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Teen Sessions are appropriate for boys and girls in grades 6-12

Kid Sessions are appropriate for boys and girls in grades 1-6.

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Why is Barre and Pilates for Teens Important?

So many reasons but here are few….

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“Text Neck” is a growing problem for youths and adults, but poor postural habits learned in adolescence can have a long-lasting impact on health later on. If your teenager has bad posture, back or neck pain, it’s important to correct it now.  Pilates and Barre classes for teenagers will specifically target posture, alignment, core strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.

Read more:

Digital disabilities — text neck, cellphone elbow — are painful and growing

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For Athletic Conditioning

Enhance your performance for next season, and reduce the risk of getting injured, by training now!

Increase your range and control of motion

– Increase flexibility & stability in muscles and joints

– Develop core strength that will improve your performance

Barre and Pilates will build balanced muscle development, core strength and flexibility to enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury when competing.

It can help teens gain awareness of their body, improve their movement function and strengthen and tone muscles, which will lead to greater self-esteem.

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Meditation practices for kids and teens have life long benefits.

Studies have shown that teaching kids mindfulness practices can build students’ attentiveness, respect for fellow classmates, self-control, and empathy, all while reducing stress, hyperactive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and depression. In addition, grades are shown to improve for students who participate in mindfulness programs.

Yet only 1.6 percent of U.S. children meditate, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Giving kids the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation is a gift they will have for the rest of their lives.

Another study done in the San Francisco Unified School District with more than 3,000 students found a dramatic improvement in overall academic performance, including a spike in math test scores for students who practiced mindfulness meditation and “quiet time.”

In a world where electronics rule behavior and disconnection is a rising problem, our next generation needs to build the muscle of awareness—it is time to provide these programs and tools to your kids? Join us for a session this summer.