Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have any experience before I start Pilates at NW Core Balance?
No!  In fact, most people starting out have never tried Pilates before or their experience might be limited to a video or a large group mat class at a health club.  Pilates is a very gentle form of exercise but after consistent practice, this type of exercise can also be quite challenging.  You move entirely at your own pace!
How often should I practice Pilates?
For the best results, one should practice Pilates 2-3x per week.  We understand not everyone is able to come to the studio that often so we will be happy to set you up on a home Pilates program.
Can I just drop into a class?
Unfortunately not.  We meet with each client first for an Introductory 55-minute session to review their health history and to familiarize that client with the equipment and studio before placing them into a class.
What should I wear to Pilates?
You should wear comfortable clothing for your Pilates session.  Your attire should not be too tight where your movements are restricted and nothing too baggy where your clothing will get in the way.  The studio requires that everyone wear socks for hygiene reasons.  Bare feet are not allowed in the studio.  NO LOOSE SHORTS PLEASE.  For your convenience, we sell non-skid socks for $10 per pair.

We also ask that you don’t wear any belts or jewelry as the metal can cause tears in the equipment.

May I bring my child to the studio?
Our insurance does not provide coverage for children under the age of 10 to be present in the studio while you’re attending your Pilates session.  Please make prior childcare arrangements. 
Where should I park?
We have 2 designated parking spots on Tualatin Road in front of the studio and 2 designated spots on SW 86th Avenue (facing our front door).  Please DO NOT park in front of our neighbor, Culligan, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (You may park there in the evening or on Saturday.) 
How long is my session?
All sessions are 55 minutes long.  Also, please refrain from wearing any perfume or scented lotion due to allergy concerns of our clients.  And finally—no cell phones!  Please silence your cell phone upon entering the studio.  This is YOUR time—relax and enjoy yourself!
What if I need to cancel my class or appointment?
As long as you give us at least 24-hours notice, then you won’t be charged.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Payment is due at the time of your session.  We accept cash, checks, MC, Visa, or Amex.  
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