Love Pilates? Meet Kidlates®, a proven fitness program for kids of all ages and abilities based on the core strengthening principles of Pilates.
Do your kids need a fun and engaging way to burn some energy at home, while helping with balance, flexibility and strength at the same time? We’ve adapted our popular Core Method video series for kids in a monthly subscription series that you can do in your own space, on your own time.
Kidlates is proven to strengthen the core muscles in kids, which helps them build and maintain stability in order to listen attentively, take notes in class and succeed in sports and activities. Kidlates is based on The Core Method but features more kid-friendly fun and less complex exercises at shorter intervals.
Our virtual sessions include sequences for different moods and times in your kids’ day, including an awake series for mornings and calming exercises for evenings.
We’ve seen children with different abilities and developmental challenges make notable improvements in balance, flexibility and overall strength after participating in Kidlates®, while having fun at the same time.
For only $10/month, try Kidlates® with kids as young as three on your own schedule, in the comfort of your home with the entire family.
Founder, The Core Method® and Kidlates®
Work out with your child, on your own schedule, in your own space
Hi there! I’m Lily. For myself and for the hundreds of adults in my studio over the years, I’ve seen Pilates improve flexibility, while building strength, control and endurance. For the first time, we’re introducing this program to children.
Kidlates is a series of exercises proven (link to research txt below) to increase trunk stability and strength in kids, enhancing their success in other sports and even in sitting attentively in class. Kidlates is a perfect antidote to today’s generation of kids slouched over devices.
And for those kids with developmental delays? Kidlates is a game changer for these kids who are otherwise “floppy” in their core.
Your go-to exercise for when your child needs a reset button
Exercises for on the mat that build up your child’s strength
Exercises that use your child’s whole body as a weight
Doing Kidlates with our son has improved his overall strength – but we love the Calm sequences for our nighttime ritual as the help settle him down to sleep. -EF
Lily’s observation: Chris came in floppy and very low toned. Not only did I notice him able to carry himself better, I also noticed that he was getting more verbal as we went on.
My daughter went from being unable to open any kind of container to having the strength to open anything after learning Kidlates. -KL
Lily’s observation: Sarah picked up the work pretty quickly and where she was unable to perform some of the work at the beginning, at midline testing she was ahead.
My daughter was very floppy and disregulated, but after doing the Kidlates program she is much stronger. -DS
Lily’s observation: Kendall made great improvement with this program, and socially she had some positive changes too
Kidlates helped my daughter stay more focused in class and on her work she also learned to sit up straighter and not be so floppy. -MD
Lily’s observation: Mary was disconnected when she first started and not interested in doing much work. By the end she was balancing and doing obstacle courses.
My son Benet was the test pilot and reason for Kidlates. He first presented with low tone, poor trunk stabilizers and midline crossing issues. After doing the work with him, he became stronger and more aware of his body and its movements. -Lily Horowitz
My son, Benet, exhibited learning delays, sensory issues, intellectual processing issues and poor trunk stability as a child. I was already a dedicated Pilates practitioner and began to work with Benet to strengthen his core. I saw firsthand the benefits Benet gained by having better control of his whole body. The exercises we did even affected his behavior overall, calming our morning routine and soothing him in the evenings. I wanted to shout my personal findings out across the rooftops!