Hi everyone. I have just come back from a Pilates class in my local village hall. I honestly thought I was quite fit as I am on the go most of the time, work 2 days a week and walk most places but by heck didn't realise how weak my core muscles are. I would recommend classes to anyone who has the time to go. Looking forward to getting fitter!!
Yup, it's good, isn't it Pud. Once the core tightens up you will feel taller and more in control. Amazing but true. I have not been to my Pilates class since May now but hope to return in January (a dose of shingles has knocked the stuffing out of me this year). I can't wait to get back and 'tighten up' again. Enjoy!
Can't cope with Pilates due to balance problems .Lying on my back makes me feel dizzy.Also when teacher walks to far end of room and speaks in soft 'relaxing'voice I can't hear her. I have really tried.My daughter teaches Pilates in Cheshire and I do believe it's very good but not for me.
I have been doing Pilates for four months and I have not looked back. My posture is so much better and I have not fallen since the third week. My problems are Osteoarthritis in ankles, knees, lumber back, pelvis and hands. After seeing a specialist I was advised to exercise in water. My local Gym calls this aquafit. On my fifth class I suffered with severe dermatitis and now just do Pilates. Most days it is two guys and thirty three gals, all of us have injuries to cope with.
I no longer take any painkillers which is great and I feel a lot better