The studio has an interesting collection of all ages and genders, with the oldest into their 80’s. All are positive thinking individuals who come ready to learn, progress, and in many cases heal. They bring their challenges with optimism and continue to challenge my years of expertise.
Pilates is becoming a popular and effective form of exercise that will help a person realign their spine. For people who are nervous about using a chiropractor, the Pilates technique focuses on form and using all muscles groups in an equal and balanced way. A chiropractor can manipulate a spine into the correct form, but unless the muscles on either side of the spine are equally formed, the spine will not hold in the correct placement.
If a person is having spinal discomforts and alignment problems, it is best to first visit your doctor. If they do not suggest following through with Xrays or treatments, then a consulation with a skilled Pilates teacher can help you make a decision on which course of action will be best for you. You do not want to make a mistake with your spine. So, before starting with a new exercise program, it might be wise to pay for an Xray just to be sure there are no fractures or other serious problems.
Depending on the client’s level of discomfort, basic Pilates classes can sometimes be too difficult for a person and they may need to do private sessions until they are feeling strong enough to join a class. My approach is to start small and work one’s way up the ladder slowly in the early stages of rebuilding spinal strength and realignment.
Julie Akin: Head Instructor / owner of Synergy Staying Fit Pilates
For more information on Pilates Classes in White Rock B.C. call Julie at 604 809-9463