The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pilates on the Mat [NOOK Book]

Overview

Pilates is a fitness phenomenon that's been around for nearly 100 years and shows no signs of fading away. Through a series of strength and stretching exercises, it builds core body strength, improves posture, relieves pain, alleviates symptoms of serious chronic diseases, and has a positive impact on all of the vital systems-all while building a connection between the body and the mind.

Formal Pilates classes are enormously beneficial; ...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pilates on the Mat

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Overview

Pilates is a fitness phenomenon that's been around for nearly 100 years and shows no signs of fading away. Through a series of strength and stretching exercises, it builds core body strength, improves posture, relieves pain, alleviates symptoms of serious chronic diseases, and has a positive impact on all of the vital systems-all while building a connection between the body and the mind.

Formal Pilates classes are enormously beneficial; however, they are also very expensive. Using The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pilates on the Mat, readers can practice Pilates Mat exercises on their own-without all the expensive and intimidating equipment (aka "instruments of torture") found in the studio or gym. The book takes readers through the complete sequence of Pilates Mat exercises with photos and step-by-step instructions. Along the way, fitness expert Karon Karter gives readers:

·A Pilates primer-how and why the method works on every body, inside and out.
·Basics for better breathing and posture.
·Safe instruction for flexing toward your healthiest self.
·Expert advice on Pilates Mat exercises and using simple equipment, such as the Magic Circle.
·Poses and postures to increase range of motion, bone density, respiration, circulation, and muscle control.
·Exercises for toning muscles and melting fat, making the body look lean, healthy, and younger.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615644278
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 440,116
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Karon Karter is a Pilates instructor in Dallas, Texas, and host of her own TV show, Pilates From the Inside Out, on the Veria Network, airing nationally on Dish TV. She has written nine health and fitness books, including The Six-Week Bikini Countdown, The Ultimate Body-Shaping Bible, and Pilates Lite. She has numerous certifications, including Pilates certification from the classically (New York) trained Glenn Studio.

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