Pacific NW Pilates blog

2016 Update: Premier Portland Studio Traditions, New Faces & Classes

January 5, 2016

The landscape may be in winter hibernation mode, but we’re not. Make PNWP your 2016 jump-start. Begin or restart Pilates. Private sessions, then small group classes. Here’s what you need to know … Who We Are PNWP, on a sylvan hill 700 feet above downtown, is unlike any other Portland studio. Here are the top […]

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ZEN•GA 101

December 17, 2015

“There’s an exciting ZEN•GA™ hum in the studio. We’re committed to merging fascial science with movement that targets and refreshes fascia, the body’s intricate connective tissue system, in a method of serene, focused, mindful awareness.” —Katherine Brown, STOTT PILATES and ZEN•GA Instructor Trainer.   What is ZEN•GA? Fascia is fascinating scientists, movement teachers and medical therapists. […]

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Happy Holidays from Pacific NW Pilates

December 14, 2015

  From Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s Day, we revel in parties, sharing cheer with our families and friends, shopping, wrapping, and personal traditions. Our affection for PNWP colleagues and clients is no secret—we feel it and declare it every single day. We’re lucky to thrive in Portland, and connect to a mind-body-wellness community […]

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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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