I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say,"I really want to try Pilates or get back to it, but I've been dealing with this chronic low back pain (or insert any other pain...) that I want to go away first." As a Pilates instructor I want to shake them and say, "That pain is exactly why you should start Pilates now!!" Of course you will want to make sure you get your physician's approval and make sure you find an experienced instructor who knows how to adjust exercises for your body.
Individualized Pilates sessions are designed to work with your body where ever it is and more often than not the precise, balanced movement we do in Pilates can create balance in your body that lessens or eliminates pain! Please note that I did say individualized Pilates sessions.
If you have pain in your body and you are new to the Pilates method I wouldn't suggesting taking a large group class at the gym or following along with a video. The best way to learn the Pilates method of exercise is with an experienced instructor and if you have pain you'll want to start off with some private sessions to make sure you understand how to move safely and effectively before trying a small group class.
We want to help you experience Pilates safely in your body, learn about the possibilities and let you discuss how Pilates sessions and classes might be able to help you meet your health goals! Schedule a consultation here, and check out our new client intro offers here.
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