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.
Apart from postural implications it is just important that kids MOVE - especially now as our society is locked down and staying at home due to the coronavirus.
I have recorded two FREE videos for your kids to enjoy - one for primary and one for secondary age kids. Please enjoy and share!
Kids & Teens Pilates classes are also available live-streamed via Zoom:
Mondays 4.30-5pm Pilates for Kids
Mondays 5.15-5.45pm Pilates for Teens
You can also arrange a private lesson, either just for your own household, or why not gather a group of friends together and keep the kids connected during lockdown?
£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.