At Studio Blue we offer the most robust Pilates and yoga group class schedule in the Portland area with over 40 classes per week to choose from and a wide variety of class formats and instructor teaching styles.
As a new client you’ll get a free week (7 consecutive days, starting any day you choose) of unlimited mat classes including Pilates, yoga, Sculpt (these classes incorporate light free weights), Bosu/Fitness Ball, Springboard equipment classes, and TRX Suspension Training. We encourage you to take as many group classes as you can while they’re free and get to know our different instructors and class formats.
If you’re new to Pilates and don’t have any preexisting conditions such as back issues, chronic pain, or recent injury or surgery, you can start out with both Beginner and All Level classes. Beginner classes introduce you to the basics of spinal alignment, core stabilization and proper Pilates breathing…all of which are important to help you engage the proper muscle groups and get the most out of each exercise. And we’ll make sure you learn to start your Pilates practice safely by teaching you how to keep the exercises out of your lower back and how to avoid creating back and neck tension.
Our All Level classes cater both to beginners and those who have practiced Pilates for awhile. In these classes your instructor offers modifications or “starting points” for many of the exercises, as well as more advanced variations on them for the experienced student.
Even if you have been doing Pilates for years, the Studio requires you to take at least 10 All Level classes OR get instructor approval before moving on to the Intermediate level. Please speak with the front desk if you would like to be considered for Intermediate classes before meeting this prerequisite.
If you do have a preexisting medical condition, disc issues, osteopenia or osteoporosis, or any other ongoing pain or chronic medical condition, please call us at 503-224-5073 to discuss other options before starting group classes. We may recommend you start with private sessions before moving on to group classes to ensure your safety and enjoyment.