Pacific NW Pilates blog

Anatomy for Pilates Pros: The Upper Trapezius

April 9, 2017

 Melanie Byford-Young uses therapeutic Pilates to help clients at Pacific NW Pilates every day.  As a Pilates educator, she brings clarity to the complexity of human movement and bio-mechanics. She transforms intricate concepts into relevant, practical and meaningful information that can be used to help clients and patients in a Pilates studio or clinical setting. […]

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Holly Shaw Raises the Barre

March 6, 2017

Holly Shaw exudes energy when she teaches. She brings layers of extensive dance training, performance and movement education to every class, workshop and course she teaches at Pacific NW Pilates (PNWP). She knows the essence of rhythmic, coordinated, articulate and expressive movement. It’s in her DNA. In 2015, at the height of the booming barre […]

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Eyes Wide Open: Observation is a Pilates Art

February 7, 2017

Jean Leavenworth is an accomplished Pilates instructor and STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer. She offers well-earned insights and advice to education students who want to hone their observation skills. You can observe Jean teaching clients at Pacific NW Pilates Wednesday through Saturday.   There’s an art to observation. PNWP education students often ask me how I […]

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Leap into 2017 with PNWP

January 3, 2017

Healthy and realistic new year’s resolutions can be positive and effective. In fact, research shows that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t.  Ready to start Pilates? Set to step up your game? Pacific NW Pilates can help make 2017 your year to jump-start a […]

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The Future of Pilates? Red Hot.

November 2, 2016

Pilates is tried and true in our studio. Loyal and satisfied clients—some of whom have been with us for our entire 15-year history—sing its praises. There’s a lot written about Pilates, some of it informative (see below), some of it downright silly. In fact, the most ridiculous was an article in New York magazine last year. […]

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