The Bottom Line
- Appropriate for beginners
- Lots of exercise modifications and tips
- Well organized, easy to follow programs
- Good exercise instructions
- Clear photos and diagrams
- Programs will not require enough exertion for those past beginner stages
- There are 23 lessons and 18 workouts in Ageless Pilates
- Photographs, detailed diagrams, and written instructions
- Includes workouts for various ailments like low back pain, arthritis and diabetes
- Teaches traditional Pilates, modified Pilates, and movement fundamentals
- Author: Christine Binnendyk
Guide Review - Book Review: Ageless Pilates
I love a well organized book. In Ageless Pilates I so appreciate the creative way that Christine Binnendyk combines written exercise instructions, photographs, and clever diagrams to build the lessons. It's a system that packs a lot of insight into a small space as to how Pilates exercises develop, as well as why you do them and how they fit into an overall program.
I do think this book will appeal to adults of all ages. Most of the exercises in Ageless Pilates are fundamentals and level 1 Pilates so they are perfect for beginners and seniors. But these are also exercises and sequences that anyone can use to build a strong foundation for movement - whether it be for daily life or athletic pursuits. If you follow the lessons and workouts in Ageless Pilates you will be in very good shape for moving into more challenging routines, including old age.
Christine Binnendyk is a very experienced Pilates instructor and writer. You are in good hands here as far as the correctness of the form in the photos and the clarity of instruction. If you are a person who likes to go through lessons with a little extra detail, follow programs, and decipher diagrams and such you will be in heaven with Ageless Pilates.