Pilates for the Older Person
Pilates for the older person improves the function of daily activities, such as getting out of bed, tying your shoelaces, putting your socks on, gardening, or getting up and down from the floor after playing with your grandchildren.
As a population, we are able to live even longer than ever before and stay active well into our older years. As a Pilates teacher, my role is to ensure that this continues.
Pilates offers a wealth of benefits for the older person and is incredibly effective in alleviating the symptoms of age-related conditions, like Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Arthritis, Parkinson’s and MS.
Dawn’s specialist class, is suitable for clients wishing to prevent falls by improving mobility and balance. Joint and back pain prevention are also key training elements in this class, as well as improving bone health.
Dawn is a Level 3 Bone Health Practitioner, as well as a Level 4 Low Back Pain Practitioner registered with BackCare.
Private sessions are perfect if you require a personalised experience that is tailored to your needs. These sessions allow for greater progression and development and are essential for anyone requiring individual attention, such as those who are injured or are wishing to strengthen post-op. Sometimes group matwork classes are not suitable for clients for various reasons, including specific medical conditions, such as back and joint pain, injury, or the severity of a neurological condition. Bespoke sessions speed up the results of Pilates because they are focused only on your individual needs.
Dawn holds a Pilates Comprehensive Studio Certification and is a Level 4 Low Back Pain Practitioner registered with BackCare.
Joining a Mixed Ability Pilates Class
Total Pilates matwork classes are suitable for everyone. The majority of the classes are mixed ability but there are some specialist classes for people suffering with back pain, the older person as well as a restorative Pilates class.
Dawn is a Pilates Master Matwork Teacher and a Level 4 Low Back Pain Practitioner, recognised by REPS and registered with BackCare.