New On a Roll @ Home
This e-book is streamlined just for you from the print version with only the stretch and massage exercises included.
This easy–to-follow guide designed by a physical therapist and Pilates instructor, will teach you how to use the foam roller to stretch and massage your muscles. Once you try this method of stretching and deep tissue massage, you will be amazed at how great your body feels.
While you are “On a Roll” here are a few things you’ll discover:
- The ABC’s of fine tuning your posture.
- How using the foam roller regularly works to improve your posture.
- Learn warm-up exercises to relax your body.
- How to use the roller for deep muscle stretching.
- Massage techniques to rid your body of muscle tension from head to toe.
Author: Donna Gambino PT
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AGE PERFECTED PILATES!!
This spiral- bound FULL color home exercise program will allow you to re-recreate the Pilates mat class with modifications and props in your own home.
This book is published by OPTP (Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products) a leader in the field of providing fitness and therapy products throughout the world, and written by a physical therapist/Pilates instructor who has been perfecting and modifying the mat program with props for the 50 plus crowd for years.
NOW you can do Pilates no matter what your age!
Age Perfected Pilates is designed especially for the mature fitness enthusiast. If you have back pain, neck pain, arthritis, or other aches and pains from an active lifestyle, this program will suit you. Now there are no excuses for skipping your exercise routine. Using fitness tools like the soft ball, Body Bolster and weighted balls, this Pilates mat program will help provide the extra support you need for your body as if you had your very own trainer right by your side. The tools allow you to make your workout challenging and efficient, improving posture, strength and flexibility all in one shot. Learn the “Invigorating Body Bolster Chair Workout” that can be done in a chair, in a car or on a plane, allowing you the freedom to workout anywhere at anytime.
Performing this simple mat program regularly will reward you with the following perks:
- Better standing and sitting posture.
- Improved flexibility.
- Improved breathing.
- Reduced pain from chronic and other health problems.
- Stronger muscles.
- Increased range of motion and freedom of movement of your joints.
- Decreased stress and mental tension.
Donna Gambino is a licensed physical therapist of 20-plus years and certified Pilates Instructor. Donna specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy and is the owner of Infinity Health, LLC, providing Pilates classes, personal training and professional workshops. Donna is also the author of the popular fitness book, “On a Roll @ Home, Home Exercises for Core Strength and Massage on the Foam Roller. The exercises in this new book have proven successful and fun in her classes with the 50+ population. So grab your fitness tools and a mat and have a great Pilates workout.
About this book:
“With increasing scientific evidence of not only the physical but also the mental benefits of exercise for the older adult, this exercise book couldn’t have come at a better time. It is easy to follow, with clear instructions and comprised of simple but important core exercises that can be used by the aging population at any level of fitness.”
-Patty Jorgensen PT, CIE
“This book is an overdue recourse for such important members of our society. It covers many, easy to follow exercises, using simple tools and techniques that will decrease stress and physical tension– enabling mind and body to work together. This book offers some quality ‘me time’ that will make you feel stronger, invigorated and more agile – and you deserve it! If you have never exercised before, it is never too late to start! Enjoy it…and stay healthy.”
-Flavia Abbate, Chief Executive Officer, Bolster Trading Pty Ltd
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On a Roll @ Home
Home Exercises for Core Strength and Massage on the Foam Roller
By: Donna Gambino P.T.
How do I exercise on a foam roller?…Yikes! Over 50 exercises for all fitness levels—that includes you. Finally—a book that explains the mysterious uses of the foam roller for the average exercise enthusiast.
Here it is: an in-your-face physical therapist and Pilates instructor with a passion for posture offers you a challenging and creative workout on the foam roller. You’ll have fun and the results will be rewarding. Once you try this method of strengthening, stretching and deep muscle massage, you will be amazed at how great you feel and look. With this combination of fitness moves and Pilates-based exercises you’ll be getting a multi-faceted workout.
So, get on the roller and roll yourself into shape !
While you’re “On a Roll” here are a few things you’ll discover:
- How the foam roller works to improve your core strength.
- What your core muscles are and how they work.
- How to achieve good posture.
- How breathing can help improve your workout.
- The ABC’s of fine tuning your posture and moving more efficiently.
- How to improve balance and flexibility.
- How the roller can help decrease neck and back pain.
- Massage techniques to rid you of muscle tension after a long day at your desk!
Donna Gambino is a licensed physical therapist of over 20 years and a certified Pilates instructor. Donna specializes in orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy and is the owner of Infinity Health, LLC, providing Pilates classes, personal training and fitness consulting. The foam roller has been a consistent part of her rehab and training programs for patients and fitness clients for many years. The exercises in this book have proven successful and fun in her clinical applications with all ages. Be on the cutting edge of a new fitness phenomenon and try the roller for yourself. Once you do, you will be “On a Roll @Home.”
About this book:
“Finally- we are rolling! In her user-friendly book, Donna Gambino divulges the secrets of the magical foam roller. “On a Roll @ Home” guides you through over 50 exercises safely and with care. Whether you are in need of a hard-core abdominal workout, seeking that perfect stretch for tight neck, shoulder and leg muscles or yearning for a feel-good massage, the foam roller does it all. Forget all the pieces of useless fitness equipment that you bought on a whim and are vegetating in your basement: keep the roller in the living room, store one in your car and don’t forget that it fits nicely in the airplane overhead bins. Join the Club of Healthy Rolling People.”
-Nicola Conraths-Lange, Founder of Logokinesis Publishing and author of Survival Skills for Pilates Teachers and Pilates Space
“At last, an exercise book that truly explains to patients the mechanical and physiologic reasons for their musculoskeletal symptoms! I have been searching for such a resource for many years, and have been dismayed by the overly technical language and poor illustrations. This book is very readable, easy to understand, and has just the right combination of explanation and demonstration to make it highly useful for self-instruction. I appreciate the qualifications of the author because it increases my confidence in the scientific basis of the recommendations. I am delighted to endorse this book enthusiastically, and cannot wait to see the results for my patients who follow the program!”
-Joyce E. King M.D. Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland
“This program makes a difference for everyone- including those at the highest levels of fitness.”
-Greg Isaacs, fitness expert, author of The Ultimate Lean Routine, 10,000 Steps, 360 Workout, and trainer to Lance Armstrong-
“Elegant in its simplicity, the foam roller is not necessarily a self-explanatory piece of equipment. Donna combines her extensive knowledge, experience, and knack for putting instructions in easy terms, in this clear and easy to use guide. She succeeds in de-mystifying a wonderful tool for home body-care and fitness.”
-Aimee McDonald-Anderson, Dancer, Mind-Body Fitness Trainer, Certified Stott Pilates Instructor
“On a Roll @ Home provides individuals with an innovative exercise manual to supplement traditional exercises. It is an excellent, easy to use resource that with time and persistence will improve core stability, flexibility and posture. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a desire to enhance their overall health.”
-Sharon Kilgore Licensed Physical Therapist, Orthopedic and Manual Specialist, Providence Hospital, Livonia, Michigan
“I have used the foam roller as a warm-up in my studio for muscle release and alignment for several years now. I have other books on the subject but none have given me the information that Donna’s book has provided. It is a complete and comprehensive book that I would not hesitate to recommend to my clients. Lovely exercises, wonderful information, all in a well thought out and easy layout.”
-Carolyne Anthony, Director, The Center for Women’s Fitness, and author of Using the Body Bolster During Pregnancy and Postpartum and Pilates Mat Applications for Pregnancy
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