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Pilates – fit for life

Pilates

Pilates is part of our Fit for Life program, which encourages seniors to stay healthy, grow stronger and to improve their mobility, strength, flexibility and balance. Classes have resumed for COTA NT members at Spillett House (July 2020) with a limited number able to attend.

Classes must be pre-booked with Sharon via her SuperAging website or by calling her. If classes are full, we encourage other interested participants to join by ZOOM (contact Sharon directly for more information on 0438 890 089). For class schedules and bookings, visit our online calendar (or call us on 8941 1004 during office hours). If you can book online for face-to-face classes, we strongly advise doing so – you will require your COTA membership number.

Pilates classes for seniors are held at COTA NT in Spillett House every Monday (with the exception of public holidays and instructor ‘rest days’) and Tuesdays at Greenfields Durack Retirement Living Community Centre (Palmerston). Pilates is part of our Fit for Life program, which encourages seniors to stay healthy, grow stronger and to improve their balance, flexibility and co-ordination.

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Before you join

  • check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program.
  • if you have any concerns regarding your fitness level, ability or skill or undertake this activity, you should seek the appropriate independent advice. Please note, neither the instructor or COTA staff are authorised to give any advice in this regard.
  • before your first sessions, you must fill in a Pre-Exercise Screening form and raise any health concerns with the instructor
  • register your attendance (which includes agreement to a voluntary assumption of risk: that you undertake the class at your own risk and acknowledge and voluntarily accept the level of risk consequent with that activity
  • bring comfortable clothes and shoes, drink bottle and towel. Mats are provided for this class (up to 20) and early arrival is advised.
  • meet your instructor, Sharon Kelly.

About Pilates

Many seniors turn to Pilates as a way to stay in shape while reducing the risk of injury that weight-bearing exercises may cause. With its focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement-not quantity of repetitions-many experts agree that Pilates is one of the best ways for older adults to stay healthy.

“Pilates is perfect for older adults because it does not have the impact on the body that other forms of exercise do, and is not nearly as severe on the joints as most workouts are,” says Ellie Herman,  a renowned Pilates instructor and author. “It really is a gentle way to exercise. If you’re an older adult and haven’t exercised in a while, Pilates is a safe way to restart a workout program.”

 

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