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Why Seniors Can and Should Do Pilates Workouts

Pilates Workouts

There are two ways to approach growing older – acceptance over limitations and dogged determination to overcome the challenges that can be a part of the retirement phase of your life. If you fall in the latter category, you may be wondering what you can do to increase stability and balance, as well as counter the ailments you are experiencing. Pilates workouts can be an excellent way to keep fit and even provide an antidote to what ails you.

Any benefits you can get in terms of range of motion, balance, and stability are always appreciated and quite possible with pilates workouts that increase flexibility and strength in your legs and core, the two things needed most for balance. Pilates workouts can do wonders for reducing the risk of falls. They are also helpful as part of your rehab routine after surgery, such as knee surgery or hip replacement.

In addition to strength and flexibility improvements, pilates workouts can help with overcoming or managing the symptoms of existing conditions, such as a hunched back, arthritis, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and osteoporosis. Because of all these benefits of pilates workouts, many senior centers and retirement communities are offering pilates studios.

If you are in the Greensboro, North Carolina area, you can work with a dedicated and specialty trained instructor here at Fitness By Design to get the pilates workouts that will be the most effective for your situation. We offer exceptional service with personal training and small group sessions to provide an individualized approach, so you can reach your fitness goals. We offer both mat and reformer pilates and can tailor your pilates workouts to your fitness level and desired results.