The Pilates Bible: The Definitive Guide to Pilates Exercises
|Series:||The Godsfield Bible Series|
This is a complete illustrated guide to Pilates for beginners to advanced level in the popular "Bible" series. The complete Pilates programme includes more than 100 mat and standing exercises for absolutely everyone - beginners to advanced, plus workouts for special needs and groups such as back and neck problems, pregnancy, young people and seniors. All the sequences are easy to follow, fully illustrated and accompanied with the key benefits of each move. Also included is a comprehensive section on the principles and concepts of Pilates, including stance, breathing, control and safety.
Jo Ferris MCSP (Member of the Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) is a Peak Pilates[trademark] Instructor and Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology at St Richards Hospital, Chichester. Jo uses Pilates with patients at the hospital for rehabilitation after injury, to help treat neurological conditions and generally for fitness and wellbeing. Pilates as 'exercise prescription' is seen to empower patients to be responsible for their wellbeing. In her time outside the hospital, Jo runs general Pilates classes, and smaller classes and one-to-ones for clients with health problems. Jo's combination of Pilates instructor qualifications and experience as a neurological physiotherapist gives her an in-depth understanding of movement and clinical issues, which puts her in an excellent position to deliver authoritative and safe Pilates information to the self-help reader.
Introduction:; How to use this book; Why do Pilates?; Chapter 1:; The classical system of Pilates; Principles of Pilates practice; Benefits; Chapter 2:; Starting Pilates; Chapter 3:; Fundamentals: introductory programme of exercises; Chapter 4:; Beginner's programme; Chapter 5:; Intermediate programme; Chapter 6:; Advanced programme; Chapter 7:; The standing series, with arm work; Chapter 8:; A ten-minute workout; Chapter 9:; Exercise quick-reference; Lifestyle practices to complement your Pilates practice; Taking Pilates into your everyday life; Glossary; Index.