The Synergy Series Continues this April 2024: Pacific Northwest Pilates Education and Melanie Byford-Young unite from April 5 - 7, 2024 with a focused theme: "Pilates for an Active Aging Population." Led by top experts in the field, this year's event offers tailored workshops and sessions designed … Read more about Insights on Fall Prevention: Meet Deborah Jones

Slips, trips, and falls are a pressing concern today. We understand that falls are devastating, being the leading cause of injuries and even death among seniors. Whether falling forward, backward, or to the side, each direction poses a unique risk of injury. Despite these risks, it's crucial to … Read more about Preventing Falls with Pilates: Strategies for Balance and Reflexes

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.

Using the Pilates Stability Chair  as a tool to retrain, re-balance and coordinate the muscles around the hip and trunk, Melanie advises to add lateral hip exercises to help eliminate and minimize the impact of … Read more about Get Dynamic Hips to Prevent Trips