I have always had lower back aches. After learning pilates with an instructor, I found that my back rarely bothered me, because my core muscles were so much stronger. My suggestion is that if you want to try it, start with an instructor who can really watch your form. It is easy to watch a DVD and imitate the moves, but only a real person can closely monitor you to be sure you are making the best of the moves and doing them correctly.
I have always hated working out, but I must agree that Pilates has totally won me over as an awesome total body workout. I too have found muscles I didn't know I had before, and my back is MUCH better when I practice my pilates routine regularly.
- 11/2/2009 7:41:18 AM