In this remarkable new guide, master Pilates instructor Brooke Siler reinvents how and where Pilates is performed, exponentially increasing its effectiveness. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, "Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge takes a fresh approach to Pilates, showing you how to incorporate Pilates-conscious movements in every aspect of your life:
At the Gym: Siler takes you through a fun, rapid-fire circuit of machines that gets and keeps you in your cardio target zone. And, for the first time ever in a Pilates book, you will learn how to maximize your workouts on standard gym equipment (StairMaster, treadmill, stationary bike, etc.) by using proper Pilates technique.
On the Mat: Siler has created four new target-specific mat routines to take experienced practitioners and beginners alike to new levels of body-sculpted accomplishment.
At Home: Siler takes the at-home basics to a new level by applying Pilates' principles to work with weights, bands, and non-accoutrement-based exercises.
Sports: Siler offers insight into secrets of the world's best athletes, explaining how to move with Pilates form in individual and team sports. With core strength you will hit better golf shots, and ski with less fatigue than ever before.
Everyday Life: Using her "Invisible Workout," Siler shows you how even restocking the pantry, climbing stairs on the way to work, or a ping-pong match with the kids can be done the Pilates way.
You will be amazed at how much better you feel when your carriage, breathing, posture, and movements are done Pilates-style. Unlike other exercise books, Siler's guide doesn't ask you to do more--it simply gets the most out ofeverything you already do.