Glow As You Old, Start Doing Pilates for Over the 60s
Like any other stage of life, our senior years can be difficult. Growing old gives us several headaches– like trying to figure out safer ways to exercise. It's scary for older people to try doing regular exercise because of the risk.
However, the harsh and unpleasant aspects should not overwhelm all the lovely advantages of becoming old.
If you're looking for a safer way to exercise, try Pilates.
Pilates is often referred to as a stress-free exercise because you are not required to push yourself too much. It's a low-impact exercise suitable for anybody-- YES—even the seniors.
La Dolce Studio offers various types of Pilates for seniors. We offer both one-on-one and virtual sessions and will work with you from the beginning of your session until you fully reap the benefits of Pilates.
No one is too old to become physically active. Try Pilates today.
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Starting Pilates at 60
Joseph H. Pilates created the Pilates workout program, also known as "Contrology," in the early 20th century. He dedicated himself to his craft, remaining active and strong far into his eighties.
Pilates is a whole-body exercise while being mostly regarded as a core-focused workout. By addressing muscular imbalances and strengthening movement patterns, it was created to align the body.
Pilates targets your deeper, smaller stabilizing muscles while focusing on your breathing. It supports your joints through a harmony of strength, mobility, and flexibility.
No matter your age, gender, or athletic skill, Pilates is a beneficial technique that has advantages for both beginning and advanced athletes and people at every stage of life-- even seniors.
Because Pilates has less of an impact on the body than other types of exercise and is far easier on the joints than most workouts, it is ideal for older people.
Benefits of Pilates for Seniors
Some do Pilates because they love the relaxing feeling when they slowly stretch to the rhythm of the music. However, Pilates provides several benefits that you may not be aware of.
Here are some of them.
Pilates starts with the body's core to strengthen and tone the muscles. Numerous women over 60 have agreed that performing Pilates has improved their appearance. This makes sense because Pilates helps to strengthen your back and improves your posture.
According to studies, Pilates may increase bone density, particularly in postmenopausal women. Your bones could break faster if you have low bone density, even when standing or walking around doing daily tasks. The prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis as you age depends on maintaining bone density.
Try Pilates on the equipment if one of your aims is to maintain bone density. This version of Pilates is probably better for building bone density than mat work alone, as exercises performed on the Reformer and Tower (or Cadillac) use spring resistance as "weights," in contrast to Pilates mat work.
There is no specific equipment needed for Pilates. A Pilates ball or stretch band may be used in some lessons, although they are not required. Therefore, Pilates can be practised virtually anywhere - in a Pilates class, with a personal Pilates instructor or coach, or at home alone.
Additionally, classes are offered almost everywhere. Pilates lessons are offered almost anywhere in a gym or fitness centre, and online instructional videos are also readily available. Pilates is among the most practical and pleasurable exercises to attempt because of all these factors.
La Dolce Studio is the best for you if you're looking for a virtual or one-on-one studio session for Pilates.
Make New Friends
Pilates gives you the chance to socialize with new people. It provides you with a chance to leave the house and brings you close engagement with other people with a comparable zest for life and a desire to better themselves.
Pilates serves more purposes than only enhancing balance and muscle power. Memory is also sharpened, enhancing our performance at work and home. It reduces stress and anxiety while improving one's attention span and sleep by focusing on breathing techniques and conscious thoughts.
Age is no longer a factor in memory loss and forgetfulness.
According to studies, brain blood flow is increased by exercises like Pilates, which helps the brain's thinking, memory, and learning neurons grow.
Decreases Back Pain
Pilates is known to enhance core strength, which includes muscles other than the abs. The core comprises the back, hip, inner thighs, and pelvic floor muscles. It is a flexible brace that holds, elevates, and supports the spine and internal organs. Strong abdominal muscles better support your back.
Numerous studies have shown that practising Pilates can reduce persistent lower back pain, often in just three months.
Types of Pilates
Instead of machinery or equipment, Mat Pilates movements are done with just your body and a yoga mat. Pilates on a mat focuses on your core, which helps people with back discomfort. The mat exercises used in the traditional Pilates system form the foundation for the movements used in Mat Pilates.
Chair Pilates enhances flexibility and strength.
Usually, a reformer machine or a mat is used for a Pilates workout. Older adults can benefit from the health advantages of these exercises without having to lie down by performing modified Pilates routines while seated in a chair.
Classical Pilates involves mat and equipment exercises and adheres to the original system that Joseph Pilates developed in the 1920s. The resting position sets traditional Pilates apart from other kinds of exercise.
Along with a few other postural preferences at the head, neck, and shoulders, classical Pilates emphasizes a posterior pelvic tilt (hips that tilt toward your back).
Pilates today is everything that follows the classical style. Although there have been significant modifications, Joseph Pilates' original work remains the foundation for most practices. A contemporary Pilates is different due to the following practices:
Exercises are done with a neutral pelvis (A typical curve of the lumbar spine is present)
Impacted significantly by physical therapy
Your Best Pilates Teacher - La Dolce Studio
As we age, our bones weaken, and pain occurs throughout our body– back, knee, or neck. Sometimes, older adults are scared to engage in physical activity because of the risks.
With Pilates, you can now exercise safely. It is never too late for people over the 60s to try Pilates.
At La Dolce Studio, everyone is welcome to try Pilates regardless of age, gender, or ability. We will carefully guide you throughout your sessions, so you don't have to worry if you're doing it wrong.
Book a class today to start your Pilates session.
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