Pilates has become widely popular with the older population as this type of clientele find the softer approach to exercise very appealing, in comparison to other forms of exercise that tend to have more impact upon the body.
A carefully thought out programme could be of extreme benefit and will help to increase bone density. Exercises could be performed standing, or even seated on a chair.
Pilates can also be extremely beneficial for sufferers of arthritis. As Pilates helps to mobilise the joints and develop range of motion, this can relieve stiffness and reduce pain helping to maintain normal joint movements. Modifications such as the use of cushioning under the knees and wrist for some exercises may make the exercise more comfortable for our clients.
The use of small equipment may help to aid body alignment, offer support and control or just to make the positioning a little more comfortable for the client. The use of dyna-bands, small balls, cushions and our thick Pilates mats will all help make your experience more enjoyable. Our Chairs, Stools and Arcs will be always available for those that cannot get up and down from the floor.