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Aerial Physique FIT: Gain the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro

Aerial Physique FIT: Gain the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: Jill Franklin

The knowledge, information and images Jill shares with you in this manual will help you acquire the strength of a cirque performer, the legs of a ballet dancer and the abs of a Pilates pro. Inside you will be introduced to proven methods and principles, Pilates based concepts, stretching methods, human anatomy and the necessary fitness equipment to get you the results you seek. All of the exercises can be done at home or in the gym. The chapters reveal more than a decade of Jill's exercises and practices that will challenge you physically and guide you to noticeable improvements in your core, upper and lower body strength and flexibility. Each chapter targets a specific area of the body to achieve amazing balance, toned and lean muscles and overall symmetry when practicing and performing aerial. Join Jill Franklin, aerialist, Pilates pro and yogi as she guides you through your fitness journey. Jill Franklin, the founder of Aerial Physique is a celebrity trainer, author, fashion designer, creator of Aerial Physique TV, performer and entrepreneur. She has a passion for fitness and sharing her knowledge with others. The Aerial Physique studio is located in Los Angeles, California. Workshops and certifiable teacher training programs are available worldwide. To learn more visit: www.aerialphysique.com

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Pilates (Idiot's Guides)

Pilates (Idiot's Guides) Lowest new price: $12.78
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Author: Linda Paden

Pilates is one of the healthiest activities you can do for your body. Using this full-color, highly-visual book for beginners, Idiot's Guides: Pilates will improve flexibility, posture, and strength — all while decreasing back, neck, and joint pain. The step-by-step instructions feature Pilates skills at-home — using only a mat, bands, and balls — without the need for all of the expensive machines found in a studio.

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Innovations in Pilates: Matwork for Health and Wellbeing

Innovations in Pilates: Matwork for Health and Wellbeing Lowest new price: $44.69
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Author: Anthony Lett
Brand: Ingramcontent

Not just another Pilates book, Innovations in Pilates; Matwork for Health and Wellbeing will show you how to effectively develop one of Joseph Pilates original goals, how to become more flexible. By first breaking down and then teaching you the flexibility requirements of the classical Matwork, IIP Matwork will enable you to succeed safely at all of those difficult Pilates exercises that have you stuck because they require significant flexibility to perform. If your goal is just to improve your flexibility irrespective of how it may improve your Pilates, this book is for you too! This book will show you: • The original/classical Pilates Matwork exercises and their flexibility requirements • How to break down/deconstruct the classical exercises into smaller movements and stretches that are easier to achieve • How to stretch with the latest, safest and most effective stretching science • Both solo and partner stretching exercises • Superb anatomy illustrations, which you can explore experientially in your practice

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  • Innovations in Pilates Matwork for Health and Wellbeing

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Discovering Pure Classical Pilates: Theory and Practice as Joseph Pilates Intended

Discovering Pure Classical Pilates: Theory and Practice as Joseph Pilates Intended Lowest new price: $14.72
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Author: Peter Fiasca

Discovering Pure Classical Pilates looks deeply into Joseph Pilates' traditional method of mental and physical conditioning by describing its foundations, goals, movement qualities and benefits. Specific attention is given to the ways in which market forces, individual creativity or ambition lead to deterioration and commercialization of the traditional Pilates method. We harken back in time to Joseph Pilates' own two books Your Health (1934) and Return to Life Through Contrology (1945) by exploring social, economic, psychological and spiritual issues associated with his traditional work.

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Pilates: Step-by-Step Exercises and Sequences

Pilates: Step-by-Step Exercises and Sequences Lowest new price: $9.10
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Author: Emily Kelly

Classic Pilates postures for strength, flexibility and toning, on 52 sturdy laminated cards contained within an attractive presentation tin box.

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Pilates An Interactive Workbook: If You're Going To Do It, Do It Right

Pilates An Interactive Workbook: If You're Going To Do It, Do It Right Lowest new price: $27.80
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Author: Christina Maria Gadar
Brand: Christina Maria Gadar

Practice Pilates at home on your own to take ownership of your workout and make the most of your investment with a certified Pilates instructor. "Pilates An Interactive Workbook" helps you practice safely at home, and efficiently in the studio with your instructor. It presents a general outline and step-by-step photo illustrations of over one hundred Pilates exercises, including the basic matwork, intermediate matwork, magic circle matwork, standing weights series, magic circle exercises, wall series, and the reformer apparatus. Because Pilates exercises need to be continually personalized and adapted, this workbook provides a place to record notes. With the help of your certified Pilates instructor you can customize this workbook with your current modifications, helpful cue words and useful imagery. With Pilates there is no finish line, so enjoy each moment and each progression, and use "Pilates An Interactive Workbook" as a supplement to your training to help you along the way.

“Keeping it beautiful, simple, and pure! This is something grandma would have approved of, as she did not like manuals, but a beautiful guide! Thank you Christina Gadar!!!” -Daria Pace, granddaughter of Romana Kryzanowska (the protege of Joe Pilates)

“Wow – this is a big book! At over 300 pages, the book is modeled entirely by Gadar who, as a former dancer, is a beautiful example of well executed classical Pilates.”–excerpt of Alycea Ungaro's review on About.com

“A must for the self-proclaimed Pilates nerd and enthusiast of all stripes, Pilates An Interactive Workbook clearly communicates the ideas and skills inherent and crucial to success in the Pilates Method. I am very happy to have this book. And to put it to good use.”–excerpt from Andrea Maida's review on the Pilates Andrea blog

“This book is the one I wish I’d had all those years ago when I started doing Pilates…Give it as gifts to your clients, I love it and it sometimes helps me to explain to clients when I can’t find the words that would help them ‘get’ something that I’ve tried to express in every way I can think of.” -excerpt of Sunni Almond’s review for the Pilates Book Review and Discussion Club

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Ellie Herman's Pilates Springboard

Ellie Herman's Pilates Springboard Lowest new price: $49.95
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Author: Ellie Herman

Finally a complete manual for the Universal Pilates Springboard By San Francisco Pilates expert Ellie Herman. This Guide is meant for Pilates trainers and fitness professionals as well as for Pilates aficionados who want a deeper understanding of their own practice. The book takes you through the classic Pilates Springboard repertoire as well as introducing original exercised developed by Ellie Herman and her instructors over the last fifteen years. The majority of these exercises can also be done on the Cadillac.

