Dan Walton | Teaching Since 2006
Dan opened Studio Blue with a friend and former business partner in February, 2007. His vision was to create not only a place where clients could get fit and reduce or eliminate chronic pain, but also a place where clients would be coached and cared for as though they were family. Dan has an amazing amount of energy and good will which he brings to Studio Blue. He knows how to make clients feel comfortable, yet challenged in both the mat classes he teaches, and in his one-on-one training sessions.
Dan was born on the East Coast, where he was first introduced to wellness by his mother, a yoga instructor and Reiki healer. After moving to Portland and working in the hospitality industry, Dan found his passion for Pilates, completed his Pilates certification and opened Studio Blue. Dan received his certification from Physical Mind Institute in 2005, and has since completed Stott Pilates mat and reformer training. He has also taken Stott’s Injuries & Special Populations course twice, and works with many rehab clients to relieve them of chronic pain, whether it is in the back, neck, knees, hips, or just about anywhere in the body.
At Studio Blue, Dan teaches Pilates classes, runs boot camps and is a personal training instructor. He also has an ongoing program working with the unique needs of competitive figure skaters from the ages of 8 to 17. When he’s not at the Studio, Dan enjoys heading to the beach, running, and hiking. In the Spring of 2010, Dan combined two of his favorite things, the beach and Pilates, and took a group of clients to Mexico for Studio Blue’s first Pilates retreat. Happily for Dan, the retreat was such a success that it has now become a much anticipated, yearly tradition.