P is for Pilates – where else!
Pilates is not an impact exercise however in addition to the impacts your bones need your body needs to be strong enough to hold your skeleton up. The main problem with osteoporosis bones is the fractures that happen with falling. Pilates is great to improve your balance. I fully embrace this in class and one of my often repeated phrases is “embrace the wobble”. If we train during class to be in control of our bodies in all their wobbliness, then the likelihood of falling due to an imbalance is reduced.
I fully believe that Pilates is not just a thing you do during class, but that class prepares you for your life outside the studio