Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: PilatesBurien.com!
by Janet Grella
Everyone here at The B-Town Blog stretches out and gives a big welcome to our latest Advertiser: PilatesBurien.com!
It’s a website, a blog and an instructor that’s all about Pilates. Founder Scott Miller is a dynamo of a man who has a mission in life â€“ to get everyone in B-Town and beyond to enjoy the many benefits of Pilates.
To attract newcomers (and non Highline Athletic Club members) Scott and HAC are offering member rates to non-members. That’s a savings of over $100, depending on your class level and length of classes.
Just mention you heard about the offer on The B-Town Blog when registering.
When able, this writer likes to participate in what I’m writing about; some even call me “Georgia Plimpton.” Therefore PilatesBurien Instructor Scott Miller invited me to try a private Pilates session at HAC. Dressed in my workout clothes, we entered a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Pilates Studio at the club. He introduced me to all his weird-looking “friends” (aka equipment) including Gratz equipment like:
- Reformers (the centerpiece of Pilates)
- Wunda Chairs
- Electric Chair
- Magic Circles
- Wall Units
- Foot Corrector
For the purpose of my workout we used the Reformer–to warm up–and the Cadillac to pull me every which way but loose. Seriously, the Cadillac worked my core and legs, and Scott told me that the trapezey-thingy would tighten and sculpt my sagging arms (move over Michelle O!). Nice thing about a private lesson is the amount of personal and professional attention I received from Scott. As a matter of fact, Scott told me that in order to get into semi-private or group classes the student should first have 10 private sessions.
Great thing to me about the workout was that the next day I knew I’d had some exercise, but I wasn’t hurting! Under Scott’s tutelage I was guided through each exercise slowly, carefully and correctly. Scott helped me build confidence with every move! You can check out the testimonials here to see what his students think of Scott as an instructor.
From the Highline Athletic Club website, Pilates has earned a feature spot in the world of fitness due to its effectiveness and its many benefits including:
- A healthy, supple spine
- Kinder, gentler conditioning
- Better balance, more coordination
- Less pain and stiffness
- Faster return to pre-pregnancy figure
- Sports performance & other benefits
Meet Scott Miller, Pilates Instructor, Pilates Promoter, Pilates Devotee:
Scott has played sports from the age of 8. At the age of 18 he began his dance career in Washington DC. After two years he moved to New York City where he was on scholarship at the Martha Graham School and the Alvin Ailey School. He also studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Finis Jung Ballet Studio and danced with the June Lewis Dance Company as well as other New York area artists. He is a martial arts enthusiast and has studied kung fu and kickboxing.
Scott is also a Licensed Massage Practitioner who is the vice chair of the Washington State Board of Massage and chairs the nominating committee for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. He has been in the massage business for 13 years. Scott started and completed his Pilates certification when he met Dorothee VandeWalle co-owner of Metropolitan Pilates and a world-class teacher/trainer who could help refine and strengthen his skills as an instructor as well as challenge his abilities as a practitioner. He has taught at Metropolitan Pilates, Momentum Dance Academy and at the Sonia Dawkins Studio. He is the director and lead instructor at Highline Athletic Club Pilates Studio in Burien Washington.
Scott tells BTB that thanks to Pilates, he is in better shape now (at 52 years young) than he was as a young dancer in New York. He also shared with us that he loves Salsa dancing, and he will soon become a mentor to students at Franklin High School in Seattle.
Pilates seems to have burst on the scene out of nowhere in the last 10 years. After decades as the workout of the elite, Pilates has entered the fitness mainstream. Today, over 10 million Americans practice Pilates, and the numbers continue to grow.
What’s the fascinating story behind how Pilates began, and why the recent â€œovernight successâ€? To learn how Pilates was developed, as well as Joseph Pilates and the History of Pilates, click here.
If you are interested in including Pilates in your exercise regime, please give Scott a call at 206- 696-2161 or click on his Ad in the right sidebar (you can also check out www.highlineathleticclub.com. You can also read Scott’s blog here.
You’ll find them at 125 South 156th Street (map below).
For more information, call 246-9000.