Katrina Hawley C.M.A., NPCP, Co-Director

Katrina Hawley CMA NPCPStudio Owner, Polestar Pilates Educator Book a ClASS Katrina is from Wyoming where the untamed spirit of the West and majestic natural beauty open your mind and invigorate your senses to release your own inner freedom and sense of adventure. It’s also where she taught her first class. The students were stuffed […]

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Can Pilates help with low back pain?

This question is answered with a sumarization of the four stages of rehabilitition by Porterfield and DeRosa and the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Program Pilates uses great progressions for rehabilitation of low back pain.  At first a Pilates client will work to stabilize the movement of the back while strengthening other parts of the body.  Often to […]

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How many times a week should I do Pilates?

That depends on a lot of factors- what else do you do for exercise? What other activities do you participate in? How much time can you devote? There is no right answer as everyone’s situations will be different. At The Pilates Studio we push for consistency. Doing a session once a week regularly will be […]

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How long are your Sessions and Classes?

Officially Sessions are 50 minutes, and Classes are 50-60minutes. This allows for Instructors to schedule future Sessions, and take payments. Most of the time, after you settle up with your instructor, you are welcome to stay after and use available space in the studio to stretch, or complete your workout. If you arrive and your instructor […]

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What is the difference between Sessions and Classes?

The Pilates Studio offers Private, Semi-Private, Small Group and Independent Sessions-, which are scheduled by appointment, and Group Mat and Group Apparatus Classes, which happen on a regular weekly basis (only some of which you need to sign up for). During Sessions clients work on their own individualized program or workout- even if they are sharing […]

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Pilates and Men

Pilates is excellent for the Fitness, Wellness, and Movement goals of men.That is all there is to say! Pilates increases flexibility, and flexibility prevents injuries. Pilates increases strength and strength makes activity easier. Pilates is great for cross training so that the activities you love to do continue to be possible without injury. Pilates is […]

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