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Pilates for Dummies

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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 balan ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 20th 2002 by For Dummies (first published May 6th 2002)
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Jan 26, 2009 Callie rated it really liked it
I like how it has picture demonstrations and an easy, intermediate and hard workout. It is a good reference book if you don't have the luxury of having your own Pilates trainer with you telling you what to do and how. It also has tips for which exercises to do depending on what sports you are involved in like for tennis, running, swimming, etc. Also a good but brief introduction to the equipment that you can use for Pilates.
Jun 29, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I'm barely able to get through the fundamentals, so this is going back to the library for now. When I get a little stronger i may check it out again.
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A surprisingly thorough and easy to follow book on something difficult to learn without the necessary correction and precision of an instructor.
Aug 15, 2011 Cloay rated it really liked it
- available in SG NLB 613.711 (Sengkang?)
- the DVD is good and make learning very easy.
Nov 13, 2013 Sophie rated it really liked it
Good Pilates book for beginners and intermediate. Well documented and great images.
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