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Bone Health & Pilates for Menopause

What you can expect from your Pilates Class

Pilates for menopause is a perfect fit for women looking for a low impact , fitness for women exercise option. Pilates has been scientifically proven to positively impact bone health through the strength training elements of the class. As our synovial fluid depletes, Pilates movement can help sustain flexibility & mobility. The low impact nature of Pilates offers exercise without escalating the tiredness and fatigue that the hormone changes of menopause can often lead to. 

A big plus point of Pilates for menopause is the fact that Pilates has exercises specifically targeting the pelvic floor. The hormonal changes happening at menopause can weaken muscles in the pelvic floor, providing less support and resulting in Pelvic Floor Disorders. This can include issues with the bladder and the bowel function. By weekly working to strengthen the pelvic floor we can assist in reducing the symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders.

What you can expect from this class is a smaller group of ladies, only 6 to a class, for a personalised Pilates experience. This enables me to give you as close to a 121 session that you can get, without the private session price tag! In this class the focus is on flexibility improvement, mobility, coordination, balance and strength training. As we age, especially post menopause, our cognitive ability to balance, stay agile and coordinate all begin to diminish, therefore spending some time each week practicing these skills in Pilates classes, helps reduce risk of falling, tripping and injuries.

The National Osteoporosis Society, in their Strong, Steady and Straight report recommend undertaking activities like Pilates 2-3 times a week. It’s important that the fitness provider is qualified to work with those with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis and hold a specialist Bone Health Level 3 Certificate, for safe workouts. When working with osteoporosis in the hip, internal rotations of the thigh bone should be avoided as should spinal flexions, such as roll downs.

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  • Low Impact Fitness for Women: Ideal for those looking for a gentle yet effective exercise routine.
  • Bone Health Benefits: Scientifically proven to improve bone health through strength training.
  • Flexibility & Mobility: Helps sustain these as synovial fluid depletes with age.
  • Fatigue Management: Low impact nature avoids escalating menopause-related tiredness.
  • Pelvic Floor Focus: Targets muscles weakened by hormonal changes to reduce Pelvic Floor Disorders.
  • Small Class Size: Limited to 6 participants for a near 1:1 experience without the private session cost.

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