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Pilates for Dummies
by Ellie Herman
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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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.