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True story.

December 2, 2010

“Sorry I’ve missed class!” Marie is one of my students, and I hadn’t seen her in several weeks.  She seemed almost apologetic when I saw her yesterday and asked how she was doing.

“I threw my back out three weeks ago,” she said.

She told me this story:

It’s weird — I’ve never had back problems.  It started as a muscle spasm, and then it just went out.  I’ve started seeing a chiropractor and physical therapist.  They say I need more core strength, and they basically gave me the same exercises that we do here in class.  I thought, “I’m paying for this?  I should just go to class!”

Core strength.  Yep, we need it.

PS:  Plank is one of my favorite exercises, and is great for developing core strength.  I’ve written about it here and here, and also at

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 7, 2010 7:31 pm

    Cool thanks for sharing this post. I am a bodyworker and it is so important to take care of the body.


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