Pilates classes are popular with seniors. It’s a gentle form of excise, low impact, that is ideal for older age groups. Many medical practitioners agree that joining a Pilates class is one of the best ways for older adults to stay young.
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."
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. Its easy to find an over 60's or over 50's class on NearYou.
Online Pilates mat and studio exercise programs, created for older members, can address body awareness, muscle strength, muscle endurance, range of motion, balance, coordination, and core strength.
Easy for over 60's to access Pilates classes via online Zoom classes, on demand video classes or in-person at local venues and Pilates studios Near You.
A growing number of Pilates instructors and Pilates studios offer online classes for over 50's, over 60's. Pilates Mat workouts are the most popular type of Pilates especially online. Online classes reduces your personal risk and are safe to practice at home. You do not need any equipment other than a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Practice in the comfort of your own home.
In person classes are very popular because they are not only a way to keep fit they offer social interaction often lacking in the older age groups. Attending Pilates classes offers seniors a way to escape isolation, and make friends.
Booking a regular block of classes creates a regular routine which pensioners appreciate.
Feedback from a few seniors is that they don’t like Zoom classes because they find it difficult to move and feel embarrassed with other people watching. The alternative is to buy on-demand video classes where you can watch them at your own pace in private.
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 and only pay securely by card.
Pilates studios 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 sessions catering for older age groups. Please note, many studios have restricted class numbers and you will need to book-online on NearYou.
Typically in-person Pilates over 60's classes last between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the instructor and the average age of the class. Over 60's classes mat classes are gentle and run at a slower pace.
Online classes via Zoom maybe shorter they can last between 15-45 minutes. On demand video Mat classes are usually 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Both zoom classes and on demand video classes are typically shorter than in person classes.
Pilates mat classes are suitable for just about anyone. However, if you have a medical condition, undergone a recent operation, on medication, or have a mobility condition you should consult your GP, and contact the instructor, they will require you to complete a medical questionnaire and undertake an assessment.
Consult your GP to make sure
Look no further than Pilates Near You, the website and apps host thousands of online Pilates Mat classes, in-person, and on demand videos. Use the search at the top of this page.