ONLINE PILATES CLASSES FOR OVER 50's, 60's
Pilates is a safe form of exercise for people in their 50s, 60's or older. It's a low impact form of exercise which strengthens muscles, improves core fitness and balance. Making it an ideal form of exercise for seniors. Many medical practitioners agree that joining a Pilates class is one of the best ways for older adults to stay young and healthy.
Pilates classes help people in their 50's and 60's improve strength, flexibility and balance.
Since the lockdown, Pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise at home. Pilates Zoom classes have helped thousands of pensioners keep active under lockdown. Online classes keep seniors fit and healthy and stay safe.
Pilates NearYou make it easy for seniors to find and book over 60's Pilates online zoom classes. Just find a class, book online, pay by card NearYou. Once you have booked we will send you an email link to join the class, class reminders and follow up reviews to make sure seniors get the best possible service.
Whilst Covid-19 venue based classes are starting to open up, over 60's may not feel safe attending classes. However, it's very important to continue exercise as this helps keep the immune system functioning and helps fight the virus. Join an online Zoom class with one of our experienced instructors.
Pilates is a low impact gentle exercise, ideal for over 60's.
It is advisable if you are a complete beginner to arrange an online one to one Pilates class with one of our experienced Pilates instructors before joining a regular online Pilates class. After an initial assessment the instructor will prepare an exercise plan based on your fitness, flexibility, and strength. Consult your doctor first if you have a medical condition, even for online classes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES FOR SENIORS?
Pilates is a low impact gentle form of exercise. It's perfect for seniors who are looking for an at home workout geared specifically to older age groups. Most older people have the capacity to increase their muscle strength, balance, walking ability and overall aerobic power.
Pilates mat and studio exercise programs, created for older members, can address body awareness, muscle strength, muscle endurance, range of motion, balance, coordination, and motor planning.
The key benefits of Pilates for seniors:
- Low impact exercise
- Improves posture and balance
- Improves flexibility
- Pilates teaches control and stability
- Improves muscle tone
- Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions
- Can helps alleviate age-related ailments
- Its a good way to get out and make new friends
- Pilates sessions help you to exercise and stay healthy as you get older.
According to Joseph Pilates "If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at the age of 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young."
WHAT TYPE OF PILATES IS THE BEST FOR SENIORS?
A growing number of Pilates instructors and Pilates studios offer online classes for over 50's, over 60's and seniors. Mat classes are inexpensive and widely available online, run by independent qualified Pilates instructors. See our reviews here.
Pilates Mat workouts are the most popular type of Pilates especially online. You do not need any equipment other than a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Practice in the comfort of your own home.
COVID-19 VENUE BASED PILATES CLASSES FOR SENIORS
Pilates studios are opening, they offer a range of classes using a variety of equipment such as reformers, Cadillacs, wundachairs as well as offering mat classes. Studios often offer specialist group sessions catering for older age groups. Please note, many studios have restricted class numbers and you will need to book-online on NearYou.
Over 60's are best booking one to one Pilates classes, or duets Pilates classes. This reduces your personal risk. Look for the Covid-19 compliant logo before booking a class. Only book where you see the logo.
IMPORTANT: Pay by card in advance, studios are not accepting cash or cheques. Please do not send you bank account details via email or our messaging system for your own security.
Look for a "verified" Pilates Instructor or Pilates Studio. Look for an online logo or Covid-19 ready logo using the search tool on this page. When choosing a Pilates teacher, you should consider their experience and the quality of their training, as well as their personality and rapport.
DISCLAIMER: If you suffer from any medical conditions or injuries, contact your doctor and seek their advice prior to booking a Pilates class. Attending classes online, or in person, is at your own risk.