Every Body Benefits From Pilates

Article By Denise Austin | Featured in Active

Possibly one of the most exciting aspects of Pilates is that anyone can do it, and everyone can achieve amazing results. Because there’s no bouncing, jarring, or stress to your body, Pilates offers the ideal form of exercise for people who, because of joint pain or muscle weakness, shy away from exercise.


5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight Running

Are you sick of running? Why not try something new! Balance Massage + Fitness has a wide variety of fun classes including Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre, Zumba, and much more! Kick off your summer workouts with a class from Balance Massage + Fitness, conveniently located in downtown Hillsboro! View our class schedule here and sign up today!

Article by K. Aleisha Fetters | Featured on US News

Experts explain why your “running for weight loss” plan can backfire – and how to turn things around.

Running can be a great way to lose weight … or it can […]

5 Benefits of Working Out with a Friend

At Balance Massage & Core Fitness we offer a wide variety of classes including Pilates, Zumba, TOTAL BARRE® and much more! Head on over to our Classes page to view our entire list and schedule a class with a friend today!

Article Featured on Charter Fitness

We know the saying goes less is more, but let’s be honest. Sometimes two is just plain better than one. When it comes to working out, having a friend along for the ride – or lift – can be beneficial.

Fewer skipped workouts

Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold […]

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

Article by GRETCHEN REYNOLDS | Featured on New York Times Blogs

Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.

Aging remains a surprisingly mysterious process. A wealth of past scientific research has shown that many bodily and cellular processes change in undesirable ways as we grow older. But science has not […]

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 […]

7 Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness is a great way to get your exercise routine started. Group Fitness offers a variety of training techniques, environments, and challenging workouts. You don’t have to be a professional dancer or a kick boxing expert; it’s all about getting your heart rate up and having a good time.

There are many benefits of group fitness classes, from building cardio endurance to improving muscle tone and flexibility: