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CALLANETICS: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours by Callan with Sallie Batson Pinckney

CALLANETICS: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours


Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1984
Publisher: Morrow

A spotty, poorly based collection of peculiar routines--that offers as evidence of efficacy 10+ pages of before-and-after derriere/abdomen shots (side and rear view). Pinckney is an ex-dancer who suffered serious health problems (malnutrition among them) when she trekked around the world; now, in her New York penthouse/studio, she advises a select clientele on the program she designed to work her way back into shape. The aim here is to look and feel younger, mostly between the waist and knees: Pinckney suggests some stretching techniques, mostly for the spine (hanging from a chinning bar), and then spot exercises featuring many repetitions. Some of these, Pinckney claims, are rooted in her ballet training; but in at least one photograph the model is sadly out of alignment and prone to injury--a ballerina should know better. Altogether a waste.