Introducing the fitness program designed by a physical therapist exclusively for women — proven to increase strength, tone muscles and reduce aches and pains in just 15 minutes a day!
Few women realize that most popular fitness regimens are designed for men. Yet women have their own unique fitness needs — and using a program developed with men’s bodies in mind is not only ineffective, but can actually result in injury.
Renowned physical therapist Peggy Brill has devoted her life to developing an exercise program specifically for women. Based on her understanding of movement dynamics and body structure, these exercises focus on developing and balancing the muscles in the anatomical center of the body — the core — which includes the back, hip and abdominal muscles.
Peggy’s remarkable head-to-toe workout targets the “hot spot” areas — neck, back, pelvis, hips, knees — that cause problems for even the healthiest women. In just 15 minutes a day, The Core Program’s easy-to-learn exercises will help women:
• Strengthen their bodies to achieve balance and alignment
• Eliminate everyday aches and pains
• Prevent bone loss
• Protect against osteoarthritis
• Improve sleep, digestion and circulation
• Enjoy better sex
• Feel energized all day long
• Overcome the effects of aging
With inspirational case histories, detailed photographs illustrating each exercise and self-tests for rating balance, flexibility and strength, The Core Program is an owner’s manual for the naturally strong, healthy body every woman should have.
From the Hardcover edition.
THE CORE PROGRAM offers women a routine for strengthening back, hip, and abdominal muscles. Designed by a renowned physical therapist, each exercise has been modified for women, taking their special physiological needs into consideration. Readers can gain strength, tone muscles, and reduce aches and pains in just 15 minutes a day. Peggy Brill has dedicated her professional life to studying the movement dynamics and body structure of women, and in THE CORE PROGRAM she focuses on the muscles of the torso, or anatomical core. Concentrating on stretch-and-hold movements and simple isometric exercises, THE CORE PROGRAM is a non-impact workout appropriate for all fitness levels. Clear, concise descriptions are supplemented with black-and-white photos, making the routines easy to follow. Success stories from other women who have used the Core Program are included and provide encouragement and inspiration. This book is excellent for people exercising for the first time, or recovering from a minor illness.
- Health + Wellness, Sports + Recreation, Education
- Women's Health, General, Physical Education
- December 1, 2002
- December 1, 2002
- Gerald Secor Couzens, Peggy Brill