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Va Va Voom: Pilates

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  • ISBN: 9781840725865
  • Publication date: 22 Apr 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Gaia

The Little Book of Breathing

Una L. Tudor
Authors:
Una L. Tudor

This little guide is the answer to a single radical question: what if changing the way we breathe can change the way we live?In approachable, friendly prose, each chapter gently tackles aspects of the world that can be overwhelming - and suggests exercises, hints and tips to make it better. Are you using your phone too much? Are you having too much coffee? Are really getting the most out of your day? Questions such as these form the unspoken basis of each chapter: is your life the best it could be? And how can you get there through the simple magic of breathing?The Little Book of Breathing is a collection of techniques, exercises and helpful thoughts from life coach and counsellor Una L Tudor. She draws upon rigorous research combined with lessons from her own daily practice to guide you through the day. Structured loosely around the clock, the book takes you from "Rise and Shine", all the way to bed-time, making the book accessible and open to everyone.

Mitchell Beazley

Louise Parker: The 6 Week Programme

Louise Parker
Authors:
Louise Parker

'Louise Parker's programmes have helped Oscar-nominated film stars, royals and other movers and shakers.' - Mail on Sunday'Louise Parker has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.' - Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method, an unbelievable client list and years of experience.' - Good Housekeeping'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.' - Independent'Louise is the only one out there I trust' - Emma ThompsonThis book is for anyone truly wanting to change the way they live, reclaim their health and in doing so discover a body that's lean, strong and sustained with ease. It's about being the best version of yourself, being confident and happy in your skin and absolutely loving the way you live. I'm about to guide you through the first six weeks of a lifestyle overhaul, where you make yourself a priority and where your new habits will set you free.' - Louise Parker, bestselling author of The Louise Parker Method and Lean for Life: The CookbookLouise Parker's 6-Week Programme is a guided, motivational programme for transforming your body and enjoying the results for life. Week by week, you'll follow each of the four pillars of Louise's Method: eat beautifully, live well, think successfully and work out intelligently. You'll experience a complete mind-body reset and focus on acquiring the habits key to long-term success.

Aster

The PMA Method

Faisal Abdalla
Authors:
Faisal Abdalla

'If you think I'm motivated, you should check this guy out. He will get you up on a Monday morning' - Joe Wicks 'The more I started doing classes and also working out with my trainer, Faisal Abdalla, the better I felt about myself' - Ellie Goulding 'I've read my fair share of health and fitness books but this stands above the rest. Honest and applicable training and nutrition advice full of innovative workouts for all abilities and seriously delicious looking recipe ideas. Faisal's core value of positive mental attitude shines through in every page and is contagious. This will be the most valuable purchase you'll make to kickstart your fitness journey.' - Michael Jennings, Fitness Editor at Men's Health Magazine Faisal Abdalla, aka 'Mr PMA', is a Barry's Bootcamp and Nike master trainer, who has trained a long list of celebrities, including pop stars Ellie Goulding, Harry Styles, Ella Eyre, John Newman and Jorja Smith. He believes that there are three very simple rules to looking and feeling great: eating well, training hard and thinking positively.The PMA Method is about working hard to develop the positive mental attitude (PMA) that you need to achieve the body that you want. This book teaches you to understand how the smallest of steps can lead to huge changes and propel you on the journey to becoming a better version of yourself. Featuring interactive exercise routines you can do virtually alongside Faisal for that extra push, as well as tips on how to unlock your PMA and how to prepare healthy versions of your favourite food, this book has everything you need to motivate you to smash your goals.Learn how to fuel your fitness and maximise results with post-workout options attached to every recipe. If you're craving a takeaway, look for the #FaisalFakeaway tag which will teach you how to create healthy versions at home or, if you're after a vegetarian meal, check out the #MeatFreeMonday recipes scattered throughout the book.Wake up to a hearty breakfast of Turmeric and coconut scrambled eggs, followed by a post-workout lunch of Itsa pizza pitta and finish your day with a nutritious Thai style burgers with almond butter satay sauce.With a huge range of recipes and workouts that can be adapted to any ability, there is something for everyone.The Book- Eat, sleep, PMA, train, repeat.- 50 recipes- 12 workout programmes- Shazam option for workouts so you can virtually train alongside Faisal at home or in the gym- 14 day guide to reset your body and mind and get you on the path towards a stronger, happier, healthier you

