Strength training on the ball : a Pilates approach to optimal strength and balance
Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, c2005.
In Strength Training on the Ball, Colleen Craig shows readers of all fitness levels how to build strong bones, improve balance, and reduce fat while toning and defining the body. Combining the unique functions of the exercise ball with the endurance and flexibility benefits of Pilates-based strength training, Craig presents over 140 exercises using weights, balls, bands, and the body's own resistance. She introduces innovative work using two balls for developing core stability, the hallmark of the Pilates approach and a key to building a strong body and functional movement patterns. Her exercise variations make strength training safe for beginners, children, teens, and older adults and challenging enough for the experienced athlete.
Lean, long & strong : the 6-week strength-training, fat-burning program for women
Wini Linguvic ; foreword by Montel Williams.
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [S.l.] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2005.
The 6-Week Strength-Training, Fat-Burning Program for Women A strength-training program especially for women that will produce results in workouts of just 12 minutes or less-from the coauthor of the bestselling BodyChange When personal trainer Wini Linguvic teamed up with one of her high-profile clients, Montel Williams, to write BodyChange, the book made The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, climbed to #1 on Amazon.com, and sold over 200,000 copies. Now she tailors her precision body-sculpting methods just for women in workouts that integrate the "flow" and stretching of yoga to produce the even more impressive real results of strength training. Finally, an expert women can turn to for a program designed to create the fabulously fit, lean, long, strong body that today's woman yearns to achieve. o Features beautiful, large full-color photographs of the author doing each exercise, accompanied by detailed instructions for completing each move o All exercises can be done at home with hand weights and an exercise ball o Specific workouts focus on firming key trouble spots such as abs and core, butt and thighs, or upper body
Swiss ball for total fitness : a step-by-step guide, improve strength & stability, 20-minute workouts
New York : Main Street, c2004.
Because it's so effective and easy to use even at home, the Swiss ball has become an essential part of a total fitness regime--especially in tandem with free weights and a medicine ball. These exercises--from beginner to advanced--will help you utilize its full potential for building core strength and more, as they work the muscles in the midsection, chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs.
Sculpt your body with balls and bands : shed pounds and get firm in 12 minutes a day
Emmaus, PA : Rodale, c2004.
Denise Austin-star of Lifetime Television's The Daily Workout as well as Fit & Lite, television's #1 exercise program-has always been in the vanguard of the exercise revolution. Now she has come out with another sensational breakthrough: the first book that combines two powerful, proven tools-the exercise ball and resistance band-to give you the safest, most effective method of body shaping, muscle toning, and weight loss. Denise shares compelling new research that shows performing exercise routines on a fitness ball will help you strengthen and tone muscles while enhancing your flexibility, balance, and coordination. Best of all, the effort to hold a position on a wobbly ball is great for a lean and strong core, the key to healthier posture, improved energy and better-fitting clothes! Denise also uses elastic workout bands of increasing levels of resistance to provide the simplest, safest, most efficient way to sculpt and reshape your body. Long a favorite of fitness professionals, these bands eliminate the problem of momentum and make it easier to get the most out of the return part of the movement than either free weights or machines. Now you can get the benefits of both tools at the same time. Denise Austin shows the most effective best band/ball exercises that target the abs, thighs, waist, butt, and upper arms, as well as sharing rejuvenating, body-shaping, 12-minute workouts in several key disciplines: Pilates, yoga, cardio, and balance/stretching. Each day during her three-week plan, Denise will motivate readers with an inspiring before-and-after story, with photos, of a fan's success; an at-a-glance, 12-minute workout guide; a full-menu plan of delicious, less-than-12-minute meals (with 20 pages of new recipes from Denise's kitchen); and "Denise's Wisdom," an inspiring tip or thought for the day.
Dingley, Victoria, Australia : Hinkler Books, 
The exercise ball has become an essential and popular part of many fitness training programs. Working with it can improve overall strength and tone, helping create a strong and supple body. This unique workout, combining exercises with the ball and movements following the Pilates principles, will improve muscle endurance, help you achieve greater coordination and general wellbeing. With 25 beginner-level exercises and more than 80 full-colour photographs, Simply Ball with Pilates Principles guides you through an easy-to-follow program that will inspire you to include these exercises in your fitness routine. Gain balance, strength and control of your body whilst improving your overall health. Book jacket.