Pilates for Scoliosis: Review of Curves, Twists and Bends

Pilates for Scoliosis: Review of Curves, Twists and Bends

This post contains affiliate links I recently purchased the above book from Amazon "Curves, Twists and Bends: A Practical Guide to Pilates with Scoliosis" and thought I'd share my honest opinion. Pilates is something I've always wanted to get into, as I know it's important for me to have a strong core. I have been to the odd Pilates class over the years but I've always left feeling underwhelmed. The issues I've had with Pilates classes are: Some Pilates exercises...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
I heart my Fitbit <3

I heart my Fitbit <3

This post contains affiliate links It's a known fact that sitting down all day is bad for us and this especially true for those of us with scoliosis  - personally I find that my back hurts a lot more and feels much stiffer if I don't move around regularly. Walking is a fantastic way for most people with scoliosis to stay in shape as it doesn't put too much pressure on the back and over time it can help to...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

Happy New Year – 2014!

A bit late now I guess but Happy New Year! I wanted to write a bit of an update on me and how my back is doing now I'm 3 1/2 years post op. Flexibility wise my back is the best it's been since surgery and bending to pick things up off the floor, rolling over in bed and things like that no longer seem to be an issue for me, which if you'd told me that at around 3 months post...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