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Pilates for Seniors

Our “50-Plus Crowd” Loves Pilates!

By Pilates for Seniors

Due to advances in modern medicine, people are living longer. As a result, they commonly experience age-related issues such as loss of balance, decrease in flexibility, back and joint pain and osteoporosis. Whether you are young, senior or just young at heart, Pilates is a form of exercise that can help alleviate and improve these age-related conditions. Pilates is a unique form of exercise that stimulates the mind and body together.  Pilates emphasizes quality, intentional movement.  It is often referred to as intelligent exercise because of its thoughtful, mind body approach.  By focusing on correct spinal, postural and pelvic alignment,…

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How can Pilates help as you age?

By Pilates for Seniors, Pilates Information

With age, bodily functions change. There is typically a decrease in muscle mass and the nervous system and muscular systems function less optimally. The heart rate can decline with age along with the ability to take in and use oxygen. These changes, along with hormonal changes, can lead to a reduction in metabolism, the degree at which the resting body uses fat and other sources to make fuel. Body fat can increase. Pilates is a safe fitness practice that can help counter many of the negative effects of aging. By improving the body’s function, Pilates helps you maintain a good…

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