Join us at The Pilates Barre Portland October 21, 2017 at 10:00am for a Donation Mat Class taught by Master Instructor Jessica Schultz. Donate what you can. Every dollar will be given to the American Red Cross to aid continuing hurricane relief efforts. Any Peak instructor attending will receive 1 CEC no matter what they donate. This class is open to the public. Love wins!!! Let's do this people!
Here's a short workout guaranteed to tone your low belly and inner and outer thighs. Enjoy! Want more? I'm teaching a Power Circle CEC class February 1st. I'd love to see you there! It's an open class for Pilates enthusiasts, not just certified teachers. Why not learn new ways to challenge yourself at home?
Jennifer was first introduced to Pilates at a local gym while in dental hygiene school. She instantly fell in love. While working dental hygiene, a rewarding but physically repetitive job, Jennifer found herself turning to Pilates to offset and balance the stress on her body and support her goals as an endurance athlete. She decided to attend the Advanced Teacher Training Program in Boulder, Colorado under the mentorship of Carey MacNaughton and Teresa Lee to become a certified Pilates instructor. Jennifer is especially passionate about helping others utilize Pilates to improve their movement patterns during sports, work-related, and repetitive-stress pain. Pilates is Jennifer’s inspiration in life and her way to relieve stress, have fun, and share her passion for movement and health with her community.
- Advanced Teacher Training Certified, The Pilates Center, Boulder Colorado 2014
- Pilates Method Alliance Certified, 2014
- Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certified, Jessica Schultz Pilates, Portland Oregon 2014
- Trigger Point Performance Certified, SMRT-CORE and Myofascial Compression Technique 2013
One of the things I love about the new space for JSP is the great light. The last studio got a little cave-ish and dark. So I wanted to bring in a painting that would help create a little welcome area. My client, Jolie Guillebeau, said she had something that would work, color-wise and size-wise.
"What's the title?" I asked.
"String of pearls."
I knew right then and there I had to have the painting. Lay your spine down like a string of pearls is one of the most popular Pilates cues for spinal articulation. I wish my spine looked this pretty.
And do you know the best part of this story? Jolie didn't know the cue. She was newer to Pilates and we hadn't talked about it yet.
So there you have it. I hope to give this painting a good home. Stop by and see it sometime and lay your spine down, pearl by pearl.
We're gearing up for another busy fall at JSP! Do you want to start by tipping your toe into Pilates teaching or just firm up your personal practice? Join us for Basic Mat this September and December! And don't miss out on our full certification beginning October 3rd - this certification includes mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrel, Chair, and Small props like Wall and the Power Circle. Do you need CECs? Two fabulous ones to choose from are Lengthen and Strengthen with Elastic Bands and Jump Board Intervals, both October 26th. Hurry, space is limited! Make your passion your career!
Peak Pilates® Props Shop (4 Hours)
Set up shop and gain new skills to increase support, resistance and proprioceptive feedback and help your mat students understand and get more out of their workout. Don’t just grab any old prop—develop a thought process that will help you to decide why to choose which prop, how to use them to full advantage, and how to work with flow. Balls, bands, circles, rings and more!
Sunday, July 27th 9am-1pm
Kathi Martuza began her Pilates practice at the age of 14, as a young aspiring ballerina. She then went on to have a successful 15-year long career as a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Kathi attributes her ability to achieve and maintain a successful career to her continued Pilates practice. Kathi found Pilates to enhance her body awareness, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, thus helping her both prevent and recover from injuries.
Kathi’s early experience with Pilates led her on a life long path of exploring the connection between the mind, body and movement and the capacity for movement to promote wellness and healing for the mind, body and soul. She began her teacher training at reFORM in 2008, and continued to apprentice with Pilates teacher/trainer Patricia Collins in 2013. In 2014 she began working towards her PEAK Pilates certification.
In addition to teaching Pilates, Kathi teaches ballet at Da Vinci Middle School, does Health Coaching for girls and women out of her home, and conducts True Body Project workshops around town. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 and half year old son, playing in the dirt (gardening), jogging through Laurelhurst Park, and sleeping in.