Pilates on the Ball and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: CDN$ 34.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 13.04 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Pilates on the Ball: A Co... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition and ready to ship!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Pilates on the Ball: A Comprehensive Book and DVD Workout Paperback – Sep 10 2003


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Sep 10 2003
CDN$ 21.91
CDN$ 17.27 CDN$ 0.33

2014 Books Gift Guide
Thug Kitchen, adapted from the wildly popular web site beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever"), is featured in our 2014 Books Gift Guide. More gift ideas

Frequently Bought Together

Pilates on the Ball: A Comprehensive Book and DVD Workout + Strength Training On The Bal A Pilates Approach To Optimal
Price For Both: CDN$ 39.20


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press; Pap/DVD edition (Sept. 10 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892810955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892810956
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

Review

"A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly-acclaimed fitness techniques. . . provides a new, low-impact way to get fit."--"Total Health", September/October 2001

About the Author

Colleen Craig is a certified Stott Pilates Trainer and writer. Her second book, Abs on the Ball, features over 100 innovative core-strengthening exercises using small and large balls. She lives in Toronto and teaches workshops throughout the world.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 27 2001
Format: Paperback
First, I must say that this is a beautiful book. Each exercise is described in text and with a sequence of pictures. Exquisite care was taken to layout these photographs in a practical and eye-pleasing fashion. The small drawings of muscles are quite instructive -- in the style of _Anatomy of Movement_. Generous margins are available for notes and comments.
Coleen is clearly an expert in her field. She first describes the fundamental principles of Pilates, laying a foundation for transferring those principles to the Exercise Ball. The exercises are described in detail with pointers on how to perform them safely and effectively.
My only complaints about the book are small. The book lacks an index. Given the meticulous editing/layout of the rest of the book, I fondly hope this gets addressed in a future revision. Also, the book doesn't mention the well-respected Exercise Ball body of work that Paul Chek has created. Whether or not the author endorses that work, it deserves at least a mention in the "Resources" section of the book.
In any case, I think this is a landmark book -- and well-needed. Exercise balls are being massively marketed right now; there is a crucial need for instruction on how to use these devices safely and effectively. Providing these students with a well-grounded introduction to Pilates makes it all the better.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Gibson on Nov. 6 2001
Format: Paperback
As a family doctor, I have always recommended Pilates exercises to my patients. It is a safe, effective and medically very logical exercise program.
Colleen Craig has taken the Pilates system a big step further by utilizing the exercise ball. Her book has clear text, good photos, and helpful case histories to explain the techniques. It has everything needed to embark on an excellent exercise program.
Highly recommended.
J. Gibson M.D., C.C.F.P.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. It adapts Pilates exercises to the popular fitness ball. More than just a variation on the mat workout, it provides ball substitutions for many Reformer and other equipment exercises in the Pilates program. The instability provided by the ball really requires one to focus on balance and posture. Colleen Craig provides clear detailed instruction and photos on all aspects of each exercise including the difficult but important breathing timing. Her video is just as good as the book and assists with visualizing the exercises.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This book provides a great ball workout. Once you have mastered the basics it is very easy to add the new exercises to your workout. After you've mastered the program the back of the book provides a quick guide to each area of exercise. Very helpful.
This is the one book I use for my ball workout.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Nov. 13 2001
Format: Paperback
First, this book is simply an enjoyable read. Next, the author does a great job explaining the breathing and postural details which are so critical to pilates. And finally, it's jam packed with well-photographed exercises for all levels of ability.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on July 7 2002
Format: Paperback
This book covers a lot of ground in good detail. I like the arm excercises. The author gives breathing (to breath in or out) intruction for each excercise, which I find helpful. It is a helpful and enjoyable book to learn from.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback