Pilates instruction begins with an emphasis on control and stability within small ranges of motion to build strength and endurance rather than large and aggressive movements that can cause early fatigue – or even injury. As seniors in the UAE gain control and confidence, they progress to greater ranges of motion that also improve flexibility and ease of movement.
Posture, balance, breathing, and core strength are all foundational elements of Pilates. This attention to increased coordination and stability is crucial for seniors as it can help improve functional movement, including balance while standing and walking. Pilates increases strength and flexibility in both the core and the legs, which positively affects balance.
It can be challenging to maintain mobility as we age, but being sedentary has so many negative health consequences, such as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancers, diabetes, muscle and bone deterioration, dementia, and depression. The physical benefits of Pilates in Dubai enable seniors to improve and maintain mobility, which in turn helps keep them stronger and in better spirits.