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by Mari Winsor

eBook The Pilates Powerhouse download ISBN: 0738202282
Author: Mari Winsor
Publisher: Da Capo Press; English Language edition (September 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1400 kb
Fb2: 1514 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Health and Diets
Subcategory: Exercise and Fitness

The Pilates Powerhouse book The Winsor Pilates Body Sculpting Program The Pilates Workout Journal. 3. The Powerhouse - The secret and essential ingredient. I didn't really understand fully what this was until reading this book. There is not enough time on the videos to go into depth.

The Pilates Powerhouse book The Winsor Pilates Body Sculpting Program The Pilates Workout Journal. This book is probably best purchased along with the Winsor Pilates Body Sculpting Program and Pilates Workout Journal.

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За счет Мари Winsor Мягкая обложка. в среднем, исходя из 5 оценок товара. I've done Mari Winsor Pilates DVDs for awhile but wanted something a little more. I like this book as it talks about the history of Pilates and has great testimonials and examples of how Pilates has helped so many people. I also like the mat-workout as it includes beginner, intermediate and advanced moves and tells you how to make it easier or harder.

In 1990, Mari opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles, and introduced her innovative signature workout, dynamic sequencing, based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. She has co-authored three books: The Pilates Powerhouse; The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Your Figure; and The Pilates Workout Journal: An Exercise Diary and Conditioning Guide.

The Pilates Powerhouse book. Mari Winsor, one of . Help your butt say neener neener! to Father Time. s most popular Pilates instructors, has brilliantly collected the essential exercises-none of which requires any equipment other than perhaps a carpeted floor-into a supremely inspiring, snappily written, simple-to-follow handbook, perhaps the perfect book for new moms, business travelers looking to stay fit while on the road, and the.

Help your butt say neener neener! to Father Time.

Mari Winsor, Mark Laska. An exercise routine embraced by professional dancers for over fifty years, Pilates is now the hottest and most talked about fitness trend since the running shoe. The perfect blend of Yoga and Nautilus, Pilates concentrates on building strength and flexibility, improving coordination, balance, and posture, and increasing stamina. All Pilates movements are initiated by muscles in the abdominal area (known as the powerhouse) and are designed to work the smaller muscles that support larger ones, while stretching and lengthening the entire muscular package.

Mari is sought as a fitness and Pilates expert by the media. She has created a series Pilates DVDs and kits with Gaiam: Mari Winsor Pilates DVD, Mari Winsor’s Beginner Pilates DVD, and Mari Winsor’s Lower Body Pilates DVD. Mari is the owner of Winsor Choza Pilates.

Developed by Pilates instructor Mari Winsor, Winsor . Winsor Pilates is one of the most recognizable names in the Pilates world

Developed by Pilates instructor Mari Winsor, Winsor Pilates is known for its weight loss, body sculpting, and abdominal workouts. Winsor Pilates is one of the most recognizable names in the Pilates world. Developed by professional Pilates instructor Mari Winsor, Winsor Pilates is known for its line of DVD's on weight loss, body sculpting, and abdominal workouts and also for a host of infomercials that literally skyrocketed Pilates into a household name when they hit TV's nationwide. She is well known for her Winsor Pilates infomercials, her extensive line of videos, her books, and also as one of the foremost Pilates trainers for Hollywood celebrities.

An exercise routine embraced by professional dancers for over fifty years, Pilates is now the hottest and most talked about fitness trend since the running shoe. The perfect blend of Yoga and Nautilus, Pilates concentrates on building strength and flexibility, improving coordination, balance, and posture, and increasing stamina. All Pilates movements are initiated by muscles in the abdominal area (known as the powerhouse) and are designed to work the smaller muscles that support larger ones, while stretching and lengthening the entire muscular package. A low-impact yet highly intense workout, Pilates is ideal for everyone, young or old, those who are extremely fit or out of shape, as well as those who have chronic pain, injuries, or asthma.Illustrated with over 100 black-and-white photographs, The Pilates Powerhouse brings this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home, without the need for expensive classes and elaborate equipment. Using only a mat, a stick and, for advanced Pilates, a ball, readers will feel personally trained by Mari Winsor's innovative routines and spirited instruction, reaping the dramatic and lasting results of Pilates in less than an hour a day.
Comments: (7)
Questanthr
I like this book because Mari includes in the back of the book many exercises people can do BEFORE they begin the more intensive exercises. There are entire sections for people with "bad" necks, backs, and asthma in the back of the book-- these exercises are instrumental in preparing you to do the regular exercises. The book has a compassionate note in this respect, and it's helpful to know that Mari brought herself back from not being able to walk (because of an auto accident) using the Pilates in this book AND the beginning exercises in the back of the book. This may be why she is so good at getting people started in small steps. I've looked at other Pilates books, and they all seem to assume that everyone is ready to launch right into the Pilates routine. People who reviewed this book and thought that there were no beginning exercises must have missed the last thirty or so pages of this book (and the table of contents)! For people like me who always feel a bit rushed by the videos, this book works well because I can take my time and re-read the instructions to make sure I'm paying attention to all of the details of the movements.
Talrajas
"If you honor the spiritual and scientific basis of this technique, and give over all your concentration and incorporate the fluidity of movement, you will possess all the keys to bring "Quality" to this method and experience the profound benefits Pilates offers." -Mari Winsor

Mari Winsor enjoys helping people transform their bodies and for those of us who are just discovering the benefits and FINALLY seeing some results, we are especially excited about the fact that Mari has organized a program for us to help us transform our bodies.

Maybe these types of exercises are just addictive because you really can see results. These exercises also provide a quiet place where you can just be by yourself and nurture yourself. In a way, they are like Yoga where you have time to yourself just
to reflect and move in the moment.

