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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

May not be ready: Even seniors participate , pilates and various yoga position exercises but one has to be tuned before contemplating other wise may get hurt . It should be a joy to the body not jail sentence . Go slow you will be fine . ...Read more

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Has Pilates got proven benefits to?

Has Pilates got proven benefits to?

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

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! i call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

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 more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

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