Is Pilates for all ages?
That depends on what kind of Pilates is being taught. A private session with an instructor who graduated from a comprehensive program has been fully trained to work with all age groups and a variety of conditions. In this setting any age group could benefit from Pilates. A group mat class (like the ones taught at gyms) may not be appropriate for all ages. For example if the class is taught with traditional exercises, many of these exercises are contraindicated for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Since a large number of post menopausal women are unknowingly walking around with some degree of bone loss this kind of Pilates class would not be appropriate. At my Pilates studio in soho nyc we see clients from the age of 12 to 78! Mongoose Bodyworks www.mongoosebodyworks.com downtown NYC 10012