Is Pilates safe?
Pilates is very safe. With any form of exercise there are certain risks, but due to the variety of apparatus and exercises available, Pilates can cater for almost anyone. For people with injuries or medical conditions – they will be better suited seeing a professional health practitioner (such as a Physio, EP or Osteo) for their Pilates, however non-clinical people will find that most Pilates instructors have been through good quality training and can safely meet your needs. There are some more complex and possibly dangerous exercises and manoeuvres that can be performed on the Pilates machines/equipment (which can look quite amazing), however they are usually reserved for clients with an extensive background in Pilates and are deemed capable by their instructor.