80% of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life. Pilates is an excellent format to combat this condition. While exercises are simple, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact it can have. Strengthening the postural muscles of the torso, you relieve pressure on the spine and joints. Your shoulders and hips become more limber.
The slow pace of the exercises, and the emphasis on proper breathing make Pilates a practice that is both therapeutic and strengthening.
According to the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, participants who practiced Pilates for back pain programs over a four-week period experienced more relief from their back and joint symptoms than those who went through typical treatment programs.
Watch one woman's story.
"Thank you, Claire. You've saved my life"
Since I’m a surgeon, I spend my working days bent over an operating table. Add to that some scoliosis, a love of golf and I live with a lot of back discomfort. What I appreciate about the workouts at Corecraft is the focus on so many muscles simultaneously. I am not just referring to the main abdominal muscles, but also my obliques and the deep muscles near my spine. No other workout offers me both the strengthening of my core, coupled with flexibility improvement. I appreciate how customized and fun they make it! I am so much more comfortable now and a loyal student!
G.L. -member since 2009