The beauty of Pilates is that is so adaptable to ALL levels of activity which makes it accessible to everyone. Exercises can be adapted to any position, albeit lying on the mat, four point kneeling, standing or seated on a swiss ball or a chair. The same small precise movement are used regardless of a client’s fitness level, the exercises are merely modified to suit the individual. The exercises help neurofire the deep trunk stabilizers (core strength) and which in turn improves movement patterns and strengthens the whole body. So put aside any pre-conceived ideas. Get that body moving, Pilates is for everyone!
Note: If you have recently been ill, under medical treatment , pregnant or recently had a baby, you should check with your medical practitioner to ensure you are safe to exercise. This is also good practice for anyone wanting to start exercise .
Ps for those of you who are wondering my shin injury from last month is healing beautifully and I have resumed my daily Pilates fix. I’ve also forgiven my Nordic walking sticks and am back out striding in the local countryside. Yes, training for the Great Western Way has continued! http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk/