Book Review: Pilates for Beginners by Katherine Corp & Kimberly Corp

Pilates for Beginners by Katherine Corp & Kimberly Corp

Althea Press (November 27, 2018)

Health, Fitness, & Dieting/Exercise & Fitness/Pilates/Sports Medicine


Pilates for Beginners is the new kick-start guide for building an at-home Pilates practice with step-by-step guidance and easy sequences.

No matter your fitness level—whether you’re in great shape or have never set foot in a gym—learning to do Pilates means going back to the basics. Teaching you core Pilates exercises and easy sequences, Pilates for Beginners is the ultimate starter guide to confidently practice Pilates at home.

From your first time on the mat to finishing a complete sequence, Pilates for Beginners develops your Pilates regimen with a progressive, easy-to-follow program. Complete with clear instructions, photographs, and tips to do the exercises right, Pilates for Beginners is your go-to reference to keep your body supple and mobile, and add more life to your years.

Pilates for Beginners gives you the information and guidance you need to make Pilates part of your daily routine with:

  • Pilates 101 that explains the philosophy and guiding principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow—to incorporate into workouts.
  • 50 easy-to-follow exercises that include warm-ups, cool downs, and bonus strengthening exercises, with photographs, checklists, and tips to help guide you.
  • Progressive sequences that lay a strong foundation for body awareness in the introductory program, and builds strength, spinal mobility, flexibility, and control from Level 1 to Level 2.
  • Pilates is a source of lifelong energy, strength, and flexibility for both your mind and body. Start building your practice and feel the difference with step-by-step guidance and exercises from Pilates for Beginners.







Pilates is known for its ability to strengthen the core, sculpt long, lean muscles, and increase strength & flexibility. Pilates can help anyone, of any age and any fitness level. This book is structured in a way that guides you on the Pilates journey. Part One introduces you to the philosophy and principles of Pilates. Terms and words associated with Pilates are introduced. Part Two has 50 exercises including warms-ups and cooldowns. You’ll get Level 1 & 2 programs and supplemental strengthening exercises. Bonus: Pilates is very affordable. All you need is comfy clothes and a quiet and calming space. If not exercising on carpet, you will need a mat. All exercises are clearly defined and have illustrations.

ARC provided by the publisher/Callisto Publisher Club

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (November 16, 2018)


About the Authors


KATHERINE AND KIMBERLY CORP opened Pilates on Fifth in New York City 18 years ago after their practice of Pilates helped them transition from careers with the Radio City Rockettes. Passionate about helping people reap the many benefits of Pilates, the pair also formed the Pilates Academy International, a Pilates teacher training program that now offers training at 45 satellite centers worldwide. They hold personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA-CPT). To their great pleasure, Kimberly and Katherine still perform eye-high kicks with groups of former Rockettes, the Legacy Dancers and the Rockette Alumnae Dancers.


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