Pilates for Children and Adolescents : Manual of Guidelines and Curriculum
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 6 - 11 and adolescents age 12 - 19 -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 -age appropriate exercises from the Pilates repertoire -a formal curriculum for teaching Pilates in schools including sample lesson plans -appendices which cover working with children with special needs, Pilates in the Schools pilot study results, and resources.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 190 x 245 x 15mm | 637g
- 22 Apr 2014
- Handspring Publishing Limited
- Pencaitland, United Kingdom
Table of contents
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
About Celeste Corey-Zopich
Celeste Zopich, PMA(R)-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.