We’re gonna start walking people!

Good Morning Precision Pilates Walkers!
It’s time to take advantage of our perfect weather and get these walking groups started.  Each week, we will offer three walking groups on the following days and times:
Tuesdays at 9am
Wednesdays at 11am
Thursdays at 4pm
We will be leaving the studio promptly at those times so please try to be there 10-15 minutes prior to the start time so we can be ready to… go. Unless it is raining buckets, we will be holding each group as scheduled.  Please dress accordingly.  Layers are important as are good walking shoes…know that we will work up a sweat and get those heart rates going! Please bring water and anything else i.e. inhalers, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc… If you have a heart rate monitor, it is encouraged that you wear it during these walks but this is optional.
We can’t wait to get these walks started and help you reach more of your fitness goals.
Call or email if you have any questions, contact info is at;
precisionpilatesofspokane.com  Yahoo! It’s Spring!
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Cardio in Time for the Holidays!

Let us help you get a jump on the holidays before fitness
takes a back seat, get a head start on your New Years Fitness Resolutions!  Our cardio expert Aryn Presta is offering private
cardio sessions to help you establish a fitness program, modify your current
program to help you meet your fitness goals, and/or find new ways to challenge
yourself while enhancing your Pilates experience.

Committing time towards attaining your fitness goals is
difficult. Let Aryn work with you on maximizing your time and efforts to help
you see the results you want in the time you have available.

Whether just starting your fitness program or well into one
that you’ve been working at for some time, let us help you find the program
that takes your fitness to the next level.

PS – Keep your eyes and schedules open for another
Cardiovascular Fitness Workshop in the New Year!

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Retail Specials at Precision Pilates

Hey everyone, we are having a Fall Cleaning Sale at Precision Pilates, specials  on all retail items (except a few basics) come on in and pick up some of your favorite fitness apparel, (even the stuff we can’t mention but it rhymes with ou ou)

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Precision Pilates Cardio Workshop..Free

We are doing a Cardio Workshop on October 15th from 1 to 3pm. It is free to our clients. We believe that true fitness and well-being must effective cardio, join us on the 15th and let’s support each other, learn and have fun, it’s free to Precision Pilates clients. (see the flyer below)

Cardio Wkshop Flyer 2

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The New Fall Stuff Is Here!!

Hey ladies! OK so its here again! New Fall Season colors grays, blacks, and mauves in stripes and solids. Cozy hoodies, warm long wrap jackets, classic style jackets, all in solids and stripes! New styles in work-out tanks
Special edition hoodie that converts to a vest
New pants and leggings
Come in to Precision Pilates and get l_lu lemony with us!

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Lolita San Miguel

Yep she’s here, the only living teacher ever certified by Joseph Pilates, you might say the Knute Rockne, the Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov, the Michael Jordan of Pilates, a true honor

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LOLITA SAN MIGUEL IS COMING TO PRECISION PILATES

We are very excited to announce that Lolita San Miguel is
coming to town! For those of you that don’t know, Lolita is one of only two
people ever certified to teach the work of Joseph Pilates by Joseph Pilates himself;
as such she is a First Generation Pilates Teacher. Amber studied with Lolita for
2 years in Florida and completed her Master Teacher Certification under her.
Upon completion of the program, Amber was honored with the distinction of being
a Second Generation Teacher, one of only a handful in the world.

Lolita will be here in a couple of weeks, we would like to
welcome her at a reception at our studio on Friday, August 12, 2011 from 5:30pm
to 7:30pm. We hope you can join us and meet this amazing woman.

She will be doing continuing education for our teachers over
the weekend and then back on Monday morning to work with you our clients!

Monday morning she will be teaching a basic class at 9:00 am
and a more advanced class at 11:00 am, because space is limited you need to
sign up soon to ensure that you have a spot.

You can sign up by emailing us, calling or telling us while
you are at the studio that you want in. The classes will be $15.00 and be 1
hour in length. Hope you will jump at this opportunity and join us for an
amazing time!

Finally, the construction on 2nd Ave. has now
shifted to the north side of the road. Our best suggestion is that you circle
around and head south on Division and then turn right on Pacific to get to the
studio.

Thank you for being so understanding as our road “improvement” is
completed!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our Lolita
San Miguel functions!

