Balancing Mat for Seniors - Pilatesology

Balancing Mat for Seniors

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Our ability to balance can suffer as we age due to patterns of compensation in the body resulting from injury, surgery or inactivity. In this session, Alisa takes you through a class to help rebuild balance with simple and straightforward exercises. She addresses 3 important components of balance that she calls: 1) the Inner Ear System; 2) the Core Muscles; 3) the Neuromuscular Map. While explaining each system, she leads you through exercises that will bring awareness to and improve your balance. During the class, Alisa also gives several exercises that can be incorporated into daily life as a reminder and way to continue the work from class. Props used for this class include: a rolling pin or wine bottle, Magic Circle, 2 lb Arm Weights, a chair to use for balance.

What Others Are Saying


  1. jenna 8 years ago

    thank you for the great class. and I might add, you have a lovely, intelligent voice. some of the teachers on this site either sound arrogant or like they are talking to kindergarteners.

  2. LKVB 8 years ago

    Everyone needs balance work! Even us instructors. These kind of classes are my favorite. So helpful!

  3. JackieMarrima 8 years ago

    Dearest Alisa
    It was very nice meeting you yesterday in Vegas at the PMA Conference
    I hope to do one of your Workshop next time 😉
    You are very energetic and true to the teaching of Pilates!
    My 7 years of practice Pilates now as a Apprentice, I have chosen
    my mentors Real and You are whom I always look after to ;-), just want to be the best I can in this new Path!!!
    Keep the good work my dear friend!
    Jackie 😉

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Jackie you made my weekend!! I’m honored to be so influential in your Pilates path and will continue to share all that I have learned, it’s the best way to keep the work alive :)!

  4. nbbnixon 8 years ago

    Thank you for this lesson…the last part was especially hard for me to do properly. At 64, this is clearly my weak part, so now I know what to do as well as where I am vulnerable.

  5. May
    May 8 years ago

    Hi Alisa,
    This is quite a challange for me. It means I need it. Thank you for coming up with this series!

  6. Alisa Wyatt

    I hope it helps her, thank you for sharing!

  7. lainey48 8 years ago

    Great class in balancing. Going to tell my friend about these exercises – she has an inner ear problem.This class is being saved in my favorites. Thanks Alisa!

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