What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of body conditioning created by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th century. Building upon deep abdominal and back strength, Pilates safely and effectively delivers optimal strength, flexibility, endurance, and posture without adding bulk or stress to your joints. Emphasis is placed on breath, alignment, control, and form. Quality, NOT quantity, is the key.
Pilates is offered in the following settings:
- Private Sessions are the best way to integrate the Pilates methods into the body. Our experienced instructor will create an individualized workout for your body’s needs in this personal, one-on-one setting.
- Partner Sessions are for two people. In this partner session format, our instructors will create personalized workouts for you and your Pilates partner that gives personalized attention to both participants.
*Partner packages may not be shared.
- Reformer Classes benefit from a semi-private session with three participants per class.
Private and Semi-Private Sessions*
Pilates Reformer is a total-body exercise that recruits every muscle fiber, leading to a strong core. It helps with joint stability and balance and strengthens the abdominals, glutes, and hamstrings; these support the spine and lengthen the hip flexors, which increase flexibility and improve posture.
|One-Hour Private Single Session
|One-Hour Private Session — 5 Pack
|One-Hour Private Session — 10 Pack
|Duet (2 people) One-Hour Session
|Duet (2 people) One-Hour Session — 4-Pack
|Class Drop-in (3 people) One-Hour Session
|4-Pack Class Session
|8-Pack Class Session
*Washington state sales tax will be added to all services at the point of sale.
Book a Private or Class Session
Reformer sessions can be booked online by emailing one of our Pilates Instructors. View the above profiles of our Pilates instructors, and click the button under their bio to get started!
Participants must complete the two forms below prior to registering for classes.
We are pleased to bring a well-rounded team of fitness professionals to service your needs. Each fitness team member is certified by a nationally recognized certifying body and brings a unique style and personality to their work.
Build strength in your core — move with power in your life! Kate is passionate about building fitness from your core and seeing that strength impacts all your life activities. The foundation for that strength is Pilates!
With this focus and integration, Kate’s students can gain more strength and ability in their daily activities. Pilates training builds core strength and teaches you to move from your core, offering safety, flexibility, and balance. Known to improve resting heart rate/blood pressure is a bonus that can lower stress! Whatever your game, you’re bound to feel more at ease and in control if you are a tennis player, golfer, kayaker, or hiker (swimmers and cyclists, too).
With over 20 years of experience in wellness and fitness that started with Pilates, Kate has innumerable hours of working with private clients (some for over ten years!) and teaching a variety of modalities, including Pilates, Functional Fitness, Yoga, and Nia, plus a Muscle class now and then!
Whether painting, cooking, or traveling, Kate relishes family time and the outdoors. Kate is certified for Pilates equipment/mat classes by Physical Mind (and others), ACSM Personal Trainer, ACE Group Exercise Instructor, and Lifestyle coaching.
Pilates Classes with Kate
Integration Pilates I & II
Experience a dynamic full-body Pilates routine designed to enhance core strength, promoting safety and fitness for your daily endeavors. This program also offers comprehensive upper and lower body workouts, making it an ideal preparation for activities like biking, hiking, paddling, dancing, golfing, and various everyday movements. With an emphasis on maintaining a neutral body posture, this approach contributes to improved posture, flexibility, coordination, and balance in a health-conscious manner. (Instructor approval required for Intergration Pilates II.)
|9:15a, 10:30a, 11:45a
|9:15a, 10:30a, 11:45a
|9:15a, 10:30a, 11:45a
|9:15a, 10:30a, 11:45a
Kim is a Balanced Body Certified Instructor, a Bone-Fit Instructor, PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and an Active Retired Registered Nurse. Kim has been committed to Pilates practice for 20-plus years and has been a dedicated Pilates instructor for over 16 years.
Additionally, Kim is an equestrian with over 30 years of experience riding, training, and showing horses. Through her involvement with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Kim has teamed therapeutic horses with children with exceptionalities and military veterans an opportunity to ride horses and develop relationships and positive socio-emotional skills. Kim is excited to join the BIRC team!
“Teaching Pilates to all levels and helping people achieve their fitness goals brings me joy.”
Pilates Classes with Kim
Pilates for Sports Performance
Designed for recreational athletes, equestrians, golfers, tennis players, and bikers. Using the Pilates Reformer machines and mat exercises, participants will learn to enhance personal performance by developing strong core stability, improved efficiency of movement, power, increased flexibility, and balance.
This specialized class promotes spinal health and safety for osteoporosis and bone density. Using the reformer and mat exercises for fun and focused practice enables participants to improve balance, flexibility, and strength.
This reformer class is designed for people new to Pilate who want to develop core strength, breathing, balance, and flexibility to learn the language and develop a beginning progressive practice.
After months of training with BIRC’s Kate Titus, Sheri was inspired to get her Pilates Mat and Reformer certification. She joins the gym as a student teacher with a passion for helping others in their health and fitness journey and believes you are never too old to get in shape. Sheri’s professional background is in corporate marketing and merchandising, and she has spent more than a decade as a food blogger/influencer and recipe developer. Her passion is in health and wellness, cooking, skiing, and exploring corners of the world with her family.
Pilates classes with Sheri
PILATES BEGINNER FOUNDATIONS
This reformer class is designed for people new to Pilates who want to develop core strength, breathing, balance, and flexibility to learn the language and develop a beginning progressive practice.
What Should I Wear?
- Comfortable workout clothes; fitted clothing works best.
- Socks are optional.
- Hair should be up and out of the face for the session.
- No jewelry is preferred.
What Should I Bring?
- Water bottle
- Socks (optional)
We require 24-hour notice for the cancelation for any session. For cancelations, please get in touch with your instructor directly. Late cancelations and no-shows will be charged for the session booked.