios take advantage of patented and intimidating-looking equipment that costs thousands of dollars (and therefore charge accordingly for private sessions), each exercise in The Pilates Body can be performed with just an exercise mat. While all parts of the body are used in the exercises, the focus is on the abdominals, or "powerhouse," which support the back; this makes Pilates an ideal...


The Everything Pilates Book: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Body Stronger, Leaner, and Healthier

1580627382


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Book Description
Explore the fitness craze that’s right for everyone! Whether you’re a ballerina or a couch potato, a mountain biker or a fitness novice, you can do Pilates-and reap its amazing benefits. Perfect for building stronger, leaner, more flexible muscles, relieving stress, and achieving full body health, the Pilates method is a revolutionary program that has the power to transform lives. Written by the founders of the internationally renowned studio, The Pilates Center, The Everything® Pilates Book gives you all you need to start doing Pilates in your own home-and choose a studio that’s right for you. The book provides step-by-step instruction on how to do such incredible exercises as the Spine Stretch, the Roll-Up, and the Swan, as well as more than 100 clear photographs that make it easy to get...


Pilates for Every Body
Denise Austin
1579547729
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Pilates is the best form of exercise ever-- it keeps my body strong without stressing my joints."--Cristina Ferrare, model, author, and TV personality

"Denise Austin practices what she preaches. Follow her positive approach for a better life."--Jack LaLanne, fitness pioneer

"Having been a dancer, I realize the benefit of Pilates. It not only strengthens your body but also elongates your muscles in a safe and healthy way."--Jaclyn Smith, actress


The Pilates Prescription for Back Pain
Lynne Robinson
1569753946
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Pilates Prescription for Back Pain details the self-care program that trained Pilates physical therapists have been using for decades to eliminate back pain. The authors explain each step of the program, outlining the relevant anatomy and teaching the fundamental concepts of Pilates. The book's three-stage approach builds patient confidence as it strengthens core muscles. The series of coordinated exercises improves postural alignment and body awareness, helping to prevent problems and alleviate existing conditions. Detailed illustrations and photos of each exercise are included.


Pilates: Body in Motion
Alycea Ungaro
0789484005
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The most authoritative, step-by-step guide to Pilates available on the market. Popular for decades with dancers, athletes, and celebrities, the Pilates Method is the perfect equipment-free workout for a stronger, leaner, fitter body. With great emphasis on precision and awareness, not only is Pilates great for the body, but for the mind as well. Using step-by-step mat-work exercises and a wide range of programs, from beginner to advanced, Pilate's Mind and Body is the only practical guide that shows you all of the proper steps to follow and how to avoid common mistakes in your conditioning.

About the Author
Alycea Ungaro is a certified Pilates teacher and licensed physical therapist who discovered Pilates at the age of 14, when a foot injury derailed her classical dance...


Back Rx: A 15-Minute-a-Day Yoga-and Pilates-Based Program to End Low-Back Pain
Vijay Vad
1592400450
January 2004
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"After three months, the results have been striking: 80%… reported that their pain was reduced by at least half"

Ellen Barkin
"[Dr. Vad’s] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought."

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Anatomy of Pilates
Physical Mind Institute
0970530617
bound - December 31, 2001
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
An Amatomy book for Pilates practitioners, this book will help you learn and teach the Method Pilates. Clear anatomical drawings that relate to our specific exercises, with definitions of muscles and how they work and where they attach. Muscle recruitment is explained for each exercise. Illustrated throughout.

About the Author
PhysicalMind Institute is the original institute for Pilates certification. Our president is Joan Breibart, and our clinical advisor is Markia Molnar, PT.


Bodyworks
Quarto Publishing
0740747541
Jan 2005
Bargain - Paperback
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Book Description
Pilates embraces the best of toning, stretching, and dance for a complete exercise workout. The book details the techniques with instructive photos and illustrations, while a stretch workout band and massage oils get readers started in the right direction.

About the Author
The Quarto Publishing Group is a London-based packager and copublisher of how-to books covering gardening, crafts, health, and lifestyle subjects.


Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge: At the Gym, on the Mat, and on the Move
Brooke Siler
0767919823
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

In this remarkable new program, Pilates instructor Brooke Siler once again revolutionizes the world of Pilates, reinventing how and where Pilates is performed, to take your fitness to a whole new level. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge takes a fresh approach to Pilates, challenging readers to rethink the way they move and to incorporate Pilates-conscious movements into every aspect of life:

At the Gym: Siler takes you through a fun, rapid-fire circuit of machines that gets and keeps you in your cardio target zone. For the first time ever, you will learn how to use powerful Pilates techniques to maximize your workouts on standard gym equipment (StairMaster, treadmill, stationary bike, etc.).

At Home: Siler steps up the at-home basics by applying...



Pilates on the Ball: A Comprehensive Book and DVD Workout
Colleen Craig
0892810955
October 2003
Paperback
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Arizona Networking News, April/May 2002
Craig offers a unique and exciting synthesis of the Pilates Method of body conditioning and the Swiss exercise ball. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
Arizona Networking News, April/May 2002 : "Craig offers a unique and exciting synthesis of the Pilates Method of body conditioning and the Swiss exercise ball, providing a new, low-impact way to get fit."

Total Health, September/October 2001 :

"A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly-acclaimed fitness techniques. . . provides a new, low-impact way to get fit."
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Ellie Herman's Pilates Reformer
Ellie Herman
0976518104
May 2005
Paperback
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Nancy Myers, Pilates instructor, May 3, 2005
Amazing photos, intelligent descriptions, clear and concise. Who could ask for anything more?

