|Pam-My 76 year old client|
There are several reasons why Pilates is great for people in this age range. First of all, the obvious physical benefits for anyone—muscle strengthening, increased balance and coordination and just general overall improvement in well-being. However, these things can be even more beneficial for older people who often begin to suffer from osteoporosis which can lead to broken bones with very minor falls (you know how you always hear about older ladies and their broken hips!). Pilates helps in all these areas. Resistance training is great for preventing osteoporosis and naturally, with better balance and coordination, falls will be less likely to happen. Posture is also improved through Pilates which can help avoid that weakened back that can cause stooped posture.
The other thing about Pilates training at Indianapolis Pilates by 15 to Fit, is that in all sessions, from group classes to private training sessions, you will have a trainer who is monitoring your exercise program. It is a bit like having your own personal “spotter” as you work out. Not many exercise programs are offering that kind of personal assistance. You certainly aren’t going to get that my joining your local gym.