LEVEL All EQUIPMENT MAT WHO
Kathyrn Ross-Nash, a Romana’s Pilates Level 2 Trainer, is the owner of American Body Tech Pilates Studio in Allendale, NJ, and an international educator.
WHAT Ross-Nash digs deep to explain The Red Thread, in other words, the root of Joseph Pilates’ work, in this well-crafted book. Her expansive knowledge is showcased here with a complete roster of mat exercises, color photos, detailed instructions, teaching tips and the mechanics behind each exercise progression.
THE RED THREAD: THE INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND VARIATIONS OF PILATES: THE MAT Photo Gallery
TARGET Students and instructors of all levels
BUY THIS BECAUSE
If ever there was a definitive classical Pilates bible, this is it.
Detailed mat flow charts of each exercise categorize the level, reps and purpose, and specific issues and injuries are listed with suggestions on how to adjust or omit.
364 pages, $395 • Lightening Source • www.amazon.com
LEVEL All EQUIPMENT: Barre or chair (optional)
WHO Lotte Berk-trained Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp are the founders of the Core Fusion program at Exhale Spa.
WHAT A book defining the parameters of a barre-based program with 100 exercises that include specifics on position setups, sequences, variations and cautions.
TARGET All levels
BUY THIS BECAUSE This Professional guide shows you how to correctly execute core-centric barre exercises so you can do them at home, sans barre and chair.
SPECIAL FEATURES Gorgeous, large photographs that portray exactly how the exercises should look when executed.
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