Pilates Plus: Grown-Up Pilates for 50+

Pilates Plus: Grown-Up Pilates for 50+

by Alan Herdman, Gill Paul
     
 


No one over 50 escapes without one or more physical problems: joint pain, osteoporosis, arthritic hands, pelvic floor weakness, circulation problems, hip replacement surgery... Fortunately, Pilates is the perfect exercise system for relieving the pain, discomfort, and limited mobility that come with all of the above. Now, with Pilates Plus--an approach…  See more details below

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No one over 50 escapes without one or more physical problems: joint pain, osteoporosis, arthritic hands, pelvic floor weakness, circulation problems, hip replacement surgery... Fortunately, Pilates is the perfect exercise system for relieving the pain, discomfort, and limited mobility that come with all of the above. Now, with Pilates Plus--an approach specifically adapted for later life by a world-renowned expert--older men and women can achieve a degree of flexibility they haven't enjoyed since their 20s. Exercises targeted to specific areas, as well as a gentle top-to-toe daily workout, make it the ideal plan for seniors--even those who haven't exercised in decades. And the surprisingly early results it achieves will make every user a convert to Pilates for life.

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Library Journal
In his latest pilates book, teacher Herdman (The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates) presents gentle and easy-to-follow exercises designed for mature readers who might be suffering from ailments commonly associated with aging, e.g., arthritis, circulation problems, or osteoporosis. Pilates may alleviate the attendant pain and discomfort, as well as improve strength and flexibility. Herdman approaches Pilates as a lifestyle choice, not merely a fitness routine to be relegated to the gym. Included are a basic "top-to-toe" workout that engages all the main muscle groups, a postural assessment to help readers get off to a good start, a discussion of how to deal with common problem areas of the body, and a series of several workouts that increase in difficulty. Numerous color photographs demonstrate each of the movements, and a section of case histories adds a personal touch to this sensible and comprehensive book. Public libraries serving communities with aging populations will find it a worthwhile acquisition.-Deborah Anne Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Dunwoody Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856752404
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

FORMERLY DANCER AND TEACHER AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, ALAN HERDMAN IS A WORLD-RENOWNED PILATES EXPERT. HE ORIGINALLY TRAINED IN NEW YORK WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS TRAINED BY JOSEPH PILATES HIMSELF. HE HAS SINCE ESTABLISHED PILATES EXERCISE STUDIOS IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES, INCLUDING TWO IN LONDON. TWO OF HIS BOOKS, PILATES: CREATING THE BODY YOU WANT AND THE BUSY PERSON'S GUIDE: PILATES ARE ALSO PUBLISHED BY GAIA BOOKS.

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