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Strong to the Core – Developing Children’s Core Strength through Exercise & Play

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If you have ever done pilates, or other similar forms of exercise, you will know that strengthening the core is key. Why is this so important? Your core (which is essentially the muscles in your trunk – the abdominals and back muscles) forms a stable base from which the muscles of the shoulders and pelvis develop. This is essential for good function of the arms and legs. Core stability develops over the first four months of life, when a baby spends time playing on his back and tummy against gravity, and this sets the scene for what is to come from a physical point of… Read More »

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