This book is the most comprehensive book on the Pilates Method yet written. Lynne and co-authors Lisa Bradshaw and Nathan Gardner demonstrate the benefits that Pilates can offer and explain why Pilates has gone, within the space of a decade, from being virtually unknown to what is now one of the most popular exercise methods, with applications in areas as widespread as medicine, professional sport and the performing arts.
Drawing on the latest medical research, the authors have updated and refreshed favourite exercises as well as introducing many new exercises and variations. All can be performed with little or no equipment and 'The Pilates Bible' shows you how to progress safely at your own pace through Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels. There is also an introduction to equipment-based Pilates showing the link between mat-based exercises and those using studio equipment such as the Reformer and the Cadillac.
The Pilates Bible includes a special section on ante- and postnatal exercise and on joint health, as well as the use of Pilates in the workplace, in the gym and in sport.