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Soma Pilates Remote Options Available Starting Monday

I have been working hard all week trying to work out the details on how to offer private sessions and group sessions remotely so that everyone can continue to have access to Pilates until we can reopen the studio. The best solution I could find was using Zoom video conferencing to offer online sessions. This

Client Success Story: John Peltonen

John first came to Soma Pilates after persistent back issues, and has made tremendous progress in the years since.  He’s not only become healthier and stronger, but has also become a better, more resilient scuba diver! Q: When did you start pilates and what led you to Soma Pilates? A: I don’t remember, but I

Kim Stern: Master Trainer Feature

This month, we will be offering Movement Principles, a new instructor course from Balanced Body which will be co-taught by Janet Sunderland and Kim Stern.  Some of you may know Kim from previous trainings she offered at Soma Pilates, but in addition to being a Balanced Body Master Trainer for Balanced Body Barre and Balanced

Client Success Story: Dan Perry

Client Success Story: Dan Perry

Many of our clients come to Soma from a clinical referral, consistent pain, or dissatisfaction with other movement modalities.  One of our now regular clients, Dan Perry, came to Soma after finishing his physical therapy sessions, wanting to extend his post-rehabilitative process.  He takes privates and small group sessions 2-3 times a week, and his

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

Welcoming Our Newest Instructor, Kayleigh Miller!

Janet: What brings you to Seattle? Kayleigh: I’m on a sabbatical, technically, from the job I’ve held these last few years in San Antonio, TX, which was in a symphony orchestra. I was in the finals both times for the symphony job here in Seattle, and I’ve wanted to be able to focus on teaching

Is there a right way to breathe?

Is there a right way to breathe?

As Pilates teachers, one of the most common questions we get is “Is there a right way to breathe?” The answer? It depends on what you’re doing. There are numerous breathing techniques and each of them can be beneficial when applied in the right time and place. This post will break down some common breathing

The Low Bar for Fitness in 2017

The Low Bar for Fitness in 2017

We are nearing the end of the year. It’s almost January. People are talking about resolutions, the “new you” in 2017, losing the holiday weight, blah blah blah. But I want you to steer away from big goals for a second. Don’t worry we’ll circle back. General health and wellness can be easy. Seriously you

Ask An Expert: Clean Eating

Ask An Expert: Clean Eating

Eating well is huge contributor to feeling well. Sure exercise and movement are important, but I’m here to tell you that stress, sleep and nutrition are heavy hitters too. But it can be difficult to wade through the hype on food. There are choices to make at every mealtime. And with all the fad diets, advertising and general

NO EXCUSES

NO EXCUSES

Every week, I hear a lot of excuses… because I ask for them. As a Pilates instructor, I ask my clients how they are feeling at the start of every workout. It’s a good safety practice as a fitness professional to gauge your clients’ mindset and body before they move. And I also ask, “what have you

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