Pilates Courses for Seniors | Bayview Senior Assisted Living

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Gentle Pilates Courses for Older Adults

Pilates is one of the most highly recommended forms of exercise for older adults. It helps with expanding range of motion, decrease pain in the body, improve flexibility, and increase muscle tone.

Heidi Lerner is a rehab specialist and certified Pilates instructor based in Southern California. She teaches a course designed for seniors and elderly individuals called Gentle Pilates. Learner states of the course, “If taught appropriately, each [participant] will get what they can handle… The tone and flexibility [gained] leaves my students with a spring in their step.” Her classes include participants ranging in age from their fifties to their eighties. She has also worked, primarily one-on-one, with individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia. She provides specialized equipment and resources for these classes.

Scroll down to learn more about how Alzheimer’s impacted individuals can engage in Pilates. 

Start Your Pilates Journey!

Whether you’re looking for Pilates classes for yourself or a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it’s essential to find a certified instructor. Call (866) 573 4945 or visit Pilates Method Alliance to see a list of accredited instructors. In addition to finding someone certified, it’s helpful to find an instructor familiar with your type of situation. Instructors accustomed to working with older individuals will be able to suggest modifications and be attuned to the unique needs of older adults.

Experts suggest that for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, smaller class sizes or even private lessons might be most beneficial. Smaller groups enable the instructor to provide individualized, hands-on feedback to correct participants’ form. One of the philosophies of Pilates is that it heals the body through movement, providing an avenue for people to control their health better. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the breath work and gentle, low-impact movement in Pilates can benefit people with cognitive decline. It can reduce anxiety and improve an overall sense of well-being. Finding classes and instructors sensitive to seniors’ needs is a must when looking for appropriate Pilates classes for Alzheimer’s impacted individuals.

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BayView Senior Assisted Living is a family-owned and operated independent and assisted living community in Point Loma, California. We offer progressively increasing levels of care according to our residents’ needs. Our owners have firsthand experience of having loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and know all that goes into making decisions about memory care for a loved one. We walk alongside families as they traverse the difficult road of Alzheimer’s and have been supporting the greater San Diego community for decades.

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