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9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

The Truth about the Pilates Method


    I'm glad it works well for those who enjoy it. But for me it is painful both during and after. I don't just mean muscle soreness, but also skeletal and nerve pain as well. My knees and neck won't take it, though I can do the Total Gym and Leslie Sansone videos. I also find it stressful during the workout, whereas my TG and walking workouts are relaxing for me. I have arthritis also and agree with another poster that Pilates seems to make it flare up. To each his/her own I guess. - 4/4/2013 2:46:49 PM
    I enjoy doing pilates...I mean at first when I was just starting out I was like "oh, it's going to be real easy!"...boy was I wrong,but I kept pushing and now I love it! :D - 4/3/2013 2:59:05 PM
  • This has to be my favorite form of exercise. I feel so good when I do this regularly. I haven't done anything for quite a while but physical therapy. I had both hips replaced this past year . I am hoping to find my pilates DVD. My daughter misplaced it but I think now is the time to start really looking for it. If I can't find it, ti\hen it's time to get a new one. Wonderful exercise.
    - 4/3/2013 12:13:02 PM
  • I've taken Pilates mat classes, and I can tell you, if you have arthritis in your lower spine, do not do Pilates. Some of the positions but a lot of weight and/or pressure at the base of the spine. I had to quit the class because I was in a lot of pain from some of the moves. Yet, I can do many other types of exercises without pain. - 4/2/2013 11:09:14 PM
  • Absolutely true, with a big "Amen" to : "Pilates almost acts as "daily rehab" in the prevention of mobility issues and injury."

    When I find myself re-injured, it's because I've lapsed in my pilates work for several months. - 4/2/2013 9:38:11 AM
  • A few months ago, I took a yoga class. The teacher was not very good, so when she asked me if I was coming back I said, no, I already do Pilates and that'll do for now. She said, well, Pilates is new, yoga has been around for thousands of years and they're just copying it.

    - 4/2/2013 6:24:28 AM

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