Sean Bergara’s unique and motivating approach to Pilates offers everyone the opportunity to grow, learn, and to take their practice to infinity and beyond.

Sean Bergara’s approach to Pilates is unique and evolutionary. Read through Sean’s blogs and discover his journey and perspective on all things Pilates.

The Perils of Being Overly Confident

My day started like any typical Saturday. I woke up, drank a cup of coffee, and prepared my breakfast. The Seattle winter had been dreary and cloudy, but this morning, there were high clouds and partly sunny skies. After two cups of coffee and oatmeal, I was fueled and ready for a road trip. The morning was off to a great start. My new friend picked me up, and we headed to the freeway. Through a series of winding roads we made it to the Mt. Baker Ski Area. We arrived around mid-afternoon and headed to Mountain Shop to rent our gear. Trying something for the first time mixes anxiety

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Words That Rocked My World and Made Me Rethink Who I Am

If someone asked you how much you enjoy your job, how would you respond? Is loving your job really all that important? For me, the dream of the perfect job began in elementary school. I couldn’t think of anything other than getting out of school and on with my life. I shifted my focus from hating school to convincing my mom that school was a big waste of time. She saw it differently. Rather than learn, I would constantly concoct new ways to escape my childhood prison. I was totally convinced, at eight, that I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. Even though I hated

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Joining a Gym Was Worse Than Four Years of High School Combined, or How I Harnessed the Power to Overcome My Insecurities

When I was a kid, physical critiques were not an issue other than the occasional “You are looking too skinny” yelled at me while Mom prepared meals. My adolescent insecurities did not stem from body image or wanting to “look” a certain way. I struggled with fitting in and constantly worried about “acting” a certain way in order to be liked. As you can probably guess, despite my struggles for acceptance, rejection followed me everywhere. I wanted to be the cool kid, but discovered I was destined to be the “weird” one. Suffering from ADHD and constantly getting overly excited made keeping my enthusiasm and energy in check nearly impossible.

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No One Wants You to Get Off Your Ass More Than Your Ass Itself. Too Harsh? Time For a #truthbomb

When examining your life, how would you described yourself? A fat-ass or a hard-ass? Yes, I actually ask my clients this question and get the same expression you just had reading that first sentence. I profess to my clients, with an uncontrollable tone of sarcasm, that reaching your personal fitness goals and maintaining them is rewarding and tough. This is typically followed by a disapproving look and me apologizing for something. Like many others, you may have experienced the dread that creeps into your workouts when they become monotonous. Or on a typical weekend afternoon, after a week of hitting it hard, your body may even scream, willing you to

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Let Go to Gain

Almost eight years ago, I lost something that had been with me from my early 20s and had defined me. Like many other people, I was addicted and couldn’t go a day without it. It felt strange to give it up and trade it in for something new. However, I gained something more valuable as I let go of what I had held on to for far too long. Here is how it all went down. On a fairly typical day, I placed my water bottle and towel on my favorite piece of cardio equipment. I was determined to spend another mundane hour of healthy indoor living while staring at

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Sustainable Fitness

“Well, now,” my doctor murmured. He lowered his eyes to his clipboard and raised them solemnly. His look said it all. After what seemed like an eternity, he finally spoke. I wasn’t surprised to hear what he had to say, nor was I in any position to debate the facts. For years, I’d lived with pain as the result of a skiing accident. I was plagued by chronic low back and knee pain, as well as by relentless shoulder joint achiness. After countless attempts to find the one method of exercise to cure what ailed me, I found myself back at square one. My quest to unearth one single method

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