About The NHS Guide to Pilates

A useful guide with all you need to know about getting started in pilates, including free pilates video workouts, finding a class and the health benefits of pilates.

Why we recommend The NHS Guide to Pilates

There's some evidence that pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support.

Please note, for the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to your individual needs and vetted by an appropriately qualified health professional. Pilates teachers are not medically qualified and cannot prescribe, treat or offer therapy.