The answer is always the same NO! (But you should get yourself medically checked by a doctor if you haven’t done anything for a while)
The advantage of Pilates is that it can be made as hard or as easy as you like. Pilates can be done lying, standing and seated. So if you can do one of the these things then you will have no problem. Although you will need to find the right teacher who teachers standing or sitting.
Joseph Pilates started developing Pilates in the 1930’s. His focus was “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” and this still applies today probably even more so!
Physical inactivity is one of the biggest problems of the older generation with premature deaths caused by falls alone. The World Health Organisation says that 37.3 million falls worldwide are bad enough to receive medical attention. You can do something about this.
It doesn’t have to be like this and going regularly to a Pilates Class and moving more during the week can lead to some great benefits.
Benefits of regular movement
- can increase cardiorespiratory and muscle fitness
- Improve bone function and health
- relieve depression
- reduce the risk of hypertension
- reduce the risk of heart diseases, diabetes and various cancers
- reduce the risk if falls
- increase energy and balance
Pilates can help achieve the benefits above by strengthening the core, mobilising the spine and improving balance, all part of the pilates moves that we do!
So age isn’t a barrier to doing Pilates. Why not try and find a suitable class near you.