This book teaches the basics of the Pilates method of fitness, a whole body workout that strengthens the abs and back and straightens the posture. Practiced worldwide by dance companies, physical therapists, and health clubs, the method is especially good for pregnant women, for people who have special fitness needs because of chronic back pain, joint stress, or obesity, and for anyone wishing to prevent osteoporosis.
Rather than sucking in your gut and wishing that you looked svelte in your wetsuit,
affectionately known as the little black dress, try Pilates: It’s a whole torso workout
that strengthens the abs and back and that also straightens your posture, making you
feel taller. Pilates is the wave of the future, combining the allure of rebalancing your
mind as you fine-tune from head to toe; it possesses tremendous appeal. Here’s Joseph
Pilates’s prophecy: In 10 sessions, you’ll feel the difference; in 20, you’ll see the difference;
in 30, you’ll have a new body.