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The Benefits of Pilates for Over 50's

24th March 2017

The Benefits of Pilates for Over 50's
If you're approaching the big 5-0 soon there is no reason you can't look fab after fifty! I have a little secret for you that re-energise you and help you stay in great shape. All you need to do is seek out a local over 50's Pilates class!

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an anaerobic exercise designed to increase flexibility and strengthen key muscle groups. The thing that makes Pilates so special, is that it can be adapted for all ages, experiences and fitness levels. Pilates isn't just a young persons exercise, it can be used to improve health of people over the age of fifty and it doesn't take a heavy toll on the body.

Why is Pilates so good for over 50's?

Improve flexibility – For you to live a happy and healthy life it is essential to remain mobile. If you take Pilates up now (whilst you're still young!) you are less likely to struggle with day to day tasks. Things such as bending over to pick up a heavy laundry basket, or sitting down on a low bench can be a struggle without flexibility in your lower back and core areas.

Improve confidence and posture – Pilates isn't designed to make you look like a body builder! Pilates helps to tone, lengthen and strengthen muscles. We hear every day that women over the age of 50 look and feel more confident as a result of Pilates.

Pilates improves age related ailments – Pilates is great for people suffering from arthritis as it helps to mobilize joints and develop a full range of motion to help reduce stiffness. Pilates can also help improve bone density in the hip and the spine for people suffering from osteoporosis.

Make new friends – I appreciate it might hard to persuade yourself to get out of bed in the morning and go out running in the cold! Going to a nice warm Pilates studio with your friends and going out for coffee afterwards sounds much better! At a Pilates class you will have a great opportunity to make new like minded friends.

Remember Joseph Pilates always said “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.”

How can I find an over 50's Pilates class?

Thanks to Pilates Near You, finding a local Pilates class has never been easier. If you're searching for a Pilates studio that teaches over 50's classes all you need to do is search using your location, and refine your search to a style that suits you.

Whether you're searching for over 50's Pilates classes in New York, or over 50's Pilates classes in Los Angeles there is sure to be something for you.

If you've got an iPhone or iPad, download the 'NearYou' App! and book yourself in on your phone!
Source: Pilates Near You