Pilates for Children

What a great time to start developing good posture, focused attention, balance, control, flexibility, and core strength. Studies are showing that with constant access to social media, children are becoming less active, less motivated, and overly concerned about the way they look at a very young age. With Pilates, they can have a positive experience of their body without comparison or competition, which improves self image.


Pilates teaches children to appreciate their own and others abilities, and learn what they need as an individual to overcome their difficulties that arise with certain exercises, such as balance, coordination, flexibility, or strength.

It’s especially important to start physical activities that emphasise development in coordination and concentration as a child is growing and acquiring new skill sets. Children are naturally receptive to new challenges, and in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment, they’ll keep asking for more!

When exercise is fun it becomes part of our daily routine. If you establish a habit of exercising when you’re young, it’s likely to continue as we become adults and even seniors.

Electronic technology has become even more enticing to children, making them less motivated to participate in physical activities, or even social activities.

Sitting in front of devices, TV, gaming, face booking, is robbing children of developing new neural pathways that come from participating in activities involving coordination of the body and mind together, integrating with others.

We are seeing children having spinal issues at a much earlier age. It is an alarming situation when we see young children with forward head carriage, rounded shoulders, and no muscle tone. Often slouching, not being able to sit up straight, feeling board and a lack of energy, ideas, or motivation. The facts are, they just aren’t moving enough, or getting enough oxygen into their blood.