Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of revolutionary in his impact on the world of fitness and exercise. You will learn in this book his observations and conclusions about people's approach to physical fitness. He describes the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of troubles and ills that upset the balance of body and mind.
Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology" and very specifically defines this science for all to read and understand. He was living testimony to the validity of his own teachings. In this book, he exemplifies and clarifies the beneficial impact of his work.
In this book, you will learn Joseph Pilates' fundamental tenets of posture, body mechanics, and correct breathing. You will discover his first teachings about spinal flexibility, physical education, and his law of natural exercises. It is a fascinating look into Pilates' original thinking and analysis and represents the foundation of an entire discipline embraced by fitness enthusiasts, health educators, and exercise trainers around the world.
This is a good book to read for a historical perspective on Joseph and his creation of Pilates. You will learn that although he was beyond his time in terms of fitness, he was... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emily M.
What an amazing read about a man ahead of his time, a true inspiration we should all take heed ..... Makes for a great read and makes a lot of sensePublished 9 months ago by Itchsnitchnicky
I did not like this book at all. I can understand the passion of the writer on his work, but this is basically a book-long rant against the current systems. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zmaster
Love JP. He was so far ahead of his time. If you are getting into pilates or are an instructor this is a MUST read!Published 10 months ago by McKenna Ward