Precision Pilates

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Fun at Black Rock!!

Our good friend Kathleen Savanish (boy does she look great!) invited us out to Black Rock last week to shout out about Pilates and offer our new shipment of fruity (they won’t let us use their name) Canadian fitness clothing, we had a great time, loved the women members of Black Rock and they loved us back. We also saw our friends from Tiffany Blue in Couer d’Alene, check them out!! Thank you Kathleen and Black Rock

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Our New Stuff from Canada!

Hello Everyone!! Just wanted you to know that today we recieved a new shipment from OUR favorite athletic wear manufacturer…we have tanks, tops, wraps and bottoms, all new and in Tango Red, Surge Blue, 3 different Grays and Soft Mist Pink, WAAAHOO! Come down and see us…Amber @ Precision Pilates…..

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Precision in Motion

Starting May 21, 2011

We are going to have an activity outside of the studio once a month that can get us in motion with our Precision Family and your Friends and Family!  

Our first activity will be the 

Centennial Trail Ride

May 21, 2011

11:30am-1:00pm

We will meet at the C.I. Sheanigans parking lot at 11:30am and we will ride from there heading East towards the Valley, returning to the parking lot at 1:00pm.  It is a nice easy ride that kids can easily complete, but you can also turn up the resistance and make it a challenge.  All types of bikes are welcome so don’t be intimated if you don’t have a road bike!  Please come out and have some fun with Amber, Lisa, Aryn, Kris, and Jen!!

Afterwards we are going to enjoy the patio at C.I.’s

and would love to have some company. 

Please RSVP by May 20th

and enjoy some fun with your

Precision Family!

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Yep, lululemon is coming to the studio again! All the way from Sun Valley Idaho just for you. Monday, May 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm come by and see what’s new and meet our lululemon host, Ashley Scarpelli (Dawn’s daughter, sshhh!)

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Easter Shopping

Oh man, I always give my girls some of the new Lu in their Easter baskets, the colors look like dyed eggs and they really enjoy the look and the gift. We are going to be open for shopping this Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm so that you can pick yours up too. BTW, these extra hours are going to be permanent. So hope to see you at the Studio on Saturday, but remember, you can shop anytime we’re open, just walk around the class and we’ll get to you. Thanks and Happy Easter! Amber

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Ali WON!!!

OK, who needs more proof of the value of what we do? Ali just won her category in the 2011 Nautica South Beach Triathlon! She is amazing and always has been, Ali always had more talent and ability than you could ever imagine and it just shows, somethings never change. I am very proud of her and hope you all are too! Viva la Ali!

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Susan B Komen Race for the Cure

The Women’s show is April 15th, 16th and 17th with the Race for the Cure on the morning of the 17th. Over the last few years our team has continued to grow and we hope this year will be no different. It is a great opportunity to participate with our Precision community to support the community at large. Last year we had clients with their spouses, kids, coworkers and friends and it was a blast. We expect nothing less from this year’s event! To join our team go to www.komeneasternwashington.org under the Race for the Cure tab, Click Register, Join a team, Register with an Existing Team, then choose, Precision Pilates of Spokane! Once you have completed your registration we will receive an email that you have joined our team and then we will send you an email within 2 days with race day details for our team.

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Ali is Doing the Nautica South Beach Triathalon

Hey everyone, my sister is competing in the Nautica South Beach Triathlon tomorrow in Miami, she is sponsered this year by Nautica and this is her first race. Send here high energy thoughts and let’s all wish her well.

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New Precision Pilates Mobile Phone App!!

Pretty excited about this, if you have a Droid, IPhone or newer Blackberry Torch Smartphone (sorry we’re working on making it adaptable to other phones too) type the following URL into your phone browser; http://precisionpilates.salesmob.net then follow the install instructions, it will make all of the studio info available on your phone!!

