Federal health initiative backs Pilates
A Federal government initiative to get girls moving recommends Pilates, a recognition that the method fulfils a pivotal role for people of all ages.
The Department of Health’s Girls Make Your Move program is aimed at young females, especially in schools. An estimated 90 percent of Australian girls between the ages of 15 and 18 do not engage in any physical activities.
Pilates is among the activities the program recommends
Physical performance plus…
The program reflects Infinity’s plans for younger people, especially for improved performance in physical exercise and sport.
The beauty of the Infinity course currently under development is its parallel concentration on attentiveness. As a central component in all Pilates, it’s especially crucial for growing youngsters.
An expanded teenage-focused program is due to launch in late 2016 or early 2017, with a dedicated instructor.
12-week teenage-focused program
The new 12-week course will introduce teenagers to the benefits of Pilates:
- Better posture and flexibility
- Boosted core strength
- Improved physical and mental output
- Greater resistance to injury
- Faster injury recovery
- Enhanced discipline and attention for better academic performance.
Continuing Pilates exposure?
The course will also identify whether your teenage child or student is a candidate for, or could gain from, a continuing exposure to Pilates.
A growing number of parents and teachers, many of them Pilates participants themselves, recommend their children to the method. While some teens might think Pilates is for older people, more and more realise its lasting benefits.
If you have a daughter or son, or know a school student who could benefit from a specially geared Pilates program for teenagers, reserve a place here, or speak to Kerrie on 03) 9534 6233. Spaces are limited and will be claimed quickly.