Research has shown that athletic training has a significant, beneficial impact on body composition, motor skills, aerobic power, bone density and skeletal muscle development.  A well-designed exercise program can help children improve their athletic skills and provide an enjoyable experience that will promote life-long fitness, and so I created Pilateens®, a Core Conditioning program for teenage athletes and non-athletes alike. It helps to stretch and to strengthen muscles, to stabilize joints, and improve balance and posture in a fun way. This program is great way for teens to get in shape or to train for a specific sport. It generally results in improved posture, self-confidence and self-esteem, and even school performance.