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The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement serves as a bridge between biomechanics and exercise. Awareness of movement potential is the key to a healthy body and the prevention of injuries; this text allows the reader to help maintain health, weight, posture, strength, stretch, and performance skills.

The practice of sports, pilates, yoga, and dance is emphasized, providing a better understanding of how the body functions while being exercised. The author’s background in movement sciences has led to a deep interest in the ability of the body to care for and/or heal itself, specifically through knowledge of muscles and what they can do.

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a Professor of Kinesiology and Dance, and has been teaching for over 30 years.She is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor with a Masters in Dance and Education, and received degrees at both the University of Kansas
and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist.