Many people living with long term conditions find it difficult to access appropriate mainstream exercise and fitness classes and as a result, are unable to remain healthy and manage their condition.
KICC Active Lothian is an on-going project. We are facilitating the establishment of accessible, self-management community based exercise programmes in Lothian.
Pilates is designed to restore the body to balance, improving physical strength, posture, co-ordination and flexibility as well as mental wellbeing through a system of exercises and breathing techniques.
A useful guide to Pilates can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/pilates.aspx.
The regular practice of Pilates is a common recommendation of physiotherapists on discharge from rehabilitation programmes.
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