Yes! Strengthen the neck.

August 17, 2022

Melanie provides great tips, cues and insight as to how to strengthen the torso and cervical spine in multi-planar and multi-loaded ways using the Split Pedal Stability… Read more about Yes! Strengthen the neck.

No Proprioception? Reframe the Aim.

July 20, 2022

Movement instructors are often vexed when teaching a client who has  poor proprioception (a.k.a. low body awareness) and/or by someone who claims that they “don’t feel anything.”… Read more about No Proprioception? Reframe the Aim.

Bone Up With Pilates

July 20, 2022

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… Read more about Bone Up With Pilates

PNWP Presents “Breath By Design” with Kim Kraushar

July 13, 2022

We’re pleased to present world renowned, BodyMind fitness innovator Kim Kraushar to Pacific Northwest Pilates this fall. Kim brings over 20 years experience as a program creator,… Read more about PNWP Presents “Breath By Design” with Kim Kraushar

PNWP COVID-19 | July 2022 Updates

July 4, 2022

Dearest PNWP Community, Beginning Monday, July 4, clients and instructors will be able to enter the studio without a mask. Please note that masks will NO LONGER… Read more about PNWP COVID-19 | July 2022 Updates

Tight Traps? Don’t be Tricked.

June 22, 2022

Tension of Traps often makes our clients want to stretch and get a massage. Melanie explains why a taut trap is often tight due to being too… Read more about Tight Traps? Don’t be Tricked.

Multi-Planar Movement | Cervical Spine

May 23, 2022

Strength and endurance of deep core muscles are key to a healthy neck especially in conjunction with arm movement. Melanie shows how you can regress and progress… Read more about Multi-Planar Movement | Cervical Spine

Three Reasons Professional Athletes Turn to Pilates

May 23, 2022

It’s all over the news. Pro athletes have discovered what others have known for years—Pilates works. Pacific Northwest Pilates co-owner and Lead STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, Leslie… Read more about Three Reasons Professional Athletes Turn to Pilates

Reclaim the Clam!

April 27, 2022

The Clam is an excellent exercise…when executed well. Here, Melanie explains why she often uses a stability ball to facilitate movement, and what to look for and… Read more about Reclaim the Clam!

Pilates: The Secret Sauce of Active Aging

April 5, 2022

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… Read more about Pilates: The Secret Sauce of Active Aging

Pilates and Pregnancy

April 4, 2022

There are many benefits to staying active and exercising during pregnancy. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 150 minutes of moderately intense weekly… Read more about Pilates and Pregnancy

Shoulder Joint Instability

March 16, 2022

Squish the what?! Melanie provides precautions, tips and her favorite exercise-of-choice to center the glenohumeral joint for clients with shoulder joint instability, a history of dislocations and/or… Read more about Shoulder Joint Instability