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Pilates On The Ball Book Dvd [Paperback]

Colleen Craig
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Book Description

Oct. 30 2003
Features a 45-minute DVD and the bestselling book Pilates on the Ball

• Includes a visual demonstration of selected exercises from the Pilates ball workout described in detail in the accompanying book

In her bestselling book Pilates on the Ball, certified Pilates trainer Colleen Craig combines the effectiveness of the Pilates workout with the unique capabilities of the Swiss exercise ball, providing an innovative and low-impact way to stay fit. Now she offers a DVD in which numerous exercises from the book are demonstrated, accompanied by Craig’s vocal coaching that explains each step of the exercises. While the book Pilates on the Ball contains over 160 photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions, many users prefer to see the exercises demonstrated live in real time. The accompanying DVD allows readers to see exactly how to position the body throughout each phase of the exercise and also to see what pitfalls can occur and how to easily prevent them. Most important of all, the DVD allows the user to follow along as if in a class setting.

The Pilates on the Ball book and DVD workout shows users of all levels of fitness how to maximize the use of the ball in order to increase athletic performance, build long lean muscles, and tone the abdominal core. The DVD allows readers to take the exercises to new levels of understanding and effectiveness as they put the exercises contained in the book into practice.

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"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.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected. Sept. 24 2013
By Nrobs
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This video has some great ideas for incorporating the ball into your Pilates workout. The quality of the production was less than desired. Would recommend for people who are looking for new ways to use the ball during your workout, but overall would not recommend for those who are new to Pilates.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but low quality DVD Aug. 6 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Surprised by the low quality DVD. The book itself is great but I had made the purchase looking forward to enjoying the DVD. Had to cut open the DVD jacket as it's not resealabe and had to take care to cut it in such a way that I'd be able to reuse it as it hasn't been designed with reuse in mind.

Would've liked to see more angles on the video because there were times when I couldn't see the exercises properly to figure out what they were doing. Some issues with synching the audio as well. Basically, it looks like an amateur job which was disappointing in contrast to the book which looks like a lot of thought was put into it. Still, it's good to have at least SOME understanding of what the exercises in the book look like in real time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The book is good... March 30 2013
By Matesha
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Collen Craig is a good teacher! The book "Pilates on the ball" is good; the DVD I found a bit sketchy, not something I will do on a daily basis. Instead to have a book and a DVD I would prefer a good (complete) DVD. The book is very good especially for somebody who prefer a book reading and exercising... I thing Collen can easily improve the DVD by adding more exercise programs from the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New idea in exercise Nov. 6 2001
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ball Review April 28 2010
Very dull book, black and white print and images. The DVD is very low end and amateurish. Not very good viewing angles.
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