Carol Lloyd, author, May 2, 2005
I love the way Ellie Herman describes the exercises. She makes the work sizzle.

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Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility, and Your Figure
Mari Winsor
073820501X
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Pilates is an exceptional exercise technique for core strengthening, flexibility, and developing a lean, strong physique. But is it right for pregnancy? Yes, says Pilates trainer-to-the-stars Mari Winsor. Pilates is a safe way to reduce stress and increase comfort and balance during pregnancy. Additionally, Pilates will make your pregnancy and delivery easier, your recovery quicker, and it will benefit your baby by keeping blood circulating to the abdominal area, says obstetrician Uzzi Reiss, M.D., in the foreword.

Winsor explains Pilates concepts and techniques, with a focus on the pregnant body. Then she presents 22 to 39 exercises in each of three workouts, one for each trimester, that are most suitable for pregnant women. The exercises are described clearly and carefully in three stages--"prep" (getting in the...



Your Water Workout
Jane Katz
0767914821
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take your workout to the water!

Possibly the world’s perfect exercise, water workouts provide a highly-effective, low-impact way to burn calories, build muscle, improve flexibility, and have some fun.

International Swimming Hall of Fame board member and world masters champion Jane Katz uses a holistic approach to lead you to total body fitness, offering soothing and strengthening programs of exercises drawn from yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and popular land sports like skiing and golf. There are also high-intensity challenges and instructions for deep-water running and cross-training for athletes. Each exercise is accompanied by a simple drawing and step-by-step instructions for doing the move correctly. Programs for twenty-, thirty- and forty-five-minute workouts, including breathing exercises, warm...


101 Ways to Work Out on the Ball
Elizabeth Gillies
1592330843
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A full-color photographic book with 101 different moves you can do with an exercise ball. Exercise balls are cropping up in gyms all over the world, are sold in places like Kmart and Target, and are becoming the latest fitness craze. The thing is, what the heck do you do with the ball once you?ve bought it? Pilates, yoga, and more! Liz Gillies, respected fitness trainer and star of several best-selling exercise videos, shows you 101 things you can do with a ball to tone, trim, and firm up.

About the Author
Liz Gillies develops and stars in numerous videos including Stability Ball for Dummies and her own Core Fitness line of videos . Liz is the owner and artistic director of The Insidescoop Pilates studios in New York and develops physioball certification courses for...


The Complete Book of Pilates for Men: The Lifetime Plan for Strength, Power and Peak Performance
Daniel Lyon
0060820772
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Former trader turned TriBeCa Pilates instructor Lyon argues men and women are different when it comes to the mat (men have more strength; women are more flexible). Guys tend to be especially tighter in the shoulders, back, legs and hips, so he has crafted a program for them. The idea is simple enough and the information is solid. There's a quick introduction on the history and basic principles underlying Pilates, followed by a section featuring 40 exercises of "traditional Pilates mat work" and another section with 66 more advanced "reformer on the mat" exercises. Accompanied by illustrations of Lyon in action, the exercises are well organized and easy to follow. The more material readers cover, however, the less convinced they'll be of the need for a book on the subject tailored exclusively for men. While it's...


Pilates Deck: 50 Exercises to Strengthen, Lenthen, and Tone Your Muscles
Shirley Archer
0811838021
September 2003
Other Format
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Book Description
Develop a strong and flexible body that moves with ease and grace. With these 50 pilates exercise cards, you'll enjoy invigorating exercise that targets areas which support good posture and long muscles. Without relying on machines, The Pilates Deck makes working out easy by incorporating mat exercises that progress from preparatory movements to advanced sequences.

About the Author
Shirley Sugimura Archer, M.A., is a certified Pilates trainer, wellness educator at Stanford University School of Medicine, award-winning author, popular speaker, and Master Trainer of certified fitness professionals worldwide. She has a masters degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and is the author of The Pilates Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck . She lives in the San...


The Pilates Reformer
Marcia Clark, Christina Romani Ruby
1891231456
November 22, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Welcome to the PowerHouse Institute Reformer Manual for fitness professionals. Joseph Pilates states in his book, Your Health, written in 1920 "that this exercise will be what people want and need in the new millennium." Sure enough, the new millennium has arrived and Pilates is the newest fitness craze. Fitness professionals now find themselves challenged with learning these new techniques to meet the demands of their clients. This manual was created to illustrate basic and intermediate reformer exercises in a fitness format for use in a group exercise class. Each exercise is broken down into categories from benefits to set up and movement. Safety prerequisites and cues are also included to enhance teacher skills. It is recommended that this manual is used in combination with formal Pilates training by the PowerHouse...


The Pilates Body Kit: An Interactive Fitness Program to Strengthen, Streamline, and Tone (includes 2 audio cds, flash cards & workbook)
Brooke Siler
0312316259
April 5, 2003
Audio CD
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Book Review
Whether you're recovering from back surgery or looking for a decent full-body workout, Pilates has something to offer--and this practical kit from well-known guru Brooke Siler pulls a complicated system together with finesse. Emphasizing equal stretching and strengthening of the muscles (especially those throughout the torso, referred to as "the powerhouse"), Pilates mat work is conveniently portable thanks to its total lack of fancy equipment. Combining a video with Pilates is asking for poor muscular alignment and a lot of mental distraction, so while the kit's components may seem a little old-fashioned, they're both effective and appropriate. Two CDs and 70 illustrated flash cards work together to supply visual and oral cues for each exercise; a simple book and exercise journal complete the package. With a portable...

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