Pacific NW Pilates blog

Focus on Fascia

June 5, 2017

In November 2017, PNWP Owner Melanie Byford-Young brings the new Merrithew™Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1 to Pacific NW Pilates. Designed especially for fitness, medical and therapy professionals, the course is informed by the latest research findings on the neuromyofascial skeletal system. It explores the multiple functions of fascia and hones-in on its sensory qualities. […]

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Moms are the Pilates Bond at PNWP

May 13, 2017

Pacific NW Pilates is mom-strong. Moms, grandmas and mothers-to-be make Pilates at PNWP an important part of their busy lives. In fact, generations of moms make time to move because, well, moms know best—Pilates makes them feel and look better. Today is Mother’s Day—a day to celebrate motherhood and maternal bonds. What better way to show […]

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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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