Pilates provides lower back relief
One of the most common complaints you’ll hear from people as they get older is that they begin to experience lower back pain. This happens for a number of reasons, including bad posture, the amount of time we spend sitting at desks as adults, and hereditary musculoskeletal issues such as scoliosis. To make matters worse, we become less active and start to lose strength in the muscles of the abdomen, which act as a support system for the spine. The good news is that there are many things you can do to prevent developing chronic back pain or to combat it once it starts.
When you take a class at Propel Pilates in San Diego, you’ll hear the instructor talking about how each particular set of exercises is specifically targeted at strengthening your core, improving posture and increasing overall muscle tone, all of which result in a healthier back. Because it is a weight-bearing program, Pilates also helps to prevent another common age-related problem, osteoporosis.
Done regularly, Pilates can not only reduce back pain, but prevent injuries from happening in the first place.
But the health benefits don’t stop there
Studies have shown that Pilates benefits are far more widespread than spine health. One of the recommendations for people suffering from fibromyalgia is to include low impact exercise, such as stretching, yoga and Pilates, in their daily routine. By increasing flexibility, muscle tone and range of motion, Pilates is also beneficial for many other serious health concerns, including MS and Parkinson’s Disease. Perhaps just as exciting is that performing Pilates on a regular basis leads to a long, lean, toned appearance.
Ready to look good AND feel good?
Imagine an exercise that makes you feel better and gives you the body you want. This is why you’ll often hear celebrities crediting their sleek appearance to Pilates workouts. At Propel Pilates studio, we offer a variety of class times and difficulty levels. We carry the top of the line Pilates Reformer machines, and will guide you through a program that helps you look good and feel amazing at the same time.
Call or click on the website today to sign up for a session with one of our expert Pilates instructors, and take the first step toward a healthier you.