A major cause of back pain and issues is sedentary lifestyle.
Pilates is a form of exercise that teaches neutral spine alignment and helps to strengthen the core and postural muscles that support the spine.
Pilates is an ideal form of exercise for all ages and athletic levels as the exercises can be modified to each individual’s ability level.
It is also a low-impact form of exercise, serving as a great option for individuals who experience pain when participating in activities such as jogging or aerobics.
By regularly participating in Pilates exercises, individuals can not only help prevent back pain and injury, but also alleviate it.
Cone Health understands the healing and preventative effects exercises such as Pilates and Yoga have on the back and offers several Pilates, Yoga and ‘Yogalates’ classes to the community taught by an exceptional team of Certified Pilates and Yoga instructors and physical therapists.
Jamie Athas is the director of the Lifestyle Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center and a member of the Cone Health staff.
Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wake Forest University and a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Arizona.
She is an AFAA certified group exercise instructor, an AFAA practical Pilates instructor, certified health education specialist, and is completing a Master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion this December from California University of Pennsylvania.