Pacific NW Pilates blog

Prenatal Pilates: An Instructor Do-and-Don’t List

July 19, 2015

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and IDEA Health & Fitness—the world’s largest association for health and fitness professionals—encourage regular exercise during pregnancy to: improve energy strengthen muscles help control weight build and maintain strong bones improve sleep improve mood, body image and reduce postpartum depression Certified, experienced Pilates professionals—specifically, Pacific NW Pilates […]

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Bone Up With Pilates

June 22, 2015

Pilates Education: Six Tips for Working with Osteoporosis  The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) declares that 54 million U.S. adults age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. To Pilates teachers these numbers are significant: It means that one of every two female clients—and one of every four male clients—who walk into a […]

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Pilates Travel Tips to Keep a Supple Body

May 26, 2015

Pack your own bag of travel tricks to stay fit. STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer Leslie Braverman is teaching choreography, helpful cues and tips for workouts to take home, to Tokyo, the beach or wherever you go. Tricks for Surviving an 18-inch Airline Seat with a Supple Body This time of year makes me think […]

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Where Pilates and Yoga Meet—A Powerful Mix

April 14, 2015

Sue Brantley, PNWP Pilates and yoga instructor is a master at fusing yoga with Pilates and shares a few insights with the simple and clear examples that make her such a popular teacher. I think yoga and Pilates are a match made in heaven. The flowing poses in yoga are made more seamless and graceful […]

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Total Barre Mix of Dance & Cardio Kicks Dancer’s Bias to Curb

April 2, 2015

Holly Shaw, brand new STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer at PNWP and professional dancer, sent this guest blog from Toronto, where she’s training to teach Total BarreTM — a marvelous mix of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training.  She was impressed at the new skills and mind-body connections she found in this joyful and challenging class and […]

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