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Developed by Master Pilates Instructor Jillian Hessel, "Pilates Basics" is a series of exercises that anyone can do, regardless of fitness level. Hessel guides you through a complete mat workout, beginning with the B.E.A.M. fundamentals - her one of a kind program of pre-Pilates warm ups that will help you focus your breath, energy, aligmnent and movement. These exercises prepare your body for the 21 classic Pilates mat exercises to come, each one with detailed, step-by-step photography and instruction. You'll also learn how to modify and adjust each of the classic exercises for your own body. After the classics, you'll find a bonus section of fast 5-minute auxiliary exercises you can do anytime, anywhere. Unlike other workout routines, Pilates isn't exhausting, it's invigorating! Make "Pilates Basics" part of your regular exercise program, and you're guaranteed to be on your way to a whole new you.