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.
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1 . Makes sense and excercises do-able
Posted October 03, 2009 by Micki W. , FlI am always on the look out for a program that I can do at home. Her focus is on women, and she explains how loss of strength and flexibility causes pain. When I found myself unable to stand up straight and walk, after prolonged sitting, her book was the only one to explain why.The author demonstrates all the exercises, and she explains why you need to do them.
December 31, 2002
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Excerpt from The Core Program by Peggy Brill
Section I: What My Core Program Will Do for You Chapter One: What Every Woman Needs to Know Can you imagine having all the energy you need, all the time? Nancy, 32, has it. "Sitting at the computer all day used to leave me feeling drained. But now that I’m doing the core exercises, I don’t feel like I’ve been run over by a truck by the end of the day. After work I’m taking a course in art school instead of dragging myself home and collapsing on the sofa." Would you love to feel great every day? Maria, 42, does. "For the first time in much too long I feel terrific, from head to toe. I never thought I’d feel this way again. I was dragging myself around, always feeling as if I were just one step away from moving at the pace of my 85-year-old grandmother. Best of all, I can accomplish everything I need to do, from lifting and carrying to walking long distances. I can’t thank you enough!" Is the notion of moving with ease and beautiful posture something you dream about? For Jenna, 47, it is a reality. "Finally, I feel graceful; my strides are fluid. When I catch a glimpse of myself in a store window I see a confident woman, not someone who looks like she carries the weight of the world on her shoulders." Do you wonder what it would be like to be able to summon strength anytime you needed it? Carol, 36, can. "My arms and shoulders and even my hands were losing so much strength that I could barely carry my groceries. I figured it was just a sign of getting older. Not only do I really appreciate being proved wrong — now I don’t have to think about whether I have the strength I need. It’s always there." Would you like to rid yourself of aches and pains once and for all? Leslie, 40, did it. "Whenever I played on my company’s softball team I felt it the next day. Back strain. Shoulder pain. Now I’m a star hitter and the day after a game I can savor the victory — not try to soothe aches and pains." Is the idea of having dependable stamina immensely appealing? Ellen, 37, knows how great it is. "I’ve been jogging for a few years but I was getting more and more worn out from it, partly because I was having a lot of discomfort in my hips. Now I enter mini-marathons, and keeping up with my husband is no trouble at all." Core Benefits You can enjoy all the benefits described above, and more, if you will give fifteen minutes a day to performing the Core exercise program I’ve used with such success for the women I treat in my practice. Moving through your busy life with a strong and supple and pain-free body is your right — because that is how nature intended you to be. I’m going to show you how to restore to your body what your life as a woman saps from it. Why I Wrote This Book One morning a few years ago, I was on my way to work. As I stood, surrounded by other riders on a slow-moving bus, I started to observe how some of the women aboard carried themselves. I’ve had this habit for a long time. Even before I became a physical therapist I was always fascinated by the way people — and especially women — held, and moved, their bodies. A well-dressed, fit woman in her forties who was standing next to me kept tugging at the strap of her obviously overloaded carryall. Her whole body leaned so far to the right it seemed as though the carryall had a gravitational pull all its own. Near her, a woman in her twenties, who was sitting, tilted her head to an extreme angle as she talked on a cell phone. She continually rubbed her neck, which was obviously hurting. Then there was the tall thirtyish woman who carried fatigue