Look and Feel Toned, Flexible and Full of Life. This pilates age power program is the first of its type.
Lesley Ackland, our bestselling Pilates author, is a fabulous 50+ herself and looks fifteen years younger. Based on her own dedication to body maintenance – where she truly practises what she preaches – Lesley has put together a fitness program which includes Pilates exercises and a nutrition plan to make everyone look and feel years younger.
Resistance training and weight bearing exercise is crucial for building or maintaining bone density to ensure osteoporosis doesn't set in after menopause. These exercises are key to ensure bones are healthy and joint and general mobility is increased. And because Pilates isn't a high-impact exercise regime it is absolutely ideal for the over 40s.
Avoid tight hamstrings, bent knees, round shoulders and a forward pointing neck and look years younger!
• Exercises to tone arms, shoulders, legs, abdominals and buttocks so that your clothes will hang beautifully whatever size you are
• Look tall, lean and move with suppleness and grace and look younger still!
The book will have the same personal detail – and more – which has made Lesley's other books so popular.
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‘The results: smoother, firmer, thinner anything. Whatever part of your body you want to work on, it can change its shape.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘Rediscover streamlined thighs and firm arms, banish saggy buttocks and flabby bellies.’ DAILY MAIL
‘It’s particularly beneficial for those suffering from complaints such as muscle injuries, RSI, arthritis and back and joint problems.’ OPTIONS
‘Do you dream of having a slim, lithe body like a dancer? It’s time you learned their fitness secret.’ MARIE CLAIRE
In the 1980s, when exercise, body conditioning and aerobics were becoming popular, I realized that I didnít have an interest in my life outside my work as a teacher. So I decided to attend fitness classes in the old dance centre in Covent Garden, and found that I enjoyed them. Eventually I began to do teacher training in body conditioning. Around this time the first Pilates studio opened in the Pineapple Dance Studio and I went to classes out of curiosity. Very quickly I realized that Pilates was the broadest exercise programme I had encountered; first, because it involved so many different complementary exercise techniques and, second, because its original basis in injury rehabilitation provided an intellectual basis behind the technique.
The system had been developed in the mid-1900s by German-born Joseph Pilates. Interned in Britain during the First World War, he devised a series of pulleys and weights to help rehabilitate injured soldiers. Using his exercise system, even hospitalised soldiers were able to prevent muscle wasting in healthy parts of their bodies. Back in Germany, the dancer and choreographer Rudolph van Laban incorporated Pilatesí techniques of stretching and warm up into his own dance method. In the 1920s, Joseph Pilates went to New York, set up a clinic and was soon helping injured ballet dancers. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to individualize exercise programmes, enabling dancers to work through their injuries, as well as increasing their stamina and strengthening their bodies.
Pilates is a preventative exercise system. By correcting bad posture, it prevents injuries from developing later on in life. The best therapy for dancers, it soon became a favourite of Hollywood starlets, and over the past decade, a younger generation of celebrities, from Madonna to Uma Thurman, is starting to take advantage of its streamlining and realignment techniques.
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Book Description Thorsons, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007120931
Book Description Thorsons, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007120931
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800071209321.0