About the Studio
Located in the historic Pioneer Square Neighborhood of downtown Seattle, Bodytonic Pilates is a private Pilates studio focusing on fitness and rehabilitation for beginning to advanced students. Instructors at Bodytonic Pilates design challenging workouts based on Pilates principles to engage and strengthen your core and increase overall muscle tone. We create individualized and vigorous exercise programs rooted in balance and stability. We also provide post-rehabilitation for anyone recovering from injury and needing pain management. By applying the Pilates fundamentals of core strengthening and flexibility, our studio can help you during or after physical therapy to complement or continue healing and prevent future re-injury.
Pilates instruction at Bodytonic emphasizes blending strength and flexibility training while focusing on precise skeletal alignment, muscular contractions, and breathing patterns. Our well-designed and balanced training sessions emphasize quality of movement (AKA technique) rather than the amount of repetitions performed or weights lifted. During your classes at Bodytonic, you will work every major muscle group, with special emphasis given to the abdominal, back, hip girdle, and shoulder girdle muscles. This fusion provides a refreshing, energizing, and balancing workout that results in improved musculoskeletal balance, joint health, athletic performance, injury prevention, and stress and pain reduction.
In our Seattle Pilates studio, we provide fun and effective private and group classes taught by experienced and certified instructors with extensive dance, athletic, and allied health field backgrounds Our boutique studio provides an inviting environment, and our instructors are dedicated to promoting a positive atmosphere. We offer specialized mat classes as well as private, duet, & trio equipment lessons.
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The Benefits of Pilates
“Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work out.” – Joseph H. Pilates
Fitness innovator Joseph H. Pilates (1881-1967) first developed an interest in exercise techniques from his determination to strengthen his body after growing up as a sickly child in Germany. He created the Pilates exercise system in the 1920s and opened his first studio in New York City in 1926. Some of the first people he treated were soldiers returning from war and dancers such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine. Other dancers and athletes were quickly drawn to Pilates to heal their aches and pains and recover from injuries. In the past decade, Pilates has become the fastest-growing exercise around the world.
Pilates applies a unique sequence of movements that blends proper breathing and precise spinal alignment to develop “core” muscles, referring the internal and external obliques (the sides of your abdomen), the transverse abdominis (located deep in your gut, this muscle pulls your belly button towards your spine), the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack”), and hip flexors (in your pelvis and upper leg).
Offering a refreshing alternative to the standard gym workout, Pilates can transform the way the body looks, feels and performs, while also providing people with a successful tool for stress relief, pain reduction and injury prevention. In addition, Pilates may keep you healthy. According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, there is growing evidence to support that mindful exercise, such as Pilates, reduces cardiovascular health risk factors and improves mood state, making it an important part to a healthy lifestyle.
One of the most exciting aspects of Pilates is that anyone can do it from the on-the-go business traveler to the individual looking to get back in shape. Here are some of the many ways people can benefit from Pilates training: