- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Kyle Cathie (4 Jan. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856268802
- ISBN-13: 978-1856268806
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Pilates Bible: The Most Comprehensive and Accessible Guide to Pilates Ever Paperback – Illustrated, 4 Jan 2010
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Adopt a healthier lifestyle with celeb Pilates guru Lynne Robinson's brilliant guide - put together with the help of experts Lisa Bradshaw and Nathan Gardner. Suitable for all abilities and with step-by-step guidance, information and tips, it has everything you'll need to achieve a stronger body and mind. --Closer magazine
About the Author
Lynne Robinson is the founder of Body Control Pilates, which is taught internationally. She has produced several successful books, among them Pilates for Weight Loss (Kyle Cathie) and DVDs. Lisa Bradshaw is Head of Education and Professional Development for Body Control Pilates. Nathan Gardner is General Manager of Body Control Pilates in the UK
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It sets out beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises by chapter, and at the end of each, it lists 20, 30 and 40 min exercise plans for each level using these exercises. Prsonally, I find this much better than showing a beginner pose, then intermediate, then advanced on sequential pages rather than chaptering. Very helpful and clear. The exercises themselves are laid out with 2 pages per exercises, extremely clear pictures showing the poses as you move through them and good detail, but not too much (the problem with the previous Complete Classic Pilates Method, although a good book for detail, but tiny writing and a nightmare if practicing at home). It then has chapters showing exercises for actual studio equipment (pointless for me personally but hey, still good), exercises using a resistance band, the circle, ball, free weights etc. It then has chapters listing helpful exercises for various aspects relating to health issues and to resolve work/sport issues. Interestingly, it take typical exercises such as squats and when using weight equipment at the gym, and points out how pilates can help ensure correct posture when doing these (all with pictures)
It's not a small book, over A4 size, and pages lay out flat.
I have the Alycea Ungaro and other Pilates books, but wish I had had this when I first developed an interest in pilates. This would be good for absolute beginners, 'long-term' beginners and those who have delved more deeply.Read more ›
If you are new to pilates, this will teach you all the basics. If you are an expert, you might find some insights, but I guess that you might need something more specialized.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was given to a friend so I really seen it. But I think it has gone down well.Published 5 months ago by Harry
Has some very good exercises my partner is very happy with itPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Outstanding. Great images, great instruction. Really informative and will be a real education for those learning pilates.Published 7 months ago by ALISON
It is very comprehensive but there are so many texts to read and the pictures are not very instructive. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sophia