Kyle Books

The 2 Meal Day

Max Lowery
Authors:
Max Lowery

In The 2 Meal Day, Max Lowery introduces intermittent fasting - eat just two meals a day, either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner - to burn fat and get fit fast. Rather than grazing on food all day or having to do complicated calorie calculations for two days of the 5:2 diet, simply eat two meals to lose weight, reduce hunger and feel more energised. Choose your two meals from Max's delicious, nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes; start the day with Salmon Mini Frittatas or a Breakfast Burrito; Lunch on Thai Green Chicken Curry or Tuna Casserole or enjoy Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto or Sea Bass Sauce Vierge for Dinner. There are even healthier desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth without over-indulging - choose from Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse or Banana Pancakes. Max shows how to combine your 2-meal day with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - short duration and maximum effort exercises - and resistance workouts to help you drop fat and get fit quickly. So ditch the calorie-counting and the sugar highs and lows and enjoy two meals a day alongside Max's workouts for a leaner, fitter, healthier body.

Kyle Books

Pilates for Pregnancy

Lynne Robinson
Authors:
Lynne Robinson

Pilates for Pregnancy offers over 60 gentle exercises divided into two main sections: Early Pregnancy (0 to 16 weeks) and Later Pregnancy (16 weeks to birth). In addition, Lynne offers exercises for pre- and post-pregnancy. The book covers all the current health guidelines: for instance, did you know that exercising supine during pregnancy increases your chances of developing supine hypotensive syndrome? The book is especially unique for its inclusion of a Q&A with a midwife on preparing for labour and the birth itself, a series of postnatal exercises that you can do with your baby, plus a groundbreaking new exercise programme for correcting diastasis recti (abdominal separation that occurs shortly after childbirth). With Pilates for Pregnancy you will be well on your way to attaining an enjoyable and enriching pregnancy.

Mitchell Beazley

The Louise Parker Method

Louise Parker
Authors:
Louise Parker

'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.'Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method, an unbelievable client list and years of experience.'Good Housekeeping'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.'Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.'IndependentIt is not a diet - it is an inspiring, easy-to-follow programme for life, consisting of two phases:TRANSFORM - taking the direct route to your best bodyLIFESTYLE - protecting your results for lifeThe method is the best-kept secret of A-list celebrities, royals, global CEOs, entrepreneurs and London society - the quickest, most do-able approach of total body and lifestyle transformation. It contains over 80 effortless recipes to help you 'Eat Beautifully' and avoid being 'Organically Overweight'. Many of the recipes call for fewer than 8 ingredients and take just 8 minutes to prepare.For the first time, Louise shares her unique four-pronged approach to lasting success that has made her method the mecca for worldwide clients demanding the most intelligent, focused and practical solution to permanent weight loss and habit change. The book details four simple pillars that promise you can drop two dress sizes in six weeks without a chia seed in sight. Think Successfully - positivity, keeping inspiring company and making time for simple pleasures every single dayLive Well - de-cluttering your surroundings, a Digital Detox after 9pm every night, sleeping 7-8 hours a night and taking 20 minutes a day to 'brain nap'Eat Beautifully - eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily from any of the 80 delicious recipes in the book Exercise Intelligently - achievable goals of walk a minimum of 10,000 steps, exercise for 30 minutes, following Louise's workouts or other exercises you enjoy

Gaia

The Complete Pilates Tutor

Alan Herdman
Authors:
Alan Herdman

Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect.­A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.

Gaia

The Complete Pilates Tutor

Alan Herdman
Authors:
Alan Herdman
Kyle Books

Pilates for Life: How to improve strength, flexibility and health over 40

Lynne Robinson, Carmela Trappa, Jenny Hawke
Authors:
Lynne Robinson, Carmela Trappa, Jenny Hawke

Pilates for Life is the ideal guide to Pilates for anyone over 40. In addition to providing clear information and step-by-step instructions for a specially tailored workout, there are also sections on how specially developed exercises can help with a number of conditions. From gentle exercises suitable for recovering from a hip replacement to coping strategies for the symptoms of Parkinson's, this is in depth and carefully researched guide is essential reading. Written by two Pilates experts with a wealth of experience and in consultation with a chartered Physiotherapist, the exercises and tips in Pilates for Life can help to prevent or reduce the development of some issues and conditions associated with ageing. This book is full of inspiring guidance for anyone wanting to explore the benefits of Pilates.

