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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.
Great book with a lot of information and history on Joseph Pilates. I highly recommend this book.Published 1 month ago by April Saali
I've been practicing Pilates for a few years now with many teachers who bring their own outlook to their sessions, but it's valuable and it's wonderful to read the original,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
As a Pilates instructor (not classical), this is a must-read, as it enlightens on Mr. Pilates' original view for what the movement system should be. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sarah
I have been going to a Pilates class for about a year. It has saved my life and given me new life. I wanted to know more about the person who created these wonderful exercises.Published 5 months ago by Carolyn Fodor