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J Exerc Rehabil. 2016 Apr 26;12(2):119-23. doi: 10.12965/jer.1632590.295. eCollection 2016 Apr.

The effect of 12-week Pilates exercises on wellness in the elderly.

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Department of Exercise Rehabilitation and Welfare, College of Health Science, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.


The purpose of this study is to examine the efficiency of 12-week Pilates exercises on wellness in the elderly. Before Pilates exercises training, the 88 elderly (63 females, 25 males) were given and completed a Wellness Scale. Then, the elderly participated in Pilates exercises and completed the same scale afterwards. Results of paired t-test showed that participants in 12-week Pilates exercises experienced significant improvement in physical (t=2.762, P<0.01), social (t=3.362, P<0.001), spiritual (t=2.307, P<0.05), and emotional wellness (t=2.489, P<0.05). Consequently, Pilates exercises helped improve wellness of the elderly.


Elderly; Pilates exercise; Wellness

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