Low Impact Exercise That WorksDr. Osborne here, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of the worlds leading experts in pilates based exercise, Sylvia Flavela. As many of you know, consistent exercise is one of the biggest challenges in life – especially for those with years of poor health as a result of chronic gluten exposure. Building a foundation of muscle requires consistency, planning, and a good program. I recently accepted a challenge and went through several session of pilates, and I have to say that it was a blast. I was impressed with the routines, and better yet, I like the fact that it did not require a ton of equipment. Some of the big Pilates take a ways from my sessions
- Pilates is low impact – so it is not hard if you have arthritic joints
- It requires little to no equipment – no gym fees or other expensive memberships
- It builds core strength – even if you think you have it. (I can do 100 situps relatively easy – pilates movements challenged me on a whole different level).
- It is effective for toning muscle – don’t go into the workout expecting it to be super easy.