Pilates is beneficial for helping to maintain bone strength, improving muscle strength and balance, as well as helping with pain and posture. But there are some exercises where you may ‘over flex’ your spine if you push yourself to the limits.This is especially true with uncontrolled, repetitive or sudden forward movements or if you are putting some load or strain on your spine in a curved position. This could put uneven pressure on the front parts of your spine which may increase your risk of a spinal fracture. Generally, Pilates is very safe and isn’t going to cause a spinal fracture. However, to be on the safe side, using alternative moves that keep your back straight or allow you to bend in a controlled and comfortable way will help to reduce the risk of injuring your back. This one-off masterclass will be held on Tuesday 21st September at 7-8pm on Zoom. If you can’t make the live class, please don’t worry. A recording of the class will be sent out after the class.