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Why online Pilates is the best way for over 60's to keep fit and healthy

7th September 2020

Why online Pilates is the best way for over 60's to keep fit and healthy

Over are 60's flocking to online Pilates classes. Since the lockdown Pilates is has proven to be the most popular forms of exercise at home. Pilates Zoom classes have helped thousands of over 60's keep active under lockdown. Online Pilates classes, keep seniors fit and healthy, and stay safe.

The government has warned that it is important for the older generation to exercise. This keeps the immune system functioning and helps older people fight the virus if they become infected. It also helps fight off depression and isolation experienced by this vulnerable group.

Join an online Zoom class with one of our experienced Pilates instructors.

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." 


Pilates is a low impact gentle form of exercise. Its 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, under lockdown.

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.

The key benefits of Pilates for seniors:

1. Practice at home and stay safe

2. Low impact exercise

3. Improves posture and balance

4. Improves flexibility

5. Pilates teaches control and stability

6. Improves muscle tone

7. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions

8. Can helps alleviate age-related ailments

9. Its a good way to get out and make new friends

10. Pilates sessions help you to exercise and stay healthy as you get older.

Pilates is a safe to exercise at home for people in their 50s, 60's or older. Its 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 fit and healthy.

Where can I find online Pilates classes for over 60's?

Pilates NearYou make it easy for seniors find and book over 60's Pilates online zoom classes. Just find class, book online, pay by card NearYou. Once you have booked we will send you an email link to join the class, as well as timely class reminders that make joining a class easy.

Can over 60's attend venue based Pilates Classes under lockdown? 

Whilst venue based Covid-19 venue based classes are starting to open up, many over 60's do not feel safe attending classes. Those who are happy to attend a venue based class should ensure that the venue is safe and following government guidelines.

Over 60's are best booking "one to one Pilates classes", or "Pilates duet" 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 a 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 online or in person classes is at your own risk.

Source: NearYou