Strengthen and Tone Your Body
Wherever You Are
J OA N B R E I BA RT
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Standing pilates : strengthen and tone your body wherever you are / Joan Breibart.
p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-471-56655-1 (paper: alk. paper)
1. Pilates method. 2. Physical ﬁtness. 3. Exercise. I. Title.
Printed in the United States of America
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
For Doug, Peter, and Roger
My Personal Pilates Story
What Is Pilates?
3Smart Body Information
The Classical Mat
The Standing Exercises
After Standing Pilates
Pilates and the PhysicalMind
Osteoporosis and How Pilates
Testimonials on Standing Pilates
Certifying Pilates Studios
Appendix EStanding Pilates Instructors
Certiﬁed Pilates Instructors
The author would like to thank the following individuals for their special
• Jack Scovil, my supportive and visionary literary agent, who saw the
value of Standing Pilates
• Tom Miller, my...