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Va Va Voom: Pilates

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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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.

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

Running Life

Kelly Holmes
Authors:
Kelly Holmes

Think, move and eat like a double Olympic champion!Running Life is Dame Kelly Holmes's inspirational and practical guide to how Mindset, Fitness and Nutrition work together to transform your physical and mental health. Drawing on her own experiences of overcoming depression and a raft of injuries to achieve her Olympic dream, Kelly shares her tips on how to make positive changes to your mindset, exercise and diet to help you perform at your highest level. Keep your body strong and improve your running performance, fuel your body with deliciously healthy meals and attain a winning mindset with advice from one of Britain's most recognisable and admired athletes.

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.PRAISE FOR LOUISE PARKER: THE SIX WEEK PROGRAMME 'It sounds not only doable but delightful' - The Telegraph '[Louise Parker is] a modern wellness guru'- The Telegraph

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.

Aster

The PMA Method

Faisal Abdalla
Authors:
Faisal Abdalla
Kyle Books

Pilates for Pregnancy

Lynne Robinson
Authors:
Lynne Robinson
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
Kyle Books

The 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
Spruce

Things To Do Now That You're Single Again

Eva Gizowska
Authors:
Eva Gizowska

Being single again can be a daunting experience. The new edition to the 'Things to do' series provides inspiration, tips and encouragement on rebuilding a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. The book helps readers to plan their new journey as a single person, suggesting positive ways to move forward with their lives and is packed with positive ideas to remind you of all the great opportunities that are out there waiting to be explored. Being single frees up your time and allows you to be more adventurous. 600 upbeat and encouraging suggestions on how to make the most of every minute while you're single. Divided into 8 sections, the ideas are simple, fun and practical inspiring ms or master Singleton to seize the moment and rediscover the excitement of being footloose and fancy-free. Chapter one; 'Seize the moment' encourages readers to embrace their life and live in the moment rather than dwelling on the past, whilst chapter eight; 'Get the Life You Want' provides readers with hints on how to reassess their future, plan their goals and follow their dreams.

Gaia

Pilates for Men

Alan Herdman
Authors:
Alan Herdman

Although Pilates has recently become extremely popular, there are few books aimed specifically at men. This book teaches you how to get the most from Pilates by allowing you to structure and pace your own workout. As you progress you can choose from basic, intermediate and advanced workouts, and select exercises according to your sport to develop specific strength in different muscle groups. Pilates for Men also gives advice on how to improve your posture and to avoid aches and pains, and includes a lifestyle section to help you feel good, both mentally and spiritually.

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

John Scott is the yoga teacher who helped Madonna sculpt her body to its high level of fitness and toned physique. He is also personal yoga teacher to Sting and Trudi Styler. With this book, Scott introduces the principles of ashtanga yoga to a wider audience. Ashtanga is one of the more dynamic forms of yoga, as powerful an exercise as doing an aerobic class. However, the benefits go far deeper than a fitter body. Ashtanga yoga is a movement meditation, where the breath is the key to focusing the mind, balancing the emotions and strengthening the spirit, while toning the muscles and building stamina. Yoga is also a philosophy and discipline for developing patience, inner strength and heightened concentration. Ashtanga literally means "eight stages" - abstinence, observance, posture, breath control, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and contemplation. The book's sequence of practice sessions provides the foundations which should allow the practitioner to achieve his or her physical and psychological peak. It starts with a simple sequence for beginners, moving on to breath-synchronized "asanas" that massage inner organs to purify the body.The structured course develops the strength, stamina and flexibility, which should provide progressively deeper therapeutic benefits.