Hello, I am a fitness enthusiast but I have a very bad back (surgery, injections, degenerative problems - it's not going to be getting better, just managed). I cannot do exercises with squats or anyhting high-impact but I get very bored with yoga and it can exacerbate my pain. Any suggestions for low-impact programs that are back-friendly?
HI Melodie Lake. Wow, sounds like a very painful situation. Have you looked into Ellen Barrett's Walking Program: Walk Strong: Low Impact Cardio with Ellen Barrett. That might offer you some options.
We also have a "Free Your Spine" program. It is yoga, so I'm not sure it's what you are looking for: Free Your Spine.
What types of exercises can you do that you enjoy? Perhaps I can point you toward some specific videos or experts that you may enjoy.
Thanks Debbie! I'll check those out. I enjoy boxing and martial arts but those can make my pain worse, unfortunately. I really enjoy high energy impact exercises but those are the worst for my back. Unfortunately low impact exercise just doesn't get me excited ;) I used to be a distance runner and cyclist so I really miss the "runner's high" and I just don't get anything like it from back-friendly exercise.I have tried Pilates and liked it better than Yoga - are there any Pilates programs on Grokker?