Summary and reviews of The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler, plus links to a book excerpt from The Pilates Body and author biography of Brooke Siler. 28 Apr Pilates Informationista Brooke Siler in her Inside the Pilates Studio copy of Brooke’s first book, The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide. 28 Jan The Paperback of the The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to and Toning Your Body–Without Machines by Brooke Siler at.

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Oct 02, Elia rated it really liked brpoke Shelves: That being said, it is clearly a beginner’s book and I find that a later published book of the same writer, The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates: Also, gyms started certifying “Pilates instructors” over weekend seminars. However, few give the dedication of a coach.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Everything is extremely clear, and there are visual cues to accompany every exercise.

The Pilates Body

This is a great way to develop your own at home Pilates routine with the authors help. Fairly user friendly, although movement can be best taught if demonstrated I still return to it constantly to refresh my personal practice and further understand this deep and powerful work.

Picked this up in a clearance section, and thought it was so good that I would have bought copies for all of my fellow pilates friends Aug 24, Shelley rated it liked it. What profession other than your bod would you like to attempt? What exercise is your least favorite? It also lacks more beginner exercises Great reference book. Aug 27, Erin Hopkins Weber rated it liked it. Brooke is a trainer who is a coach.


I love this book! Jan 07, Debbie rated it really liked it.

Jul 25, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have to say that this book gives you anything you would need to know to get started with doing pilates a few times a week and reaping the benefits.

It also includes a “modified beginner” program of 7 exercises for the very beginning or for whenever you don’t have much time. If you don’t know much about Pilates, th I borrowed this book from the library to provide a practical resource for some Pilates work at home. The Essential Guide to Total Body Fitnessis better for those starting This is a good book for beginners in pilates because it has: It’s good for an exercise book.

Feb 10, sendann rated it it was amazing.

A native of Pittsburgh, Andrea began her study of the Pilates method in Years later when I was able to finally tak Wonderful book with very clear instructions and pictures that even a beginner can follow, but also offers advanced exercises for pilafes more seasoned Pilates practitioner. However, not all of the exercises are comfortable or even doable for someone of my age and abilities, at least without a personal trainer.

We work with a group of people and we can’t concentrate all of our attention to just one.

What to your mind would be the greatest misfortune? Also, I was able to add 3 exercises to my routine to target areas that either had aches and pains or needed toning, plus a couple of additional optional arm exercises.

Feb 10, Liz Murray rated it really liked it. Back into Pilates again and just wanted to pllates through poses.

Book Review: The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler

Paperbackpages. Pilates to help strengthen and condition muscles, Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body without the bulked-up results of more conventional workout methods. Looking for More Great Reads?


I am a Pilates instructor bofy and I have studied his teachings as well as the teachings of the first and second generation after him. Wonderful introduction to classical Pilates.

The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler |

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Also, I was able to add 3 exercises to my The Pilates Body was quite useful for my purposes. I like much of her imagery and use it when teaching and practicing. May 25, Cozy Cat Reviews rated it it was amazing. Now I just need to start actually using this book Now I slowly add more and more exercises as I make progress.

Inside the Pilates Studio: Brooke Siler

Again, I would caution that it’s best to undertake Pilates work with an instructor to “spot” you – someone who can demonstrate the proper execution of the exercise, and then make adjustments to your body as you work on the exercise to ensure you’re doing it correctly.

The practice is actually called Contrology, but so many people just called it Pilates after Joethat when his estate tried to get the name copyrighted, a very naive judge threw the case out of court, saying the name “Pilates” was as well known as “yoga” and therefore could not be copyrighted. A great resource for anyone who is wanting to get stronger, or get in shape.