Melanie has a few tricks up her Pilates sleeve to help you assist those clients with persistent shifts and twists of of the thoracic spine and pelvis. https://player.vimeo.com/video/812221970?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 … Read more about How to Assist | Shifts & Twists
PNWP Students clear certification hurdles and acquire deep experience to become certified STOTT PILATES® instructors. Here’s what it takes to become an excellent instructor: Pacific NW Pilates is, first and foremost, a Pilates studio. It's also a school. Each year, PNWP Education accepts … Read more about PNWP Spotlight: Road to Becoming a Pilates Pro
Improve body awareness (proprioception) and help a client learn to control their foot and simultaneously flex their hip using the unstable foam roller in a side-lying (a.k.a. Sleeper) position on the Pilates reformer. While this is broken down into an isolated range of movement, these are necessary … Read more about Improve Body Awareness? Steady your Sleeper.
Summer is nearly here, and for many Pilates clients that means its time to start playing sports and being able to throw or control a racquet or golf club. In this clip, Melanie shows how you can start to integrate throwing actions on the reformer to help clients learn to open up and eccentrically … Read more about A Pilates Throw for Shoulder Control
Research indicates that female ballet dancers are susceptible to injuries at a young age. Yet, early assessment techniques and principles—followed by Pilates exercise— may provide valuable insight, alert dance teachers of non-optimal patterns and prevent injuries from happening. In 2014, Melanie … Read more about Key Assessments May Prevent Ballet Injuries
People with a history of lower back pain, SIJ instability, sciatic nerve pain or piriformis syndrome may come to Pilates to seek support. In this blog, we take a look at the anatomy of the piriformis, common exercise misconceptions, and how to consider and develop a safe and effective Pilates … Read more about Pilates Pros: Spotlight on the Piriformis
Pacific Northwest Pilates' IQ of Movement Conference happens only one time a year. Don't miss your opportunity to train with one of the best STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer Teams including—Instructor Trainer Holly Shaw, Lead Instructor Trainer Leslie Braverman, Master Instructor Trainer Melanie … Read more about IQ of Movement 2023 | Annual Conference
Learn a series of exercise progressions on the Pilates Reformer to help the scapulae glide and slide along the ribcage and develop dynamic mobility and … Read more about “Un-Stick” the Scapulae to Stabilize