We need your help! 

WHAT'S PYP?
Our Pilates Youth Program is made up of 12 boys and girls from 8 different Tucson area middle-schools. This group has been practicing Pilates together, on a weekly basis, for the past year.

Under the tutelage of David McMahan PMA-CPT, PYP presented their mat program to 200 professionals at the Fletcher Pilates Conference, May, 2013.

WHAT'S PMA?
Pilates Method Alliance is the international professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.

WHAT'S OCT?
October 10th at 9am, PYP will present their program at PMA's Annual Meeting, to more than 1,000 professionals from around the world.......

IF WE CAN GET THE GIRLS AND BOYS TO FT. LAUDERDALE

WHO ELSE IS HELPING?
GRandparentsINresidence, founded by Suzi Hileman. brings together those who have time with those who have need. GRIN celebrates the generations, as Suzi celebrated her friendship with 9 year old Christina-Taylor Green, taking her to greet their Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson on January 8, 2011. GRIN is a proud sponsor of Tucson's PYP program, at Body Works and in the Amphitheater School District.

GRIN is a 501(c)(3) corporation, tax appropriate documentation will be provided.

The Pilates Method Alliance is funding the hotel rooms.

Fletcher Pilates is providing the outfits.

Body Works Pilates Studios are providing the rehearsal space and teaching staff.

Balanced Body provided the equipment at Amphi Middle School.

WE NEED YOU!!!

As David says, "The future is in educating the next generation to go through life with confidence and understanding of their bodies. The youth who have participated in this program have discovered a new-found sense of empowerment and insight into their bodies. The most rewarding thing about teaching Pilates to youth is knowing that they are learning tools early on that will impact how they understand their bodies for the rest of their lives."

HEAR IT FROM THE PYP:
Age 13 - “I am a swimmer, so Pilates was a totally different range of movement for me. It helped me open up and release some of the pain and tightness in my shoulders. Practicing my breathing has helped me feel more connected to my body.”

Age 14 - “Pilates has helped me a lot to strengthen my abdominals, which has helped me be a better dancer. It has also helped with my back problems. Overall, I have been feeling more fit and healthy."

THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY ONLY HAPPENS IF YOU CAN HELP US RAISE THE MONEY TO SEND THEM TO FLORIDA.

Every donation will be acknowledged with a personal note from a PYP participant.
Should you choose to sponsor one participant in full ($700) you will receive a video of the performance and a photo of PYP in action.

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