In this second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz reveals
the repertoire he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group
of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the
The complete programme includes a purposeful grouping of exercises into blocks that work all regions of the body and progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development.
With more than 200 exercises and over 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the subject. As a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one needed to improve balance, concentration, coordination, posture, muscle tone, core strength and flexibility.
Chapter 1. Enhancing the Mind and Body
Chapter 2. Alignment, Posture, and Movement
Chapter 3. Powerful Pilates Practice
Chapter 4. Mat Work
Chapter 5. Universal Reformer
Chapter 6. Cadillac
Chapter 7. Wunda Chair
Chapter 8. Barrels
Chapter 9. Ped-a-Pul
Chapter 10. Arm Chair
Chapter 11. Magic Circle
Chapter 12. Sample Exercise Routines
About the Author(s)
Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates, with over three decades of Pilates practice and achievement. He is a prominent lecturer and teacher at symposia, universities, colleges and studios around the world. He holds a master of arts degree in dance from the University of Surrey. Rael’s first edition of Pilates (Human Kinetics, 2006) and his Pilates Anatomy (co-authored with Karen Clippinger, Human Kinetics, 2011) have received worldwide acclaim and been translated into multiple languages.