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

Original Article By Living-Yoga.org

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

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Is Pilates Good Exercise for Seniors?

 

Original Article By Marguerite Ogle

Pilates is generally appropriate for senior fitness, and it is gaining popularity among senior citizens. The ability to modify exercises to meet differing needs, along with the many benefits of the Pilates method, such as increased levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and well-being, make Pilates an inviting senior exercise program. After all, Joseph Pilates practiced his method into his eighties.

Classes for Seniors

It is possible to learn Pilates from online instruction, videos, and books. However, I recommend starting out in a group or private class with a certified Pilates instructor.

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Here Are the Health Benefits of Pilates

Original Article By Markham Heid

People who dance are easy to spot, even offstage. “They’re very aware of their body’s position in space, and they move almost like cats,” says Marie-Louise Bird, a Pilates researcher and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. “But most of us are more like puppy dogs, moving without much attention paid to our posture.”

Luckily, the puppy dogs among us don’t have to go to dance school to get better body awareness. They can just do Pilates.

Ever since Joseph Pilates founded his studio in New York City about a century ago, […]

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.

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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:

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