ACE's Guide to Pilates Mat Training explores how the six traditional Pilates principles-concentration, control, physical centering, flowing movement, precision, and breathing-set this fitness modality apart and make it so effective. How modern exercise science has enhanced this traditional form of exercise is also discussed. Warm-up and core stabilization exercises are presented with detailed information on appropriate technique and modifications for various populations and fitness and experience levels. A sample workout is also included.
Produced in cooperation with the American Council on Exercise (ACE).