DO you suffer from back pain? Do you have poor posture? Are you pregnant, and need to strengthen your core and back muscles to help you through your pregnancy and delivery? Have you just had a baby, and want to regain your shape and fitness, to cope with the physical demands of motherhood?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should take up pilates.
Pilates is a form of exercise which co-ordinates the working of muscles with breathing. It strengthens the core, postural muscles of the body, tones the whole body and stabilises the muscles of the trunk — making it ideal for the prevention of back problems.
Due to its consistent success rate in solving such problems pilates is highly recommended by doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Instructor Christine Brook took up Pilates on the recommendation of her physiotherapist to counter her back problems nine years ago. She qualified as an instructor with the internationally-renowned Body Control Pilates Association.