How to Learn Pilates Safely in your Own Home
– for Women in their 50s and beyond
If you are new to exercise, haven’t been very active for a while, or are recovering from an injury, joint or muscular problem, Pilates is a gentle way to get your body moving again.
As we get older, none of us want to lose the ability of doing everyday tasks, which is why Pilates is so suited to the over 50s. General aches and pains are experienced by many of us, but sometimes all it takes is some gentle exercise to help ease these.
Recurring back pain, neck and shoulder problems, tension and poor mobility can all be helped with Pilates. Pilates can also help clear your mind, helping you relax and be more mindful of your body.
“Discover how easily you can move by mobilising your body with gentle Pilates exercises”.
Increased Flexibility and Suppleness
Pilates is a great way to improve flexibility. We focus on reducing tight muscles which can restrict your movement and maintaining your joint health so you can retain full range of movement. It’s when we lose this movement that problems occur.
Increase Stability and Core Strength
The core muscles are designed to support and stabilise the spine, particularly the lower spine, during movement. Pilates will make you aware of how to work these deep core muscles that other form of exercise often don’t.
“I see the biggest results with beginners who have
never done Pilates”.
Reducing Back Pain
Research suggests that the core muscles lose the ability to work properly when we have back pain, resulting in a lack of support for the spine. If you have an episode of back pain, it makes you more vulnerable to further episodes of pain. Training the core muscles can help reduce back pain.
Pain in the back, neck and shoulders is often due to poor posture. Pilates will help you to strength those postural muscles which help you stand up tall. Improving your confidence and physical appearance.
“Poor posture is often the cause of
muscular aches and pains”.
Breathing and Relaxation
Pilates helps you focus on breathing deep into your lungs, expanding the ribcage and mobilising the middle back which can often be a little stiff. The lateral breathing the we practice also has a calming effect on your mind, reducing stress, and allowing yourself to focus on the moment.
My Experience of Pilates
Like many people, I discovered Pilates to help strength my back after the birth of my daughter. I’ve continued doing Pilates ever since and now I want to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible. I see the biggest results with beginners who have never done Pilates before. Within weeks they tell me how much better they start to feel, how they feel more stretched and supple, feel their bodies moving easier, and the improvement they feel in their own wellbeing. I work a lot with people over 50 years of age, so I understand the challenges you face as you get older. And as I creep closer to that age myself, I realise that keeping your body moving and staying active is of great benefit to your overall health.
“The basic exercises are often the most powerful”.
Sarah joined my classes in the hope that being more active would alleviate her aches and pains. She was waking in the morning feeling stiff and had recurring mild back pain. She hadn’t done Pilates before, so she joined my beginners programme which took her through all the basic exercises at a nice slow pace. After attending one class every week for four weeks, she approached me at the end of the class one day to tell me how much better she was feeling. She wasn’t feeling as stiff in the morning and she just found it easier to move, and more importantly, she hadn’t had any back pain for two weeks. ‘I can’t believe that these simple exercises are so good for you’, was the one comment she made which really stood out for me.
“Don’t let your age stop you. I have people in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s who go through my introductory course”.
What people are saying.
‘I had frequent bouts of pain from lower back especially, but neck and shoulder too. Now I can exercise and move about more. I have less specific areas of pain and feel my movement is much easier”
~Mrs C, Bewdley
“Natalie is a talented and very well organised teacher who knows the needs of her clients well”
~Mrs V Pardy, Worcestershire
“Expert tuition, presented in a warm and friendly manner”
“Great Pilates lessons in the comfort of my own home”
~N. Almond, Worcestershire
The Pilates Movement and Mobility Course
I’ve now taken my beginners course that I have taught to hundreds of people, and put it into an online format that you can do at home.
Each exercise is fully explained and demonstrated, so you fully understand what you need to do to perform the exercise safely.
- A home-based programme that feels like a one-2-one session!
- A low impact workout that can help keep your body mobile and supple.
- Workouts to improve your posture and core (abdominal) strengthen.
- Short videos that you can easily fit into your day.
- The perfect solution if you prefer to exercise at home.
- Exercise that makes everyday movement easier.
Health consultation before you start
35 Instructional Videos
A detailed four week plan
Full demo and instructions for each exercises
Email support whenever you need it
Weekly newsletter with bonus workouts
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Disclaimer – You should consult with a GP before beginning any exercise or fitness regime, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions. Your use of these videos inside this programme is solely at your own risk.