Walk to Bust Cancer Success!

Many thanks to all who came out to celebrate survivorship, raise awareness and fund the treatment of breast cancer in local, under-insured women. Please contact PK Move if your would like a PK Survivor at your event. Please support our PK Survivor program by purchasing a T-shirt (modeled by Coach Kyle, below!) Click here to visit the official ninja fundraising page 🙏🏽💖

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Walk to Bust Cancer Success!

New PK School Program

PK Move is thrilled to be offering parkour lessons to 40 children as part of Casa Chirilagua‘s kids club. We are looking for sponsors for this program. Please contact nancylorentz@pkmove.org if your organization are interested in supporting PK School, our adapted program for children,- especially those with learning differences, Title I, physical/social/emotional disabilities, and other special needs. Many thanks!

New PK School Program

PK Silver

Fun class today at Ben Brenman. Here is the PK Silver version of the quad steps. Many thanks to special guest Tyler Lam! this class is held Saturdays at 9am at Ben Brenman Park and is run in partnership with Alexandria City RPCA. There is space available in this class. We ask for a $10 donation. To inquire about a private group lesson or parkour lesson at your local park or community center, please email info@pkmove.org

PK Silver

Ninja Reading Hour! 

PK Move’s Ninja Reading Hour was amazing! We were excited to welcome 10 children and 7 adults for this interactive, movement-inspired literacy event which included songs, Story Time, ninja movement and parkour culture. 

Favorite quote: “My son is very shy. I have never seen him get this excited and participate in a reading program before. He loved it!”
Many thanks to St Elmo’s Coffee Pub for hosting us. We’ll see you next month for more ninja magic! 

Ninja Reading Hour! 

Spotlight: Cindy Cariens 

PK Move is very lucky to have a strong community of support. Cindy Cariens, along with her husband Rich, have been important behind-the-scenes supporters of PK Move from the beginning. In addition to generous financial donations, PK Move has received essential obstacle course equipment, including precision trainers and a vault box from Rich and Cindy.  We cannot thank them enough, as this greatly enhanced our obstacle courses and demos. 

Cindy, known especially for her amazing parkour rail skills, is an avid climber. She was recently featured in an article on Vertical Rock’s blog.  In addition to being a badass in the gym, Cindy is a homeschooling mother of three wonderful people. 

Our non-profit could not function with out the support of people like Cindy who lend a helping hand. In the face of many obstacles, she has also been an inspiration, continuing to move and challenge herself. In the article, Cindy says:

I’ve slowly progressed with climbing while minding a serious physical constraint, but I’ve also been able to keep pushing myself in a way no amount of squats in physical therapy can. Now my training is geared toward making me a better climber.

Her philosophy mirrors that of PK Move, which serves special populations. We emphasize gentle, steady progress and mindfulness of physical constraints, while training at the limits of abilities. We always encourage our participants to engage in whichever of our “sister” movement disciplines “speaks” to them: climb, dance, yoga, martial arts, tai chi, free weights, etc. Crosstraining makes our participants and our fitness community stronger. A central tenet of parkour is:

Be strong to be useful. 

Many thanks to Cindy and Rich for their support. They make PK Move stronger which in turn allows us to be more useful and helpful to others. 

Spotlight: Cindy Cariens