The Core Program
Introducing the fitness program designed by a physical therapist exclusively for women - proven to increase strength, tone muscles and reduce aches and pains in just 15 minutes a day!
Few women realize that most popular fitness regimens are designed for men. Yet women have their own unique fitness needs - and using a program developed with men's bodies in mind is not only ineffective, but can actually result in injury.
Renowned physical therapist Peggy Brill has devoted her life to developing an exercise program specifically for women. Based on her understanding of movement dynamics and body structure, these exercises focus on developing and balancing the muscles in the anatomical center of the body - the core - which includes the back, hip and abdominal muscles.
Peggy's remarkable head-to-toe workout targets the "hot spot" areas - neck, back, pelvis, hips, knees - that cause problems for even the healthiest women. In just 15 minutes a day, The Core Program's easy-to-learn exercises will help women:
- Strengthen their bodies to achieve balance and alignment
- Eliminate everyday aches and pains
- Prevent bone loss
- Protect against osteoarthritis
- Improve sleep, digestion and circulation
- Enjoy better sex
- Feel energized all day long
- Overcome the effects of aging
With inspirational case histories, detailed photographs illustrating each exercise and self-tests for rating balance, flexibility and strength, The Core Program is an owner's manual for the naturally strong, healthy body every woman should have.
"I am a 51-year-old male who purchased your book by mistake. I didn't realize it was for women until I got home, but thought I'd give the core exercises a try anyway. I'm not making this up and what I'll tell you is absolutely true. For several years I have truly suffered from low back pain from an injury incurred while squatting heavy weights (I was a powerlifter).
This pain was constant and severely debilitating, and interfered in every aspect of my life. ONE SINGLE SESSION of the core exercises relieved that pain COMPLETELY for several hours until I had been standing in a bookstore for about an hour. But it was not nearly as intense. Day 2 - pain free again. I don't know how to thank you for this. I am so happy."
"I read The Core Program and started doing the exercises 4 weeks ago. I have to say that for me this is truly the best thing since 'sliced bread'. The reason I chose to do this was because I was always feeling drained and tired. It really worried me because quite often even lifting my arms in the shower to wash my hair seemed like way too much effort (I'm only 37). After reading the first chapter of your book on Amazon.com, I just had to try it and have found that the program lives up to its promises.
After the first 'workout' I already had more energy and it just keeps getting better everyday. And as a wonderful bonus, I notice my body is getting toned up everywhere. All I can say is THANK YOU! I feel awesome now and sail through my days with tons of energy - this is exactly what I needed! I had originally borrowed your book from the library, but have since purchased it and am telling everyone about how beneficial your program is and how easy it is to do."
"I found your book, The Core Program to be amazing and very informative. Some exercises I had been doing I will now eliminate due your explanation of the harmful effects they cause."
Los Angeles, CA
"My sisters and I have all bought your books. Your exercises have helped me tremendously. I have had several discs in my neck that slip out of place very easily and give me a nonstop headache for several days in a row. Doing the core program has strengthened my neck and back and the headaches are far less frequent. Whenever my neck starts to feel stiff I just do your program and it takes care of it."
Laguna Niguel, CA
"I hope you don't mind my e-mailing you about my experience with your Core Program. I know that what I am about to say sounds too good to be true, but please believe me that it is.
I am a 54-year-old woman; my primary fitness activity is figure skating (five days a week for about two hours a day). I skated when I was younger and just took it up again two years ago after I retired. Since then, I've experienced chronic pain in both hips, low-level for the most part but very pronounced when putting weight on one leg (as in climbing stairs) and when lying in bed at night.
Every night the pain would wake me periodically and I would continually shift positions in an attempt to get some relief. A series of chiropractic visits did nothing to relieve the pain. I assumed it was some type of osteoarthritic condition or inflammation of the hip joint caused by my skating (like ballet, figure skating requires good turn-out in the hip socket and significantly engages the piriformis and other buttocks muscles) and was resigned to living with it.
OK, here's the hard-to-believe part: I purchased your book on Tuesday (9/25) and did the 'core foundation' exercises. That night, I slept through the night with absolutely no hip pain. I've continued the exercises daily and now have experienced three consecutive pain-free nights. Nor do I experience pain when I climb stairs, onto the running board of my car, etc.
Needless to say, I will continue with your program and hope to eventually work my way up to the highest level. I don't understand how the exercises could, after a single session, provide such dramatic relief, but they unquestionably did so. Another reason I will stick with your program is that - quite apart from pain relief - I suspect that strengthening my core muscles will significantly enhance my figure skating. Maybe I'll write you another testimonial sometime in the future when I see those results! Thank you so much for your book."