Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of revolutionary in his impact on the world of fitness and exercise. You will learn in this book the original 34 exercises that he taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. These carefully designed exercises constitute the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind.
Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology". The exercises shown in this book constitute the breadth of his original definition of Contrology, and are basic to the growing army of worldwide trainers whose teachings rely on the instructions contained in this book. Living testimony to the validity of his own teachings, the photographs of this book are of Joseph Pilates himself at age sixty!
In this book, you will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany the basic advice (offered separately in his book, Your Health - see below) regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education. It is fascinating to study these exercises and to discover the origins of what is being taught by fitness enthusiasts, health educators, and exercise trainers around the world.
This original source is great book to clear the decks of all the different Pilates schools and approaches and equipment that sometimes clouds the most basic essence of Pilates. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Long time customer
I am so impressed with Joseph Pilates, that I was really looking more for a book about Joseph Pilates than I was for a exercise book
That is why only three stars.
This is a must for any pilates enthusiast or teacher. The book includes the mat program as Joe intended it to be practiced.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I do believe that this man was ahead of his time. I loved the sequence of exercises and the light reading.Published 8 months ago by Tamara
The book is short, succinct, and effective. Mr. Pilates put together an effective resource in this book which describes his philosophy towards fitness connected with a persons... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kristopher D. Kufit