The benefits of Pilates for children

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Children ages 5-18 should be taking part in at least 60 minutes ‘aerobic activity’ each day and the benefits of this are well documented; from improving overall health to helping with musculoskeletal and bone development, reducing the risk of diabetes and improving mental health and concentration.

Reaching this target might be easy for some but certainly not all – sports aren’t for everyone and particularly those who may already be struggling with fitness compared to their friends.

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Why Pilates for children?

  1. It’s a low-impact form of exercise that everyone can do at their own pace and level – there’s no need to worry about keeping up with those at the top of the class and lessons can be tailored to suit
  2. It develops good habits for life – from posture to, healthy breating, improved concentration and body position awareness
  3. Pilates can have an impact on concentration, helping children focus on other aspects of their life whether that’s in class or at home
  4. Pilates can improve core strength and help prevent injury – even for those who play a lot of sport already
  5. It’s suitable for all ages – we offer classes suitable for those as young as five and special children’s classes for teenages  

Exercise is an important part of a child’s development and it’s key to find an activity that they can enjoy. Pilates is suitable for everyone, whether it’s a keen sportsperson looking to try something new or those less enthused by traditional forms of exercise who want to find something that goes at their pace.
To find out more about Pilates take a look at our website or get in touch.

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