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Pilates for Children and Adolescents


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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

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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.

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