Pilates is a method of exercise that stretches and strengthens your body to build long, lean muscles while improving your posture, creating body awareness and building core muscle strength. The core, or “powerhouse”, consists of the muscles of the back, hips, and abdominals.
The Pilates Studio at Seattle Athletic Club Downtown offers members the ability to train with some of the most recognized brands of equipment including Gratz Universal Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Wall Units, Big Barrels, Spine Correctors, a Pedipole, a Foot Corrector, and a Peak Cadillac (trapeze table).
Our Certified Pilates Instructors have completed rigorous training to attain the highest credentials in the industry. Collectively we have trained with Romana Kryzanowska and Dorothee VandeWalle in the classical Pilates method and Moira Merrithew in the STOTT Pilates style.
Why practice Pilates?
Pilates is the perfect complement to your current exercise program. Do you strength train? Swim? Spin? Run? Yoga? Pilates mat? Golf? Tennis? Even if you are not currently active and are new to fitness, Pilates is a great method to get you going on the right track as it is total body conditioning that is low impact and works with keeping the body aligned. Pilates is for anyone, from competitive athletes to people who need to rehabilitate their bodies in a safe format. As Joseph Pilates said, “Anybody can do it. You can be young and athletic or old and crippled. It doesn’t matter.”
How to get started?
All private and group training sessions are by appointment. All sessions are 55 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. All cancellations require 24 hours notice and must be directly given to your instructor via email or phone messages. All appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for the full session.
Be sure to:
- Wear comfortable clothes, not baggy
- Clean socks