What are the benefits of Pilates for adults over 50?

  • Increase overall strength and flexibility

  • Improve balance and coordination

  • Strengthen joints and maintain mobility

  • Reduce risks of falling

  • Improve posture

  • Engage the mind and enhance body awareness

  • Gentler on the joints

  • Safe way to rehab from injuries

  • Safe way to exercise and get fit and strong


As we get older, we can lose some of our balance and coordination. One in three people over the age of 50 experience a fall every year. For the older population keeping fit and mobile is essential. However, many forms of exercise can be hard on the bodies of older adults and make them more susceptible to injuries. At Pilates Bodyworks South Yarra, our senior Pilates classes are dedicated for the older adults in our community to help them gain strength and get fit.

We have over 10 years experience working with older clients towards their fitness and health goals in a safe way. We plan your program weekly and the classes are specifically designed to help you increase strength and flexibility in your core and legs, which positively affects your balance. We focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement, which are key elements in our teaching. The exercises are gentler on the joints as compared to other forms of exercises. We have the knowledge to modify the exercises to suit your capabilities during the class so you do not feel intimidated by any Pilates exercises. We make sure you feel comfortable and safe during the class while enjoying the benefits of Pilates.

Our classes also cater for people suffering from a range of problems including arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal issues, sciatica, diabetes, tendinopathies, hip and knee issues, etc..