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 

Upcoming Events! 

PK Move has a number of upcoming events to raise moola for a our Community Matching Fund Project: a pop-up parkour playground and three years of FREE-to-the-public parkour lessons. Come to one or all of these events to support our project which will bring the power of play to people of all ages and abilities. Direct donations of any amount from individuals/families are greatly appreciated. We are also looking for corporate sponsors… and for a $5000 donation the playground can be named after YOUR company or organization! Click on the highlighted text to register. Contact info@pkmove.org if you have any questions. 

Monday, 3/20, 7-9pm BEER BINGO at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub 

Friday, 3/31, 6-9pm JOIN US 4 JUMPS at Flight Trampoline Park. 

Wednesday, 4/5, 10am – 2pm SPRING2ACTION PARKOUR-A-THON at Hume Springs Park & Cora Kelly Rec Center for any or all of the following activities: PK Silver, Ninja Story Time, Demo & Mini-Classes 

Upcoming Events! 

PK Pink: Register Now! 

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of health and wellness this holiday season. Register now for our NEW PK Pink class by visiting www.pkmove.org Parkour for the breast cancer survivor, PK Pink is both fun and pragmatic. While training ways to overcome everyday obstacles in this low-impact obstacle course class, participants:

  • increase range of motion in effected limbs 
  • regain physical strength and build endurance 
  • increase creativity, memory function, and mind-body coordination 
  • use positive “self talk” and improve body image 
  • become part of a supportive community 
  • Reconnect with the natural environment 

If your doctor has cleared you to resume recreational fitness activities, celebrate with some fun and practical movement. Participants must have completed their treatment and physical therapy. Partners, friends, and family are also welcome to attend if in company of participating survivor. (This is NOT a child-focused parkour class, however kids 13+ are welcome with survivor/parent participant.) Survivors of gynecological and prostate cancer are also encouraged to enroll. 
PK Pink Saturday classes will begin on January 7, 2017, 10-11:15am, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 1300 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308. First class free. Drop in $25. Four classes for $80. Best deal: 12 classes for $180. Scholarships may be available, please call or email us for more information: 703-216-0051 or info@pkmove.org. (Note: Minimum enrollment must be met for this class to proceed.) 

  

PK Pink: Register Now! 

No, They are NOT looking for Pokémon! 

PK Silver is a parkour class for seniors 50+ ! Come join us to move and play outside! 

    Tuesday, 10-11am, Hume Springs Park, 100 Dale St, 22305 

    Wednesday, 10-11am, Ft. Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Road, 22304

For more information or to register, please email info@pkmove.org and remember to:

  • wear comfortable clothes (appropriate for the weather) 
  • wear closed athletic shoes, like sneakers (no sandals, crocs, mules, etc) 
  • bring a water bottle (both parks have water fountains, but just in case) 
  • bring an old towel or yoga mat if you don’t like to sit directly on the grass
  • apply sun screen if needed
  • be ready to move and have fun! 

Photo: Mark Albert C. Altabano 

No, They are NOT looking for Pokémon!