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STANDING
PILATES

STANDING
PILATES
Strengthen and Tone Your Body
Wherever You Are

J OA N B R E I BA RT

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This book is printed on acid-free paper.
Copyright © 2005 by Joan Breibart. All rights reserved
All photographs © Sarah Silver
Illustration on p. 25 © James Sheehan
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Published simultaneouslyin Canada
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Breibart, Joan.
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.
RA781.B725 2004
613.7'1—dc22
2004005668
Printed in the United States of America
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

For Doug, Peter, and Roger

Contents

Acknowledgments

ix

1

My Personal Pilates Story

1

2

What Is Pilates?

3

3Smart Body Information

7

4

The Classical Mat

29

5

Being Vertical

43

6

The Standing Exercises

49

7

After Standing Pilates

141

Afterword

145
Pilates and the PhysicalMind
Institute

147

Osteoporosis and How Pilates
Can Help

149

Appendix C

Testimonials on Standing Pilates

157

Appendix D

Certifying Pilates Studios

161

Appendix EStanding Pilates Instructors

167

Appendix F

Certified Pilates Instructors

195

Appendix A
Appendix B

Glossary

215

Index

219

vii

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank the following individuals for their special
contributions:
• Jack Scovil, my supportive and visionary literary agent, who saw the
value of Standing Pilates
• Tom Miller, my...
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