The Benefits of Pilates For Seniors

The Benefits of Pilates For Seniors

You are never too old to begin your Pilates practice, and everyone can benefit from this particular exercise – regardless of age or ability! Pilates requires focus, attention, deliberate movement, slowing down, and staying aware of your body. It helps you find new and more efficient ways of moving. If you are over 60 or just looking for a new exercise that won’t jar or injure you, you are ready to start! 

re you looking for a gentle but effective way to build your core strength and improve posture while gaining flexibility at the same time? Then, Pilates may be just the thing you need. So, what exactly is Pilates? Pilates involves a series of exercises that focus on principles such as precision and control, as well as improving the body’s core strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Not to mention, Pilates is suitable for all levels and ages, and can be adjusted to accommodate a number of conditions.

Here are some of the benefits of Pilates for women over 60:

1. It gently gets you in shape

In general, we have become a nation that spends a lot of time sitting, whether it’s at work, while  watching TV, eating or using our laptop. Being sedentary is one of the worst things we can do for our health, and Pilates offers a great way for older women to start exercising as it’s safe and low impact. Pilates can be done at almost any level of fitness and cardiovascular strength. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new weight loss or fitness plan, particularly if you have any known health issues or haven’t exercised in a while.

2. Improves posture and provides a confidence boost

Pilates helps to strengthen and tone the muscles, starting from the body’s core, this encompasses the abdominal muscles which is a problematic area for many women. Several women over 60 have reported looking and feeling more confident due to doing Pilates. This makes sense as Pilates strengthens your back, making you stand up straighter and ultimately improves many aspects of how you carry yourself throughout the day. Thus, making you look and feel good.

3. Promotes strong bones

Older women are often at increased risk of developing osteoporosis, and as Pilates is a weight bearing exercise it is excellent for strengthening bones as well as muscles. Women may benefit from taking Calcium Complete, a supplement with supportive vitamins and minerals to help maintain healthy, strong bones and teeth.

4. Is super convenient

As Pilates does not require any special equipment, it can be done almost anywhere such as at home by yourself, with a personal trainer or coach, in a Pilates class or even when travelling. The only thing you may require is a yoga mat. Plenty of places offer Pilates classes and at a number of different times for optimal convenience.

5. Effective for pain management

A systematic review that was published in PLOS one concluded that ‘Pilates exercise offers greater improvements in pain and functional ability compared to usual care and physical activity in the short term. Pilates exercise offers equivalent improvements to massage therapy and other forms of exercise’. To further aid pain management, you may benefit from taking Natural Pain Manager which contains Green lipped mussel that may help to maintain joint mobility and relieve stiff or swollen joints.

Pilates is suitable for all ages. Feel happier & more energetic than ever. You can start benefiting from this practice at ABC Fit Studio. For more information on our sessions, call us now at (949) 305-3310 or find us on Facebook. Schedule your class today! We offer private lessons, group classes — and you can even construct your own ‘Pilates Pod’. Grab a group of friends to get together and exercise.

Reference: [https://www.cabothealth.com.au/benefits-pilates-seniors/]


I joined ABC looking for a yoga studio but found pilates was more of my speed. This is not just a place to exercise but an environment where friends come together to get fit, healthy, and happy. I love the instructors who take good care of everyone. I always get the best encouragement possible! I also like the small class sizes for anything from yoga and pilates to Zumba and TRX. Thanks, ABC Fit Studio, for making being healthy fun!
— Candice D.
When my wife convinced me to try ABC Fit, little did I know it would become an almost daily fixture in my life. I enjoy multiple classes weekly and each is very special in approach to strength, balance, core, flexibility, and overall fitness. Feeling better and stronger physically leads to more enjoyment in all activities. I feel stronger and fitter and look forward to continuing to rely on ABC Fit as an integral part of my life.
— John T.
I’ve been doing pilates for almost 3 years now, and I feel stronger and have improved functionally in my daily activities
I was recommended by my physical therapist when I was a patient with many joint problems. My PT thought Pilates would help me, and it did!
I feel stronger, and have a better tone, range of motion, and a stronger core. I can get up from a low sofa with less effort now as my core plus legs are stronger; I owe all these improvements to Pilates. My teacher is patient and kind, always helpful — thank you!
— Surinder B.
ABC has a great variety of group classes, which allows me to take multiple classes and challenge my body in different ways. It keeps the workouts fun and interesting. It helps me reduce stress and keeps me strong!
— Natalie M.
I certainly enjoyed the Pilates session with Charlotte — it provides some pain relief, increased flexibility, and makes me want to be more active.
— Joni
I have been with ABC for about 7 years, and its biggest benefit has to be no more lower back pain and much more flexibility. Love it here!
— Mike P.
I love ABC Fit!!! Over the years, I’ve worked out at many places, but this is the first one I absolutely love — so much so that I usually come 7 days a week! What is so special are the small classes that mean lots of individual attention, the extraordinarily knowledgeable instructors, and the nice variety of classes. It has been a huge benefit to my well-being.
— Linda T.
My balance has definitely improved, and I feel stronger. The ABC classes are wonderful! Zumba has always been a joy. Great to dance, dance, dance!
— Brenda
ABC has helped me heal from knee surgery. The classes and teachers are amazing! It is a very welcoming and friendly studio.
— Helene C.



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