Is Pilates beneficial for seniors?
Older adults and those recovering from injury with light exercises and minimal motions are often recommended to include Pilates in their workout routine.
Pilates is a unique workout as it comes in various ways, only to be differentiated by the types of equipment we use during our Pilates workout. Still, it’s undoubtedly beneficial to people of all ages, particularly seniors, as they can reach significant fitness milestones from this excellent workout.
Pilates targets both mental and physical improvements, as it focuses on your balance, endurance, and breath, as well as your determination and concentration. It can be customized to your needs on each given day and avoids broad, aggressive, and impulsive movements that can lead to early fatigue or even injury; instead, it focuses on developing strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility within limited ranges of motion. Ease of movement in seniors due to gaining control and trust is a known outcome of this beneficial workout.