Devised by leading experts from LA Fitness, "Synergize" is a programme which combines the positive effects of yoga, Pilates and tai chi breathing with strength training and ballet, plus relaxation routines to nourish the whole body. The programme allows the mind and body to work together to make you slimmer, fitter and healthier, and improve concentration levels in as little as 15 minutes a day. It should also help to improve posture, balance and flexibility, increase muscular strength and relieve stress, aches and pains. Routines are included for the home and the workplace, and the programme should be suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Table of Contents: Introduction 6; Unifying the body and mind with Synergize; Combining the Eastern elements of martial arts, tai chi and yoga with the Western approaches of Pilates and other strength-building exercises; Why Synergize is suitable for all ages and abilities; Why Synergize is different from other exercise programmes; Creating the right environment for your Synergize routine; Basics for Life 18; Breathing techniques to rid the body of toxins and improve energy levels; The importance of water; A healthy diet; How to unwind and ensure good sleep; Posture; Synergize Salutation Exercises 46; Step-by-step yoga and Pilates exercises, combined with tai chi breathing to boost energy levels, de-stress, correct posture, and flex, stretch and tone the spine, abdomen, limbs, neck and shoulders. Synergize for Aches and Pains 112; Back problems, Women's problems, Headaches, Neck and shoulder pain, Immune boosters; Index 142; Acknowledgements 144.