Shirley Sugimura Archer, M.A., is a certified Pilates trainer, wellness educator at Stanford University School of Medicine, award-winning author, popular speaker, and Master Trainer of certified fitness professionals worldwide.
Nicole Kaufman is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in several publications and books. She lives with her family in Sonoma County's beautiful wine country.
20 Minutes to Master Pilates is a clear introduction to the practice and its background, guiding you through key exercises that benefit both body and mind.
Pilates is a disciplined, focused form of exercise, designed to strengthen ligaments and joints, increase flexibility and lengthen the muscles. In this book you will discover a unique bodywork system that will help you transform your body and develop a physical presence and energy that exudes total confidence and grace.
Previously published as First Directions: Pilates, this ebook brings together classic text, written by an expert in the field, with a new chapter that condenses all the ideas and practices into a simple, digestible 20-minute read. It covers:
• What Pilates is, its background, history and principles
• Key exercises to work different parts of the body
• Essential techniques to ensure you are exercising efficiently and effectively
• Watchpoints to ensure you are exercising safely
This is part of the 20 Minutes to Master series, ten indispensable guides that can show you how to transform your life in simple and effective ways. Other titles in the series include 20 Minutes to Master Your Psychic Potential, 20 Minutes to Master NLP, 20 Minutes to Master Past Life Therapy, 20 Minutes to Master Yoga and 20 Minutes to Master Pilates.
Let Dena Simone Moss and Allison Kyle Leopold teach you everything you need to know to get in shape, beautifully sculpt your body, and truly appreciate the art of ballet. They'll let you in on all their secrets, including:
-A demystifying explanation of ballet terms and positions
-Tips on finding the right instructor and studio-and feeling comfortable once you're there
-Hints on ballet attire-including finding, choosing, and tying pointe shoes
-An exhaustive directory of where to find ballet publications, audio and videotapes, books, dance wear, schools, and studios.
Perfect for the beginner and the veteran balletomane, The Joffrey Ballet School's Ballet-Fit offers an inside glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful world of ballet.
• Top 10 reasons you're not losing weight
• Techniques for better results
• 10 exercise motivation tips
• How to tell if you're working out hard enough
• How to measure body fat
• How to warm up and cool down
• 10 tips for proper gym etiquette
• 10 tips to build muscle fast
What You Will Learn
• Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL
• Forge an unbeatable mind
• Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition
• Gain exceptional overall strength and stamina
• Improve work capacity and durability
• Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipment
A Sneak Peek into 8 Weeks to SEALFIT
It begins with your arrival as a Navy SEAL BUD/S cadet. There’s no time to dilly dally. You either do the first workout and commit to this training, or don’t bother. Next day, you move on to another challenge completely different than what you’d expect. It’s not the stuff for doubters, quitters, or complainers.
These 8 weeks will be hard. Mark will push your physical body to its limits and test your inner resolve. You’ll be tempted to give up. But if you embrace the suck of the challenge, you’ll begin to win. The stories and adventures Mark takes you on — escaping battlefield danger, calming yourself when there’s no way out, learning to trust your gut — will tap into more power than you knew you had.
You’ll begin to glimpse, and reach, your full potential. You’ll develop the character that makes a Navy SEAL: discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and leadership. You’ll thrive in a teamwork setting. You’ll learn to laugh and not take your circumstances so seriously. You’ll even know how to functionally train without equipment.
This is the ground-breaking training that increases SEALFIT athletes’ overall endurance, work capacity, and toughness. Be someone special. Let’s get started...