Rently I have posted quite a few stories about physio (what they call physical therapy here in England) and a few have reached out to ask what I am rehabbing – my knee has been a constant source of trouble for nearly a decade and mid-COVID had quite a few tests. I am not going go into too much detail today but my left knee is quite damaged but I am working with doctors to try fix it. It has been a few months and it likely will be a few more to isolate the cause of the paid and determine treatment ranging from non surgical to advanced hospital stays, and clearly I am trying to stay towards the former.
The reason I bring this up today is because I have been doing physical therapy and one of the top things I am working on is strengthening body parts that are not my knee. Specifically for me that is actually strengthening my hamstrings and glutes, who knew? Thus for the past two months I have been doing a number of traditional pilates exercises in my daily physical therapy routine as well as taking classes! I wanted to share today because if you are looking for something low impact, mat pilates is a great way to start, especially because of how much focus there is on core strength!
When working out, especially things like pilates, I need clothes that stay in place and that move and this LNDR lunar set fits the bill, it is seamless but also has a high compression waistband that supports with being restrictive. In terms of equipment I have been using these resistance loop bands as well as this mini exercise ball and sometimes wear these Non Skid Slip Sticky Grippers Socks and besides the exercises my physical therapist has given me, I have been following free classes on YouTube.
Sports Bra | LNDR Lunar Sports Bra in Sailor Blue
Leggings | LNDR Lunar Leggings in Sailor Blue
Do you do mat pilates?