Pilates for Seniors

Pilates for Seniors

Based on focused, controlled exercises, Pilates will allow older adults more, better and more stable movements and less worries when walking, playing with the grandchildren, doing the gardening or moving around the house. 

Its focus on balance, stability and strength can help reduce the risk of falls and recovery from surgical procedures like a hip replacement or knee surgery; it can also help with a variety of age-related ailments.

For clients suffering with Arthritis, Pilates can:

  • significantly help reduce pain
  • Improve joint functions and reduce stiffness through enhanced lubrication of the joints (less friction), that prevents wear and tear and restore motion.

Clients who suffer with Osteoporosis reports feeling stronger, taller and more confident as they move more easily. Pilates exercises increase bone density simply using the body weight and can easily be performed standing or sitting when needed.

Pilates has also been documented to slow or reverse the effects of debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. The mid-range motion of the exercises can help people overcome rigidity and become more limber through symmetric movements.