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

by Leslie Braverman on 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 …

Winter in Portland, Ore., is the ideal time to jumpstart 2016 fitness goals.

Who We Are

PNWP, on a sylvan hill 700 feet above downtown, is unlike any other Portland studio. Here are the top reasons we’re different: We’re 22 fully certified, experienced instructors who specialize in personalized Pilates. People of all ages (15-93, currently) and abilities thrive here. We don’t shy away from injuries; physical therapists and physicians make frequent rehab referrals to PNWP.

Our studio and licensed STOTT PILATES® education center have been humming for 15 years. Our client sessions combine science with proven Pilates movement and exercise, customized for each client. And, with the benefit of our robust PNWPE certification/education center, we all regularly seek, absorb and use fresh ideas and techniques.

PNWP equipment is top-notch for workout variety and support, with ever-popular Reformers, Cadillac, barrels and chairs. There’s a private room, two large Reformer rooms and a mat room. Plus, we stock a host of props and tools.

We work with you one-to-one—and in small, dynamic classes after professional assessment.  No drop-in classes, no punch-cards, no smoothie bar, no gimmicks. We and our clients tend to forge strong, long-time relationships.

P.S. You’ll never waste time circling the block. There’s lots of free parking.

Call 503-292-4409 for the full story.

Who’s New

Two instructors — both of whom secured their STOTT PILATES certification with Pacific NW Pilates Education — have joined the PNWP family.

Jan Jackson Introduces a Spine Care PackageJan Jackson, PT and certified Pilates instructor, offers a Spine Care Package, focussing on therapeutic Pilates mat exercises

Jan, a physical therapist with 30 years experience specializing in outpatient orthopedics, is an expert in Pilates programs designed for chronic or acute injury recovery.

Her new mat-based Spine Care Package, 15 one-hour private sessions for $975, is designed to teach correct Pilates techniques and modifications to those recovering from spine issues. Safety and appropriate progressions are emphasized.

To book or inquire, call Megan or Brette, 503-292-4409.

Mandee Pearson Joins the Team

Mandee Pearson, Pacific NW Pilates newest certified Pilates instructor

Mandee fell in love with Pilates while working as an apparel developer at Nike. She kept her day job for three years—while teaching at Multnomah Athletic Club—but decided to leave corporate life to follow her heart.

Mandee originally imagined an exclusively athletic clientele, then developed a keen appreciation for working with rehab clients and those in pain. Muscle firing patterns, ideal posture and injury rehab fascinate her, informing her work and client sessions. Her goal is to empower her clients, and to assist those in pain using Pilates principles and exercises.

To schedule Mandee’s private or group classes, contact PNWP, 502-292-4409.

Group Classes, Winter 2016 Update

Check out this sample. Some are new. Instructors or times may have changed. Click to see our current schedule.

Monday | 5:15 – 6:16 p.m. |  Advanced Reformer (Melanie)

Monday | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Advanced Mat (Anna)

Tuesday | 8 – 9 a.m. | Mat (Mandee)

Tuesday | 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.| Pilates with Props (Leslie)

Tuesday | noon – 1 p.m. | Reformer for Everybody (Meg)

Tuesday | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Pilates Reformer with Props (Holly)

Tuesday | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Pilates for Balance and Power (Katherine)

Thursday | 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. | Rise and Mobilize (Jeanette)

Thursday | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Pilates at the Barre (Holly)

Saturday | 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness (Katherine)

Saturday | 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. |  ZEN•GA on the V2 Max (Katherine)

Saturday | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Reformer with Props (Leslie)

Pacific NW Pilates is studio, school and fitness family under one roof. Click to learn more about our education courses and workshops, private studio sessions and group classes. Or call for details: (503) 292-4409.

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Jean January 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Don’t forget my 93 year old client who does a private we me every week and takes the Pilates for Parkinson’s class!


Editrix January 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

Noted, Jean! Will revise immediately!


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