Pilates: A Welcoming Fitness Journey for Women Over 50  Ready for a Change


Embarking on a fitness journey can be overwhelming, especially for women over 50 who may feel out of shape and hesitant about exercise. If the idea of intense workouts is off-putting, there’s a gentle and effective solution that might just be the perfect fit –  Pilates. This approachable exercise method could become your newfound companion on the road to feeling better about your body and overall well-being. 

The Pilates Approach: 

Pilates offers a unique exercise approach that focuses on gentle,  controlled movements, breathing, and body awareness.  Developed with exclusivity in mind, this method is well-suited for those who may feel out of shape and are looking for a welcoming entry into fitness. At Wilder Pilates, we always start with private sessions so that you get a personalized approach with hands-on and the on one attention you need when starting something new. 

  1. Gentle on the Body:
    Joint discomfort can be a significant concern for those who feel out of shape, but Pilates stands out as a low-impact option. With its controlled movements and emphasis on proper alignment,  Pilates minimizes the risk of strain or injury, making it an ideal starting point for those with physical concerns. We will get detailed health information from you so we can cater to your individualized needs during your sessions.

  2. Tailored for All Fitness Levels:
    Regardless of your current fitness level, Pilates can be adapted to meet you where you are. Instructors are skilled at modifying exercises to suit your individual needs, ensuring a workout routine that is both achievable and empowering, regardless of your current level of fitness. At Wilder Pilates, we are trained to care for the body regardless of fitness level. From pro athletes to stay-at-home moms especially those who have never worked out before.
  3. Mindful Movements:
    Pilates encourages a mindful connection between the body and mind, providing a holistic approach to fitness. This emphasis on awareness enhances the effectiveness of the exercises and offers a mental escape, a valuable aspect for those who may be starting their fitness journey with concerns about their current shape. We concentrate on you and your workout and leave the world behind,  it’s a great stress reliever!

  4. Toning Without Intimidation:
    For women over 50 looking to tone up without feeling overwhelmed by heavy lifting, Pilates is an excellent choice. It focuses on sculpting and toning muscles without the pressure to bulk up, providing a pathway to a leaner and more defined physique, even for those who may be starting from a less active lifestyle. You will feel your muscles working, but not the typical  “killer” workout leaving you sore for days and unable to function.  You may feel muscles you haven’t worked in a long time and over time find that you’re feeling more muscle tone as you become a regular Pilates practitioner.

  5. Supportive Community:
    If the idea of working out alone is daunting, Pilates classes offer a welcoming community. Exercising with others who share similar goals creates a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, turning the fitness journey into a shared experience that can be enjoyable and motivating. We have a lovely community at Wilder Pilates.  We have fun and also have some serious Pilates moments! Join us!


If you’re a woman over 50 feeling out of shape and wary of traditional exercise, Pilates may be the inclusive and gentle solution you’ve been seeking. Its adaptable nature, focus on mindful movements, and toning benefits make it an accessible choice for those starting their fitness journey. Give Pilates a try – it could be the workout routine that brings positive changes to both your body and your overall well-being.

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