Book Review: Total Body beautiful by Andrea Orbeck, Desi Bartlett and Nicole Stuart

Total Body Beautiful, Secrets to Looking and Feeling Your Best After Age 35, by Andrea Orbeck, Desi Bartlett and Nicole Stuart, is a motivating book comprised of three parts.

Part One explains the physical, emotional and more specifically hormonal changes some women over 35 may experience. Part Two discusses and illustrates the benefits yoga, Pilates and fitness to balance these changes; and finally, Part Three offers various plans to create consistency and achieve lasting health results.

Total Body Beautiful provides beneficial insight into hormonal definitions and changes that can significantly influence our bodies as females. Movement patterns, with clear illustrations and definitions, are explored throughout the book aiding to support these changes, ultimately building physical and mental health.

Total Body Beautiful highlights the importance of creating consistent movement routines in order for women to achieve their desired physical and mental goals. This book ensures the reader is well equip to complete either Pilates, yoga or fitness specific workouts, by providing the reader with detailed explanations of each exercise, the target areas and benefits. For the Pilates specific section, the authors have also categorised each exercise into basic, intermediate and advanced. Total Body Beautiful ensures the reader is worked through various planes of movement for each modality, being hugely beneficial for gaining positive health results.

This book is highly recommended for women wishing to improve their overall health and wellbeing, be it by stretching, strengthening or finding deep abdominal stability. Total Body Beautiful explores how these movement modalities can positively impact our overall body function, both mentally and physically.

Emma Daffy, PAA Professional Member


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