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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

Bodhi Suspension System at Soma Pilates Redmond

Bodhi Suspension System at Soma Pilates Redmond

  The Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System has arrived at Soma Pilates Redmond!  If you haven’t tried it, you really should.  Similar to TRX, the Bodhi Suspension System is a body-weight bearing exercise system that combines strength training with the lengthening benefits of Pilates.  Unlike the TRX, Bodhi has four points of suspension instead of two, providing

Movement, Mindfulness and Vino!

Movement, Mindfulness and Vino!

Soma Pilates’ 10-year anniversary party was a lively mix of learning, moving and fun.  Throughout the daylong event we welcomed clients, fellow Pilates instructors, friends and neighboring businesses for classes, workshops, shopping and socializing.  A highlight of the celebration was Valentin, an internationally known Pilates Instructor and Balanced Body faculty member who taught two masterclasses for our clients, and a

Welcome Courtney

Welcome Courtney

We asked our new instructor Courtney Stone a few questions to get to know her better. I expect to talk about Pilates during these interviews. And sure, we talked movement and Pilates, but I didn’t expect to hear about ribbon dancing, roller derby youth leagues and zombies. I had no idea that she had so

Should I Wear Shoes? And Other Pilates Questions

Should I Wear Shoes? And Other Pilates Questions

We have lots of new people in the studio lately. People are returning to a regular exercise schedule after summer vacations, and there’s a new special on our Fundamentals classes. And with these new people come really good questions about what bring and how to conduct themselves in the studio. So let’s take a moment

Welcome David

Welcome David

We’re happy to announce that David Schleiffers is joining us at Soma Pilates! We asked him a few questions to get to know him better. How/When did you first fall in love with Pilates? I was first introduced to Pilates with the Winsor Pilates VHS tape when I was thirteen or fourteen.  I was studying

Last Minute Gifts for Pilates Enthusiasts

Pilates Lover Gift Guide

Christmas is COMING! If you’re like me, you’ve procrastinated on your cards and wrapping. Now it’s a week before Christmas, and the only people left on your list are those people who are hard to buy for. So if you have any Barre or Pilates fans to buy for, here’s a short list of gifts

Pilates Myth Buster: Pilates is for Women

Why men should do Pilates

Many men have the wrong impression that Pilates is a women-only exercise. That it’s easy. It’s too much like dance. In reality, Pilates was created by a pretty manly man who originally trained men (hmm, how many times can I say “man”….). Joseph Pilates was a boxer and gymnast who trained military personnel and modeled

New Group Classes for Autumn

Introducing Barre and MOTR™

Starting this month, we’re offering more group classes so come in from the wet weather and try something new. Find the drop-in class schedule, including the new Barre and MOTR™ classes, here. MOTR™ (an acronym for MOre Than a ­Roller) is a small apparatus that trains in big ways – balance, strength and coordination. The MOTR consists of

Stretch to the Cure

Stretch to the Cure

Please join us for a day of classes benefiting Stretch to the Cure on Saturday Sept 27 9am – 1pm.  Sign-up online will be free but we will be accepting donations in person that day. Try out our newest class formats of Barre and MOTR while supporting the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Spaces are limited so

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