The 21st Century
Lin Van Heuit-Robbins
Presentation Dynamics LLC
This new Revision of the popular Pilates Primer contains all of the original Pilates Primer content and materials (copies of both of Joseph Pilates original two books: Contrology and Your Health) and another almost 100 pages with significant writings on the latest developments in the Pilates world of trainings and instruction in recent years. Much has changed in the 21st Century since 1934 when Joseph Pilates wrote his first book (Your Health) about fitness and health. His second book in 1945, Return to Life through Contrology, contains his detailed and definitive series of exercises. Both of these original books were copyrighted and republished by us, and are incorporated into this new Revised edition under the new and broader title, Pilates Evolution. This Revision has received dramatic and extensive updates for the 21st Century and is the natural evolution of his original writings, elucidating, expanding on, and demonstrating where Pilates' fitness is moving currently. Inside this new book, Pilates Evolution, you will find all the Pilates' Primer pages and much more: • Joe's original exercise photograph sequences, poses and instructions. • Joe's original words explaining his very personal Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness. • The very latest in 21st Century enhancements to Pilates' exercises, using variations in body positioning, balancing, centering, and aligning, both with and without additional exercise props. Joseph Pilates based his work on the concept of a balanced body and mind espoused by the early Greeks. Learn in this book how current practitioners of Pilates in the 21st Century expand upon Joe's earlier work. Read and see photographic sequences about creative approaches involving circular movements, standing postures, and core strengthening exercises using props such as tubes, weights, poles, bands, magic circles, mini-balls, stability balls, foam rollers and more.
Joseph Pilates based his concepts of a balanced body and mind on the approach espoused by the early Greeks. His books discuss fitness, health, and include his original exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques.Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of revolutionary in his impact on the world of fitness and exercise. You will learn in his books the original exercises that he taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. His carefully designed exercises constitute the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind.Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology." The exercises shown in his original books constitute the breadth of his ground-breaking definition of Contrology, and are basic to the growing army of worldwide trainers whose teachings rely on the instructions contained his books.In his books, you will learn the exercises that Joseph Pilates recommended to accompany his basic advice regarding posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, and physical education. It is fascinating to study these exercises and to discover the origins of what is being taught by fitness enthusiasts, health educators, and exercise trainers around the world.Judd Robbins has spent more than thirty years teaching physical fitness to students across the United States. During more than half of that time, he has specialized in teaching and enhancing the fundamental guidance and instruction of Joseph Pilates. Judd has multiple certifications in Pilates, yoga, and martial arts from various organizations such as the Pilates Institute, YogaFit, Jujitsu America, and the American Council on Exercise. He brings to his Pilates and other physical fitness teachings, and his own expansion of Joseph Pilates' original work, the unique background of a college degree in physics to add to his multi-decade studies of health, exercise, and fitness.Judd resonates strongly with the approach of a balanced body and mind espoused by the early Greeks. His authorized republication of Joe Pilates' original books are in synch with and recognize the latest evolutionary developments that underlie the worldwide growth of interest and influence of Joseph Pilates' fitness strategies and exercise techniques.Lin Van Heuit-Robbins brings a Masters degree in exercise physiology from the University of California, Berkeley, to her regular teachings in Pilates and Personal Training. Certified by the Physical Mind Institute in Pilates, she is also certified by the American Council on Exercise as both a group instructor and a personal trainer. She has developed scores of courses in Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, core circuit, step, stretch, strength and contour, and step aerobics. She brings decades of study and training experience to her writings, her classes, and her personal training.