Centered Body Pilates hosted a specialized workshop to help our clients understand what could be contributing to back pain and how to work safely within Pilates reformer classes. In this document, we share some of the highlights of the workshop including the restrictions, red flags, and at-home exercises for those who suffer from back pain.
The word exercise comes from Latin exercise, meaning to keep busy or at work. But what the typical adult does at work is sit in a desk chair for eight hours, plus a sitting-down commute both ways and an evening spent in front of the TV. This is a recipe for ruin. Sitting all day increases our risk for obesity and puts us at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles, and sheer boredom.