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Jacqueline Sloan

Body Mechanics for Kids
Director of Programming
Victoria, BC
Body Mechanics for Kids, Director of Programs TASK Fitness Solutions, Senior Instructor PTA, Certified Stott Pilates, Master Teacher National Ballet of Canada Ballet Victoria, Founder In 2015 Jacqueline Sloan launched Body Mechanics for Kids, a program designed to encourage child educators to explore physical education, especially alignment and structural stability from the inside out. While working at Shelbourne Physiotherapy in Victoria, BC, for almost ten years (PTA; Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor, Injuries and Special Populations) Jacqueline heard an on-going comment from her clients. Their cry was: “Why wasn’t I taught this stuff in school?”  and comments about the need for learning this material earlier in one’s life. She and others working in this field recognize that there are some essential movement concepts missing in childhood physical literacy.  With Body Mechanics for Kids she hopes to address the gap in how and what we are teaching kids about their bodies. Doctors and therapists are inundated with structurally mal-functioning bodies daily. Whether people are active or couch potatoes, their bodies are breaking down much faster than they need to. Jacqueline believes this is partly because we teach/encourage movement (the more the better), but we have not been, until lately  taught about how to properly support or stabilize ourselves for all the movement we create. Jacqueline hopes, that with the BMK material, teachers and coaches will be empowered to deliver more effective strategies for helping young people create the balanced muscle patterning that supports optimal alignment and motor function that will in turn help maintain the life-long structural integrity for body.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, February 21

10:45am PST