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.

Counter rotation of the upper thoracic from the middle and lower thoracic is a key movement required for walking, running or throwing. Here, Melanie provides a few insights about how to program effectively to create and restore counter rotation between the various regions of the … Read more about Counter Rotation is a Must for Good Motion

Come join us to toast and boast about 22 years! Pop into the studio for a sip and sweet. Take a free class. Join a raffle & share your stories and successes over the years at PNW Pilates. We'd love to see you. Wednesday, May 3rd  | 8:30am - 3:30pm Scroll to see the Free Group Class … Read more about Come Celebrate with Us!

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

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

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 prone extension exercises for the cervical … Read more about Multi-Planar Movement | Cervical Spine