Get Started: Pilates, 1st Edition

  • Anya Hayes
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  • ISBN-10: 1465410821
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410825
  • DDC: 613.7
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Become a Pilates pro with Get Started: Pilates, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills!Get Started: Pilates teaches complete beginners the skills needed to master 70 Pilates poses and 9 sequences. Start simple with basic poses like leg and spine stretches, build on them with the mini bridges and side kicks, and take it further with exercises like "climb like a tree" and "the swan." With step-by-step pictures and practice exercises to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Pilates will help you learn your new skill in no time. More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects. Each book begins by answering fundamental questions, identifying an essential starter kit of tools and equipment, and explaining how to build a course. The book then divides into subject areas, with key techniques for each area demonstrated through visual glossaries and step-by-steps, followed by graded projects with annotated instructions and an assessment of how to build on achievements. Let DK be the perfect one-on-one tutor you never had: patient, illuminating, inspiring - always at hand to point you in the right direction so you can achieve your potential.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.


Title Page.

Copyright Page.


Publisher’s Note.

1: Build Your Course.

2: The 6 Principles of Pilates.

3: The 6 Key Benefits of Pilates.

4: The Science of Anatomy.

5: The Science of Alignment.

6: The Science of Breathing.

7: Essential Equipment.

8: Start Simple.

9: Plan Your Program.

10: Key Techniques to Practice.

11: Warm-Up Exercises.

12: Centering.

13: Neck Peels.

14: Wall: Roll Down.

15: Wall: Stand.

16: Wall: Chair.

17: Wall: Circles.

18: Biceps: Front Curls.

19: Biceps: Side Curls.

20: Boxing.

21: Standing Side Bends.

22: Chest Expansion.

23: Hundred Preparation.

24: Roll Back.

25: Roll Up.

26: Leg Circles.

27: Rolling Like a Ball 1.

28: Single Leg Stretch 1.

29: Double Leg Stretch 1.

30: Spine Stretch Forward 1.

31: Spine Twist.

32: Tick Tock.

33: Swan Preparation.

34: Knee Stretches.

35: Side Kicks: Front 1.

36: Side Kicks: Double Leg Lift.

37: Side Kicks: Lower Lift.

38: Mermaid.

39: Shoulder Bridge.

40: 15-Minute Sequence.

41: 30-Minute Sequence.

42: 45-Minute Sequence.

43: Assess Your Progress.

44: Build on it.

45: Plan Your Program.

46: Ten by Ten.

47: Half Roll Up.

48: Mini Bridge.

49: Letter T.

50: Rolling Like a Ball 2.

51: Single Leg Stretch 2.

52: Single Straight Leg Stretch.

53: Double Leg Stretch.

54: Spine Stretch Forward 2.

55: Neck Roll.

56: Magic Circle: Chest and Overhead.

57: Magic Circle: Pumping.

58: Magic Circle: Pliés.

59: Magic Circle: Inner Thighs and Arms.

60: Neck Pull.

61: Side Kicks: Front 2.

62: Side Kicks: Scissors.

63: Side Kicks: Circles.

64: Side Kicks: Inner Thighs.

65: Open Leg Rocker Preparation.

66: Teaser Preparation.

67: Teaser with Twist.

68: Swimming.

69: Leg Swings: Front.

70: Leg Swings: Side.

71: 15-Minute Sequence.

72: 30-Minute Sequence.

73: 45-Minute Sequence.

74: Assess Your Progress.

75: Take it Further.

76: Plan Your Program.

77: The Hundred.

78: Roll Over.

79: Climb a Tree.

80: Footwork 1.

81: Footwork 2.

82: Double Straight Leg Stretch.

83: Criss-Cross.

84: Spine Stretch Forward 3.

85: Open Leg Rocker.

86: Seal.

87: Corkscrew.

88: Saw.

89: Swan.

90: Double Leg Kick.

91: Scissors.

92: Teaser 1.

93: Teaser 2.

94: Teaser 3.

95: Rocking.

96: 15-Minute Sequence.

97: 30-Minute Sequence.

98: 45-Minute Sequence.

99: Assess Your Progress.


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