Pilates 4 Youth
Pilates 4 Youth is an initiative of the Pilates Method Alliance originally conceived in 2002 as Pilates in the Schools. The aim of the initiative is to foster and encourage teaching Pilates to children and adolescents safely and appropriately, taking into consideration the physiological and cognitive stages of development that they undergo.
Pilates for Children and Adolescents
Manual of Guidelines and Curriculum

A comprehensive manual of teaching guidelines and curriculum presentation for teaching Pilates to young people.

The book includes:

  • Guidelines for teaching Pilates to young people
  • Why starting Pilates between the ages of 9 – 13 is particularly beneficial
  • Crucial anatomical and cognitive development considerations for working with young people
  • Additional relevant topics designed to equip the Pilates teacher with tools for creating relevant and safe programs for different age ranges, such as:
    • Safety considerations, exercise contraindications, scope of practice and ethics
    • Considerations for working in a variety of environments within both the public and private sectors
    • Age appropriate exercises from the Pilates repertoire
    • Guidance on the creating successful curriculum presentations for schools, including sample lesson plans

How to get involved?

Buy the Book

Use this resource to guide you in safe and effective teaching practices, and in initiating Pilates classes for young people in your community

Join the Group

This is a great way to connect with others with common interests. Please share your activities with the group, post your photos, ask question of your colleagues and share your success stories

Submit Research

Document your work with young Pilates clients in the form of a Case Report. Case reports are prepared for the purpose of illustrating some points in the care of a client, and to educate and formulate new research questions which may eventually lead to generalizable knowledge.

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