Pilates & Wellness
I can say without a doubt that Pilates turned my life around. Here is why it works so well and why everyone should try it!
When I was 20 years old, after a very stressful year, I woke up one morning and was unable to stand up. I tried to lift out of bed and put weight on my feet, but the pain was so excruciating I had to crawl to the telephone to call an ambulance. I didn’t know pain like that existed!
At the hospital, the very unlikeable doctor commanded me to stand up. I couldn’t. But she wouldn’t leave me alone until I proved to her that indeed my body would collapse into a heap on the floor as soon as I tried to stand.
Without even receiving a diagnosis, I was sent home with strong painkillers. Over the next two months, my parents had to take care of me – even carrying me to the toilet! As a 20 year old, this was not something I enjoyed!
I tried various therapies, receiving some relief, yet I continued to have a deep pain in my lower back for another two years.
Then a friend of mine suggested I try Clinical Pilates with a physiotherapist. After about 6 months, the pain disappeared. And even better, I developed an incredible body-awareness, which eventually helped me change my diet.