Pilates is a gentle, effective way for older adults to recover from illness or injury and actively age. Pilates focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement-not frequent repetitions-makes it one of the best ways for older adults to regain their strength, flexibility, posture, and balance. Pilates helps strengthen the core and legs to help reduce the risk of falls, as well as condition the upper body for everyday activities like household tasks or personal care. The older adult needs the expertise of a Springs Pilates Pleasanton Certified Pilates instructor trained to safely and effectively work with joint replacements, osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis, spinal stenosis, debilitating diseases, or other age-related conditions and symptoms.
Older adults typically benefit from private Pilates sessions during the beginning phases of learning the method. The Pilates Cadillac, Reformer, and Chair are especially versatile for modifying Pilates exercises that might be too demanding or inappropriate in the mat repertoire.
Please consult with your doctor prior to starting Pilates. Make sure to fully disclose and discuss your health history and needs with your instructor during your Pilates Primer. Update your instructor immediately should you have any changes in your health or medication, including any discomfort or increase in symptoms during or immediately following your Pilates session.