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  • The Benefits of the Pilates Reformer
    There is probably no piece of Pilates equipment more famous than the Pilates reformer. And for good reason. The reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one, and an even more Read more
  • Reasons to Get a Massage the Week after the Marathon
    With the Portland Marathon happening this coming weekend, we’d like to highlight a few reasons why you runner’s should schedule your massage appointments. Soreness: Delayed onset muscle soreness kicks in after Read more
  • The Effect Of Stress On Exercise Habits
    Feeling stressed? Find time for exercise, it’ll make you feel better. As fitness pros, we know that a great workout can be just what a person needs to relieve stress. Unfortunately, Read more
  • Pilates for Winter Sports Athletes
    Whether you play – or you train others to play – Pilates is a great way to get that athletic edge during the colder months. Winter is right around the corner, Read more
  • 7 Pilates Mistakes You're Making
    Mat classes are the most affordable way to reap the benefits of Pilates. Make the most of your time on the mat and be mindful of these common mistakes I’ve Read more
  • Injuries, Exercise and Massage
    Massage is important for many powerful reasons, including detoxification and stress relief. But, when people ask me why to get massage or why it’s important the answer that resonates with Read more
  • Pilates Exercise and Back Pain
    The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes back health. In particular, learning awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural Read more
  • Do Real Men Do Pilates?
    Despite the explosive growth of Pilates in recent years, there seems to be amisconception among men that Pilates is only for women. I have to admit that women have been Read more
  • Stay healthy—inside and out—at every age
    by Melanie Howard Your core is key to a healthy body, inside and out. Here’s how to keep it in top form at every age. When you think “core,” the first thing Read more
  • Top 25 Fitness Tips for Busy Moms
    Top 25 Fitness Tips for Busy Moms By Kim Summers, ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Now that the kids are almost back in school and our calendars are filling up Read more
  • The Benefits Of Massage
    The Benefits of Massage Have you been putting off getting your next massage? Well, here are the reasons why you should schedule one with us sooner than later. What exactly are the Read more
  • Staying Healthy during Pregnancy
    Staying Healthy during Pregnancy Pilates is the ideal form of exercise for pregnancy. It is no impact, body balancing and core strengthening. By practicing Pilates throughout your pregnancy, you will maintain Read more
  • Pilates for the Over 50s
    Pilates for the Over 50’s When Pilates was first invented, it was so new and specialized that only a very few trained practitioners could do the exercises. However, in the past Read more
  • The Aerobic and Anaerobic Benefits of Zumba
    The Aerobic and Anaerobic Benefits of Zumba Did you know that Balance Massage + Core Fitness Studio offers a Zumba class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings? Not only is it a Read more
  • Pilates for Dancers
    Pilates for Dancers Dancers discovered the benefits of Pilates long before it became known to a wider audience. Martha Graham and George Balanchine were among Joseph Pilates’ most devoted clients at Read more
  • The Benefits of Pilates
    The Benefits of Pilates | Just what can Pilates exercises do for you? By Barbara Russi Sarnataro “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole Read more

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