"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.

A 25% discount is available for all pricing options.

BeMoore Family Pilates & Yoga

The perfect way to create strength, flexibility, de-stress and calm yourself and the little ones.

We thought it might be especially helpful for those of you that find it hard to get to a class due to childcare, and would like a fun way to stay fit with your little ones.

The 1st CLASS is for FREE and you can book in using the buttons above.  After your free week, there are various pricing options for you and your little ones, which you can view on our Join us page!

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

The Benefits of Exercise

Education (brain health)

Moving helps our circulation and our 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, working memory (Colcumbe &Kramer, 2003)
  • Benefits to Brain Health on a cellular level and improving academic performance (Hall, Smith &Keel, 2001)
  • Single bout os exercise benefit basic and applied aspects of cognitive performance (University of Illinois)

Emotion

Mental health issues in young people are higher than ever!

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

Obesity

Exercise Burns calories.

Currently, 1/3 of our children in the UK are obese, and it is going up!

Coordination

Young people need time to train in coordination because there growth is so fast 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)

Medical

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

Breathing

In our modern world, especially when under stress we get very used to ‘Shallow Breathing’.

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

Back Pain

Back Pain is now very 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.

Muscle Strength

  • Increased volumes of muscle fibres
  • Reduces pain
  • Increases muscle endurance
  • Reduces the risk of injury

Bone Strength

  • Posture maintenance
  • Increased bone density
  • reduced risk of osteoarthritis

Digestion

  • Strengthens Muscles of the abdomen
  • Improves gut mobility
  • Reduces constipation
  • Promotes regularity

Condition Specific

  • Autism –  increases the sense of calm
  • ADHA – improves concentration
  • Hypermobility control
  • Helps manage Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Mindfulness

Children experience stress just like adults do, if not more, and teaching them how to embrace mindfulness can go a long way to helping them live a happier and more peaceful life.

(Centre of Excellence Mindfulness for Children Diploma)