Pacific NW Pilates blog

Three Reasons Professional Athletes Turn to Pilates

October 2, 2016

It’s all over the news. Pro athletes have discovered what others have known for years—Pilates works. Pacific NW Pilates co-owner and Lead STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, Leslie Braverman, takes a closer look three reasons why Pilates makes it to the big leagues. Antonio Brown (pro football), Hollie Avil (triathlete), Roger Federer (tennis champion) and Dara Torres […]

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Melanie Makes Anatomy Meaningful—Quadratus Lumborum

August 31, 2016

PNWP Owner Melanie Byford-Young, an expert in addressing biomechanical issues with movement-based therapies, consults daily in the studio. Melanie’s approach brings clarity to the complexity of human movement. She transforms theories into relevant, practical and meaningful information that can be used to help clients and patients in a Pilates studio or clinical setting. Here, she […]

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Pilates: The Secret Sauce of Active Aging

August 3, 2016

  Pacific NW Pilates (PNWP) has long-term clients of all ages. Among the most committed, successful and satisfied are those who practice Pilates to stay flexible, strong, balanced and active in maturity. Pilates keeps golf games, hiking, biking, skiing, etc., safer, more effective and more fun. There’s evidence to support investing in exercise you enjoy. […]

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Pilates in the Garden

July 6, 2016

Pacific NW gardens are superb. The humblest home boasts blooms in every season. Our climate is a green-thumb dream, from winter hellebores to summer roses to fall dahlias. But it’s not all Eden. Keeping a yard and garden in tip-top shape takes work. Lots of work. Be ready to conquer and triumph as you plant, […]

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Pilates’ Foot Focus

June 1, 2016

   When Feet Fail Health and well-being means moving well, with ease. Chronic foot pain encourages inactivity. Less exercise can lead to falls and a general decline in health. 77% of Americans say they have experienced foot pain (APMA). More than 2 million Americans seek treatment for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) alone each year. High […]

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