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Focus on Physical Therapy: Connecting with Karen Sullivan Kniestedt

Focus on Physical Therapy: Connecting with Karen Sullivan Kniestedt

This month is National Physical Therapy Month, and we’re happy to feature one of our clients, Karen Sullivan-Kniestedt, who is both a Physical Therapist, client, and pilates teacher in training. Q: How has pilates impacted your work as a physical therapist? A: I am a newbie to the Pilates world and I’m loving every minute

Client Success Story: Katie Grainger

Client Success Story: Katie Grainger

This month, we celebrate the one year pilates-versary of Katie Grainger, who came to pilates with chronic pain, and has since become stronger, healthier, and out of pain!   Q:    How long have you been practicing pilates? A: I’ve been in pilates for almost a year now, starting sometime in November 2017. Q:     What brought

Why walk when you can run? The Run-Walk-Run Method

Why walk when you can run? The Run-Walk-Run Method

Janet is training for her second marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon this coming winter. How does she train? It’s not how you think…. She walks during all of her runs. The magic is walking intervals. Janet strategically walks during her training runs and plans to walk regularly on race day. Janet is a huge

Want Free Pilates? Try Perkville

Want Free Pilates? Try Perkville

Here at Soma, we offer our clients a way to earn free Pilates. It’s easy to use our rewards program. Simply register for Perkville and create a password. Then you are ready to earn points for things you do every day. Redeem 300 points for a Small Group Training and 600 points for a Private

Pilates Show-Offs

Pilates Show-Offs

Sport is about winning. Dance is about expressing beauty. Advanced Pilates is about showing off. Advanced Pilates is a demonstration of mastery. In order to execute these fancy moves, you must know and embody basic good movement principles*. You have to live and breathe Joe’s original principles. You have “internalized what it takes to make

Welcome Nicole!

Welcome Nicole!

Say hello to Nicole. She’s just recently joined the team here at Soma Pilates. If you come in for weekend Pilates, you’ll see her every Saturday morning. Nicole is an author, yogi, and board game enthusiast in addition to a Pilates instructor. A woman of many talents if I ever met one! To learn more about Nicole,

Summertime: More Group Training and Cardio

Summertime: More Group Training and Cardio

More Summertime Group Trainings It’s vacation season. Kids are off from school. For most of us, these summer months are full of adventure, but our schedules are harder to predict. So this summer we’re offering more small group trainings. We’ve got more drop in sessions – available at all skill levels – throughout the week.

Health Podcasts for Everyone

Health Podcasts for Everyone

Podcasts are my cup of tea. They are a portable and free way to learn on the go. I don’t usually make time to sit in front of the TV, but I love good storytelling. So I’ll listen to podcasts on my commute, while cleaning house or during jogs. When instructors at Soma Pilates began recording their own health podcast,

Welcome Kate

Welcome Kate

Join us as we welcome Kate Yesis to our team of instructors. Kate has a strong fitness background and a wonderful teaching style. I’m lucky enough to work with her on Wednesday and Friday mornings. I asked Kate a few questions to get to know her better. When did you first fall in love with Pilates? As

Anatomy in 3-D Rocked My World

Anatomy in 3-D Rocked My World

The last weekend in February was Anatomy in 3-D workshop at Soma Pilates Redmond. With Janet Sunderland (owner of Soma Pilates Redmond and Balanced Body faculty member) guiding us step by step, we built the muscles of the human thigh, spine, trunk, shoulder and neck on a 2 1/2 foot skeleton with special 3-D animation clay that never dries and is

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