International Pilates Day Open House This Saturday!

May 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

May 4, 2013 – International Pilates Day Come on down to Portland Pilates at 134 SE Taylor Street – We’ll be hosting an open house for International Pilates Day this Saturday, May 4th, from 12-2 pm. There will be free 20 minute group classes at 12:30 and 1:30 pm, free 5-10 minute equipment demos throughout, […]

Rachel Rettman – Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle. is MOVING!

April 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

We are pleased to announce we are moving closer into central Portland!  As beautiful as Sellwood is, it is admittedly a schlep for many people – so now we are in inner SE at Portland Pilates Collective! The space is beautiful – right next to the waterfront walking/running/biking loop and a hop, skip and a […]

Collaborative Consumption – A workout trend!

February 24th, 2013 (No Comments)

            Check out the following article on Collaborative Consumption, written by Jeremiah Owyang; not only did I do all of the research on all 200 companies, but also I am a member of a couple of the collaborative consumption sites!  Taskrabbit, an online task network, offers skilled and unskilled labor […]

Make Healthy Eating Fun For Kids!

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

      Make Healthy Eating Fun! Instead of ‘tasting the rainbow’ according to Skittles candy, encourage kids to eat healthy by tasting the rainbow of fruits and veggies available throughout the year!  Here are some ideas for each color: Red – Strawberries, raspberries, red pepper, tomatoes, red apples, pomegranate, cherries, radishes Orange – Carrots, […]

New Class Subscription Pricing

December 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

            The new year is almost here and it is time to get healthy!  Check out our new subscription pricing options!! MAT CLASSES: $45/mo for all Saturday mat classes (approx. $10/class) SAVE $15 and pay $120 for advance 3 month purchase (approx. $9/class) REFORMER CLASSES: $100/mo for a permanent weekly […]

Foam Roller Stretching Galore

November 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

              We once again revisit the Foam Roller because it is one of the most versatile, beneficial inexpensive training props available.  Not only can almost anyone use it, but also it can be harnessed for both active exercise and strength-training purposes as well as stretching and relaxation.  In specific, […]

Starbucks…Healthy Food Mecca???

October 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

      For the few of us left in the world that do not drink coffee, there is little reason to go to a coffee shop such as Starbucks.  Or is there…On a recent trip in for (free, perfectly good tap) water after a long hike, a treasure trove of healthy, interesting, and TASTY […]

Food Dehydration – Fun for the Whole Family!

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Creating fun, interesting, healthy and PORTABLE snack foods can be a challenge for even the most creative people.  Carrot sticks get boring, and buying packaged snacks gets expensive!  Those amazing Kale Chips from New Seasons Market are one of the tastiest snack foods this health enthusiast has tried all year (and the best Kale Chip […]

Nutritional Counseling…DO IT NOW!

July 22nd, 2012 (No Comments)

            It is easy to run off and buy the newest iPad, designer handbag, or splurge on a trip to Europe; these kinds of purchases are exciting and come with tangible objects or, in the case of travel, photos and memories that can be ascribed to a specific time and […]

The Importance of the Pilates Method for Children

July 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

            Check out the following article on learning healthy habits at an early age / Pilates for kids written by Javier Bceiso Blanco of Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in Spain (there is even a photo of him / student in action) –   It is critically important to […]

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