Pilates for Postural Pain

Pilates for Postural Pain


It’s overwhelming to think about all the routine activities that wreak havoc on our spines: from sitting, lifting and standing to running and biking (not to mention injuries, excessive weight, and  muscular imbalances) one thing is clear: poor posture is taking over our bodies! Luckily for us, Pilates can help correct your poor posture and alleviate the pain that comes with it. 

Benefits of proper posture

Aside from helping us look and feel better, proper posture assists in alignment of the bones; when this occurs, your muscles,  joints and ligaments can work as nature intended. Proper posture also helps with vital organ function for peak efficiency, as well as normal function of the nervous system.

Our spines are designed to move in all ranges of motion. You can get a happy spine through Pilates practice by moving in extension, flexion, lateral rotation, rotation.  This creates a stronger spine and facilitates better posture, which ultimately leads to less stiffness and pain.

Achieving better posture through Pilates

privateAt ABC Pilates, we see many of our clients coming in to workout with weak glutes, upper/mid-back muscles, and pectoral muscles, as well as tight hip flexors and hamstrings. These issues can hinder your workout and lead to pain and stiffness unless properly addressed.

During a private training session, your instructor can perform an initial postural analysis to uncover any postural deviations and/or muscular imbalances. Then, she will create a Pilates workout that helps strengthen the deep core muscles, which work to stabilize and support the muscles of the spine. Couple that with stretches to increase flexibility and you are on your way to better posture and less pain and stiffness!

At ABC Pilates, postural alignment and correct movement patterns are taught in group classes, too; so hop on the schedule and we’ll keep you moving in the right direction throughout your day.

ABC Pilates Studio Manager & Instructor





I joined ABC looking for a yoga studio but found pilates was more of my speed. This is not just a place to exercise but an environment where friends come together to get fit, healthy, and happy. I love the instructors who take good care of everyone. I always get the best encouragement possible! I also like the small class sizes for anything from yoga and pilates to Zumba and TRX. Thanks, ABC Fit Studio, for making being healthy fun!
— Candice D.
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— John T.
I’ve been doing pilates for almost 3 years now, and I feel stronger and have improved functionally in my daily activities
I was recommended by my physical therapist when I was a patient with many joint problems. My PT thought Pilates would help me, and it did!
I feel stronger, and have a better tone, range of motion, and a stronger core. I can get up from a low sofa with less effort now as my core plus legs are stronger; I owe all these improvements to Pilates. My teacher is patient and kind, always helpful — thank you!
— Surinder B.
ABC has a great variety of group classes, which allows me to take multiple classes and challenge my body in different ways. It keeps the workouts fun and interesting. It helps me reduce stress and keeps me strong!
— Natalie M.
I certainly enjoyed the Pilates session with Charlotte — it provides some pain relief, increased flexibility, and makes me want to be more active.
— Joni
I have been with ABC for about 7 years, and its biggest benefit has to be no more lower back pain and much more flexibility. Love it here!
— Mike P.
I love ABC Fit!!! Over the years, I’ve worked out at many places, but this is the first one I absolutely love — so much so that I usually come 7 days a week! What is so special are the small classes that mean lots of individual attention, the extraordinarily knowledgeable instructors, and the nice variety of classes. It has been a huge benefit to my well-being.
— Linda T.
My balance has definitely improved, and I feel stronger. The ABC classes are wonderful! Zumba has always been a joy. Great to dance, dance, dance!
— Brenda
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