How Trauma Affects The Body And Brain (and how yoga may help with healing).

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Trauma leaves enduring marks on the brain and the body.  All traumatic experiences recruit the stress response, which involves


Can the Barre Workout Give You a Dancer’s Body?

Check out our Total Barre Class offered at our convenient Hillsboro location! Schedule a class today!

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This buzzed-about method is inspired by classic dance moves.

Ever dream of having a dancer’s body? A barre-based workout may be just the ticket. This buzzed-about method is inspired by classic dance moves and uses a ballet bar for support. Experts say the workout is ideal for sculpting a lean, ballerina-esque body.

Barre works just about every muscle group. “You’ll target your abdominals, legs, glutes, and upper body,” says Fred DeVito, co-founder of Exhale spa, with locations around the […]

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Heal Your Body With Pilates

Balance Massage and Fitness offers a “Healing Through Pilates” class Thursday, March 12th from 5:30PM – 6:20PM. Sign up today!

Heal Your Body With Pilates Pilates can heal your body, as this instructor found after learning she had a devastating heart condition. by Brooke Siler, author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates

When I first found Pilates, I was moonlighting as a sales manager and trainer at a tiny gym in Manhattan while taking post-grad freelancing courses in the hopes of becoming a writer. Already in tip-top shape, I was humbled—and appalled—at my inability to master the […]

Ready for some serious body sculpting?

Balance Massage and Core Fitness, a premiere Pilates and fitness studio located in Hillsboro, OR, offers Total Barre™ and Ballet Barre classes! You may be thinking, what exactly is Barre and how can Barre benefit me? We will explain the techniques, advantages, and benefits of Ballet & Total Barre classes!

It may look like ballet, but it’s not. Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired, incorporating a ballet barre and maybe some plies and pirouettes here and there into the workout. Essentially, barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to […]