Yoga for Scoliosis

Yoga for Scoliosis

Yoga for Scoliosis: Benefits Since my scoliosis surgery, Yoga is something I have been afraid of and in the past, actively avoided. Because I have scoliosis and a fused spine, I automatically thought "I'm not bendy enough" and dismissed it. I have been to the odd Yoga class here and there but struggled with some of the moves, which initially put me off.  However, since I have gotten into running, and more specifically, started marathon training, I have found Yoga...Read More
My Body Pump Results – part 1

My Body Pump Results – part 1

So, a few months I wrote a post about how I have started to go to Body Pump classes at my gym in a bid to build strength. The reason I decided to start Body Pump was because, after injuring my shoulder muscles through running, I realised I needed to get stronger. I think Body Pump for me is a way of taking control of my condition. Hopefully, by building stronger muscles, this will help to protect my back and...Read More
10 simple scoliosis exercises you can do at work

10 simple scoliosis exercises you can do at work

When you work full time, it is sometimes difficult to fit in enough time each week to exercise. Having scoliosis means keeping core muscles strong in order to protect the spine. We have to be more determined in maintaining a healthy body, no matter how busy our schedule gets. I thought I'd share a useful infographic which shows some simple exercises that you can do right in the comfort of your office. The best part about these exercises is that...Read More
Getting Fit with Scoliosis: My 5 Best Scoliosis Exercises

Getting Fit with Scoliosis: My 5 Best Scoliosis Exercises

Getting Fit with Scoliosis: 5 Best Exercises for Scoliosis This post contains affiliate links I thought I'd share my favourite scoliosis exercises and fitness challenges that have helped me since my scoliosis surgery. If you have scoliosis and fancy a new challenge, or want to get fitter, why not give some of the below a try.. 1. 10K steps a day challenge I personally think the 10K steps a day challenge is a fantastic challenge for those of us with...Read More
Body Pump

Body Pump

So, for about 6 weeks now, I've been going to Body Pump classes twice a week at my gym. For those who don't know what Body Pump is, it is a 60 minute class where you use a barbell and weights throughout. It focuses on strengthening and toning by using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition and pretty much covers all the major muscle groups in your body so you get a full body workout. A few years...Read More

Zumba!

Alot of people think that after scoliosis surgery, you are unable to do alot of things that you used to do. I not only do the things I used to do, I am enjoying trying new things too! I've recently started going to Zumba classes, I've never done Zumba before but it's alot of fun! I wasn't sure if I would be able to do Zumba after scoliosis surgery as it involves alot of jumping around and using your back...Read More
Physio this week – Scoliosis Gym Ball Exercises

Physio this week – Scoliosis Gym Ball Exercises

Scoliosis Gym Ball Exercises - Post Surgery  This week I saw my physio and she gave me some gym ball exercises. I bought a gym ball a few weeks ago as I've been getting a lot of lower back pain after walking or sitting and my lower back generally feels very weak.  I think because I have three discs that aren't fused at the bottom of my spine they're really feeling the pressure!!  I feel a bit sorry for them...Read More