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Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball

Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball Lowest new price: $3.00
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Author: Colleen Craig
Brand: Ball Dynamics

A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly acclaimed fitness techniques: Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball.

• Non-impact Pilates exercises on the ball can be adapted for all levels of ability, from fitness trainers and weekend athletes to those healing from injury or chronic back pain.

• Shows how to practice Pilates techniques without expensive equipment.

• Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs for maximal learning.

The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a highly effective workout technique that strengthens the body while engaging the mind. Developed in the early twentieth century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method aligns the body; builds long, lean muscles; and develops core abdominal strength. Many lifestyle and fitness magazines have named Pilates the hottest workout of the decade.

In a first-of-its-kind fusion, Pilates on the Ball merges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance. The ball magnifies the benefits of the carefully developed and refined Pilates Method. Because maintaining balance on the ball recruits the deep, stabilizing muscles of the spine, the postural muscles are strengthened. The ball intensifies athletic performance by increasing resistance and heightening awareness of how the body moves in space. Chapters detail the Pilates principles step by step, with successive movements to challenge all levels of ability and "watch points" for careful evaluation of your form. Intense enough to engage seasoned athletes yet accessible enough to use as an everyday exercise routine or to alleviate chronic pain, Pilates on the Ball builds strong bodies and engaged minds.

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Pilates Basics (Full Color 2nd Edition): Master Pilates Fundamentals as You Strengthen, Align, and Balance from Within

Pilates Basics (Full Color 2nd Edition): Master Pilates Fundamentals as You Strengthen, Align, and Balance from Within Lowest new price: $34.95
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Author: Jillian Hessel

The long-awaited 2nd edition of Master Pilates Instructor, Jillian Hessel's, landmark "how to" instructional book, Pilates Basics, is finally back on the shelf! This book was written for anyone who wants to learn Pilates at home, without using any expensive props, and it is meant for people of any fitness level. Whether you are are overweight and out of shape, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete, you can definitely benefit and learn from this book. The original gorgeous, full color photos, modeled by Hessel herself, are retained in this new, larger (8 1/2" x 11") format edition. Featuring an updated Introduction, the opening chapters focus on teaching you how to achieve optimal posture and more efficient breathing. Next, come the trademark B.E.A.M. Fundamentals, Hessel's own unique set of Pre-Pilates exercises. (B.E.A.M. stands for: Breathe, Energize, Align and Move) Hessel then guides you through a basic, well balanced and complete Classic Pilates Mat workout, featuring 21 of Joseph Pilates' original Mat exercises. You'll also learn how to modify and adjust each of the classic exercises for your own body. The closing chapter features a bonus section of fast 5-minute auxiliary exercises you can do anytime, anywhere! The layout of Pilates Basics is the key to its' success, and the genius of the interior design completely sets it apart from all other instructional Pilates books. As in Joseph Pilates original how to book, "Return to Life," there is the usual series of sequenced photographs of the exercises. The similarity stops there: Hessel has added two side panels, on either side of the instructional text and photos, for each exercise. The panel on the left hand side features bullet points, reminding you constantly about the foundational B.E.A.M. Fundamentals. The panel on the right hand side shows photos of the most common mistakes that a beginner might make in each exercise, and this feature will definitely help you to avoid those pitfalls! Unlike other workout routines, Pilates isn't exhausting, it's invigorating! Make "Pilates Basics" part of your regular exercise program, and you're guaranteed to be on your way to a whole new, re-energized, streamlined, strong and elegant you!

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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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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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Your Ultimate Pilates Body® Challenge: At the Gym, on the Mat, and on the Move

Your Ultimate Pilates Body® Challenge: At the Gym, on the Mat, and on the Move Lowest new price: $24.60
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Author: Brooke Siler

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’ principles to work with weights, bands, and non-accoutrement-based exercises.

On the Mat: As so many readers and clients have requested, Siler has created four brand-new mat routines specifically to target abs, lower body, posture, and flexibility, and designed to take experienced practitioners and beginners alike to new levels of body-sculpted accomplishment.

Sports: Siler offers insight into secrets of the world’s best athletes, explaining how to move with Pilates form in individual and team sports. With core strength created in Pilates you can hit better golf shots, ski with less fatigue than ever before, and bring more power to your tennis game.

