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Wild Ones tackle new chal­lenge

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

BEND and flex – that is ex­actly what Whit­sun­day PCYC’s Wild Ones did when they at­tended their very first Pilates ses­sion last week.

Last Thurs­day, the Wild Ones Group tested their Pilates skills at Mov­ing Along Physio.

PCYC com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Cassie Holeczy said the evening was “ex­cel­lent”.

“It taught kids about core and bal­ance and Ali­son Fogerty had them eat­ing out of the palm of her hand.

“(Even) the kids who were not usu­ally in­clined to ex­er­cise or get in­volved in these types of ac­tiv­i­ties got in­volved,” she said.

“A lot of peo­ple don’t try Pilates be­cause they think they look silly, but I had a talk to them about how im­por­tant it is to put them­selves out of their com­fort zone.”

Ms Holeczy said the kids also learned how help­ful Pilates was for over­all phys­i­cal health.

Heav­ily in­volved with yoga, Ms Holeczy gave the ses­sion a try her­self and said even she found it chal­leng­ing.

“It made it re­ally im­pres­sive to see all the kids giv­ing ev­ery­thing a go, even though it was some­thing they don’t nor­mally do,” she said. Ms Holeczy said she was “ex­tremely grate­ful” to Mov­ing Along Physio.

“With­out the com­mu­nity of­fer­ing us op­por­tu­ni­ties like this, the YMT (youth man­age­ment team) would not be able to func­tion af­ter Deb­bie,” she said.

For in­for­ma­tion on the Wild Ones pro­gram, phone Ms Holeczy on 0423 360 604.

FLEX­ING MUS­CLES: Sean O'Neil, Pia Brownell, Stella Duggen, Alyssa Brownell, Ali­son Fogerty, Adelie Duggen and Tahlia Brownell at Pilates on Thurs­day night.

Stella Duggen, Alyssa Brownell, Cassie Holeczy, Pia Brownell, Adelie Duggen, Tahlia Brownell and Sean O'Neil have a go at Pilates.

Stella Duggen, Alyssa Brownell, Cassie Holeczy, Pia Brownell, Adelie Duggen, Tahlia Brownell and Sean O'Neil learn how im­por­tant it is to look af­ter your phys­i­cal health.

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