Godsfield Press

The Pilates Bible

Jo Ferris
Authors:
Jo Ferris

The complete Pilates programme includes more than 100 mat and standing exercises for absolutely everyone - beginners to advanced, plus workouts for special needs and groups such as back and neck problems, pregnancy, young people and seniors. All the sequences are easy to follow, fully illustrated and accompanied with the key benefits of each move.Also included is a comprehensive section on the principles and concepts of Pilates, including stance, breathing, control and safety.

Hamlyn

My Pilates Guru

Anya Hayes
Authors:
Anya Hayes

My Pilates Guru provides the reader with the ultimate in practical instruction by combining the benefits of a fully-illustrated book with a companion iOS app. The book provides core illustrated theory and step-by-step guides to Pilates positions and exercises. All the exercises are heavily illustrated, making it easy for you to follow along at home, and the book provides in-depth instruction that takes you from the basics through to the more advanced exercises. The book is structured to give core theory and explain the history of Pilates, include instructions on the basic, beginner, intermediate and advanced positions, and help with designing your own sessions. The My Guru application uniquely enhances the Pilates learning experience and is downloadable to your iPhone or iPad via the App Store. This allows you to take your Guru with you and get instruction wherever you choose to exercise. Its versatility allows you to design sessions that will suit your level of ability while making it easy to track your exercise history and monitor key aspects of your health.

Kyle Books

Pilates for Weight Loss

Lynne Robinson
Authors:
Lynne Robinson

A 2006 study stated that 'Fat loss comes from burning sufficient number of calories. While cardio exercise tends to be an efficient calorie burner, Pilates appears to possess the potential to burn enough calories if done regularly, over the long haul and properly.' (Medicine and Science). Pilates for Weight Loss is a pioneering regime that will put you back in control of your weight. Pilates will change your shape and help you to achieve a long, lean silhouette, while also controlling your weight. This is the first book to create a programme to emphasise these benefits. Burn calories, flatten your stomach and gain a more defined waist. This title helps improve your posture; learn better breathing techniques; gain greater flexibility and core stability; and control stress and boost energy levels.

Kyle Books

Pilates Bible

Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw
Authors:
Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw

Lynne Robinson is the world's bestselling Pilates author and The Pilates Bible is the most authoritative and comprehensive book on Pilates to date presenting the latest research, both medical and practical, and including exercises with brand new modifications that take the reader from beginner level right through to advanced. Starting with the guiding principles and taking you through a natural progression of routines (including workouts of varying lengths with studio and home equipment to suit every occasion) the book also contains a health section with advice on Pilates for back pain and keen injuries and both antenatal and postnatal exercises. With all this and more, this one-stop handbook shows why Pilates has gone from cult status to an essential part of our modern lifestyle.

Hamlyn

Back Care Basics

Stella Weller
Authors:
Stella Weller

Back pain is most common between the ages of 35 and 55 and is a major cause of sickness absence from work. However with the help of this book - and in as little as two weeks - you can improve your posture, strengthen your muscles and relieve discomfort. In this essential guide Stella Weller explains the different types of back pain and their causes and how to treat and manage acute and persistent back pain safely. Plan a programme that is right for you with a series of simple but effective step-by-step exercises based on Pilates, yoga and Alexander Technique, and learn the best ways to bend and lift. Also included are top tips for the home, office and travelling and answers to common queries and concerns.

Spruce

Things To Do Now That You're Single Again

Eva Gizowska
Authors:
Eva Gizowska
Gaia

Pilates for Men

Alan Herdman
Authors:
Alan Herdman
Hamlyn

Pilates for Pregnancy

Jan Endacott
Authors:
Jan Endacott

Keep healthy, toned and comfortable throughout your pregnancy with these safe and gentle exercises to suit your changing shape. Clear step-by-step instructions and gentle hints will take you through the basics and exercises for every stage. Also included are at-a-glance workouts, breathing techniques and an easy-to-follow postnatal exercise plan to help you regain your figure quickly after the birth.

Spruce

Pilates For Dogs

Gaia

Ashtanga Yoga

John Scott
Authors:
John Scott
Spruce

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