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Pilates For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5397-4
364 pages
May 2002
US $21.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Part I: Pilates Basics.

Chapter 1: A Pilates Primer.

Chapter 2: Get Ready, Get Set.

Chapter 3: Getting on a Mat and Learning the Pilates Alphabet.

Part II: Mat Exercises.

Chapter 4: Pre-Pilates: The Fundamentals.

Chapter 5: Now That You've Got the Basics Down: The Beginning Mat Series.

Chapter 6: Feeling Stronger Every Day: Intermediate Mat Exercises.

Chapter 7: More Than a Washboard: The Advanced Mat Series.

Chapter 8: Maybe Someday . . . Super Advanced Exercises.

Chapter 9: Extra Help for the Butt and Thighs.

Chapter 10: Meow! Stretching the Spine.

Part III: Beyond the Mat: Exercises Using Equipment and Accessories.

Chapter 11: Plastic Foam Never Felt So Good: The Roller.

Chapter 12: Abracadabra! The Magic Circle or a Small Ball.

Chapter 13: Size Does Matter: Exercises on the Big Ball.

Chapter 14: Hitting the Wall for a Pilates Cool-Down.

Chapter 15: Springs Are Busting Out All Over: An Overview of Pilates Equipment.

Part IV: Special Situations.

Chapter 16: Pilates for the Pregnant and Recently Pregnant.

Chapter 17: Special Routines for Special Situations.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Important Exercises.

Chapter 19: Ten Changes You Can Expect to See from Pilates.

Chapter 20: Ten Simple Ways to Incorporate Pilates into Your Everyday Life.

Chapter 21: Ten Questions to Ask When Choosing a Studio or Instructor.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Complement Your Pilates Workout.

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