Pilate my Body
February 9, 2006 11:59 AM Subscribe
Please recommend a good Pilates book with a focus on mat exercises.
posted by schroedinger to health & fitness (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've done Pilates before so I have a pretty good idea of many of the moves, but I can't fit the classes into my schedule so I'd like to do them at home. Among the thousands of Pilates books out there, are there any ones that are recognized as masters in the field? Extra points for clear illustrations and/or explanations of the moves, and gradiated exercises so I can adjust the difficulty levels as I go. I don't have any of the fancy equipment (nor does my gym), so a focus on matwork would be great.
I'd prefer a book to a tape or DVD as I don't have the facilities for the latter and the book is more conducive to working out while traveling.
Does anyone have any experience with the PHI Pilates
instructional manual? Is it any good?