Have you ever steered away from going to the gym in fear that it was going to cause a flare-up? I know that I definitely have. My name is Taylah and I am the Director and teacher at Studio 96, which is a boutique reformer Pilates studio. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and Adenomyosis 5 years ago with a total of 9 Laparoscopic surgeries to try and manage my symptoms and pain. From my experiences, HIIT and heavy weights would always leave me flaring for numerous days. So when my specialist advised me to try Pilates I thought I have nothing to lose. Now I run a Reformer Studio helping others find a great balance between keeping active and minimising pain.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that incorporates strength, mobility, flexibility training which can also enhance your balance. Pilates enhances your overall health by focusing on smaller deeper muscles that support your structure, as well as releasing endorphins when finishing the class leaving you with a positive feeling in the body and mind for the rest of the day.
Pilates is a great choice of exercise for someone who is suffering from chronic pain because it increases muscle strength through controlled low-impact exercises. Each exercise that is programmed into a class has multiple variations and layers that can be adapted to how you are feeling on the day and what will make your body feel good for the rest of the day.
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