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Author Archives: Susan Foley

Oct
19

November is American Diabetes Month

Learn How Pilates May Help to Control Blood Sugar By Lily Nichols RDN, CDE, CLT |  http://pilatesnutritionist.com/pilates-helps-blood-sugar-control/ If you think Pilates is only helpful for toning your muscles, think again. New research from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (published Feb 2012) is supporting the role of resistance training in improving blood sugar control. […]

Oct
19

Pilates Move of the Month: Celebrate ‘Planks-giving’ with Long Stretch

Why? Strengthening the abdominals and challenging stability on a moving carriage.   Reformer Setup: Start with two medium springs depending on the amount of resistance desired. The lighter the spring tension, the more the exercise will challenge the abdominals. The footbar is up and the headrest is up.   Start Position: Place both hands on […]

Oct
19

‘Tone Up for Turkey’

Special Thanksgiving Day Reformer Class Thursday, November 24th | 9:00 am Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast with an integrative full-body Pilates workout. This class will focus on stretching, toning, and finding your center to leave you feeling challenged and rejuvenated for the holiday ahead! Advance registration at the front desk is required. 3 sign-ups […]

Oct
19

Celebrate ‘Movember’ with Pilates!

Support ‘Movember’ by purchasing a novelty mustache for $1 and send us a photo of yourself doing Pilates wearing your mustache! All proceeds will be donated to the ‘Movember’ cause. For more information, please contact Pilates Director Susan Foley at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281.

Sep
25

It’s National Walking Month! Learn How Pilates Can Improve Your Walking Gait

Walking & Pilates for a Stronger Heart Over 70 million North Americans are walkers, which makes walking our top sport. A recent survey showed about half are Pilates enthusiasts. Why are so many walkers turning to Pilates? Walking tightens the hamstrings, calves, hips, and the lower back just to name a few areas that need […]

Sep
25

Pilates Move of the Month: Mermaid

The Mermaid side stretch lengthens and opens the side body. It has an inner flow to it — a dynamic between breath, stretch, ground, and skyward reach that makes it special. Use mermaid as a gentle warm up or as more intense stretch later in your routine. Keeping the sit bones grounded as the arm […]

Sep
25

Reformer 101

Saturdays during the month of October | 3:00 pm A perfect class for anyone who wants to develop more core strength from every workout! This class is appropriate for both the Pilates beginner and a mat class devotee. Each class meets once a week using the classic Pilates apparatus called the Universal Reformer. The Reformer […]

Sep
25

Oktoberfest? Join SAC for PILATES-FEST

Wednesday, October 5th | 6:30pm – 7:30pm Meet the Pilates team, enjoy some refreshments, and try out some exercises on the Reformer and Wunda Chair during our Pilates-Fest! For more information, please contact our Pilates Director, Susan Foley, at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281.

Aug
25

Move of the Month: Roll Like a Ball

Why?  Lengthen & support your spine Stimulate & massage the spine Work the abdominals deeply Ready….Set….ROLL! Sit on your mat and clasp your hands over your shins, just above the ankle. Drop your shoulders, widen your back, deepen your abdominals, and make a nice curve of your spine. Lift your feet off the mat and […]

Aug
25

Recover from Summer with Pilates!

Saturdays | 12:00 pm De-stress from summer traveling with an integrative full-body Pilates workout. This group reformer class will focus on stretching and toning to help release any extra tension, find your center, and leave you feeling challenged and rejuvenated so you can get back into the swing of things this fall! Classes are limited […]

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