From time to time I go searching for new and exciting weight loss ideas and my audience always likes to hear about the latest, greatest. The subtitle of this book is “The Secret to Moving Comfortably, Easily and Pain-free for the Rest of Your Life”. The Author’s premise is simple: “Work on feeling energetic and the pounds will come off. Feel better to look better.” The best solutions in life are the simple solutions and this book, along with its many diagrams is an excellent source of health and wellness as we all get older.
Pilates is a physical fitness system that uses the mind to control the muscles by focusing on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. The practice has been growing rapidly the last several years as more and more Americans begin to discover the benefits of this approach to physical fitness and overall well being.
Now, Master Pilates trainer Christine Binnendyk shows over-40-year-olds how to slow down the aging process – and jettison pain patterns – with this safe, simplified, and fully illustrated approach to Pilates. In just 15 minutes a day, with no equipment at all, the Ageless Pilates system retrains the body past pain and discomfort, regardless of age or current condition. Binnendyk has revolutionized the practice of Pilates with an easy-to-learn ABC system that creates youthful energy and mobility starting with the very first lesson. The ABCs – Anchor Points, Body Geometry and Comfort Choices – quickly become intuitive, allowing the system to carry from the exercise mat into everyday life.
As the book details: Anchor Points provide stability and safety for every position and movement. Body Geometry creates an efficient structure that works just the right amount to get results, but not so much that it causes undue wear and tear. Comfort Options offer the flexibility to fine tune every exercise based on how the body feels right in this moment. When combined, these concepts transform body mechanics and movement patterns creating a body that is strong and limber, comfortable and pain-free. Bodies of all ages respond with new comfortable posture, loose and easy movement patterns, and a renewed sense of energy.
Each of the 23 Lessons features options that make the exercises accessible to all levels, increasing confidence, strength and flexibility. Master these in 15-minutes a day, then move on to the 18 Workouts for ongoing practice and continued improvement. Whether you’re simply looking for a sleek, ageless body, or you’re working with an ailment like low-back pain, arthritis, low bone density or diminished mobility, you’ll find lessons and workouts designed specifically for you.
Kevin Graham serves as the Managing Director at Empower Me Photo. Empower Me Photo provides tools to help those seeking to stay on their diet or exercise program over the long run – by showing how you are going to look AFTER you lose the weight. You will be amazed at how you are going to look – and your empowering photo can be in your hand as quickly as tomorrow. And you will be inspired, motivated, and yes, EMPOWERED, to stay on your program over the long run.