I’ve been doing Pilates for about eighteen months now. My physio decided she was going to start running a class, and I’ve been going ever since. I found it really helped with the chronic back and leg pain I used to have – that has all disappeared with my weight loss, but it used to be really crippling – and I do a few exercises last thing at night, every day.
I find it especially useful during busy transcription periods, because I use two computers for transcription and so I’m spending twelve hours a day hunched in various positions over a desk, which gives me a lot of neck and shoulder pain. Knowing the right stretches to do in order to mitigate that at the end of the day is a real lifesaver at the moment.
I think it’s also why I’m not getting so many running injuries at the moment (touch wood!) I hope that will continue.