Effective exercise for your back

Pilates is effective for back strength because it focuses on core stability, flexibility, and alignment, helping to alleviate back pain and prevent future issues. This enables you to keep doing the things that are important to you.

Five benefits of Pilates for back strength

1. strong core

Pilates targets your core which supports and stabilises your spine. This in turn reduces the risk of injury or pain.  See Five benefits of Core Strength.

2. Good posture

Pilates helps restore and maintain good body awareness and alignment. This enables good posture and reduces unnecessary strain on the back.

3. increased flexibility

Pilates works on flexibility and mobility of your spine helping increase its' freedom of movement. It also releases hip, shoulder and leg tightness that would cause back pain.

4. pain relief

Pilates can help reduce back pain and discomfort. It does this by moving, strengthening, stretching, and rebalancing the muscles and soft tissue of your back. This helps release tension and restore a healthy balance to your back.

5. prevent injuries

Regular Pilates practice can help prevent future back injuries. It does this by strengthening the stability, flexibility and mobility of the spine and surrounding muscles. This enhances your spine making it more resilient and less prone to injuries.

current back issues?

If you do have concern with your back, check with your GP to ensure Pilates is right for you at this time. We also offer Medical Exercise Referral Training - a structured programmes to target needs identified by your GP/physiotherapist.