The maximum age to start doing Pilates

Filed under: Pilates Info — Cathy on March 10, 2010

When our bodies begin to age, we have a tendency to exercise less frequently. As we allow our bodies to become unfit, it becomes more difficult to get back into exercising. Yet, the older we become, the more important it is that we stay fit and exercise to stay healthy.

The problems that many older people begin to experience include becoming overweight, bodily aches and pains, osteoporosis, gaining weight and a general lack of energy.

Pilates is one form of exercise where there is no maximum age and even better, it is ideal for that have let their exercise routine slip – or perhaps haven’t had any exercise for some time.

Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates won’t place stress on your joints or leave you out of breath – but that does not mean that you won’t feel the benefits.

A good Pilates instructor will allow you to work at your own pace. With regular Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes, you will build flexibility through stretching exercises and build your strength and stamina through the postures and exercise. As the exercises we do in Pilates classes are small, controlled movements there is little risk of injury when compared to other exercises too.

Pilates helps build back, abdominal and pelvic strength and is especially good at dealing with back pain and tension, improving your body posture in the process. Many older participants report improvements in their joints, particularly in inflammation and swelling reductions. Pilates can help to improve circulation, this even improving bone density and helping with osteoporosis – or preventing it. Joseph Pilates himself, the creator of Pilates, lived to a grand age with an active life to the end.

Possibly most important of all, Pilates classes help people of all ages to socialise and make new friends. At livepilates, we offer small and friendly, relaxed Pilates classes in Pilates classes in Preston pilates classes Preston, Pilates classes in Blackburn pilates classes Blackburn and Pilates classes in Clitheroe pilates classes Clitheroe areas as well as the more rural areas of Pilates classes in Lancashire pilates classes Lancashire and the Pilates classes in Ribble Valley pilates classes Ribble Valley like Pilates classes in Rochdale pilates classes Rochdale and Pilates classes in Rawtenstall pilates classes Rawtenstall. We are always happy to welcome new members.

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