Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wellness: Modern Pilates at Pilates ProWorks South Lake Union

Local entrepreneur Kate MacDonald, former president and co-founder of Julep Beauty opened up the boutique fitness studio concept Pilates ProWorks in South Lake Union last month.

Pilates ProWorks (PPW) is a contemporary twist on traditional Pilates that focuses on the core and uses your whole body. Think of it as “power” pilates (like power yoga versus traditional yoga). It is a dynamic workout with quick transitions to keep the intensity high with fun fast-paced music. 

Photo by Pilates ProWorks.

PPW offers about 10 classes a day at various times ranging from 5:30 am – 7:30 pm. Classes are 40 minutes, but they may offer longer classes on the weekends in the future. Stay tuned! The studio is gorgeous with large windows for optimal brightness and high ceilings in a historic building. 

They are also dog-friendly! This is the first workout studio I’ve heard that allows dog owners to bring in their dogs (of course your dog should be reasonably well-behaved and friendly). It’s a unique and thoughtful policy for Amazonians who can bring their dogs to work or if you live in the area and want to walk to the studio with your dog. 

Kate is energetic and passionate about fitness and wellness. She discovered pilates about five years ago after she gave birth to twins. Pilates is low impact and tightens the core. She recommends 4 to 5 classes in order to get a good feel of the workout and not feel so new that you might not know what you’re doing. Kate plans to open another location in the Green Lake neighborhood. 

Class Facts at a Glance: 

  • Type of workout: full body with a mix of resistance, lengthening, strength training, and cardio exercises 
  • Class size: small group — 12 or less 
  • Class time: 40 minutes 
  • Class attire: workout clothes, grippy socks, tie your hair up (there are springs on the FitFormer™ pilates machine) 
  • Pricing: your first class is free! Then, you can sign up for a monthly membership or buy class packs

For all the ClassPass users, Pilates ProWorks is live on the app starting today!  

Pilates ProWorks     |      771 Thomas St, Seattle    |    (206) 971-1333 

About Jennifer Liu

Despite the rain, Jennifer loves Seattle and is a rare native. From the gorgeous summer weather to the drizzle the other 9 months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a master's degree in counseling psychology. She loves to travel, volunteer, and host themed dinner parties. You can find her eating, hiking, hanging out with her awesome dog, or napping. Ice cream, burgers, and sushi are some of her favorite things.
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