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The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 12 weeks Pilates and aerobic training on anthropometric characteristics and balance in inactive elderly women. For this purpose, 50 inactive elderly women from Voluntary elderly population of Nahavand city were selected and divided into two experimental groups randomly as following. Then both groups practiced according their instructions in training program (12wk, 3d/wk and 60 min/d). After ensure the normal distribution of data by using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Analysis of variance 2 × 2 (2times measured and 2 groups) method was employed. The results were showed that both groups experienced significant changes in indices measured from pre to post tests, but there were no significant differences in that parameters between aerobic and Pilates training groups. The findings of this study proved that both aerobic and Pilates training can be recommended to improve anthropometric characteristics and balance of older women.