Find out why the demand for Over 50s yoga is growing
Demand for yoga classes amongst the over 50s is growing. According to YogaClassNearYou website searches for yoga classes for seniors has surged in the last 12 months. It's now one of the top searches on the website and MyNearYou mobile app.
The media has christened this growing group of yogis as “golden yogis” people entering their golden years and wanting to make the most of their lives.
Yoga is an excellent way to stay fit and supple in middle age celebs such as Nigella Lawson, 56, credited her slim figure to practising yoga.
Why do over 50s take up Yoga?
The answer is pretty easy to understand, Yoga can help slow down the effects of the ageing process by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints.
Unlike gyms work, running, it is a very low impact way of staying fit. As you age muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion. Yoga exercise relaxes the muscles, improve flexibility and improves balance and stability.
The price of yoga classes is low!
Another reason why over 50s take up yoga is because the price of a yoga class is low. The average price on Yoga Class Near You the Uk's biggest online yoga booking is only £10. Which makes it very affordable when compared to gym memberships and other activities.
No special yoga equipment is needed!
No special shoes or equipment is required. In many cases, the instructor or studio will throw in a mat. But you can buy your own from as little as £20.
Most classes are carried out in bare feet but you can buy ToeSox or Cheygripsocks which cost around £15. These keep your feet warm and hygienic just pop them in the washing machine after a class.
Professional Yoga teachers are worth every penny!
Many yoga professionals list their classes on Yoga Class Near You. Feedback from the public on FeeFo is that they feel rejuvenated after taking a class. This website and mobile app take the quality of classes seriously and as a result, it attracts high-quality teachers who take yoga seriously. Many put the quality of teaching ahead of money, deliberately keeping their prices low.
According to the reviews feedback their worth every penny and are great value classes.
No special yoga clothing!
Loose clothing is all that required no special lycra bodysuits. Yoga is for everyone you don't need high fashion gear unless of course you're booked in an upmarket yoga studio in Kensington. You can, of course, buy yoga clothing made from an exotic material like bamboo and the like but that more about you than about practising yoga.
Lots of yoga class availability!
With thousands of classes all around the UK, there are thousands of classes to choose from on MyNearYou mobile app all run by qualified instructors. Classes are run in yoga studios, church halls, health centres, even in the comfort of your own home. This means you can find a local yoga class near you.
Is it easy to book a yoga class?
Seniors are taking booking yoga classes online like ducks to water. Destroying the myth that only young people know how to use a computer. Seniors love booking classes online.
According to Stephen Auty CEO of NearYou Website:
“Older groups like the ease and convenience of booking online. What really interested me was the number of husband and wife bookings we get. They tend to go together to the same classes. When you think about it, it makes sense. Many are retired and they have plenty of time to enjoy their golden years together and yoga is inexpensive and anyone can do it.
Whilst the gyms battle it out for the £400-£500 per year Millennial market, we see seniors as the big growth market. They have money, they have time on their hands and they want to FEELGOOD. Seniors can book a yoga class when and where they want to online at very reasonable prices. They are doing so in increasing numbers."
Look within YogaClassNearYou for a big range of senior and over 50s, over 60s yoga classes.