Adapting Pilates for Our Longer Lives

Pilates on the Ball Blog by Colleen Craig

Sixty-five and up is the fastest growing age group in Canada. Why not increase your healthspan and not just your lifespan?

Liuda’s Story: getting her life back after a hip fracture

Twenty years ago, my Russian friend Liuda fractured her hip on an icy pavement in Moscow near the end of December. The break had been in the neck of the thigh bone, the place where the long bone fits into the socket. It had not been a horizontal break. The …

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Cindy’s Story: controllable and uncontrollable factors with Osteoporosis

My friend, and former student, Cindy underwent a hysterectomy at forty-five because of suspicious irregularities in her uterus. Up to that point she had been a very active women who spent hours a week at the gym running on a treadmill. I knew, because I often joined her there. Eight …

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Bone Density T-scores do not lie but nor do they tell the whole picture

Two months ago I asked my students about their bones and their T-scores, since the information I received from them would help me design safer and more effective Pilates classes. T-scores are the results of a bone density test, a rating system that describes the density of your bones (hip …

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Three Generations in One Family Came to my Ball Classes

Blonde and vivacious, Maxine had a habit of throwing up her hands and laughing at herself whenever she lost steam or balance in the middle of an exercise. It was well over twenty years ago that she and her friend Honey, both then in their mid-fifties, came together to the …

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The Truth about our Bones

At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime! (osteoporosis.ca) Osteoporosis is a serious condition where bones deteriorate so much that the bone tissue becomes porous. It is an invisible and painless disease, and without a bone density …

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