Anyone tried Pilates classes to strengthen stomach and back?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by jonny36, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. Anyone tried Pilates classes to strengthen stomach and back? Reducing back pain.
     
  2. I saw a Physio for a while who taught me some Pilates for a bad back. Probably the best form of treatment I've had and speeded up the recovery process.

    I wouldnt recommend doing it though until you have regained full movement. You will just aggravate the situation.
     
  3. I did it as part of an RRU package and have continued since, it has definitely made a huge difference. If you go to a class and explain your history the instr will tell you when to modify exercises so you don't aggravate the injury.
     
  4. Michael Atherton, the former England cricketer, used to swear by pilates for his gimpy back.
     
  5. My physio gave me some of them to use on my knackered back and much better but get advice first as you might end up doing more damage without assessment