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! 

Well Ray Del Ray

Come see us this Saturday, June 24th at Well Ray! PK Move will have a display table from 9am – 1pm with information about our parkour programs for special populations, as well an obstacle course from 11-11:30am (in the Well Ray Lot, behind the Union Bank at 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue.) We’ll also have a raffle featuring many items donated by local wellness business, therapists, and fitness studios. 

Well Ray Del Ray

Spring2Action 

It’s that time of year for requests of donations from many worthy charities. Please consider making a donation to PK Move for Spring2Action, Alexandria Virginia’s Day of giving. We are raising $5000 for an RPCA Community Matching Fund Grant to purchase a pop-up parkour playground AND offer three years of free-to-the-public parkour lessons. To help fund the playground project, please donate below. Any amount is greatly appreciated! 

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But wait there’s more! 

To celebrate Spring2Action on April 5th, PK Move is hosting a Parkour-A-Thon from 10am – 2pm. Please join is for one or all of these events, more info and sign up links below: 

PK Silver, parkour for people 50+, Hume Springs Park, 10-11am

Ninja Story Time, ages 0 – beginning reader, light stretches and ninja poses before the reading ninja reads some great ninja books. 11:15-noon, Cora Kelly Rec Center 

FREE Open House/Demo/Mini-Lessons with Special Guest Jesse Danger! Jesse is a professional stuntman, master parkour coach, and co-founder of NYC’s famous Movement Creative. We will a small pop-up sample playground for you to try and also have door prizes and free cookies (while they last) from the Happy Tart! Noon – 2pm, Cora Kelly Rec Center 

Many thanks for your consideration. Email info@pkmove.org if you have any questions! 

Spring2Action 

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 

Join us for International Women’s Day 

PK Move, a non-profit organization founded by three women, will hold PK Silver, our adapted parkour class for people over 50, as planned on International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8, 10-11am) at Monarca in Flight. If you are a woman 50+ and would like to try parkour, please join us. Wear red for a FREE class

Join us for International Women’s Day