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Books by Crawford:

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Balance on the Ball:
Exercises Inspired by the Teachings of Joseph Pilates
(Equilibrio: 2000)

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Flavors of Friuli:
A Culinary Journey through Northeastern Italy
(Equilibrio: 2009)


About the Author

Elisabeth Crawford received her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991. She then moved to San Francisco and formed her own modern dance company, Metamorph Dance. She was a Pilates instructor in San Francisco from 1995–2006.

Elisabeth has written for Pilates Style, Private Clubs, and American Fitness magazines. Balance on the Ball has also been featured in Shape Magazine.

After visiting the Ledragomma GymnastikBall factory in the Friuli–Venezia Giulia region of Italy, Elisabeth began writing a new book that combines her passion for Italy and cooking. Flavors of Friuli: A Culinary Journey through Northeastern Italy was published in 2010 and has won the following awards:

ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards: bronze medal
Independent Publisher Book Awards: bronze medal
Living Now Book Awards: silver medal
Eric Hoffer Book Award: First Runner-Up
BAIPA Book Awards: Best Cookbook

Elisabeth lives in San Francisco with her husband, Michael, and son, David.

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