You need three items to fully appreciate Winsor Pilates:

The Pilates Powerhouse book
The Winsor Pilates Body Sculpting Program
The Pilates Workout Journal

This book is probably best purchased along with the Winsor Pilates Body Sculpting Program and Pilates Workout Journal. To find the Body Sculpting program, link over to the drugstore.com area that is connected with Amazon. For some reason, I can't get
the program to list when searching for Mari Winsor at Amazon.

I would like to see this book in a "spiral bound" version because you will want to be able to keep the pages open. This is a book you want to use, not just read once. I would also like to find a Pilates wall chart. No luck so far.

The exercises in this book are all in Mari's Body Sculpting program. To do these exercises correctly, I find it is essential to watch the videos first. Then, you can use this book to remind yourself of the exercises while doing other fun things like watching movies. The journal is also useful as it has a beginner to advance routine and you can follow the lists.

I've thought about cutting out all the pictures in the book and pasting them onto note cards and placing them on a key ring so I can have the exercises all in a row. This might be what I resort to if I can't find a chart.

The reason I personally love this method of exercising is because I can do the exercises while watching TV or a movie.

This book is going to tell you all the basics you need to know. The explanations do go into more depth than even on the videos. Yet, I think to appreciate the program, it is best to watch the videos first.

Contents:

Introduction: Find out who Joseph Pilates was and why he was a revolutionary force in the world of fitness.

Part One: The Power of Pilates

1. The Joy of Movement - What are the benefits? These are rather convincing. If you are stressed out by other routines, these exercises provide a loving, nurturing environment in which your body can change. You feel that you are really caring for yourself.

2. Principles of Understanding - Learn about breathing, relaxation, concentration, control, fluidity, strength, flexibility, freedom and control. There is a certain joy in the opposites presented in these exercises. You stretch and tone. You relax and work out. There is a certain balance you achieve through each routine.

3. The Powerhouse - The secret and essential ingredient. I didn't really understand fully what this was until reading this book. There is not enough time on the videos to go into depth. That is why this book is essential!

Part Two: Doing It

4. Before You Begin - More motivation and pep talk from Mari. I love her style. I love the way she can convince me to get down on the floor and work out. What a woman!

5. Pilates Mat Work - These are the exercises. A full list of 41 ways to firm, tone and stretch. All the exercises are shown with complete detailed explanations. Most have a "prep, ready and action" area. Some only need a "ready and action." The instructions are easy-to-understand, but to fully understand them, I again recommend the videos. So worth the price.

Part Three: Injuries and Injury Prevention

6. Defying Defeat- If you have been injured and are in pain, Pilates might be the perfect remedy for healing and diminishing chronic pain. I know it has helped my back and my entire body feels stronger.

7. Neck Injuries - Neck stretches you can do to alleviate pain. When first doing these exercises, you will notice some tension in your shoulders and neck, but that quickly subsides as you build up muscles to support your head. There are also variations so you don't have to lift your head as much when doing the exercises. Of course, you want to work to that level.

8. Lower Back Pain - Stretches and modifications. "Rolling Down the Wall" is a fun exercise to stretch out your lower back.

9. Asthma - interesting to have included this in the book. But asthma is actually very common. Breathing through your nose is what Mari recommends. I've heard that cold air on the back of the throat can actually aggravate Asthma. Exercise induced Asthma is a reality.

10. Beyond the Mat - Look for a Pilates studio. The equipment can help give you a deeper stretch and added resistance. In this section, it would have been nice to see the exercise machines. She gives a toll-free number so you can call and find a studio in your area.

Like Yoga, Pilates is really a way of life for many. You can add this type of program to a walking program and see added benefits. I like this better than Yoga, because there are still some pretty intense moves in Yoga that will take me years to perfect. With Pilates, you feel almost proficient from the start. None of the exercises are "too difficult" or "impossible."

A Balanced approach to Life and Exercise.

~The Rebecca Review
Fearlesshunter
This book was a gift for our daughter in-law who asked about my & my husband's pilates routine. This isn't the first time we've shared this book with others. After looking at many pilates books we chose this one years ago because it's the most comprehensive. I still check new books that come out, but Pilates Powerhouse stands out as superior. Includes an informative history of Joseph Pilates development of the exercises & information about the uses of Pilates for physical therapy. But Mari's progression through the exercises is the best! You can always adjust to your time limitations & of course you build up your routine as your strength builds up.

In our opinion this is the best all around Pilates book!
Nalmergas
I've become a Pilates junkie because it's really true when they say you'll have a whole new body after 30 sessions. So I've bought many books and tapes on the subject. This book is good in that it covers the complete mat workout. There are very wordy descriptions and some photos of each exercise but it would have worked better if they had numbered the written sequence to match with appropriately numbered photos. The book by Brooke Siler does a much better job I think in describing the exercises.
The exercises vary slightly in all the Pilates books/routines that I've read/seen and this will add a few more to the repertoire. There is an interesting intro/history and some supplemental exercises for special conditions (the author swears Pilates helped to control her asthma). This book does have more modifications of some of the exercises than the Siler book (and more name dropping) so that may make this book worth it to you - even though it is harder to follow.
Fordg
I bought the Pilates videos and I've enjoyed them. This book is a useful tool for understanding the method behind the moves. It is written clearly, explaining parts of the movements most people would not think to consider when starting any exercise program. I was glad to see her point out that these moves should be done to the comfort level of the individual, stressing the importance of injury prevention. Included is a complete part on stretches/ exercises for dealing with soreness in different areas of the body.
However, it helps to have some knowledge of kinesthetics or dance, as Pilates is about mental awareness of the body.