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Pilates Classes Glasgow
I'm taking a Pilates class and was instructed to point my toes. I've never been able to do this. Is this a problem?
No Easy Feat: Well, many people can't touch their toes, let alone point them! You just need time to adjust your body and tendons to the new challenges ahead, Just be patient and don't overdo it .Your body will adjust (unless maybe you're from China and had your feet bound). Your Pilates teacher should be qualified to help you through this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right shin became numb after a pilates class. I also fell on my left hip during class, so am unsure if it was due to an exercise or the fall.
My right shin became numb after a pilates class. I also fell on my right hip during class, so don't know which is the cause. Could it be from sit-ups?
How much proof neede: How much proof do you need? How strong must evidence be? Check out http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/the-benefits-of-pilates for one perspective. IMHO, it's more important to get moving & keep moving rather than to worry about specific movement. In other words, find activities that you like and do them. ...Read more
Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more