Pilates for Seniors

Pilates is a safe form of exercise for people in their 50s, 60’s and older. Its a low impact form of exercise which strengthens muscles, improves core fitness and balance. Making it an ideal form of exceeder for seniors. Many experts agree that joining a Pilates class is one of the best ways for older adults to stay young and healthy.

Pilates classes help people in their 50’s and 60’s improve strength, flexibility and balance.

Pilates for the over 50’s, comes in the form of mat classes or equipment based exercises found in Pilates studios.

Pilates is a low impact gentle exercise ideal for older adults.

After an initial assessment the instructor will prepare a exercise plan based on your fitness, flexibility, and strength. Consult your doctor first if you have a medical condition.

We offer private and semi private classes .

One private class – $50

Semi private classes $35

 

BENEFITS OF PILATES FOR SENIORS

Pilates is a low impact gentle form of exercise. Its perfect for seniors who are looking for an excelsior workout geared specifically to older age groups. Most older people have the capacity to remarkably increase their muscle strength, balance, walking ability and overall aerobic power.

Pilates mat and studio exercise programs, created for older members, can address body awareness, muscle strength, muscle endurance, range of motion, balance, coordination, and motor planning.

The key benefits of Pilates for seniors:

  • Low impact exercise
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Improves flexibility
  • Pilates teaches control and stability
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions
  • Can helps alleviate age-related ailments
  • Its a good way to get out and make new friends

Pilates sessions help you to exercise and stay healthy as you get older.

According to Joseph Pilates “If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at the age of 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.”

 

WHAT TYPE OF PILATES IS THE BEST FOR SENIORS?

 

Pilates exercises are based either on the mat or equipment based classes. If you are a beginner, it is advisable to start with mat Pilates where you will learn the basics.

More advanced classes use other types of equipment such as foam rollers, stress bands, balls and magic circles.

Our Private Pilates studio offer a range of classes using a variety of equipment such as reformers, Cadillacs, wundachairs as well as offering mat classes.

Equipment based Pilates allows for a more tailored approach to exercises using different degrees of resistance. Classes using apparatus offer a higher level of individual

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