Prime time for pilates by Moira Stott-Merrithew with Catherine Komlodi and Alison Hope
The trend towards more balanced, sensible approaches to health and wellness has gained momentum in the past few years. Many of those who pumped and jumped at gyms during the aerobics-crazed ’80s are physically burnt out from “feeling the burn.” The pavement-pounders notice their backs and joints aren’t what they used to be. And stressful careers and family demands leave some mentally drained and disconnected. Boomers and older adults are looking for kinder, gentler wellness solutions—and they’re exploring mind-body fitness, such as yoga, tai chi and pilates, as if their lives depended on it.