How To Get Back In Shape
Find a Pilates Instructor
Pilates - Pilates
is an exercise program which, along with its equipment, was originally developed by Joseph
Pilates. Before you begin Pilates exercises to get back in shape, it is best to get
some professional instruction so that you understand the principles and understand the proper
Pilates strengthens and stretches your body with emphasis on postural muscle
control, so it is particularly good for people who have special physical concerns in their quest to get back in
- Find a Pilates Instructor
- The cost is in the range of $20/class to $75/hour of instruction.
- The certification process is relatively new so there are also excellent instructors that have been
teaching for a long time without certification. In this case, ask the length of time the instructor has
been teaching Pilates and/or try to get recommendations. If you have a health condition or injury, your
doctor may be able to recommend a physical therapist who uses Pilates exercises, which may be covered
by your health insurance. Ask your doctor or health care practitioner.
- Find Pilates DvD instruction and Equipment
Have Osteoporosis? Check with your Physical Therapist to see if
you need to Modify Pilates Exercises to avoid injury. See these suggested modifications from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).
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