Living in Balance: The Power of Pilates (Hope Petrine & Marina Napier) (2000)
Pilates is practiced by athletes and dancers to prevent injury and correct problems in the body. Embraced by popular culture, the power of this seventy-year old body conditioning practice is in strengthening and elongating muscles, focusing on the trunk and moving out to the extremities.
For every move there is an opposite and complimentary move that gives you flexibility and range of motion. Certified Pilates trainer, Marina Napier and her student Reina Limpier, emphasize the mind-body connection and share founder Joseph Pilates's vision.