10-Minute Pilates with the Ball: Simple Routines for a Strong, Toned Body - includes exercises for pregnancy

10-Minute Pilates with the Ball: Simple Routines for a Strong, Toned Body - includes exercises for pregnancy

by Lesley Ackland

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Overview

Easy-to-follow 10 minute routines using the Pilates exercise ball to enhance your Pilates workout, from the bestselling Lesley Ackland. Used by Olympic coaches, ballet dancers and athletes to achieve optimal performance, this safe and effective exercise regime is also suitable for anyone wanting to get fit and toned, as well as pregnant women.• Pilates is famous for being a safe and effective exercise regime that gives you long, toned limbs, great posture and amazing abdominal strength. The large inflated Swiss exercise ball, which is becoming increasingly popular, maximises the benefits of a Pilates workout and provides the perfect base for performing the graceful, strength-building Pilates movements.• Pilates ball routines are used by Olympic coaches, ballet dancers and athletes to enhance performance. In this book, Lesley Ackland makes the techniques available to everybody whatever your level of fitness, with simple 10 minute routines that are easy to fit into your day.• The Pilates ball method is especially popular with pregnant women due to the extra support it provides, and this book contains a special section dedicated to routines for birth and pregnancy.• As well as increasing fitness, strength and stamina, the book contains exercises suitable for people dealing with back and neck problems.• Pilates balls are readily available, and this book shows you how to get the benefits of this exercise programme without the need for expensive lessons or equipment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007551002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/12/2013
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 565,220
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Lesley Ackland founded the highly acclaimed Pilates-based Body Maintenance Studio in London’s Covent Garden over 10 years ago, and has been teaching the Pilates system, modified to form a more holistic system (incorporating nutritional supplementation and physiotherapy techniques), ever since.

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