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Jakarta Post

Shape up, slim down and alleviate pain

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, October 7 2009   /  12:01 pm

No pain: Equipment used in Pilates uses body weight and a pulley system to create resistance. Courtesy of Balance Pilates StudioIt sounds like the stuff of miracles: Pilates can create a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. And as if that were not enough, Pilates can relieve back pain, help prevent osteoporosis and make life easier for pregnant women, too. Despite all these positive raves, what do those who actually practice it have to say? Celebrity Rebecca Tumewu is one devotee who is keen to share what Pilates has brought to her life. Becky, as she’s popularly known, says Pilates has really improved her posture and help her lose the extra weight she gained after having her second child. “I have an [imbalanced] hip problem; my right one is more inwardly curved than the left,” says the 39-year-old presenter. “I even went to a doctor who later measured my bod...