Pilates and keeping up with the Grandkids and dogs!

Pilates can help you be the Grandparent you want to be!

The Grandkids come round – and you need to play and entertain them.

You look after them a couple of days a week, and though you love them to bits, it’s a relief to hand them back at the end of the day! God forbid you have them over night – as you’re wiped out for the  next day too!

Bur even then – you’ve still got to get up for the dog- they need their daily walk – even if you don’t exactly feel up to it!

Whatever happened to retirement?

Lifestyle’s these days have changed.

It used to be you became the lovely old nanna – cardigan, curly white hair in a net, baking cookies and knitting… the grandkids came round with their parents and you may have babysat the occasional day or so, evenings so the parents could have a break.

Lifestyle’s these days mean grandies are now more the primary carers as their kids go back into the work force and leave them to look after the kids – all day, a potential few days during the week.

They’re being ran from here to there, dropped and picked up from school, taken to dance class or footy, fed and watered and then dropped back home again.

Grand parenting these days has it sown challenges! And boy – you’re gonna be in need of some energy to get you through it.

There is no time for aches and pains, no time for lack of fitness or strength or stamina.

Grandkids are full on.

Dogs are full on.

You need to be up to the job.

You need to train for the job! – not in a bootcamp sense of the word – but you do need to be able rely on your body and keep it in great shape.

  • can you get down on the floor or beach with them ( AND get back up!)
  • can you safely get them in and out of their car seats or pram?
  • can you pick them up if they’re hurt?
  • can you put the to bed?
  • can you carry them?
  • can you catch them if they run away for you?

we could also ask the similar things about your dog!… apart from the car seat or pram of course!


If you need to look after and be responsible – you don’t have the time to NOT be fit and strong and well enough!

Hip and back pain – not allowed

Weak muscles and poor core strength – not allowed

Lacking in tone and energy – not allowed


Grandparents these days need to be fit and strong. Agile and quick, Flexible and able to function!

Pilates is a great way to gain all that – gain core strength, gain muscle tone, improve your flexibility, improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness, aches and pains.

You don’t need to go smashing your joints – you want a great way to move that has a positive effect on your body, your health, your state of mind, but also makes you feel absolutely fantastic and you KNOW you’re doing your body a big favour.


It’s getting challenged without being stressed.

Its being worked hard, yet in a gentle way that’s kind on your joints.

It’s feeling nurtured and look after, assisted and corrected to get the best out of your body.


Let us help you stay active and pain free so the thought of having your grandkids for the whole weekend fills you with delight – not dread at how your body is gonna cope.

Pilates however – cant make you not happy to hand them back! :)x

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About Saree Hewlett (149 Articles)
Saree has 20 + years as a physio, training in the UK and completing her Masters in Manual Therapy in Perth, UWA. She has integrated Pilates into her practise having trained in the Polestar method and currently owns and runs two Studios in Perth's Northern Suburbs. A previous international Artistic Skater she understands the needs of sports people and also those suffering from chronic pain and reduced function - we all want the same thing - to be the best we can be! She is married with two active young boys!

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