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Ellie Herman's Pilates Mat

Ellie Herman's Pilates Mat

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Finally, a complete manual for Pilates Mat exercises by internationally renowned Pilates expert Ellie Herman. This guide is meant for Pilates Instructors and fitness professionals as well as Pilates aficionados who want a deeper understanding of their own practice. This book takes you through the classic Pilates Mat repertoire and introduces original exercises developed by Ellie Herman and her instructors over the last fifteen years. Included in the book are: step by step photo sequences, detailed description of over 80 Pilates Mat exercises, proper breathing and specific alignment cues, thumbnail cheat sheets, benefits and contraindications, rehabilitation applications, special tips and imagery.

About the Author

Ellie Herman

Ellie Herman is an internationally renowned Pilates instructor and author with thirty years of experience. She has authored 9 Pilates books including; Pilates for Dummies, Pilates Props Workbook, Pilates Workbook on the Ball, and a series of five Pilates manuals covering all the major Pilates modalities: Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Pilates Springboard and Pilates Arc & Barrels. Based in the Bay Area for more than twenty years, Ellie founded Ellie Herman Studios in San Francisco and Oakland and then relocated to Brooklyn where she has 3 Pilates Studios. Ellie has trained hundreds of Pilates Instructors, many of whom have gone on to open their own studios. Ellie invented The Pilates Springboard, an inexpensive and space saving version of the Cadillac, manufactured and distributed by Balanced Body, Inc. Ellie has an MS in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.