Executive Conversation Builds Stronger Employees with Conscious Body Pilates Classes

Seattle, WA, September 18, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Executive Conversation is investing in employee wellness with classes at Conscious Body Pilates, a chain of Seattle personal fitness studios. Under the guidance of a certified Pilates instructor, and using specialized Pilates equipment, Executive Conversation employees are building core strength, balance, and team morale in a Group Reformer class at Conscious Body Pilates’ Madrona location.

Seattle-based Executive Conversation offers training programs to improve the performance of sales organizations at large and mid-size corporations around the world. “Our clients make an investment in their employees to improve business performance and promote a positive employee experience. We share that philosophy in the way we support our own employees,” said Suzanne Sheppard, Co-founder and CEO of Executive Conversation. “Our employees enjoy the workouts and team building at Conscious Body Pilates, and a strong team delivers solid results.”

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. The program focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. Research published in 2005 by the American College of Sports Medicine supports the practice of Pilates to achieve health benefits such as improved flexibility, increased abdominal, oblique, and leg strength, and improved muscle endurance.

“Pilates exercise is uniquely suited to address the most common side-effects of the modern workplace,” said Heather Scearce, co-owner of Conscious Body Pilates. “Pilates strengthens the core and increases spinal mobility, which is difficult to achieve in jobs that require us to sit or stand still for extended periods of time. Within 30 days of starting a Pilates routine, our students report improved posture, decreased pain and stiffness, and heightened energy levels. Progressive companies like Executive Conversation realize that investments in employee wellness are ultimately paid off in improved business performance.”

Conscious Body Pilates offers group mat class packages starting at $12 per hour and private instruction packages starting at $60 per hour at its Seattle locations.

About Executive Conversation
Executive Conversation Inc. works with enterprise and mid-sized organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia to build revenue driven organizations. Utilizing its Fluency Framework - a structured progression of learning experiences designed to develop individual proficiency in executive focused selling - Executive Conversation tailors sustainable solutions for every customer touch point where fluency in selling business value contributes to revenue growth.

Executive Conversation's programs and recurring services are delivered by a team of seasoned executives who have held senior positions in organizations around the world. Since its founding in 1990, the company has delivered client engagements in over 50 countries, working with many of the world's most respected corporations, including Cisco, Prudential, AT&T and Honeywell. Executive Conversation is headquartered in Seattle, WA. For more information, call (206) 325-1015 or visit www.conversation.com.

About Conscious Body Pilates
Conscious Body Pilates is a private Pilates studio with locations in two of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods: Madison Park and Madrona. The studio offers private, semi-private, and group lessons on specialized Pilates apparatus as well as group classes in Pilates matwork. Conscious Body Pilates is owned by Heather Scearce, a STOTT(R) certified Pilates instructor, and her husband Tom. For more information, call 206-709-2673, or visit www.709CORE.com

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