A Ballard pilates studio was broken into over the weekend, losing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and electronics.
On Friday morning, Seattle Pilates Collective co-owner Nathalia arrived at their studio at the corner of 20th Ave NW and NW 56th St to find they had no running water. Nathalia called her California-based landlords to have a plumber come out, but they couldn’t come out until Saturday morning.
When Nathalia and the plumber arrived at the studio Saturday morning, they discovered that rather than a burst pipe, the water shut-off happened because thieves had cut 40 feet of copper plumbing from the adjacent building on Thursday night. The thieves then broke into the pilates studio Friday night from the adjacent building through a shared glass window.
The burglars stole Seattle Pilates Collective-branded Lululemon merchandise worth $5,000, an iPad, Dyson vacuum, and speakers. Nathalia says they’ve reported the burglary to Seattle Police, but that there are no leads.
“This coupled with Covid struggles, strict state guidelines, and the landlords have been very difficult for us to navigate,” Nathalia says. “We are in the process of figuring out what’s next.”
Nathalia says she’s checking consignment shops for the stolen items and asks that people keep an eye out for Seattle Pilates Collective (SPC) Lululemon clothing, and to contact them with any information about the incident.