A new client said this to me today and it reminded me how often I hear this phrase. Too often people get hurt while working out because they are working too hard, their form is incorrect or the workout is not appropriate for them. If you get hurt while exercising, often it takes so long to recover from that injury that you are completely out of shape by the time your pain is gone. Pilates to the rescue!
You don't need to wait to start Pilates. In fact, this is actually the time you should start Pilates. Pilates Teachers are highly trained and know how to work around injuries that you may currently be dealing with or have just recovered from. Pilates increase muscle strength, tone and flexibility while being gentle on the joints. Every exercise can be adapted to meet the needs of your body so that you can get in shape again.
One of our favorite client testimonials comes from a woman who came to Marlborough Pilates with a back injury that was so bad, her doctor wanted to do a spinal fusion on her lower spine. After exhausting all her other options, she decided to try Pilates as a “last ditch effort”. She did 2 private sessions a week for about a year where we focused on strengthening her deep core muscles. She gradually got stronger and became pain free and was able to join group classes. The best part? She no longer needed a spinal fusion!
What about you? Are you out of shape due to an injury or just lack of self care? You only have one body and you must treat it well. Unlike some other forms of exercise, you can do Pilates forever. Don’t let another day go by without taking time to take care of you. Contact Marlborough Pilates today to try a free group class or private session. It’s time to get in shape again. Call or email the studio to set up a time for your first session!