Pilates 3x per week healed my Injured back

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How It Works

Pilates is a gentle yet powerful method of exercise that is designed to give your back a break while strengthening the core muscle groups that stabilize your spine. If you are experiencing back pain you may find lasting relief and experience the benefits of Pilates with a regular practice of Mat classes and private lessons from a comprehensively trained classical instructor. Please be in touch if you need help finding and instructor in your local area or to book an at-home Mat Class with me on Skype.

What You’ll Need

  • Pilates
  • Core Strength
  • Trainer
  • Extra Thick Mat
  • Skype

Difficulty

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Story

When I was 17 I suffered a back injury that left me in chronic pain. Doctors where baffled when I was left with chronic pain months after the healing window had closed. They told me that I was young and would be fine as long as I completed Physical Therapy. After 3 months of regular Physical Therapy I was still in pain every day. That is when I decided to take matters into my own hands and began seeking relief in other alternative ways. I went to every class at the gym looking for something that made me feel better and I stumbled upon Pilates almost by accident. Quickly I began to feel better and see results so I became devoted to taking mat classes and even started taking personal training lessons at the gym. Soon, I approached my Pilates teacher to seek out teacher training for myself. She took me to New York City to meet her teachers with the intention of preparing me to start a Pilates apprenticeship that would last a year. Under the tutelage of master teachers, I learned more about dynamic movement and injury prevention than I ever had in my whole life. I was certified to teach professionally in 2008. Every year I take continuing education and personal training sessions for myself to keep my teaching practice fresh and my back feeling great. And although I still occasionally have days where my back is achy and sore I know how to give my body what it needs to remain strong and active for the days ahead.


Today I have been teaching Pilates for just over a decade and I will depend on it to remain pain free for the rest of my life. I have taught in boutique fitness studios and large gyms all over Manhattan and I have helped people with all kinds of injuries and physical limitations to feel strong and confident in their bodies. It never ceases to amaze me how every time I practice Pilates it makes me feel better about my body and my life.

What do you think?

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wayofthepeacefulwarrior
By wayofthepeacefulwarrior
90 - Community Member
8 months ago

Always been interested in trying this - especially to compliment my running. I just emailed you.

Jamie Ferrell
By Jamie Ferrell
500 - Explorer
8 months ago

I'm interested in a Skype lesson!

Liz Koosed
By Liz Koosed
40 - Community Member
8 months ago

Hi Jamie, I would love to offer you a skype lesson! Please be in touch via email and we can set something up, Liz@BuiltPilates.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

Mara Landis
By Mara Landis
815 - Explorer
8 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing! So many seem to struggle with back pain and are searching for non-medical, non-invasive help. I will help spread the word about Pilates as an option!!

Liz Koosed
By Liz Koosed
40 - Community Member
8 months ago

Thank you so much! It works so well for me that I have devoted a large part of my life to spreading it to others.