90 Year Old Pilates Teacher

If you had any question about the appropriateness of Pilates for older people, I invite you to read the story of Leslie Goldman, who at age 90 teaches three pilates mat classes a week. "The longtime Michigan resident has been teaching Pilates at the New Baltimore Recreation Department since 1978." Goldman embodies the spirit of Joseph Pilates.

"As a result of her dedicated workouts, this mother of five, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of seven, boasts a healthy 140-over-80 blood pressure, stellar mental clarity and the type of endurance not often seen in women 20 years younger. "I see so many around me using walkers; they don't have the endurance I have," she said. "When you exercise, you stay sharp in mind as well as body. My doctor is very proud of me."