This is a common question I hear. With so much focus on sitting and electronics, kids’ posture and their bodies, are paying a heavy toll. I call it “iposture” and it’s ubiquitous. The good news is the majority of Pilates matwork is beneficial for and adaptable to kids.
My daughter Katelyn recently presented a school research project about the benefits of Pilates. See her demonstrating the mat exercise “Rolling Like a Ball” which targets core strength, spine flexibility, control, precision, breath and flow.
The chart below is a nice way to explain Pilates to kids. (courtesy of the PMA)