Although we don't immediately associate Pilates classes with young people, healthy habits formed at a young age can become healthy habits for life.
Modern life means that there are numerous negative influences on a growing person's posture: long hours of study, inappropriate work stations (or a preference for studying on the sofa/bed/floor!), use of gaming consoles, use of phones leading to a "forward head" posture.
Research indicates that for every one inch the head is forward of its optimal position, an extra 10lb of load is placed on the spine. If this continues over time it can lead to: neck problems, a rounded upper back, lower back pain, improper functioning of the hips and knees.
I have recorded two FREE videos - one for primary and one for secondary age kids. Please enjoy and share!
Private lessons and lessons for schools are available.
£30 for a private lesson (per household)
£60 for a group class
In this 15 minute video my son Tio are having a laugh with movement and mimicking animals. Although it's pure fun and games, what we are working on is balance, co-ordination and strength.
In this 20 minute video my daughter Alya and I run through some Pilates movements for teenagers, covering exercises to correct postural imbalances, core strength, and flexibility.