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Science of Pilates

Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice | 1 CEC
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Explore the science behind over 50 Pilates exercises to master each movement with confidence and control. Revitalize and perfect your Pilates practice by understanding the muscle action, breathwork and techniques required.

Did you know that performing Pilates can strengthen your core, improve flexibility, and posture, and help to reduce stress and anxiety at the same time? Backed by scientific research, learn how Pilates exercises benefit every system in the body. Examine annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each exercise, safe alignment, and more including:

  • Specially commissioned computer-generated image (CGI) artworks depict all the main Pilates exercises with variations that add or reduce challenge; and
  • Artworks that detail the mechanics of each exercise, correct body posture, the muscles involved and how they engage to perform movements; and
  • Illustrations featuring color-coding to highlight how the muscles, ligaments, and joints engage, stretch, and relax to perform each exercise; and
  • Pilates programs tailored to different abilities and aims; and
  • Suggested practices with a progressive increase in challenge over weeks and months; and
  • Easy-to-follow infographics help explain the hard science behind why Pilates training is so effective and what beneficial physical adaptations it can bring.

This evidence-based, approachable, and pragmatic fitness guide is a professional essential.


40 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.

  • Kindle eBook: 183927 KB. ASIN: B0BBTQZVG1. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
  • Book: Paperback, 224pp. Feb 2022. ISBN-13: 978-0744051285. Book preview | Author bio
ACE Approved

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has approved this continuing education course which provides 1 continuing education credit (CEC).

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