Balance training is very important for elderly.

Did you know that one in four people 65+ fall in the US every year? Furthermore, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission among older adults. Neuromotor exercise training, which combine balance, agility and proprioceptive training is effective in reducing and preventing falls, if performed 2-3 times per week (ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing).

And how is the situation in the UK? Falls and fractures are a common and serious health issue faced by older people in England. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling; around a third of people aged 65 and over, and around half of people aged 80 and over, fall at least once a year. Falling is a cause of distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality. (gov.uk)

Pilates and balance, agility and proprioception go hand in hand with its effects on strength and coordination. Pilates is a whole body workout method, designed among others to improve daily activities and livelihood. The strength and confidence gained from regular Pilates training helps you move through your daily activities with more freedom and power and less pain and fear.

1:1 Pilates session are a good way to start your Pilates journey. You can discover the way your body moves and the way it doesn’t like to move so much. You can work on balancing and improving areas that may be restricted or weak. All tailored to your personal needs. Having a 1:1 session means that you have the undivided attention, and you’ll work at the level and pace that’s right for you. A good chat and some hearty laughs included.

I’m happy to show you, what Pilates can do for you.

Published by ammann05

I'm a soft tissue therapist, a pilates instructor, family manager (two girls, a husband and a dog), event planner, travel agent, taxi driver, chef, baker, runner, tennis player, swim, football and rowing mum, blogger, photographer, artist, shopping genius, stand up paddler, traveler, life lover, ... Originally Swiss, from summer 2015 to summer 2018 we lived in Charlotte, North Carolina. The move to the US was a big and successful adventure for our family. We loved the American way of life and it was hard to leave after three years. Our home base for our new adventure is Linton, a village in rual Cambridgeshire close to Cambridge UK. I always loved to travel and explore new countries and cultures. With the opportunity to live for a couple of years abroad a dream came true.

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