Pilates benefits every body--including yours Pilates is exercise for your mind, body, and spirit, but what if your body won't cooperate? How can you take advantage of all Pilates has to offer--strengthening your core, enhancing your flexibility, and even improving your posture--if you think you're too old or too big or too physically unable to perform the Hundred, the Shoulder Bridge, or the Double-Leg Stretch? No matter what your age, size, or physical ability is, you can do every exercise in Pilates for Everyone. Each Pilates exercise shows the typical movements for gaining the physical and mental benefits from that exercise. Then each exercise offers at least three variations performed by people just like you to help you find the right modification that fits who you are. This way, no matter which version you perform, you're going to reach similar goals. Pilates for Everyone includes these features:
- 50 step-by-step exercises for specific body areas
- Step-by-step modifications for every exercise
- 10 routines that combine exercises from the book for maximum benefits
- Expert advice from Micki Havard on how to get the most out of your practice.
About the Author
Micki Havard is a Pilates instructor with more than 20 years of experience. She started practicing Pilates in preparation for her wedding and fell in love with the principles, movements, and results of Pilates. After practicing for a year, she became certified through Power Pilates as a Mat I and Mat II Pilates instructor. Micki is also certified through ACE and AFAA as a wellness coach, strength coach and group fitness instructor. In 2011, Micki started a wellness coaching company called MickiPhit, where she combined her knowledge of Pilates, group fitness, and nutrition to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. In 2018, MickiPhit launched a membership-based online Pilates studio that offers 24/7 access to step-by-step instructional Pilates videos. Micki provides simplified Pilates instructions for the home or on-the-go Pilates practice. In 2019, she created the PilatesPHIT and ChairPHIT fitness programs and their online certifications. She has an international following and has taught in Greece, Panama, Jamaica, and Aruba. Micki currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. When she's not teaching clients or filming videos, she loves spending time with her husband, Imari, and her two children, Autumn and Miles.