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What are peoples thoughts on Pilates? My physio is super proud of my improvements and wants me to start Pilates. I have managed to commit to daily physio (takes about 5 minuets my routine) and hula hooping daily for 35 minuets (started at 30, increasing by 5 minuets every month until I get to an hour). There is a gym a 10 minuet walk away from me that does it twice a week, but I’ve read stuff online that the benefit for hyper mobile folk heavily falls on the trainer and their understanding of HSD/hEDS. However I did find a 20 minuet YouTube video on Pilates made for hyper mobile folk - so might up my hoop to 40 minuets and then add that 20 minuets of Pilates to it too to make an hour of exercise every day. What do people think? What do you guys do?

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    • lola_

      419d

      i think pilates is amazing for strength and mobility!! and especially if you're doing one w hypermobility in mind that's perfect 🤩

    • lola_

      419d

      i think pilates is amazing for strength and mobility!! and especially if you're doing one w hypermobility in mind that's perfect 🤩

    • Kehena

      427d

      I wish I could do Pilates. Good luck.

    • dolphinblues

      429d

      I say it's worth a try. It has the potential to help quite a bit. My granddaughter has hyper-mobility and her PT and OT encourage yoga, pilates, Qigong, Tia Chi, and various martial arts (karate, etc). They say it will help with balance and muscle tone/strength as well as teach her how to control her joints. Yes, the instructor needs to be aware of your condition and should be capable of helping you have the right formation. But, ultimately it will be up to you to determine if your joints can tolerate it.

      • TattsCatsNaps

        429d

        @dolphinblues I’m thinking it might be beneficial to try at home and if I enjoy it join the gym. Sorta like a try before I buy

        • dolphinblues

          428d

          @TattsCatsNaps I think that's a great way to look at it. "Try before you buy" I hope it works for you 😊

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