Originally Posted by cara
for all you back pain people...
pilates.... do it! the pay offs are huge.
I would agree, but I would wait and do calisthenics and other exercises that are a little more gentle first...only because pilates can be tough on your back if your back is not strong enough for it yet. And find a good instructor.
Even when my back was not a total mess, certain pilates exercises would trigger pain.
Just my opinion though. Everyone is different.