"Pilates Anatomy" provides a customizable approach and combines 213 full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for 46 of the most effective mat exercises for building a stronger, more articulate body.
Joseph Pilates developed Pilates in the early 20th century as a form of exercise. It is a low-impact form of exercise that emphasizes the use of the abdominal muscles to support and control movement. The core muscles consist of the abdominal, low back, and hip muscles. Pilates emphasizes controlled, precise movements to work the deep stabilizing muscles of the body and improve flexibility, balance, and overall strength. The Pilates principles include: Pilates exercises are frequently performed with an emphasis on engaging the core muscles, also known as the "engine" of the body. Pilates movements are executed with a great deal of control, with an emphasis on technique and form. Pilates exercises are frequently executed in a fluid, flowing manner. Pilates emphasizes precise movements, frequently concentrating on a particular muscle group or joint. Pilates emphasizes the use of controlled breathing to support movement and deliver oxygen to the muscles. Pilates requires focus and concentration in order to execute the movements correctly and reap the full benefits of the exercise. Pilates exercises can be performed on a mat or with specialized apparatuses such as the reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda chair. Pilates is beneficial for individuals of all ages and fitness levels, and it can be modified to accommodate injuries and other physical limitations. It can be used to enhance general fitness, recover from injury, and treat specific health conditions such as back pain and scoliosis. Some people practice Pilates as a low-impact form of exercise, while others use it as a supplement to other physical activities, including sports, to improve and balance the body.
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 started. The Everything Pilates Book helps you: Create a supple, powerful body Prevent osteoporosis Reduce the risk of injury Establish proper posture Increase strength and flexibility Tone abs Alleviate back pain No matter of your physical condition, The Everything Pilates Book can help you take control of your body.
Get your Pilates on—no gym membership required! Pilates For Dummies teaches you the principles of the Pilates Method of stretching, exercising, and breathing, for amazing fitness results. The book guides you through basic, intermediate, and advanced mat exercises. It’s packed with exercises to help you target problem areas, gain strength and flexibility, heal injuries, and feel better than ever. With step-by-step exercises and illustrations, this book shows you how to get the most out of your mat-based Pilates routines, in the comfort of your home or wherever you’re exercising. You’ll also find over 100 photographs and illustrations to ensure mastery of each movement. Lead a stronger, healthier life, with Pilates. Get step-by-step instructions on exercises targeted at toning problem areas like abs, arms, legs and more Find the right Pilates class for you and learn where to buy equipment, such as small balls, large balls, and Thera bands Combine Pilates with other forms of exercise Build your own home Pilates program to work out safely and with confidence Anyone, of any age or fitness level, can start practicing Pilates. Pilates For Dummies will help you live a stronger, healthier life.
The joint effort of a psychotherapist, a Pilates instructor, and a respected New York back surgeon, this book offers a step-by-step method for gentle rehabilitation and recovery, a proven program for regaining mobility and quality of life.
Pilates for Children and Adolescents is the first comprehensive manual of guidelines and formal curriculum for teaching Pilates to young people. This book includes: -Guidelines for teaching Pilates to young people -Why Pilates is beneficial for children age 6 - 11 and adolescents age 12 - 19 -Crucial anatomical and cognitive development considerations for working with young people -Additional relevant topics designed to equip the Pilates teacher with tools for creating relevant and safe programs for different age ranges, such as: -safety considerations, exercise contraindications, scope of practice, and ethics -considerations for working in a variety of environments within both the public and private sectors -age appropriate exercises from the Pilates repertoire -a formal curriculum for teaching Pilates in schools including sample lesson plans -appendices which cover working with children with special needs, Pilates in the Schools pilot study results, and resources.
The appeal of Pilates spans the spectrum from recovering rugby players to new age mystics. Here are 52 brilliant ideas to make you leaner, fitter, stronger, suppler. Steve's Pilates starts with the meeting of belly buttons and back bones. Here's how to get your daily dose of dorsal alignment. Steve shows how you get the most out of your hard work by putting into practice the inside secrets of top Pilates practitioners.
Pilates is one of the most effective forms of exercise for improving stamina, coordination, strength, general health, vitality, and concentration. This book brings this unique system of exercise into the reader's own home. Full-color illustrations throughout.
An accessible and user-friendly one-stop guide Whether you are a beginner, at intermediate level or are looking for something more advanced, pick a programme that suits your style with the Pilates Practice Companion. Packed with 20, 40 and 60-minute sequence programmes covering step-by-step exercises to improve posture, flexibility and energy levels. Plus, find sections for specific problems such as back, knee, hip and shoulder. With a warm, reassuring tone and accessible, user-friendly format, this ebook offers a more holistic approach, listing the physical and mental benefits of Pilates and highlighting common faults with tips on "how-not-to-do-it." Plus, get advice on healthy eating and ways to incorporate Pilates into everyday life in order to feel more balanced.
A 2006 study stated that 'Fat loss comes from burning sufficient number of calories. While cardio exercise tends to be an efficient calorie burner, Pilates appears to possess the potential to burn enough calories if done regularly, over the long haul and properly.' (Medicine and Science). Pilates for Weight Loss is a pioneering regime that will put you back in control of your weight. Pilates will change your shape and help you to achieve a long, lean silhouette, while also controlling your weight. This is the first book to create a programme to emphasise these benefits. Burn calories, flatten your stomach and gain a more defined waist. This title helps improve your posture; learn better breathing techniques; gain greater flexibility and core stability; and control stress and boost energy levels.