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Fix Your Feet- Using the Pilates Method

Fix Your Feet- Using the Pilates Method Lowest new price: $20.00
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Author: Kathryn M Ross-Nash

Put Your Best Foot Forward Bunions, fallen arches, curled up toes and plantar fascitis beware- some simple exercises can combat and conquer these problems! These exercises have been reforming and refreshing tired achy feet for decades. Little devices- such as elastic bands off the head of a bunch of broccoli, a tennis ball or your hand towel that innocently hangs in your bathroom, can be formidable weapons in the war against foot pain. These tools, used correctly, really get the circulation going. Beginning from the bottom up, at the start of a day or as a sweet ending the choice is yours - either way you win. For thousands of years the benefits of reflexology have been enjoyed. This book takes it further -by increasing ankle stability, flexibility, alignment and propulsion. These exercises are often used to help develop speed for an athlete and the arch jump of the dancer. At the end of the day- it just plain feels GREAT. Here is my favorite exercise to become refreshed and revitalized- from the bottom up! This book is for everyone- to prevent pain, to relieve pain or to move you forward with strength and alignment. Get ready to put your Best Foot Forward

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Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury: a practical guide, 1e

Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury: a practical guide, 1e Lowest new price: $31.95
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Author: Jane Paterson RGN Adult Education Teacher Pilates Teacher and Teacher Trainer trained classical dancer
Brand: imusti

Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves.

  • describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms
  • describes the treatment of common medical conditions
  • provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions

Features:

  • Butterworth-Heinemann

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Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Techniques

Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Techniques Lowest new price: $39.70
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Author: Madeline Black
Brand: Handspring Pub Ltd

This book will, for the first time, provide a complete picture demonstrating the complex interconnectedness of the musculature, fascia, and joints, and the implication of these deeply intertwined systems for movement through Pilates, yoga, and other fitness disciplines. Black's richly illustrated presentation style will allow the instructor to grasp the biomechanics underlying posture and dysfunction and hence to enable change and improvement.

Features:

  • Handspring Pub Ltd

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Pilates Evolution - The 21st Century

Pilates Evolution - The 21st Century Lowest new price: $11.01
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Author: Joseph Pilates
Brand: Brand: Presentation Dynamics

This new Revision of the popular Pilates Primer contains all of the original Pilates Primer content and materials (copies of both of Joseph Pilates original two books: Contrology and Your Health) and another almost 100 pages with significant writings on the latest developments in the Pilates world of trainings and instruction in recent years.
Much has changed in the 21st Century since 1934 when Joseph Pilates wrote his first book (Your Health) about fitness and health. His second book in 1945, Return to Life through Contrology, contains his detailed and definitive series of exercises.
Both of these original books were copyrighted and republished by us, and are incorporated into this new Revised edition under the new and broader title, Pilates Evolution. This Revision has received dramatic and extensive updates for the 21st Century and is the natural evolution of his original writings, elucidating, expanding on, and demonstrating where Pilates' fitness is moving currently.
 Inside this new book, Pilates Evolution, you will find all the Pilates' Primer pages and much more:
• Joe's original exercise photograph sequences, poses and instructions.
• Joe's original words explaining his very personal Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness.
• The very latest in 21st Century enhancements to Pilates' exercises, using variations in body positioning, balancing, centering, and aligning, both with and without additional exercise props.
 Joseph Pilates based his work on the concept of a balanced body and mind espoused by the early Greeks. Learn in this book how current practitioners of Pilates in the 21st Century expand upon Joe’s earlier work.  Read and see photographic sequences about creative approaches involving circular movements, standing postures, and core strengthening exercises using props such as tubes, weights, poles, bands, magic circles, mini-balls, stability balls, foam rollers and more.

Features:

  • Props and unstable surfaces can make Pilates more challenging.
  • Paperback, black and white, 256 pages.

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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 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

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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Hack Your Low Back With Pilates Reformer Stretching

Hack Your Low Back With Pilates Reformer Stretching Lowest new price: $19.99
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Author: Anthony Lett

A hack is an innovative and unorthodox way to crack a big problem. Although stretching is not a new prescription for managing and alleviating chronic low back pain, doing it on a Pilates reformer, with precision cues and 3D images is definitely novel. The Pilates reformer makes performing your exercises incorrectly very difficult- a critical point in ensuring exercise adherence and positive outcomes in rehabilitation. It also allows safe and intricate movements so that you can relax and find just the “right spot” for you. Fabulous 3D images mean no more guesswork, no wondering “am I doing it right?” Chronic low back pain has hit epidemic proportions in the developed world. Costing billions in inactivity, lost work days and healthcare costs, it is a problem brought about primarily by the mismatch between our modern environments and our ancient bodies. Bodies that evolved over millions of years to be both strong and supple. Pilates reformer stretching can assist in restoring your function and managing your pain. Tried and tested over a 20-year period with many thousands of clients, the simple cues and safe stretches in Hack Your Low Back may well rid you of the pain, frustration, sense of fatigue and depression that so often accompany chronic dysfunction.

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Joseph H. Pilates Archive Collection: The Photographs, Writings and Designs

Joseph H. Pilates Archive Collection: The Photographs, Writings and Designs Lowest new price: $1,500.00
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Author: Sean P. Gallagher
Brand: Brand: Bainbridge Books

Book by Gallagher, Sean P.

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre

Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre Lowest new price: $14.64
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Author: Helen Vanderburg
Brand: imusti

Combine fitness, Pilates, yoga, and barre, and what do you get? An incredible workout that will engage you, challenge you, and change the way you exercise.

Welcome to Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre, the program shaped around your preferences, needs, and goals. You’ll discover an approach combining four disciplines that will help you gain strength, muscle definition, flexibility, balance, and overall mind–body health. Fusion Workouts guides you through a five-step system accounting for your fitness level, goals, time available, activity preferences, and more. Then select from 15 ready-to-follow workouts, or mix it up and create your own.

You’ll find more than 100 exercises and poses along with easy-to-follow guidelines for sequencing them for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and enjoyment. More Pilates and yoga with less barre? Less yoga and more fitness? No problem. This is your workout!

Features:

  • Human Kinetics Publishers

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Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat: Study Guide: Tools to facilitate a deeper understanding and logical progression of study through the Pilates Mat ... in "The Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat"

Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat: Study Guide: Tools to facilitate a deeper understanding and logical progression of study through the Pilates Mat ... in "The Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat" Lowest new price: $14.99
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Author: Tracy Maurstad

"The Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat"©, by Kathryn Ross-Nash, is a comprehensive resource of the Pilates Mat Repertoire. But it's SO big, it contains SO much detailed information, it can be hard to wrap your head around all of it. The Study Guide is full of tools I created for myself and my Facebook Study Group to help get the most out of "The Red Thread"©. It's designed to help you do an organized, self-paced study of Kathi's book. You'll find charts and indexes not contained in "The Red Thread" to help you comprehend the different threads and Kathi's Add Next system. Then worksheets for each exercise, detailing all the variations and the Performance Order of the whole repertoire up to that point. Lastly, a Progression Checklist to help you keep track of which of the hundreds of variations you've explored. These tools helped me get the most out of my investment in "The Red Thread of Pilates - The Mat"©. I hope it does the same for you.

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