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Aerial Yoga: Combine Traditional Yoga Poses, Pilates, and Dance with the use of a Hammock

Aerial Yoga: Combine Traditional Yoga Poses, Pilates, and Dance with the use of a Hammock Lowest new price: $13.11
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Author: Cassidy Wilson

Aerial yoga is a new form of exercise that’s changed the way people work out. If you’re someone that’s hated working out in the past, especially with traditional forms such as running and other cardio, this is definitely something to consider.

But aerial yoga is something deeper than that. In fact, it’s almost like an art. Aerial yoga helps two parts of you in particular:

  • The body
  • The mind

In order to help you achieve a level of awareness that you haven’t before. If you’ve ever wondered how to get into aerial yoga, well now you can find out about it. this book will give you everything that you need to know to begin with aerial yoga.

You might wonder how safe it is, or even if you need to be in top shape in order to do it. Well fortunately for you, you don’t have to worry about that. It’s a perfectly safe form of working out, and it’s also a great way to build strength as well.

So how do you begin with this? well, this book is a comprehensive guide in order to help you perform aerial yoga in the best way that you can. With this book, you’ll learn everything that you need to know about aerial yoga, including:

  • What is aerial yoga: what exactly is this popular exercise and why does it matter?
  • How you can benefit from it: what are the benefits of aerial yoga both on the body, and on the mind.
  • Tips to begin with aerial yoga: the best tips and tricks in order to help with your aerial yoga experience, and to make it better than ever.
  • Cautions to take before you begin with aerial yoga: the things you need to know about aerial yoga before you begin.
  • Poses to try with aerial yoga: the best poses that you can begin with, including how to do them exactly.
  • FAQs about aerial yoga: everything that you need to know in a question and answer format about aerial yoga, and how you too can begin with it.
  • What you need to get started: the equipment that you need in order to begin with aerial yoga, and how you can get started at home.

Aerial yoga is more than jut pretty movements, it’s a great physical activity that allows you to tap into the mental features of yoga, with the physical features of aerial acrobatics. You can learn a lot, and you will be surprised at what you can do with this. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be inspired to do aerial yoga, but you’ll be able to know how to get started with this fun and great fitness activity.

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The Pilates Bible: The Most Comprehensive and Accessible Guide to Pilates Ever

The Pilates Bible: The Most Comprehensive and Accessible Guide to Pilates Ever Lowest new price: $16.52
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Author: Lynne Robinson
Brand: 33 Books Co.

Lynne Robinson is the world's bestselling Pilates author and The Pilates Bible is the most authoritative and comprehensive book on Pilates to date. It presents the latest research, both medical and practical, and includes exercises with brand new modifications that take the reader from beginner level right through to advanced. Starting with the guiding principles and taking you through a natural progression of routines (including workouts of varying lengths with studio and home equipment to suit every occasion) the book also contains a health section with advice on Pilates for back pain and keen injuries along with both antenatal and postnatal exercises. With all this and more, this one-stop handbook shows why Pilates has gone from cult status to an essential part of our modern lifestyle.

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Pilates For Dummies

Pilates For Dummies Lowest new price: $5.36
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Author: Ellie Herman
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Once the secret fitness weapon of professional dancers, athletes, and movie stars, Pilates is sweeping the country with a vengeance. And if even half of what its many fans claim is true, then it’s easy to see why. Combining elements of yoga, dance, gymnastics, and boxing, along with many original movements, Pilates exercises build muscle tone, improve flexibility and balance, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, and repair past injuries. Most people who’ve done it, even for a short time, say they feel stronger and more energized, centered and physically confident than ever before. They also like having the flat tummies, tight buns, and long lean thighs of a dancer.

Pilates For Dummies lets you get on board with the Pilates method , without the high cost of private instruction. Packed with step-by-step exercises, photos, and illustrations, it helps you develop your own Pilates fitness program to do at home or in the gym. Top Pilates trainer Ellie Herman shows you how to use eight basic Pi lates principles to get the most out of your mat-based routines and:

  • Look and feel better than ever
  • Get stronger, more flexible, in control and less prone to injury
  • Target and tone problem areas
  • Get movie star abs, buns, thighs and arms
  • Repair chronic stress and sports injuries

Calmly, clearly, and with quirky good humor, Ellie explores the origins and basic philosophy of the Pilates method, and helps you set realistic fitness goals and custom-tailor a program. She also covers:

  • Basic, intermediate , and advanced mat exercises
  • Using Pilates exercise equipment and accessories
  • Targeting specific areas including the stomach, back, thighs, and chest
  • Pilates for the pregnant and recently pregnant body
  • Using Pilates to heal injuries, reform posture
  • Ten simple ways to incorporate Pilates into your everyday life
  • Combining Pilates with other forms of exercise, including yoga, swimming, aerobics, and more

Why let the rich and famous have all the fun? Your complete, friendly, step-by-step guide, Pilates For Dummies shows how Pilates can offer a fitness program for the rest of us.

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  • For Dummies

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