“A fantastic book for anybody (because any body is a Pilates body!) who wishes to understand functional movement. This book really breaks down how to perform Pilates and yoga series safely and effectively, unlike so many tutorials available online. I have had the benefit of being a student of Marie-Claire for some years now, and can genuinely recommend her methods. After a lifetime of ballet, distance running, and wearing stiletto heels, I genuinely feel the benefits that this kind of exercise brings. A busy lifestyle means that I can’t always get to class, and these exercises are so well broken down that I feel confident to do them at home. A genuinely helpful resource for Pilates and yoga students.”
"This book is a clear and thoughtful introduction to the often confusing world of Pilates. It will become a set text for all trainee teachers as it clearly and methodically de-mystifies Pilates so anyone can understand its considerable benefits. Marie-Claire is an expert in the field of Pilates but she has something else to offer that many experts lack - compassion and vision. A wonderful author!"
"I attended a course with Marie-Claire 3 years ago and have since then have attended several more. She's exceptionally knowledgeable about the human body and it's always a pleasure learning more from her. I will now not attend any courses if they are not run by her. I have also just purchased her book and this book should be given to all Pilates and Yoga Teachers - it is honestly very well written and the explanations just make you go aaah now I understand!."
There are so many books on the market they can get confusing. This book is very clear, really well illustrated and easy to follow. I love it even more as it’s written by the lovely lady that trained and inspired me. I love Marie-Claire’s passion for Pilates and Yoga and it truly shows. A great reliable text.
I am a former Pilates student of Marie-Claire’s and have recently started teaching myself. I am so pleased to be able to access her incredible depth of knowledge and expertise through this book. I not only refer to the book myself but have ordered copies for all my clients, as they asked me how they can safely practice the exercises I teach them in class at home! I know that Marie-Claire’s approach is always, above all, safe and effective and I feel confident that my clients will benefit hugely from all that they will learn from reading and using it. The fact that it appeals to a teachers and a students alike speaks volumes about how well it is written and presented. Thanks Marie-Claire xx
"I am a complete beginner and have not done anything like this before. The book is so clear I can follow what to do . I love the clear photos and simple instructions and have already followed some of the workouts . A good book for beginners and professionals alike."
"A fantastic book and ideal for anyone wanting something methodical, safe and effective to follow with full break-downs and build-ups of lots of the Pilates and Yoga fundamentals, this will be a great addition to the Fitt Pilates teacher training courses for students to continue their learning and development."