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Pilates for Children and Adolescents

Manual of Guidelines and Curriculum - Published in association with the Pilates Method Alliance

Celeste COREY-ZOPICH, Brett HOWARD, Dawn-Marie ICKES, Tracey Mellor (Editor)

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Product Description

Pilates for Children and Adolescents is the first comprehensive manual of guidelines and formal curriculum for teaching Pilates to young people This book includes:

  • Guidelines for teaching Pilates to young people
  • Why Pilates is beneficial for children age 5 – 11 and adolescents age 12 – 18
  • 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
    • working with children with special needs.
    • age appropriate exercises from the Pilates repertoire
    • a formal curriculum for teaching Pilates in schools including sample lesson plans
    • appendices which include the study results for the Pilates in the Schools PMA® initiative.

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Dedication

Introduction

 

SECTION ONE: TEACHING GUIDELINES

1 Physiology and Development

2 Pilates and Young People’s Well-Being

3 The Magic Window

4 Teaching Practice and Considerations

5 General Procedures, safety and professionalism

 

SECTION TWO: THE EXERCISE CHAPTERS

6 Pre-Pilates Exercises

7 Pilates Exercises for Early Childhood, Ages 5–8

8 Pilates Exercises for the ‘Magic Window’, Ages 9–13

9 Pilates Exercises for Adolescents, Ages 12–18

 

SECTION THREE: CURRICULUM

10 Curriculum for Schools

 

Appendix 1: Pilates in the Schools – Healthy Habits for Life

Appendix 2: Working with Young People with Special Needs

Appendix 3: Pilates Philosophy and Principles

Appendix 4: PMA Code of Ethics

Appendix 5: PMA Scope of Practice

 

Author

Celeste Zopich, PMA®-CPT, is Chair of the PMA’s Pilates Youth Program, and Director of Pilates Staten Island, New York, New York.

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