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A Pilates routine for every morning schedule! You already know that morning workouts are the best way to exercise regularly, manage weight, and energize your day. Morning Pilates Workouts makes it easy to maximize the benefits of your early-day routine no matter what your energy level is or how much time you have to spare.
Nine workout options include light, moderate, and high-effort routines lasting for 20, 40, and 60 minutes. Numerous poses, warm-up options, and breathing techniques allow you to reduce stress and improve flexibility. Along with nutrition advice and tips to improve your environment, Morning Pilates Workouts provides all you need to reinvigorate your morning routines.
Morning Pilates Workouts is part of the Morning Workout series, books designed to help you get in tune with both mind and body, stay motivated, and improve your morning exercise experience.
Part I: AM Readiness
Chapter 1. Energy to Start the Day
Chapter 2. Training Room Adjustments
Chapter 3. Muscles Into Action
Part II: Workouts By Time and Intensity
Chapter 4. Light Workouts
Chapter 5. Moderate Workouts
Chapter 6. Intense Workouts
Cathleen Murakami is the owner and director of SynergySystems Fitness Studio in Encinitas, California. A professional fitness instructor for more than 20 years, she has specialized in the Pilates approach since 1991. Murakami has been a Pilates certification course instructor for more than a decade, teaching extensive anatomy, biomechanics, and rehabilitation as they relate to this method. She has also produced The Total Fitness Workout series of four instructional videos and DVDs that teach introductory- to intermediate-level Pilates. Murakami is Gyrotonic level 1 certified and also holds certifications from American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Alan Herdman Pilates Studio of London, Physicalmind, and Long Beach Dance Conditioning. She has also studied yoga under Tim Miller and Erich Schiffman. Murakami resides in Encinitas, California.
“Cathleen Murakami has created the most systematic and progressive approach to Pilates mat work published in recent years!”
Ralph LaForge, MSc Duke University Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
“Finally, a book I can sincerely recommend to my clients and students. Cathie Murakami writes with an authentic, well-practiced, and meaningful perspective.”
Madeline Black Master Teacher, Studio M and ITT Pilates
“Morning Pilates Workouts is expertly presented and well organized as a healthy morning serving of fitness. A refreshing concept by a brilliant teacher!”
Marie-José Blom-Lawrence Owner of Long Beach Dance Conditioning
“Cathleen does an excellent job of laying out options for light, moderate, and intense Pilates workouts. This book will help anyone get going in the morning!”
Peter Davis and Kathie Davis Cofounders of IDEA Health & Fitness Association