Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pilates Practice Companion * review *

Pilates Practice Companion
Alycea Ungaro

Accessible, authoritative, and inspiring, Pilates Practice Companion is a one-stop resource to guide people of all abilities in their practice of Pilates. Separated into exercises for beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels, the book allows readers to focus on the exercises that are relevant to them and to progress at their own pace. With beautiful step-by-step photography, clear instructions on each exercise, and key features, such as annotated photographs of common faults and a list of the physical and mental benefits of each exercise, Pilates Practice Companion demonstrates how to practice Pilates without costly classes and equipment.

Alycea Ungaro is one of the most recognized and influential Pilates teachers in the world. As the owner of New York City’s top studio, Real Pilates, Alycea’s celebrity clientele have included Madonna, Uma Thurman, Sarah Michelle Geller, and many more. She is the author of DK’s top-selling Pilates: Body in Motion and 15 Minute Everyday Pilates.

Guest Review by my mom!

I love this book! For each movement described there are full colour photographs so that you can not only read how to do it, but also see it illustrated. The visual component makes it easy to learn. The exercises are divided up depending on what you need, i.e. "Beginner Sequences", "Pilates for Sports and Play", "Pilates for Rehabilitation,"  "Pilates for Sex," etc. It covers everything from correct breathing and posture to the Pilates diet. If followed, this book promises greater body strength, improved muscle tone and posture, relief from stress, and flexibility. This book will appeal to all age groups, is very easy to read and follow, and is recommended as a handy reference for getting in shape.

Thanks so much to DK Canada for sending me a copy of this book for review.

1 comment:

fredamans said...

I really loved this one too! Great review!

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