I hear it all the time. “Can you just give me a few exercises I can do to make my back feel better?”
If you are looking for a quick fix I’m here to tell you there isn’t one! If you want to make changes in how your body feels you need to learn to change how you are moving your body (or not moving it). This doesn’t happen overnight and there definitely are not magic exercises that will cure your aches and pains.
One of the biggest reasons that Pilates as an exercise method is so effective for helping people get rid of back pain is that by practicing Pilates on a regular basis you start creating a habit of paying attention to how your body moves and you start learning how you could be moving better and more efficiently. Better movement means less pain in your body.
The good news is that a regular Pilates practice does not need to be complicated or even take a ton of time, but to really get the benefits you need to stick with it on a regular basis.
How often should you do Pilates to relieve your back pain?
- 2-3 Pilates classes or sessions a week
- 1 private a month to fine tune your at home practice which consists of 10-15 exercises you can do 2-3 times at home
- 1 Pilates class a week plus incorporating the Pilates principles into other workouts
The possibilities are endless! Ready to get started on changing how your body moves and feels? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary first session to learn more!!