Pilates Studio Programming for Active Aging Adults

Amy working in her studio in Santa Barbara


This workshop is designed to take us past Midlife and Menopause and consider the active elderly 

Working with the active elderly client is one of Amy Haven's Pilates pleasures and is close to her heart - particularly as her parents gave birth to her in their late 30s and so maintaining their exercise levels is close toher heart.

She feels that we all want to feel successful in our endeavours and exercise, particularly Pilates on Apparatus is a great place to meet the exercise needs of the elderly - to set achievable challenges, to focus on the needs of this special population taking into account likely comorbidities like osteoporosis.

Amy points out that  "Balance is key.....mobility is key.....strength is key: the functional strength we need for our later in life daily living tasks etc."

This workshop focusses on exercise programming for active, aging adults with no serious health issues or pathologies.

It is perfect for those with bone loss, osteoporosis and balance issues wishing to improve strength, alignment, balance and overall physical well-being.

The day which is split down into a number of Specific Apparatus focussed sections  will empower and excite you to work with this special population with more confidence and clarity. 

Active, able and aging adults make up the largest growing population globally.  They very much want to keep up with their active lifestyles! 

Come learn exercise selections to appropriately meet their needs, challenge and support their goals. 

Focus to be on the importance of safe bone loading principles and balance techniques while emphasizing posture, alignment and proper joint mechanics for optimal strengthening and goal achieving. 



* learn strategies for working with clients who may have bone loss or osteoporosis

* learn safe bone loading and balance techniques

* acquiring new, challenging and creative programming for active aging adults who do not      have serious health issues or pathologies

* ability to identify hip weaknesses and learn exercises to improve function via hip       disassociation, hip glide and weight bearing

* empower aging clients and inspire them to keep moving, safely and confidently

* Improve understanding of gait training with deep focus on foot and ankle rhythm 


A sample of Amy teaching on the Chair - Pilates Anytime


You should be studio qualified, a Physiotherapist or medical professional with Pilates Apparatus Induction or a Pilates Matwork Instructor with Experience on the Apparatus as a participant.

This day will be an ideal bolt-on for repertoire for those instructors who are on their Pilates Studio Certification journey and have taken the Mbodies Pilates Studio Apparatus Induction Course.


6 hours of dedicated Studio Work within an 8 hour day :  9am - 5pm 

Further Details

A maximum of two participants to one Reformer, Split Pedal Chair and Half Cadillac /Tower

Content with supporting course notes will be provided that will allow instructors to take away material for :

  • Group Elderly Reformer Class
  • Group Elderly Tower Class
  • Group Elderly Chair Class
  • Group Elderly Apparatus Circuit

During the day Amy will discuss the raison detre behind the choice of Exercises with regard to the Focus of the workout together with considerations and comorbidities to be considered with this Client Group.

typical course price: £220.00
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