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Some Basketball News

Since we’ll all be watching basketball this weekend, I wanted to give you something to throw into the conversation, this is from a site called pivotamotion.com; I’m just sayin’

Basketball Star Jason Kidd Wished He’d Started Pilates Long Ago

Posted by Pivotal Motion Pilates on August 18th, 2008

by Henry Abbot (Men’s Journal)

Basketball Pilates Buff and NBA All-Star Jason Kidd’s and his wife Pilates enthusiast Joumana have a greatBasketball Pilates Enthuiast Jason Kidd Dooing Pilates Reformer Routine bodies. Their secret is Pilates. Back in 2001 Joumana Kidd told Jason to try it. He put her off for a few years . When he relented he confesses “my first thought,”, “was that it couldn’t be that hard.” His first session with Pilates specialist Susan Whitlow turned out to be “a real eye opener,” he recalls. He kept at it, and noticed amazing things happening to his NBA-abused body. In addition to getting stronger and more flexible, he says he felt “ready to go tackle the challenges you’re faced with. It’s almost like coffee or something. It gives you a little kick.” “The more I got into it and the more I understood it, the better off I felt,” says Kidd. “And then the thing was, I just wanted to keep doing it.” Before long, Jason was stealing Joumana’s Pilates appointments. He learned quickly and his shape changed. He loosened everything up, he re-sculpted his center, and he did really well.”

He began working from the inside out, developing and balancing muscle groups he had never even focused on before and that has been doing wonders for his game. In addition to the obvious benefits of stretching and strengthening everything, Pilates, he says, has made him “focus on the part of the body that you’re working, and that has translated into the mental part of my game becoming stronger.”

Then, thanks to regular sessions on the Pilates machines in his basement and at the team’s practice facility, he has . he says. “I just try and keep a fine line of a little iron and a lot of the Pilates machine,” in addition to the exercise he gets on the court. Thanks to the fact that Kidd found Pilates at about the same time as team Strength and Conditioning Coach Rich Dalatri, the Nets became the first NBA team to embrace Pilates. Several of the players now have the equipment at home, which may have contributed to the Nets’ staying almost injury-free. Kidd finished a close second in league-wide MVP voting thinks Pilates deserves some credit. That’s why he says it’s a good bet that in the injury-riddled NBA, “Pilates is not going to be a secret for long.” At 34, Kidd is having perhaps the best season of his career. It is unusuial that a player his age is still considered one of the best at his position in the world and has actually improved as of late. But thats what Pilates does for athletes that are looking for the edge.
Basketball Pilates Buff Jason Kidd
There is simply no better workout for building deep internal core strength, developing long and lean muscles that are resilient under stress, preventing injury, and for fine tuning mental focus and deep core strength allows the body to move from a center/anchor that, enables Pilates Buff Jason Kidd, arguably the best Point Gard / Basketball players in the world seemingly defies gravity and continue playing long and strong. Real Men Do Pilates.

Pivotal Motion Pilates can help you achieve your “inner athlete”. You may not be a professional athlete, but you can train like one!
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New lululemon and March Madness Sale

We Have just received our new shipment of lululemon and have some great new stuff definitely worth a trip in to check it out and get some while its here, as you know it seems to fly out door.
March Madness Sale
Spend $100.00 and receive 10% off
Spend $150.00 and receive 15% off
Spend $200.00 and receive 20% off
Spend $250.00 and receive 25% off
Spend $300.00 and receive 30% off

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MORE CARDIO!

Hey, just wanted some feedback from everyone, we often receive inquires from other people wanting to use the studio for different classes or workshops, we have never done it because it is our Pilates place. Recently though, we have been thinking about adding some cardio related classes, maybe Zumba, maybe something else. Pilates strengthens us and cardio burns, we have always strongly suggested both. Any feedback on this, would you be interested?

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Susan G Komen “Race for the Cure”

We are starting to get our Precision Pilates team together for this years Race for the Cure, we are also going to be at the 2011 Womens Show, details of both to follow and thanks for playing with us!!

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Denises February Specials, Chocolate Scrub and Wrap!

 Precision Body Works

 February Special – $60.00  A $30.00 Savings

 Chocolate Body Scrub and Wrap  – 1 Hour

 Indulge your senses as your body is buffed leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.  Comfort food for your skin! Wet your appetite with this Sweet, delectable treatment.

 First your whole body is exfoliated with the Chocolate Body Cream Scrub then rinsed off.  A Chocolate Butter Cream is generously applied before you are wrapped and the product moisturizes the skin while you enjoy a scalp and foot massage.    After you are unwrapped a luxurious Chocolate Body oil is applied sealing in your hydrated skin. 