Everyday Life: Using her trademark “Invisible Workout,” Siler shows you how incorporating Pilates-based awareness and movements into everyday activities—such as restocking the pantry, working at the computer, climbing stairs, or picking up the baby—can tone and strengthen your body.

You will be amazed at how much better you feel when your carriage, breathing, posture, and movements are done Pilates-style. This dynamic book shows how Pilates can actually be the basis for total-body transformation—by simply challenging you to get the absolute most out of everything you already do.

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The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit

The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit Lowest new price: $19.95
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Author: Gary Calderone

"Gary Calderone personally recognizes the healing gift of Pilates. The practice of the Pilates Method offered Gary support in his process of healing

from a serious illness. Healing is an inside job. Most of us are not given an owner's manual: We bungle toward balance and health. We rush. We eat and drink too much, too little. We work more and play less. We live outside of our natural selves; holding up; putting off, or just getting through until we can "feel or x" it later, until we can turn a corner and discover

the truth--health is the natural state of the body. Balance is within our grasp. That's the gift of this book: a contemporary voice of who, what, and how we nd that balance. The Pilates Path to Health emerged from the concepts of the foundational work of Joseph Pilates' Contrology. Gary, a contemporary voice in the Pilates community, recognizes Pilates as more than just an exercise regimen. He sees Pilates as a healthy lifestyle. Because Pilates is

evolving in a global community where people are seeking balance in all categories of their lives, this book is timely, acting as a marker of how Pilates is adapting and serving a 21st century world.

Book Award: The 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best-in-Pilates book!"

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Pilates Illustrated

Pilates Illustrated Lowest new price: $6.26
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Author: Portia Page
Brand: Human Kinetics

Pilates Illustrated is your guide to lengthening and strengthening muscles while improving posture, flexibility, and balance.

Renowned instructor Portia Page shows you how to perform the essential movements, exercises, and mat work routines. You’ll also learn to incorporate equipment, such as a stability ball, stretch band, and Pilates ring, to isolate muscles for targeted results.

Pilates Illustrated’s straightforward, highly visual approach and 13 predefined routines (including those for perfecting posture, low back care, morning energy, evening relaxation, and total-body strength) offer the quickest, and most effective way to experience the physical and mental benefits of Pilates. Throughout you’ll also find execution cues, modifications, and variations allowing you to immediately perform each exercise regardless of experience or skill level.

With detailed instructions and hundreds of full-color photos, Pilates Illustrated will accompany you step by step on the path to improved health, strength, flexibility, energy, and relaxation. This is the exercise guide that you will turn to time and time again.

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Stretching for Stiffies: A Full Body Pilates Reformer Stretching Routine for Every Body

Stretching for Stiffies: A Full Body Pilates Reformer Stretching Routine for Every Body Lowest new price: $11.52
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Author: Anthony Lett

This Pilates reformer stretching book/class is for anyone (not just men!) who are stiff in all the wrong places! There is one stretch for each of the major muscles groups of the body. Each stretch has been deliberately selected for “any body” who can’t touch their toes, who sit at their desk all day, who has any kind of stress, back or neck pain, or who wakes up in the morning feeling less like a well-oiled machine and more like the Tin-man (or Tin-person). Trialed over a 15-year period with thousands of students in his “Stiffies” Pilates classes, Anthony Lett selected this beginners class for its safety and simplicity. There is a deliberate lack of complexity so that you can easily feel what ought to be felt. This feature, and the Pilates reformer itself will mean there is no more guessing ‘Am I doing it right?” The simple step by step cues and incredible anatomical images add another dimension to the material, allowing teachers and students to see inside every exercise. You can follow along for 60 to 90 minutes, or choose the series that is just right for your body. This version contains bonus QR code and video!

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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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Ellie Herman's Pilates Wunda Chair

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

A manual for the Wunda Chair. 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 Wunda Chair repertoire as well as introducing original exercises devloped by Ellie Herman and her instructors over the last 15 years. The photos picture the Combo Chair manufactured by Ballanced Body, but all exercises can also be done on the Wunda Chair.

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