ABOUT OUR PILATES STUDIO IN SEATTLE
Metropolitan Pilates offers private sessions, semi-private sessions and group classes. Our privates and semi-privates are composed of a combination of apparatus and matwork. Clients work one-on-one with an instructor in private sessions or in small groups of three or four in semi-private sessions. Our beginner group classes (a.k.a. reformer classes) include work on apparatus and mat and are offered to new clients. Wall unit classes (a.k.a. tower classes) are offered to strong intermediate and advanced clients. Mat classes are open to all clients.
Dedicated to the authentic Pilates method, the Metropolitan Pilates program is headed by internationally-renowned teacher-trainer Dorothee VandeWalle. The studio is committed to delivering personal attention to your body and its needs.
Metropolitan Pilates teaches only authentic Pilates, using top-of-the-line Gratz apparatus built from the original design specifications and mechanics of Joseph Pilates's own equipment. Our state-of-the-art studio features 15 foot ceilings and spacious locker rooms complete with shower facilities. Our instructors have been rigorously trained to develop a system of Pilates exercises tailored specifically for each client. They have each undergone over 700 hours of training and have completed the M.A.T. Pilates Teacher Certification Program. At Metropolitan Pilates, you will experience the very best in fitness instruction.
THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT
Pilates is a method that trains the mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall physical fitness. Each exercise is done in a particular sequence, with a minimum number of repetitions and a high degree of precision and mental focus.
Pilates exercises are more effective than other types of exercise because they work several muscle groups at the same time. The movements stretch one muscle group while strengthening another, and require a great deal of abdominal control. Other forms of exercise and athletic activities develop strength in the arms and legs but largely ignore the core because these muscles are difficult to isolate and strengthen.
In Pilates, all movements are initiated from the core and the result is a toned body without the bulk developed by conventional exercise methods.
ALL PILATES IS NOT THE SAME
The popularity of Pilates has grown in recent years and many health clubs and studios have begun offering Pilates-based programs or contemporary Pilates. These different methods have degraded the original system by changing the exercises and using props such as exercise balls and resistance bands. The original Pilates method is a unique and powerful method that has stood the test of time. It uses only springs to provide resistance training and really does deliver results.
At Metropolitan Pilates we offer only authentic Pilates.
BENEFITS OF PILATES
Pilates benefits people at all levels of fitness. Anyone can do it: men and women, the young and athletic, or the older individual. The benefits range from helping the average person become more physically fit to perfecting the performance of the elite athlete. Regardless of your physical ability, the Pilates method teaches you a way of life: you sit better, you sleep better, you stand better, you're stronger and more in control of your body.
HOW TO FIND US
Our Seattle Pilates studio is located in the University Village shopping center next to Crate & Barrel and above Jamba Juice. For easy access to the studio, please park in the garage. All parking in the U-Village is free.
- Sessions and wall unit classes are by appointment only.
- Pre-registration and prepayment are required.
- We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. You will be charged for your session or wall unit class unless you call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
- Mat classes are drop-in.
- You must wear socks to all sessions and classes.
- We ask that you do not wear jewelry or scented lotions and perfume.