Children need regular exercise. In fact, for children it is essential for their development to have suitable amounts of play time. This includes both free play and structured play. PowerKids Pilates will contribute to your child’s physical, mental and social development. Most parents are aware of the fact that children’s health today is far more compromised than it was a decade ago. The modern culture of convenience that offers fast food, television and video games is hurting the general well-being of children across the world, and overall children are a lot less active than they were twenty years ago. Viruses have transformed and germs have become stronger, resulting in a higher risk of illness, especially if children do not receive the necessary nutrition and exercise. It has been found that diet and physical activity is intricately linked to childhood development and health, and even the mental state of an individual can be influenced by these factors. Parents are now in need for an exercise regime for their children that not only brings advantages to their bodies, but also to their minds. Not only does Pilates improve the physical abilities, body awareness and flexibility of a child, but it has also been reported to change the state of a child’s mind and to visibly reduce their stress levels. Pilate’s sessions provide a place for the body to relax, rejuvenate and release tension. The breathing methods in Pilates oxygenate the blood in our bodies which then activates our brain to calm down.
While children do need exercise, it is not recommended to expose them to vigorous and strict exercise regimes, thus PowerKids Pilates has become a good candidate for exercise for children as it follows a more passive approach to exercise rather than an active one. Children’s bodies are continuously growing and their skeleton is still developing therefore any exercise that is too demanding on the child can harm the body and hamper healthy development which may result in problems later on. High-impact workouts are typically not recommended and so PowerKids Pilates looks to offer safe and low impacting exercises to our children.