The effect of 12-week Pilates exercises on wellness in the elderly
Su Yeon Roh*
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.