Reformer Pilates has taken the world by storm in the past few years, proving to be a popular exercise option for people of all ages and abilities. Pilates provides a low-impact workout that can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels, making it the ideal choice for women over 40. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what makes Reformer Pilates an excellent choice for women of this age group and why it’s worth considering as part of your fitness routine.
As we age, our bodies tend to lose some of their natural flexibility which can lead to discomfort, pain, and a decrease in mobility. Reformer Pilates focuses on controlled movements and stretching. The exercises help to improve flexibility and posture, which is essential for reducing the risk of injury and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
Reformer Pilates is an excellent way to strengthen your core muscles. The Pilates Reformer machine provides resistance and support as you perform exercises that target the core muscles, including the abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips. Strengthening these muscles can help to prevent back pain and improve overall stability, meaning it’s easier to carry out daily activities with ease.
Colette is a 43 year old Chilli Pilates client: “I’ve always thought that Pilates was a form of stretching. That it was one up from yoga and you had to be flexible to be even able to attempt it. How wrong I was! As a qualified fitness professional, I found that this was a great workout that really targeted my core and challenged smaller muscles, as well as helping with my flexibility.”
Reformer Pilates is a full-body workout that targets all major muscle groups, helping to tone and sculpt your body. Unlike other forms of exercise that can be high-impact and hard on your joints, Reformer Pilates is low-impact and gentle, making it an ideal choice for women over 40 who may be concerned about joint health.
As we get older, we often experience a decrease in bone density, which can make us more susceptible to fractures and osteoporosis. Women in particular are more at risk of developing issues. Reformer Pilates can help to build strength and stability, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall bone health. The exercises performed on the Pilates Reformer machine are designed to increase the strength and stability of your muscles and joints.
Balance and coordination can decline as we age, but Reformer Pilates can help to improve both. The exercises performed on the Pilates Reformer machine require balance, coordination, and control, making it an excellent way to improve these skills and reduce the risk of falls and injury.
Whether you’re looking to improve your flexibility, balance and posture or simply want to tone and sculpt your body, Reformer Pilates is the perfect form of exercise for women over 40 (as well as everyone else!).
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