Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome with widespread tender points and muscle pain throughout the body. Most people with fibromyalgia also report other symptoms including fatigue and difficulty sleeping. There is no cure for fibromyalgia but there are many options to help manage pain and symptoms.
Exercise is one of the leading treatments for fibromyalgia and Pilates is a great way to start exercising safely and intelligently. Pilates is a low-impact activity and the movements can be modified just for you and your specific needs. Pilates avoids putting excess demand on muscles, which is important for people with fibromyalgia. In fact, a scientific study* in 2009 found that people with fibromyalgia who did Pilates had less pain, better physical function and were able to do more of the daily activities they enjoyed.