Colleen Craig offers a unique and exciting synthesis of the Pilates Method and the exercise ball in this run-away bestseller. Each chapter is intended to give the reader inspiration and instruction. Step-by-step instructions and more than 300 photographs detail the Pilates principles and challenge all ability levels. Pilates on the Ball incorporates a holistic approach to fitness addressing spiritual as well as physical health. An early chapter discusses benefits and safeguards for working on the ball but also the emotional obstacles that stop non-exercisers from beginning and well-meaners from committing to an exercise program. Inspirational case histories, personal anecdotes, 'anatomy-on-the-ball' lessons, and step-by-step instructions weave through this comprehensive book.