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The Benefits of Standing Pilates for Seniors

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023
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by Jenna Picascio
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Standing Pilates for Seniors

Are you looking for a gentle exercise routine? Look no further than Pilates, specifically standing Pilates. Pilates can help with mobility, flexibility, and strength building. Pilates can also be an extremely effective form of physical therapy to help with chronic pain. There are many benefits to standing Pilates for seniors.

The Top 5 Benefits of Standing Pilates for Seniors: 

  • Increased stability and balance
  • Improved posture, joint stability, and mobility
  • Improved breathing and circulation
  • Improved balance and body awareness
  • Improved strength and flexibility

 

Standing Pilates for seniors specifically helps with balance the most. As you get older, your center of balance gets thrown off. You can combat this by adding standing Pilates into your daily routine. According to the National Library of Medicine, physical activity of this kind may help reduce the speed of decline, raising or maintaining a senior’s intrinsic and functional capacity by improving physical capacities.

Standing Pilates for seniors is easiest when you follow along with an instructor. This can be done in your home or at your local gym. When exercising at home, be sure to use open, clear spaces, and always have something to support yourself, like a wall, chair, or exercise bar.

Here Are Some of My Favorite Standing Pilates for Seniors Videos:

 

For more information on Pilates for seniors, click here.

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