Case Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis

I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and needed something to help me get more supple and strengthen my joints and muscles. Raj Bhatti, 48. Project Manager

I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and needed something to help me get more supple and strengthen my joints and muscles.

Raj Bhatti
Project Manager, 48

How long have you been doing Pilates?
Since June 2009.

How long have you been coming to POWMAK?
Since it opened; originally at Sam’s lovely home in Windsor.

Do you do matwork or equipment Pilates?
Equipment Pilates.

Why did you start doing Pilates?
I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and needed something to help me get more supple and strengthen my joints and muscles.

How does Pilates benefit you/how has your body changed?
I have found doing Pilates has made me more flexible, my joints are much stronger and over the past 5 years I have even started running and gradually built up to 10k runs.  I have less flare ups and I am able to enjoy doing activities I had struggled with previously.  It has also helped tone my body, especially my legs and arms, but mostly strengthen my joints. When I first joined Pilates I used to struggle to walk any distance due to the stiffness in my joints.

What do you love about Pilates?
How it makes me feel so much stronger after each session.

What do you love about POWMAK?
Friendly, helpful staff who take into consideration how you feel and support you through the session. Great atmosphere and lovely studio.

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