 In addition to its intoxicating scent, chocolate contains over 300 different compounds, some of which can have a significant impact on one’s health and beauty.  Theobromine, a substance very similar to caffeine, produces a slimming effect on the body; magnesium, potassium and calcium have a calming effect on the body therefore  reducing stress; polyphenol antioxidants thwart free radicals which are responsible for cell aging. The Chocolate Scrub and Chocolate Butter Cream are formulated with the addition of Shea butter, which fortifies your skin’s moisture barrier. A sumptuous treat without the calories!

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Oh my god do I love Denise’s massages!

I am finally on a regular Massage schedule with Denise, our new massage therapist at the studio and can I ever tell difference in my body! Denise has an amazing way of working the body so deep and specific that I felt a total release and I never had to grit and bare it to get to that point. The first couple of times I had an hour massage and felt good, however, Denise said she would like and hour and a half to really work through my whole body and that made a world of difference….. in my first longer massage she worked my legs and it felt like my legs were leaner, released and relaxed even though I thought they were just fine prior to the massage! In my last session she worked my entire body, my abdomen is an area where I accumulate much of my stress and tension, and it was all gone after the session. I had the same release experience with my legs and my ribcage. I felt releases where I didn’t even realize I had tightness or tension and afterwards I felt longer and leaner; we all know how much I love that! The next day it was as if I had worked my obliques, when all I had done was lay there relax and let Denise do all the work. She is an amazing body worker and I can not say enough good things about her, clearly we are blessed to have her as a part of our team and Precision Family. I highly recommend everyone give yourself a treat and make it a point to get on her table for at least a four session treatment plan so she can have an opportunity to do her magic, she compliments our Pilates work so well.

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Pilates Now

We kicking into gear here! We are doing Pilates, having fun and enjoying all that we have earned. I had the pleasure the other day of noticing a client at a walking event, when she came to our studio she had significant spine issues, she looked slumped over. I was amazed to see how strong, straight and proud she was, when I mentioned it to her she smiled and told me that she knew! I love what I do and I love who I do it with, thanks to all of you! Amber

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Lolita’s Footwork

I have a copy of the article Lolita San Miguel wrote for the Pilates Style September/October 2010 issue, on footwork. It is a great illustration of what we have been talking about in class. I am going to try and post it here or on facebook. If you can’t find it there, email me and I will get it to you.

Thank you Amber

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Cassie Taylor’s Wedding

Hello, just wanted to share, our  friend Cassie Taylor (now Cassie Price)  married Matt Price on October 9, 2010 at Elkins Resort.  Beautiful Couple 

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A Few Recipes

As most of you know, it is hard for me to get excited about something and not share it. I have recently been looking at my diet and recieving some excellant advice and guidance on what works best for my body. I found out that I have some food intolerances but the main thing is to eliminate refined sugar (Karma really is nasty). This has been made easier by a couple of recipes that were given to me, I love these and wanted to share them with you, please share yours on the forum page if you have them. Love Ya Amber

Peanut Butter Granola

2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
¼ cup sesame seeds
2Tbsp oil
½ cup chopped peanuts (or walnuts or almonds)
¼ cup wheat germ
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)

Combine all ingredients and blend well. Spread over bottom of greased pan. Bake in 300 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Check about halfway through and flip or turn over for even baking. Loosen but cool in pan. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in sealed container in refrigerator. Use as breakfast cereal or for snacks.

Truffles

2 Cups Nuts (pecans)
2 Cups Dates
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Grind nuts in food processor.
Add dates, vanilla & maple syrup.
Roll into ball s and roll in unsweetened shredded coconut & maple sugar.
Freeze

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Hello

We want to welcome you to the Precision Pilates community. We’d like to use this blog as a tool to share ideas and to keep you up to date about us. Most importantly right now we have added a forum page to our website, our hope is that you will use that tool to keep us up to date about you, your interests, activities and the things you would like to inform or promote to our community. We have always wanted Precision Pilates to be a place for people to come, find fitness and wellness. Then hopefully you will use the community to support your continued growth. We are here doing what we love and doing it daily with people we love, thank you Amber Butler

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