Interested in Learning More About Pilates?

Are you interested in taking your pilates regimen to the next level? Below are the top books on pilates.

One of the most popular books about Pilates is The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body–Without Machines, written by Brooke Siler and presented in a way that makes it easy to access. The author trained with the protégé Joseph Pilates himself. The book is wonderfully organized. It offers tips and ways to build the perfect Pilates regimen for each individual. First, Siler discusses how to align your body and the ways to properly move your knees, neck and lower back. After reviewing the basics, she offers an array of over sixty exercises to kick start your home workout.

Conveniently, the exercises are divided among beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, so no matter where you fall, you will have a section that is perfect for you and offers you different exercises that will be neither too hard nor too easy. In addition to offering you inspiring exercises, she also includes a side blurb called the Inside Scoop which gives you even more information, little hints and tips that she had picked up from trainers and fellow Pilates peers that will perfect your skill and give you an extra boost of motivation. This book is essential for anyone striving to have an excellent Pilates experience.

Another popular book about the subject is Pilates: Body in Motion by Alycea Ungaro. An author who owns Real Pilates and has written many other books on the topic, the author has experience with training celebrities such as Madonna, Uma Thurman, and Christy Turlington. She also presents her work at fitness seminars and is part of the board of advisors for Fitness Magazine. Knowing her business, she offers a book that gives you a very nice and clear step-by-step guidebook that is great for someone who wants to work out without heavy equipment or machines. She also emphasizes how Pilates not only positively affects your entire body, but your whole mind. The workouts in her book are divided between beginner and advanced.

Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology, written by Joseph H. Pilates himself is another very popular book that gives you the basic origins of the entire exercise. Joseph Pilates details all of the instructions and poses and exercises so you know exactly what you are doing and what the point of it is. All of the exercises that he and Clara developed are in the book and you will get an elaborate expression of the balanced Body and Mind that he emphasizes. You will learn about body mechanics and the correct posture so you can be sure that you are doing the exercises properly and without flaws or errors. You will be able to make sure that you are doing the right breathing exercises and procedures all in the name of balancing body and mind and bettering your overall fitness.