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Pilates

(7 Posts)
jeanie99 Sun 28-Apr-13 12:14:02

Just remember anyone with high blood pressure should avoid certain pilates exercises, speak to your tutor.

Stephen Tue 16-Apr-13 10:43:41

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

royguts Wed 02-Jan-13 13:05:52

Yoga is really good for keeping fit. There is a good article on this at myageingparent.com

Nonu Wed 07-Nov-12 12:46:50

I did try Pilates , but found I prefer Yoga .

What suits you Eh smile

Maniac Wed 07-Nov-12 12:41:20

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.

mrshat Tue 06-Nov-12 15:42:44

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! smile

Pud Tue 06-Nov-12 11:20:51

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!!grin