"Children are not designed to be sedentary. Infants should be encouraged from birth to be active on a daily basis" (NASPE, 2009) "First Educate the Child" (Joseph Pilates) "Learning to move is just as important as learning how to read and write" (Moving Alberta) “Motor development influences intellectual, social and emotional development” (Lee, 2003) Children experience stress just like adults do, teaching them how to embrace mindfulness can go a long way to helping them live a happier and more peaceful life. Back Pain is now common in teenagers. Young people should be educated on how to care for their bodies in the time of growth and be able to stretch out to reverse the sitting, typing, texting, positions that are overused in our modern daily lives.

Pilates & Yoga for Young People

Young people aged 11-15 are more than welcome to join any of our classes on our timetable.

We accommodate to everyone’s needs and modify exercises accordingly in order to benefit all.

Parent & Child

Mindfulness, Movement & Meditation

We aspire to connect you and your family together through movement.

Book your first free weeks to explore and play with your children.

All children (ages 4+) must attend with an adult (maximum of 3 children per adult).

The Benefits of Exercise

Moving helps our circulation and the brain:

  • There has been a positive relationship between school test scores and physical activity participation (Sibley & Etniner, 2003).
  • Improvement in executive control processes: planning, multitasking and working memory (Colcumbe &Kramer, 2003).
  • Benefits to brain health on a cellular level and improving academic performance (Hall, Smith &Keel, 2001).
  • Single bouts of exercise benefit basic and applied aspects of cognitive performance (University of Illinois).

Research shows that higher rates of exercise can benefit mental wellbeing:

  • Theories suggest exercise decreases anxiety, reduces depression and improves mood (Cochrane, 2006).
  • Exercise reduces harmful hormones and releases positives ones (Gavin et al, 2004).
  • Improves the quality of sleep (Gavin et al, 2004).
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence (Gavin et al, 2004).

Exercise burns calories.

Currently 1/3 of our children in the UK are obese.

Young people need time to train in coordination because their growth is rapid and the muscles are not trained to control it.

“To sit at a desk a child must have good shoulder control, hand-eye coordination, balance, midline crossing, directional awareness, spatial awareness motor planning and short term memory. Similarly, the ability to eat well at a table will require good balance, good shoulder control, hand-eye coordination, bilateral integration, spatial awareness, body perception, proprioception and midline crossing. Likewise, activities in exercise require the same to enhance activities of daily life.” (Drew, 2003)

Exercise has many medical benefits:

  • Improves the immune system.
  • Circulation – reduces cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
  • Increases insulin sensitivity (reducing type 2 diabetes risk).
  • Organ health –  stronger heart muscle and increased lung capacity.

Back pain is very common in teenagers.

At BeMoore Pilates, Yoga & Personal Training we encourage young people to take care of their bodies. In the modern world where texting and typing have become second nature, we strive to assist young people in movement to prevent future injury and discomfort.

  • Increased volumes of muscle fibres.
  • Reduces pain.
  • Increases muscle endurance.
  • Reduces the risk of injury.
  • Strengthens abdomen muscles.
  • Improves gut mobility.
  • Reduces constipation.
  • Promotes regularity.

There are many benefits of breathing fully:

  • Detoxify and release toxins.
  • Relaxes the mind.
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Relieves pain.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Increases digestion.
  • Improves the nervous system.
  • Strengthens the heart and lungs.
  • Assists in weight control.
  • Boosts energy levels and improves stamina.