The benefits of Pilates have been particularly noted in older adults. Older adults are more likely to suffer from symptoms of arthritis, including stiff and painful joints. Pilates practice addresses these issues, and has also been lauded for its ability to help prevent injury. Even adults undergoing serious rehabilitation therapy can use Pilates to increase their range of motion and overall muscle strength.
Consult your medical professional if you are suffering from severe degeneration or physical pain, and you should take extra care before beginning a pilates program. You should never feel pain while practicing Pilates. If you do, you know that there is something wrong. Your instructor will help you pull back if you feel overwhelmed.

Consult your medical professional if you are suffering from severe degeneration or physical pain, and you should take extra care before beginning a pilates program. You should never feel pain while practicing Pilates. If you do, you know that there is something wrong. Your instructor will help you pull back if you feel overwhelmed.

Pilates was designed to progress naturally from one movement to another. Sometimes you feel stopped at one movement, this is normal. Your instructor will start at the beginning and work your way back to the areas you found most challenging.