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“If you are just starting out or coming back to movement from a break or injury, low impact workouts are gentle on your joints. These types of workouts can ease you into the process of getting stronger, while giving your body a chance to build up the load tolerance on your tissues to avoid injury.” —Elaine Economou
If you’ve made the decision to bring more movement into your life, congratulations! That commitment to yourself is the first step. And it’s a big one. Now it’s time to find the right workout.

What are low-impact workouts?

Low-impact workouts are workouts that do not put a lot of impact on your joints. Examples of low-impact workouts include yoga, Pilates, walking, and swimming.

Benefits of low impact workouts

Low-impact workouts can strengthen your body, improve flexibility, and minimize your risk of injury. Low-impact exercises like Pilates help you focus on the mind-body connection so you can improve your form and range of motion when working out. This makes them a great choice for beginners or people who are returning to exercise after a break. Elaine Economou‘s latest blog post for popular website Sixty and Me shares how a low impact workout can be a smart choice for beginners. Getting started with a mind-body movement system like Pilates can build strength and minimize your risk of injury. Read the full blog post on Sixty and Me.

What is the best low impact workout?

The best low impact workout is the one you can commit to for at least a few minutes every day. Pilates is a great example of a low-impact workout. At MOVE Wellness we’ve seen its impact on clients again and again. Doing things you love regularly and getting outside to walk are also wonderful choices. As you build your commitment you can start increasing the pace and adding in workouts like the one I’ve provided below.

Free low impact workout routine

Try this free sequence of low impact movements perfect for beginners. You’ll be on your way to reaching your movement goals in no time! WATCH THE VIDEO

Learn the essentials when you’re ready for more

Elaine Economou’s new Movement Essentials: Getting Started with Pilates is a 28-day program at MOVE On Demand designed to get you moving safely and keep you on track. Each week Elaine introduces you to the basic principles of Pilates with a consistent warm up, weekly classes, and a variety of special topics to enhance your journey. And, it comes with an easy-to-follow calendar that will guide you through a clear progression and provide a foundation for healthy movement. Watch the trailer to learn more. Support the activities you love to do in life by starting today! You can learn more about movement essentials here.

About Elaine Economou

As co-founder of MOVE Wellness®, Elaine Economou helps people move with ease, strength, and joy. Her passion is empowering people to understand their unique bodies and build strength to support moving well through their unique life. Elaine has created Movement Essentials: Getting Started with Pilates to help people move well and live a life they love – wherever and whenever. Find all of Elaine’s Sixty and Me blogs on her author page.
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