About Emerald City Pilates
About Emerald City Pilates
At Emerald City Pilates, we work hard to provide the best private Pilates session in Seattle.
Located in Belltown, we are an appointment-only studio so it will always just be you and your instructor working together for your session. Unlike other studios that have multiple sessions occurring simultaneously, at Emerald City Pilates, you are guaranteed to get the attention you deserve.
And to help you get a little more familiar with Pilates and our style of teaching, we've created an e-book, "Pilates 101: Your First Session" that you can download for free and get started immediately. It's also a wonderful resource to have as you learn more about your body and Pilates, as well as some easy to do at home exercises so you can feel like the bomb.com anytime. Contact us for STOTT pilates, and private classes and sessions at our Belltown studio - conveniently located near Queen Anne, Denny Triangle, South Lake Union and other Seattle neighborhoods.
Get the special attention you deserve with a one-on-one session from one of our amazing instructors. 100% private and tailored exclusively for you, our Pilates workouts help you achieve optimal body results without an audience. We also offer in home training in the Seattle area as well.
Receive a customized workout along side a friend, co-worker, or family member to reach your goals together. These are a great option for those with previous Pilates experience or those looking for a more generalized workout.
* Please contact us at [email protected] to schedule duets.
Let our skilled team of massage therapists help you to melt away those tight, stiff muscles so you can come into your Pilates sessions ready to kick some serious booty. Our practitioners are available for massage at the studio as well as in the convenience of your own home.
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What is Pilates?
What is Pilates?
You’ve heard it’s awesome for core strength and a kick-ass, sweat-free workout, but you may be wondering what Pilates really is.
Originally called Contrology, Pilates is a form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates in 1918. Focusing on strengthening both the mind and body through awareness of breath, alignment of the spine, and strengthening the deep torso and abdominal muscles referred to as the core, Pilates is a full mind-body workout. Over time, several different styles of Pilates have emerged.
At Emerald City Pilates in Seattle, we teach contemporary Pilates, which means that all of the original Pilates exercises have been adapted and modified according to the most up-to-date information about the body and movement.
For a detailed history of Pilates, watch this animated video.
Our team of Pilates instructors are some of Seattle's finest and are ready to provide you with excellent Pilates instruction and outstanding customer service.
All of our instructors are trained in STOTT PILATES, which is based on the original teachings of Joseph Pilates, and that have been updated by a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals to incorporate modern exercise principles. This style of Pilates applies biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement to the exercises ensuring you are using your body the way it was designed to move.
The STOTT PILATES instructor education is often considered the "Ivy League" of Pilates, with hundred of hours of coursework and close supervision by instructor trainers, completing the certification is a serious commitment that takes years to finish. Fully certified instructors are experts at movement with a deep and thorough knowledge of human biomechanics enabling them to create Pilates workouts that are challenging and restorative.
We are pleased to offer you instructors who boast a wealth of experience, along with a passion for holistic wellness through Pilates. Our coaches are now tiered into Senior and Junior-Level Instructors.
All of our instructors consider the individual needs of our clients and tailor each program to your needs.
Junior Instructors are Certified Pilates Instructors who are working on specializations in their area of choice and keep abreast of their continued education course requirements.
Passionate, Detailed & Mindful
My passion: Integrating mind-body connection into daily life.
Specialties: Pre & post natal, Balanced workouts, Improved posture & movement
Creative, Focused & Flowing
My passion: Helping clients improve their mind-body connection.
Specialties: Movement studies, Assisting those with dance and other related injuries, Functional anatomy
Thoughtful, Eclectic & Supportive
My passion: Helping others move with ease and awareness.
Specialties: Improving balance, Pilates-yoga fusion, Osteoporosis and back issues
Senior Instructors have over 10 years of training experience, are fully certified in all apparatus, and have completed over 60 hours of continued education courses in Pilates. Additionally, they are well-versed in training special populations, as well as clients with multiple injuries.
Attentive, Practical & Knowledgeable
My passion: Helping you reach health and fitness goals.
Specialties: Elderly and sedentary clients, Pain reduction, Functional Movement
Witty, Progressive & Detailed
My passion: Making fitness fun and easy to understand.
Specialties: Franklin Method, Athletes, Holistic Health, Wellness Coaching
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At Emerald City Pilates of Seattle, we believe wellness begins from the inside out. This is why we have two massage therapists and a nutritional wellness coach on staff. Learn how this incredible team can assist you on your path to wellness. Our Belltown location is easily accessible from the Queen Anne, South Lake Union, Denny Triangle, Capitol Hill and other Downtown Seattle areas. Contact our specialists today to learn more about nutritional services, massage therapy, and private pilates instruction to help create your best body through comprehensive wellness!
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST + HYPNOTHERAPIST
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST + AYURVEDIC ASTROLOGER
After starting my full time desk job, I noticed at the end of the day I felt so stiff and hunched. I am a dancer and thought that a dance class or joining a gym might help me loosen up but my uncomfortableness still persisted. Plus, I ended up being more sore after dance classes and grossed out after using the communal machines and being with the grunting weight lifters at the gym.
Emerald City Pilates was a perfect fit for me. I found the experience to be exactly what I needed. A private session with a great instructor that customizes your workouts to provide relief, better alignment, and adding tone. I would definitely recommend it to any young professional that is looking for a refreshing interactive way to exercise."
I started practicing Pilates to build strength and increase flexibility. This work helped me manage my back and shoulder alignment. Jessica has also convinced me to change my diet. She uses various tools to assess sensitivity to food and cajoles me to reduce my sugar intake.
These changes have reduced inflammation and have helped reduce weight. All this work combined has increased flexibility and has ended back and knee pain. I actually enjoy our time together. She is entertaining to say the least. After an hour of laughing through a session I leave ready to face my week.
I'm a competitive swimmer, and I came to Pilates with the goal of improving my swimming. Working with Jessica has been wonderful for that, especially with her background in triathlon and swimming.
In particular, she's designed and implemented a Pilates plan that's specific to swimming and specific to my personal races within swimming. I was able to improve my personal record in the 200 meter breaststroke by 2.80 seconds. I can't recommend her enough.
Pilates is great for everybody. Whatever your fitness level is — from total newbie to trained dancer — we can create a personalized workout that will improve your strength, flexibility and posture. We’ve worked with all types of clients and their goals, like preparing for a special event such as a wedding or a race, to people just wanting to feel better and more confident in their bodies on a daily basis.
Our studio caters to private and duet sessions only, so we do not offer group classes. Duets are a good option if budget is a concern for you, however, we ask that you bring your own partner, friend or co-worker since we do not pair people up.
Our clients typically find street parking on 5th Avenue within a block or two of our studio, usually right on our block.
We recommend doing Pilates at least once a week. Most of our clients work with us once, twice or three times a week, but depending on your budget and goals, you could easily do Pilates everyday.
Pilates is most often a low intensity exercise, so you are not likely to get a strong enough cardio workout to lose weight. However Pilates will definitely increase your muscle tone, especially in your abdominal area so you will look skinnier. We also find that committing to a fitness routine helps our clients make better diet choices and helps them stay committed to living a healthier lifestyle — which in turn, helps them shed some extra pounds. We also have an amazing nutrition coach available to help determine the most ideal diet for your body.
Absolutely! We love helping clients with injuries and have tons of success getting people back to doing what they love. We have also been trained to work with pregnant women, and those with scoliosis and osteoporosis.
Pilates was created by a man, so yes, men can do Pilates. In fact, numerous NBA, NFL and other professional athletes, both male and female, love doing Pilates. Pilates lovers include: Tom Brady, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and swimmer Natalie Coughlin.