Following the rapid growth of early childhood physical development slows through middle childhood and early adolescence. During this period children have the opportunity to refine their gross motor skills.
Teenagers are repeatedly carrying weighted bags to school and spending a lot more time on computers and smartphones. More time spent on the computer potentially means more time spent slouching or straining. This can lead to back and neck pain and musculoskeletal disorders.
Pilates can help establish correct principles of movement that children will use for their entire lives. It will also create a balanced musculature that can alleviate pain and reduce the potential for injury now and as they continue to grow into adulthood.