Lifestyle

Could Pilates Be the Secret to Injury-Proofing Your Body?

We decided that our main goal of the session would be to focus on strengthening my body in a way that would support me when I’m running, and decrease my likelihood of re-injuring myself. She talked me through a series of exercises, involving a combination of reformer and matte pilates, that despite not being particularly fast or strenuous, were shockingly difficult. I used muscles that I haven’t used in years, but didn’t leave the session feeling exhausted or sore, but instead felt elongated, stronger, deeply-stretched and actually more energised than I was when I arrived.