‘Kaizen to Pilates and Beyond’ offers Pilates workout tips

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New book by Karin van der Westhuizen supplies readers with guided exercises, healthful message

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Author Karin van der Westhuizen shares her passion for health and fitness in her new Pilates book, “Kaizen to Pilates and Beyond” (published by Balboa Press).

The word “kaizen” means “continuous improvement” in Japanese. Van der Westhuizen wants to show readers that continuous health improvement is achievable and beneficial.

“Kaizen to Pilates and Beyond” offers readers a wide assortment of more than 250 Pilates and stretch exercises, using different props, with easily understandable instructions and choreographed illustrations to supplement each exercise.

The props featured in the book for the exercises include large and small exercise balls, Thera-Bands, a Pilates ring, a foam roller and a pole. These tools are not supplied with the book, but may be used to accomplish the desired effects of each exercise.

The exercises found in van der Westhuizen’s new book will show readers they do not have to be flexible to have an overall workout, by doing stretch exercises with or without props.

“Kaizen to Pilates and Beyond”
By Karin van der Westhuizen
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781452591131
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781452591148
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Karin van der Westhuizen’s dance background is in ballet, modern ballet, jazz and Greek dancing. She was an aerobics and calisthenics instructor for many years, and after doing a Pilates course, she changed direction and opened a studio in Hout Bay, South Africa. She also teaches Pilates and stretch classes in Cape Town, South Africa, and has exercise classes for the elderly and disabled. She lives in Hout Bay, a quaint, coastal town near Cape Town.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model.

For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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