One of my clients who is in her 70s right now and had double knee replacement told me once “If I knew that I would live that long I would have started doing Pilates at your age!”
At the time of our conversation I was 28 years old and I have been practicing Pilates for 5 years. Yet, I didn’t feel that I started early enough.
I remember reading an interview with Daria Pace, granddaughter of Romana Kryzanowska, when she shared her memories of having Pilates sessions as a child with her grandmother. Of course, she had an opportunity to take classes from Joe’s protégé and yet I was thinking that learning the Method so early was the biggest gift that she received.
I believe that any instructor out there would agree that teaching Pilates to children will be the most useful self-care tip that children can get. But how do you start teaching Pilates to kids? Working with children is so much different from working with the adults.
Today I am talking to Amanda Rhine, the owner of Discover Happy Pilates Studio in Decorah, IA. She has been teaching Pilates to children for 3 years and she shares her experience of working with probably the most challenging and most amazing population of Pilates clients – CHILDREN.
Questions discussed in the interview (INCLUDES: Practical Worksheet and Full Transcript)
- How to develop essential skills for teaching Pilates to children
- How to market and promote Pilates for children
- How to get local exposure for Youth Pilates classes
- Which exercises to include in a session
- The best age to introduce Pilates to children
- The length of the classes
- What props/equipment to use
- The biggest benefits of starting Pilates at a young age
- The most rewarding part of teaching Pilates to children