17 Oct · yttcore · No Comments

Youth To The Core Founder Featured in the San Diego Union Tribune

Check out our founder, Bret Caslavka, featured in the San Diego Union Tribune! “As a kinesiologist and owner of a Pilates studio, it’s easy to see that Bret Caslavka has a passion for fitness. But the Bankers Hill resident isn’t stopping there. He also created Youth to the Core, a nonprofit program with a mission …

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17 Oct · yttcore · No Comments

Transitional Kindergarten and The Kindergarten Readiness Act

Kindergarten is traditionally the place where young children learn to color in the lines, identify shapes and colors, and interact with their peers. But a California law, the Kindergarten Readiness Act, asserts that children are not adequately prepared for kindergarten and aims to correct those perceived flaws in the education system. The law, which passed …

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17 Aug · yttcore · No Comments

Youth to the Core Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Silver Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

San Diego, CA – Youth to the Core has received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates Youth to the Core’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. “We have worked hard to showcase our …

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17 Feb · yttcore · No Comments

Should kids have New Year’s resolutions?

New Year’s resolutions are a tradition the world over, with people swearing they’re going to drop ten pounds, find a higher-paying job, fix any number of other issues, or add healthy habits to their lifestyles. Whether or not they keep them, resolutions are great opportunities to bring healthy change into one’s life (of course, keeping …

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17 Dec · yttcore · No Comments

How to Help Youth Recover from Physical Injury

We’ve talked about how Pilates can be optimal for youth injury prevention. But what if the worst-case scenario has already happened? What if your child has been injured? What if they’re trying to recover their strength, endurance, and flexibility so they can return to a normal level of physical activity and health? Fortunately, Pilates is …

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17 Nov · yttcore · No Comments

Getting Back to the Basics of Youth Health!

With so many jazzy and snazzy youth activity programs popping up all across the country, the general theme of kid-focused fitness seems to be one of…well…almost desperation, if you think about it. From coast to coast, the frantic cries are ringing out, “We’ve got to get our kids healthy again! Child obesity is an epidemic! …

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17 Sep · yttcore · No Comments

The importance of posture in youths

During a recent post, I touched briefly on how a small thing like poor posture can actually drain kids’ energy levels during the course of a day—and how Pilates can improve that posture, giving them more energy to focus on things like schoolwork and personal development. I wanted to delve into this topic a bit …

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