March 25th, 2014

I am really pleased to say I have had some great response and interest in PilatesHigh from my class, parents and people watching the class (sneakily) through the window. It is easy to forget how much pressure there is on our children these days and how they might need some time out to unwind and relax just like us. These classes aim to provide that but also teach the importance of good movement, good posture and how to listen to the messages our bodies are sending us.

For more information on how PilatesHigh can help your teenager please email me, in the meantime here is some extra information.

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Pilates classes just for teenagers – Stretching potential

The busy life of a teenager and the changes they are going through both in mind and body can be a very stressful time, and unfortunately they are not always equipped with the tools to manage this stress. PilatesHigh can help with the pressures of today and make a positive difference in both mind and body.

“Movement activates the neural wiring throughout the body, making the wholeHannaford, 1995, Smart Moves: why learning is not all in our head.

PilatesHigh is a fun way to get teenagers moving, focusing on teaching correct movement patterns whilst at the same time positively rebalancing the mind and body. Pilates not only teaches us to become more aware of our bodies and how they (should) work, but also teaches us to listen to the messages our body is sending us. Targeting core strength, posture, concentration, coordination, balance and flexibility.

Living an active lifestyle can help with motor development skills and self-esteem.

PilatesHigh is based on the 8 Pilates Principles and on the requirements of teenage life, with a fun and interactive class that is suitable for all fitness levels and athletic abilities. We use music and small equipment, such as balls, bands and Pilates rings, to create a non competitive class that is both enjoyable and challenging.

Concentration; teaches us to focus on the activity at hand and block out distraction.

Alignment; teaches good posture and correct alignment of the body in different positions.

Centering; strengthens the centre of the body and teaches us how all movements can be initiated from the core to give stability, and ultimately allow freedom of movement.

Control and Precision; helps increase control and accuracy of movement and prevent injury in the playground or in a professional sport.

Breathing; the emphasis is on full deep inhalation and exhalation, teaching us to use breath more efficiently to help with movement, endurance and relaxation.

Stamina; is both the end goal and end result. Flowing Movements; teaches correct movement patterns with effortless ease.

Karen Swift t: 07876451603