The first comprehensive manual of guidelines and formal curriculum for teaching Pilates to young people . . .
Written by experts in the topic areas covered, under the auspices of the Pilates Method Alliance, this book will be of use to Pilates teachers and those delivering training courses on this topic, as well as to others who work with children and adolescents in the fields of physical education, personal training, sports training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the like.
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.
192 pages, over 300 colour photographs
About the Authors
Celeste Zopich, PMA®-CPT, is Chair of the PMA’s Pilates Youth Program, and Director of Pilates Staten Island, New York, New York. Through Pilates Staten Island she teaches Pilates to clients and offers Pilates teacher training and continuing education workshops. She is the creator of a teacher-training program for Pilates teachers wishing to work with young people, and has many years of experience teaching Pilates in schools and to youth in the mat and apparatus environments.
Brett Howard, PMA®-CPT, MA in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development, is a member of the PMA’s Pilates Youth Program Committee, and Director of Education for the United States Pilates Association. He is the creator of a teacher-training program for Pilates teachers wishing to work with for young people, and has designed a specialist Pilates children’s exercise program called Kinder Haus.
Dawn Marie Ickes, Master of Physical Therapy, PMA®-CPT, Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Dawn Marie specializes in women’s health, Pilates and rehabilitation, dance and sports medicine, visceral manipulation and pediatrics. During her years on the PMA Board of Directors, she contributed to the successful development of many PMA programs, including the Pilates in the Schools Program and its pilot studies, which were the precursors of the Pilates Youth Program. She was instrumental in creating Pilates Day as a fundraiser to increase awareness and funding of the Pilates in the Schools.
Tracey Mellor, has been teaching Pilates for more than 10 years in the UK public and private sectors, and is a studio owner in the South East of England. Tracey originally trained with Polestar Pilates UK and The Pilates Institute, and spent many years working alongside Helge Fisher. She is also a yoga teacher (RYT 500) graduating from the Art of Contemporary Yoga School (AOCY). Tracey studied Fascial Anatomy, human dissection, exercise and movement research at summer schools at Ulm university in Germany with Robert Schleip; she is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society, and a Fascial Fitness trainer. With her colleague, Joanne Avison, she designed the Fascial Fitness training program for the UK and produced DVDs and manuals to support the learning. Tracey spent 10 years as a school governor, and teaches Pilates as an enrichment activity in the local secondary school.