This is the best Pilates mat workout book there is.
There is just the right amount of general information plus specific Pilates information in the first chapters.
The book covers the whole classical mat program, well explained and shown with pretty pictures. It is divided into appropriate levels for modified beginner, beginner, intermediate, advanced and some extras for advanced level. Plus the standing wall series and the Wall (the cool down).
The exercises are extremely well explained and should be clear even if you haven't had instruction. My recommendation as always is however, that if you live where you can find quality Pilates instruction please do so.
One of my favorite things about this book is the great verbal imagery she uses, so you can find the right place and position. Imagery is so powerful and will help you get it right, and as we all know, the right position is critical in Pilates. Having a verbal concept to visualize not only helps you get into position, but helps you remember the different positions for each exercise.
Please click on book cover or here to go to Amazon for this excellent Pilates book.