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Our Twin Cities spinal fitness program helps your neck and back stay healthy without the need for ongoing medical care.

COVID-19 update:

All CORE locations are now open. Some locations have limited hours due to limited clinic hours, but these will eventually be expanded.

We are still committed to keeping our CORE members and staff safe. As of May 28th, restrictions for member capacity in our CORE spaces have been removed. You will no longer need to schedule workout sessions in Mindbody. Feel free to come in anytime during clinic hours. Because CORE is located inside a healthcare facility, masking is still required at this time. Follow instructions here to sign up for a membership online or reach out to CORE staff. Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding CORE rules and procedures.

Please stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page.

Help chronic back pain with the CORE Program

PNBC CORE is a program that helps you maintain your spinal strength. The goal? Building spinal fitness and preventing back pain in the future. That way, you can work, play and live your life to the fullest.

CORE is available for patients who have completed the PNBC physical therapy program. It’s also available for their spouses.

How does CORE work to prevent back pain?

In the CORE program, you’ll continue strength training and exercises tailored to your needs. CORE members usually do 20 to 30 minute strengthening exercise sessions twice a week. Like in a health club, members can use the exercise equipment without an appointment.

The CORE program uses specific exercise equipment that targets the spinal muscles. It’s offered at five locations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area:

How much does CORE cost?

CORE members pay an out-of-pocket monthly membership fee ($58 plus tax). You may be able to use your flex spending account or medical savings account. You may also be able to get a wellness reimbursement through your insurer.

Get in touch


Interested in the PNBC CORE program? Call 651-735-2225 or email a CORE coordinator.

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