PILATES CLASSES FOR OVER 50's, 60's and 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 is a low impact gentle exercise ideal for older adults.
It is advisable if you are a complete beginner to arrange a one to one session with your Pilates instructor or Pilates Studio before joining a regular Pilates class. 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.
WHERE DO I FIND A SENIORS PILATES CLASS NEAR ME? Use the search form on this page.
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.
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?
A growing number of Pilates instructors and Pilates studios offer classes for over 50's, over 60's and 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.
Pilates Mat workouts are a popular type of Pilates. Mat classes are inexpensive and widely available run by independent qualified Pilates instructors. Most instructors provide free mats for students some make a small hire charge.
More advanced classes use other types of equipment such as foam rollers, stress bands, balls and magic circles.
Pilates studios offer a range of classes using a variety of equipment such as reformers, Cadillacs, wundachairs as well as offering mat classes. Studios often offer specialist group sessions catering for older age groups.
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 attention, but they're usually more expensive.
WHERE DO I FIND A PILATES SENIORS CLASS NEAR ME?
Look for a "verified" Pilates Instructor or Pilates Studio using the search tool on this page. When choosing a Pilates teacher, you should consider their experience and the quality of their training, as well as their personality and rapport.
Before attending your first class, it is recommended that you visit the Pilates studio or instructor to explain to them your goals and to design your best Pilates program.
If you suffer from any medical conditions or injuries, contact your doctor and seek their advice prior to joining a Pilates class.