For those of you with an iPad or iPhone there is an excellent App called "my guru Pilates" . It shows all our exercises, at various levels, in picture form, and it's free to download. Click here to view in the Apple App store.
Body Control Pilates
The instructors we use have been trained in Body Control Pilates. Follow this link to the Body Control Pilates website.
Some members of the IBM Pilates class have asked for book/DVD references, to enable self-practice and maintain a level of core strength and flexibility. The exercises are more beneficial when carried out on a regular basis, e.g. 20 mins alternate days, and/or just before/after: gardening, hauling luggage, decorating, cycling.
There are many books on the market re. Pilates, but the Body Control Pilates website provides a comprehensive list, and is developed from sound knowledge - both Hannah and I have trained with BCPA so the exercises should be fairly familiar. Julia
Pilates Anatomy, R. Isacavitz, K. Clippinger,
Pilates The Way Forward, L. Robinson, G. Thomson
Inch Loss Pilates, (DVD/Book) L. Robinson (Body Control Pilates)
The Body Control Pilates Back Book, Robinson et al
- The Perfect Body, (DVD)
- The Mind-Body Workout with Pilates and The Alexander Technique, Robinson, Fisher
- Pilates Weekly Workout, (DVD)