Lesley Ackland, our best-selling Pilates author, truly practises what she preaches- in her late 40s, she looks 20 years younger thanks to her Pilates body maintenance programme. Here she reveals her fitness secrets, including Pilates exercises and a nutrition plan, which will allow everyone to look and feel years younger.
Pilates is the perfect exercise regime for the over 50s due to its low-impact exercises that ensure joints remain flexible and general mobility is increased, and Lesley Ackland is the ideal advertisement for its benefits.
The routines in this book combine low-impact exercises with resistance training and weight-bearing exercise, which is crucial for building and maintaining bone density to ensure osteoporosis doesn’t set in after menopause.
The benefits of Pilates for more mature people include: • flexible joints and a strong back to take the years off you • toned and lengthened arms, shoulders, legs, abdominals and buttocks so your clothes hang beautifully whatever your size • improved suppleness and grace; improved bone density for long-term health benefits.
With a case study of one of Lesley’s mature clients who has used her routines to alleviate age-related health problems such as arthritis, postural difficulties and bone density problems, Pilates Over 50 is a comprehensive guide to looking and feeling younger.
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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
Lesley Ackland is one of the most successful names in Pilates. She founded the highly acclaimed Pilates-based Body Maintenance Studio in London’s Covent Garden over 10 years ago, where she still teaches, and for five years worked as Remedial Exercise Consultant to the Birmingham Royal Ballet. The perfect advertisement for anti-ageing Pilates, she is the author of several bestselling Thorsons Pilates books, including 15 Minute Pilates, 10-Step Pilates and Pilates in a Box
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