The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines (英語) ペーパーバック – 2000/1/4
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The Pilates® method may be today's hottest exercise, but it has been endorsed by physicians for almost a century. Originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help strengthen and condition muscles, Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body without the bulked-up results of more conventional workout methods.
Now, in The Pilates® Body, author Brooke Siler--one of the most sought-after personal trainers in the country and owner of New York's top studio for Pilates training, re:AB--provides a complete, easy-to follow program of Pilates exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without machines.
With step-by-step instructions, Siler guides the reader through the complete circuit of mat exercises, each of which is clearly illustrated by photographs, line drawings, and unique visualization exercises. With Pilates you will not only streamline your figure--you will dramatically improve your posture, flexibility, and balance, and enhance your physical and emotional well-being. The Pilates Body shows you how.
"Brooke is extremely knowledgeable about using Pilates as a tool to increase muscle strength and improve life energy and vitality. I love Brooke!"
"All trainers feel committed to their clients. However, few give the dedication of a coach. Brooke is a trainer who is a coach. She pushes me to realize my potential and believes in my ability more than I do."
--Trudi Tapscott, Model Editor, Vogue magazine
"In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you'll have a whole new body."
--Joseph H. Pilates
After doing some research online I found that this book kept turning up. I read through some of the hundreds of positive reviews here on Amazon and decided to buy it. When I first opened it, I was a little disappointed at the thinness of the book. Once I started reading though, I discovered that each page is dense with valuable content. Siler's introduction is educational and genuinely warm and each exercise gets two pages dedicated to it with helpful visualizations, beginner and advanced modifications, and useful tips.
Some reviewers complained about a lack of exercise routines in the book but you only need one: the original matwork routine laid out by Joseph Pilates, which Siler has reproduced faithfully and in great (but not excessive) detail. Just the one routine, with 34 distinct exercises ranging from Beginner to Advanced level. You start at Beginner and add on exercises as you become more proficient, leaving out anything that causes you pain or doesn't feel comfortable for your body. How simple is that?
The drawing of this shows a person attached to the floor and their legs are pulling a spring
I am happy to send you a picture of this.
This book is loaded with photos making sure you understand how you should look and be moving. This book is loaded with information on the parts of the body you are working and where you should be feeling it on your body when doing each move.
I use the Winsor Pilates Basic 3 DVD Workout Set (Basics Step-By-Step/20 Minute Workout/Accelerated Body Sculpting)and this book shows all of those exercises. So, for those days you don't want to put the dvd on, it's fun to have this book.
Besides being a terrific price on Amazon, I rec'd this quickly on Amazon and in excellent, like new condition.
The book itself is visually appealing, there are extremely detailed explanations of every move, the history of the method and its intentions, plus there's room to make personal notes on your progress or your impressions.
If you want THE book on Pilates, this is it. The rest are merely imitators.
This book worked miracles for me. I am toned from head to toe, have terrific balance, and have a solid core. All of this WITHOUT machines!! It is extremely user friendly and offers great sequences that you can (once you are comfortable) tailor to your own preferences. As far as I am concerned, you need look no further than Brooke Siler to accomplish an awesome body.
I would also recommend Hatha Yoga Illustrated (available through Amazon as well). Once I mastered The Pilates Body, I started adding a Yoga component, through this very user-friendly book, which has helped me with focus, breathing and (even further improved) balance. If you think you can't better your body and your current workout without expensive trainers, classes and DVDs, guess again. If you work well on your own and are motivated to change your body (and your overall outlook), these books are inexpensive miracle workers. For real.