low mobility

low mobility

Hi i'm dealing with arthritis in my hips and fibromyalgia, I enjoy swimming. I take part in two aqua mobility classes a week, and I was doing great until we were given two new instructors,I'm considering leaving these classes as they are a lot more intense and causing my alot more pain in my lower joints, I would be greatful for some at home upper body and waist excercises, and i can keep up my swimming.

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  • A few years ago, after my spinal injury, I bought some Pilates DVDs. I bought them to help me with my physio because we were living in Finland and I didn't understand all the instructions from my physio but she said it was based on Pilates. The ones I got were by Lynne Robinson. From them, I've gradually changed the exercises I do to take account of my growing strength. She does some nice easy upper body weight exercises. I still do 20 mins morning and evening and it keeps me almost pain-free most of the time, or at least at a bearable level.

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