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Pilates

In this section, you will find information about Pilates; what it is, why it's beneficial for women over 60, and how it can help us improve our balance, posture, strength and so much more.

1 year ago

4 Pilates Health Benefits You Never Expected!

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’ve already heard that Pilates is good for your body. However, there are so many ways that Pilates can improve your life in addition to protecting and strengthening your muscles!

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1 year ago

Why the Over-60 Body Loves Pilates

Pilates is a workout that helps you build full body strength and mobility, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and so much more. It’s a hidden gem in the world of exercise. But what are the benefits of Pilates for those over 60…

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2 years ago

Is Pilates Strength Training? Yes, and Here’s Why!

Traditional strength training and Pilates have a lot in common. Loading the muscles with weights in traditional strength training and with springs, props, and body weight in Pilates puts forces onto the muscles and bones that build strength…

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2 years ago

Starting Pilates at 60: An Efficient and Safe Way to Exercise

The idea of trying something new can be daunting. For many, hearing the word Pilates may conjure up an image of a flexible, youthful body performing challenging choreography or maybe a large group of people…

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3 years ago

How Pilates Saved My Life: Exploring the Benefits of Pilates for Older Adults

I have always been an active person – tennis, yoga, walking, biking. But then the age-related injuries and aches and pains made themselves manifest in my body. This required me to figure out a new strategy for fitness given my new difficulty in walking…

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10 years ago

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!

Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women.

Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body. Read More