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"While other Pilates books cover limited apparatus, this is the first truly complete guide to Pilates technique, exercises and equipment. A thorough, well-written, and useable guide to proper Pilates practice."
Kirkus Reports - Health & Fitness
Rael Isacowitz, MA, is the founder of Body Arts and Science International (BASI), an international organization devoted to Pilates education. Recognized as a contemporary approach to the works of Joseph Pilates, this teacher-training program is active in more than 12 countries around the globe. As a leading expert in the Pilates method, Isacowitz has close to 30 years of experience practicing and lecturing in universities, clinics, and studios worldwide. With a rich background as a dancer, athlete, yogi, and Pilates practitioner, Isacowitz brings to his teaching unparalleled expertise combined with a passion for his work.
In collaboration with Balanced Body, the largest Pilates equipment manufacturer in the world, Isacowitz designed the concept for a new line of Pilates apparatus and has been featured in numerous publications in several languages all over the world. He served on the board of the Pilates Method Alliance and has been a driving force in several initiatives advocating educational standards in the Pilates community. He continues to support this organization and others in various countries, striving to set industry guidelines and maintain the integrity of Pilates.
Isacowitz received his teaching credentials (DipPE) and bachelor of education degree in Israel at the prestigious Wingate Institute of Physical Education, where he was later invited to join the faculty. Isacowitz went on to complete his master of arts degree in dance at the University of Surrey, England.
Easy to read, great pictures depicting proper alignment and step by step of each pilates exercise!Published 1 month ago by Chacha5678
It has more exercises on the reformer than I could ever use!!! Love it!!! It was recommended by my physical therapist and a pilates instructor herself.Published 5 months ago by Grandma A
This is a ponderous volume. If you want every single pose an machine/mat stuff this is the book for you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. R. Pinedo
This is just a great book, and his prescriptions for a basic mat workout are
As an instructor, this book is invaluable. It's comprehensive and step by step- the explanations are very clear, and suggested class formats are provided.Published 11 months ago by GODOJ13
Outstanding book by Rael Isacowitz. As a Pilates instructor, who also studied with Rael many years ago, I appreciate his articulate, "evolved" explanation of Pilates mat,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jasper Peak Pilates