Pilates For Seniors
‘’ You are only as young as your spine is flexible’’
For the older population keeping fit is essential. Pilates is perhaps the best training for people going into the senior years. Maintaining your mobility and strength as you age will more likely keep you living more fully, independently and confident. While swimming and walking are great (and you should do it), Pilates works the entire body in a safe way.With its focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement-not quantity of repetitions.Many experts agree that Pilates is one of the best ways for older adults to stay healthy.
Pilates centers on movements at the “core” also known as the “powerhouse” of the body instead of the extremities (arms and legs), where, again, the potential for injury is greater. In contrast with other forms of exercise, Pilates develops the “core” and gradually works toward the extremeties, while maintaining complete control around the joints. To the benefit of older adults, Pilates teaches control and stability in a small range of motion, graduating to a larger range of motion as they gain control and confidence.
Increased control and stability is crucial for older adults as it can help them improve much of their functional movement, including balance and posture. As people get older, they can lose some of their balance and coordination. Pilates increases strength and flexibility in both the core and the legs, which positively affects balance.
• Adds core strength, stability & balance for fall safety
• Stay strong and independent
• Fitness increases your mental functioning
• Improves your posture
• Prevents Osteoporosis
• No stress on joints
• Look, feel & function better
• Gain stamina to maintain your active lifestyle