We support families.

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Pilates for Parenting

Sustainable, joyful parenting means putting your self-care front and center, consistently.
— Martine, studio owner

Seattle’s Prenatal & Postnatal Approach to Pilates and Gyrotonic Training

 

We support families

For busy parents, fitting in regular exercise can be a serious challenge. We know, because many of the teachers at Studio Evolve are parents, too. Luckily, we also know that Pilates is potent stuff - it’s intelligent exercise that delivers results, even if you commit to just one hour per week. (Give it two hours per week, and we think you’ll feel a difference even faster.) Here’s how we can help you stay centered and energized while you’re growing and/or raising a small human:

Move well throughout pregnancy

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Are you pregnant? First: Congratulations! Second: If you’re looking a safe and effective prenatal movement practice, you came to the right place. Pilates and Gyrotonic training are brilliant prenatal workouts (provided your doctor says it’s OK for you to exercise). Our teachers support moms-to-be through all nine months of pregnancy.

We help pregnant clients develop deep core strength and muscle memory. Pilates assists with balance and stability as your body changes. It also keeps the pelvis, spine and hips mobile, which can relieve discomfort during pregnancy.

Prenatal sessions use spring-based equipment to support your joints as the ligaments around them become more mobile. Plus, we know how to keep you moving and strengthening as your pregnancy progresses and you can’t lie on your back. Our teachers are masters of creative lesson-planning, and they come bearing props and boosts.

 
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Restore your core strength after a baby

Did you just have a baby? Congratulations! (Again!) Supporting clients as they journey through motherhood is our jam.

Pilates and Gyrotonic exercises are great for new moms because many of the movements work your pelvic floor. Mindful breathing taps into your natural ability to engage your core muscles. You’ll work with your teacher to cultivate core stability that carriers into your daily life.

Speaking of carrying/daily life: Pilates and Gyrotonic workouts build a strong shoulder girdle and upper back, so you can feed and pick up your little one(s) with more ease.

 

Compassion & humor that create real results

P.S. Societal pressure to “Bounce back” post-baby begone! We’ll get you feeling strong, however that works best for you, at your own pace. Our teachers are known for their compassion and humor. So honor your body. Trust your intuition. We’re here to cheer you on.

Yes, Let’s do this!

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Make your me-time super-effective

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We put so much focus on what kids need because they demand it! You know taking some time out to refresh your own body and spirit needs to happen. But how do you fit exercise in, and how do you stay motivated when there’s so much on your plate?

Consider this: The time you spend at Studio Evolve could actually help you feel like you have more time in your day. Regular exercise has a whole host of benefits - it improves mood and sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety. With Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions, you learn how to notice how your body feels in the moment. Using this technique can help you feel more present and grounded, even when your day throws you for a loop.

I cannot say enough good things about my years working with my instructor at Studio Evolve. She has helped me so much on my path to be the most “ME” I can be. Working together we have transformed my body into one that I feel I actually am living in, not just taking up space in. Every session is different and tuned specifically to what is going on with my body (and brain!) on a given day.
— becky d.

Strengthen your spine & protect your brain

Plus: Exercise changes the brain to protect memory and thinking skills. In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise of moderate intensity - anything that gets your heart pumping so you break out in a light sweat - appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning.

We can definitely help you get some cardio in - just (literally) hop on one of our Reformer jump boards! Plus, Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions build deep foundational strength and alignment that will make other forms of exercise more enjoyable.

Plan your week ahead of time.

Making a private sessions appointment or reserving a spot in a class can be the extra motivation you need to work out. It’s easy to decide there are other things to do before going to the gym. Knowing your teacher is waiting at the studio, ready to guide you as your explore what your body needs today, can provide the structure necessary to make exercise a habit.

When every day feels like it has a million moving parts, it’s nice to know you can cross “figure out how to exercise/move my body well” off the list - instead, you can hire a professional to cover it.

 Ready to put a feel-good movement session on your calendar?

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