Seattle has a vibrant and diverse population of Pilates studios that focus on strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility to help improve posture and functionality. Head out to any of these hot area studios for a the hardest-hitting, low-impact workouts in Seattle.
Price: $17 per class to start
Hours: vary by class offerings and private sessions
Find Bodycenter Studios in Fremont off of Leary way. The Studio offers a variety of classes, including Pilates, Pilates circuit, Pilates mixed and yoga. Its techniques build on Pilates creator Joseph H. Pilates’ exercises and an understanding of modern biomechanics. Class times and offerings vary each session, and are listed on the studios’ website.
Price: from $60 per month or $20 per class
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sat to Sun – closed
Located in the heart of downtown, Kinesia Pilates offers a variety of group and private classes to fit its clients’ needs. The Studio offers a calm and peaceful atmosphere, and discourages competition between members. Both instructors learned from Joseph H. Pilates protege and master teacher Romana Kryzanowska. Instructors here emphasize the six principles of Pilates during the workout: concentration, centering, control, precision, breath and flow.
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Price: $32 to $70 per session
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sun – closed
Pilates Northwest sits in North Seattle off of Lake City Way. The Studio offers a variety of classes, including postpartum Pilates. The studio offers mat classes and has a variety of commercial Pilates equipment, such as Reformers, Cadillacs and Wunda Chairs. Clients include people from all walks of life and fitness levels, including injury recovery.
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Price: $40 to $80 per session
Hours: Mon to Sat – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (reception); click here for class schedule
Bria’s state-of-the-art facilities and calm, warm approach to training make every athlete feel well cared for. Choose classes that best suit your needs, from recovery to prenatal, and with an on-site massage therapist, everyone gets what he or she really needs here.
Price: $55 per session
Hours: By appointment
Greenlake Pilates focuses on teaching safe and healthy movement, appropriate breathing techniques and how to have a neutral spine position. With these concepts, the instructors guide students toward build strong, lean and balanced bodies. Its approach is to reach athletes by developing a personalized routine for each client.
Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.