Pilates for Life: The most straightforward guide to achieving the body you want at home

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Dame Darcey Bussell, the Strictly Come Dancing judge and one of the greatest ever British ballerinas shows you how to get the body you want with, Pilates for Life . . . _____________Have you always dreamed of a firm, slim stomach? Fantastic posture? What about strong, lean muscles? A clear, relaxed mind? Well these are just four of the amazing results you will see and feel if you take up Pilates. And who better to introduce you to this fabulous form of exercise than a woman who has practised Pilates as part of her professional training ever since the beginning of her incredible ballet career? Darcey is passionate about Pilates and her introduction to the core programme is the easiest, clearest and most encouraging available. Beautifully designed throughout and immensely practical in its detailed attention to each exercise, it is the perfect combination – aspirational and achievable. Ballet dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell quite simply loves Pilates, and anyone who reads Pilates for Life will too. Darcey Bussell was trained at the Royal Ballet school and was later employed by the Royal Ballet. She was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer and is recognised as one of the greatest British ballerinas of all time. Since retiring, she now coaches at the Royal Ballet School and has returned to the judging panel for Strictly Come Dancing._____________’In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you will have a whole new body’ Joseph H. Pilates’It’s really important not to associate fitness as a chore. It’s got to be entertaining’ Darcey Bussell, BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans

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Firm, slim stomach. Fantastic posture. Strong, lean muscles. Clear, relaxed mind. Just four of the amazing results you will see and feel if you take up Pilates. And who better to introduce you to this fabulous form of exercise than a woman who has practised Pilates as part of her professional training ever since the beginning of her incredible ballet career? Darcey Bussell is passionate about Pilates and her introduction to the core programme is the easiest, clearest and most encouraging available. Beautifully designed throughout and immensely practical in its detailed attention to each exercise, it is the perfect combination – aspirational and achievable. Darcey quite simply loves it, and anyone who picks up the book will too.

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Born in London, Darcey Bussell began ballet at the Royal Ballet School at the age of thirteen. In 1986 she won the Prix de Lausanne. Then in 1987 she joined Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, where in 1988, at the age of nineteen, she was recognized by MacMillan and then joined the Royal Ballet as a soloist. In 1995 she was awarded an OBE. She is now a favourite judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

Darcey has previously published exercise books such as Pilates for Life, but this is her first lifestyle book. She lives in London with her husband, Angus Forbes, and their two daughters, Phoebe and Zoe.

Dame Darcey Bussell, the Strictly Come Dancing judge and one of the greatest ever British ballerinas shows you how to get the body you want with, Pilates for Life . . . _____________Have you always dreamed of a firm, slim stomach? Fantastic posture? What about strong, lean muscles? A clear, relaxed mind? Well these are just four of the amazing results you will see and feel if you take up Pilates. And who better to introduce you to this fabulous form of exercise than a woman who has practised Pilates as part of her professional training ever since the beginning of her incredible ballet career? Darcey is passionate about Pilates and her introduction to the core programme is the easiest, clearest and most encouraging available. Beautifully designed throughout and immensely practical in its detailed attention to each exercise, it is the perfect combination – aspirational and achievable. Ballet dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell quite simply loves Pilates, and anyone who reads Pilates for Life will too. Darcey Bussell was trained at the Royal Ballet school and was later employed by the Royal Ballet. She was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer and is recognised as one of the greatest British ballerinas of all time. Since retiring, she now coaches at the Royal Ballet School and has returned to the judging panel for Strictly Come Dancing._____________’In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you will have a whole new body’ Joseph H. Pilates’It’s really important not to associate fitness as a chore. It’s got to be entertaining’ Darcey Bussell, BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans

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