INFORMATIONProduct DescriptionPilates Illustrated is your guide to lengthening and strengthening muscles while improving posture, flexibility, and balance.
Renowned instructor Portia Page shows you how to perform the essential movements, exercises, and mat work routines. You’ll also learn to incorporate equipment, such as a stability ball, stretch band, and Pilates ring, to isolate muscles for targeted results.
Pilates Illustrated’s straightforward, highly visual approach and 13 predefined routines (including those for perfecting posture, low back care, morning energy, evening relaxation, and total-body strength) offer the quickest, and most effective way to experience the physical and mental benefits of Pilates. Throughout you’ll also find execution cues, modifications, and variations allowing you to immediately perform each exercise regardless of experience or skill level.
With detailed instructions and hundreds of full-color photos, Pilates Illustrated will accompany you step by step on the path to improved health, strength, flexibility, energy, and relaxation. This is the exercise guide that you will turn to time and time again.
- Chapter 1 Art and Practice of Pilates
- Chapter 2 Standing Warm-Up Exercises and Stretches
- Chapter 3 Kneeling Mat Exercises
- Chapter 4 Side-Lying Mat Exercises
- Chapter 5 Prone Mat Exercises
- Chapter 6 Supine Mat Exercises
- Chapter 7 Seated Mat Exercises
- Chapter 8 Stability Ball Exercises
- Chapter 9 Pilates Ring Exercises
- Chapter 10 Band Exercises
- Chapter 11 Pilates Routines
Portia Page is a master Pilates instructor at Propel Pilates and Fitness in Rancho Bernardo, California. She is a gold-certified Pilates teacher through Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a faculty member of Balanced Body University (BBU), and a Stott Pilates-certified instructor of levels 1 and 2. She was also a 2002 Reebok master trainer and holds a master instructor certification with 24-Hour Fitness, where she helped develop programs for instructors and conduct presentations and certifications throughout the United States. Page also holds certifications with both ACE and AFAA for group exercise and provides continuing education credits for ACE, AFAA, and PMA.
Page has developed five Pilates studios for California WOW Xperience fitness clubs in Thailand and South Korea and has trained more than 150 instructors at those clubs in the full mat and apparatus repertoire. Page was also a regional group exercise manager, managing five clubs in Thailand and three in Korea and overseeing nearly 1,000 group exercise classes per week.
She has starred in four videos with 24-Hour Fitness for group exercise instructors and was featured in Keli Roberts’ Pilates Quick Fix video. She has also served as a fitness video technician for Shape magazine.