Benefits of Pilates for Older Adults
Often, those in their later years may feel intimidated by learning a new form of exercise that is not necessarily seen as a senior activity. In fact, Pilates for older adults is proven to be one of the most advantageous types of exercise for a mature body. As this type of exercise is low impact, it does not strain joints and is a very safe type of exercise to start a new regime with – at any age. As it increases flexibility and range of motion, it allows for greater freedom of movement and prevention of strains and injuries for older adults.
It also helps to reduce the effects of age related illnesses, such as arthritis, osteoporosis and lumbar stenosis. If these illnesses are experienced, it is advisable to consult our instructors first. A personalised plan will be worked out for those who need it, to ensure maximum gain and avoid injuries.
BASI Pilates runs a wonderful workshop about Pilates for the Mature client