I have mentioned before that I struggle a lot with pain in my neck, shoulders and back due to worn discs and trapped nerves. Currently, I am unable to take medication as it makes me feel nauseous and drowsy meaning I can’t work properly or drive due to feeling like I have a hangover. So I have opted to try and manage my aches and pains without pain relief. That is when I came across the opportunity to review Your Pilates Physio. An online space that provides physiotherapy led clinical pilates workouts to help strengthen your core and stretch your body in a way that can help with a range of various conditions and symptoms of these conditions too. I was looking forward to seeing the benefits of Pilates and seeing if it was something I needed.
The best way for me to manage my pain is to lose weight and be more active. The losing weight part is definitely the tricker of the two situations for me right now. But as I have a membership to the local council’s leisure centres I can be and have been more active of late. But I felt like I needed something else to help manage my pain too. This is definitely why the Your Pilates Physio Review is perfect for me.
There is a wide range of videos and workouts for different people for different parts of the body. Rather than being workouts that are more cardio and fat burning based, the videos are about control. Controlling your body, your movements, your breathing and your posture. There are so many health benefits of Pilates workouts I was excited to get started.
I have been using the site for a while now. Slowly at first before building up to every day and then advancing from beginner to intermediate. I then decided to stop workouts after aggravating my shoulder meaning I couldn’t lift it very high before starting again a week later.
The Benefits of Pilates Thanks to Your Pilates Physio.
At first, I started slowly. A couple of videos a week before building up to one a day. I have a lot of tension in my neck, shoulder and upper back area and a constant need to ‘stretch my neck’ if you know what I mean. Paired with a permanent shoulder shrug, it can get quite uncomfortable. So, I started off easy with the workouts. Them I aimed to do one 30-minute video each day,
The videos are really easy to follow and Lyndsay explains the moves and what you should be doing so you know what position you need to be in and how you should be holding your core for maximum benefits. The whole thing is slow and relaxing and so easy to do. You will barely feel like you are doing a workout, more like some gentle stretching.
After a full week of a 30 minute pilates workout each day, I felt so much more relaxed. I was definitely starting to see the benefits of Pilates. The pressure and tension in my neck and shoulders released considerably and my shoulder ‘tick’ almost stopped. That was until I managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder meaning I could barely lift my arm. So I decided to stop the workouts until I felt a little better. And just like that, I was back to square one.
Would I purchase Your Pilates Physio?
Yes, I would. I am actually planning on taking out the membership as soon as my trial period is over. That is how impressed I am with the results. It is so easy to do and I spend half an hour before getting into bed each night doing a different video. It has also made me more aware of my posture throughout the day too, which I am sure plays a part in helping reduce my various aches and pains.
Whilst I wouldn’t say it is a miracle cure for me, it is definitely helping my pain. The benefits of Pilates workouts daily is something which I know I will miss should I stop the workouts altogether. Granted, all the exercises aren’t suitable for everyone, but there are so many to choose from and, when you sign up, you fill in a questionnaire so Lyndsay knows exactly what you need to get the benefits you want.
If you would like to try out Your Pilates Physio you can currently sign up on a monthly plan for £12.99 per month or pay upfront for a year for £120. Use frazzled25 for a 25% off discount when signing up.
*Disclaimer: I was gifted a trial period to enable me to write my Your Pilates Physio Review. All thoughts and opinions and benefits of Pilates workouts are my own*