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 

We don’t really like meetings, but…

… it is worth going because you get to meet so many AMAZING individuals! Even though we’d rather be out playing parkour with YOU, we must keep making new contacts and partnerships, explore opportunities, promote awareness of our services and keep critical financial & community support coming in! This week we had several great meetings. We got up to speed on disrupting the status quo in senior care/services with journalist Meg LaPorte and also learned about Spring2Action fundraising with ACT in Alexandria and Razoo Giving. We met boatloads of wonderful people who are doing the most important work right here in our community and the wider DMV. 

Spring2Action Workshop led by Brandi Yee
Coach Rosy with journalist and expert on aging, Meg LaPorte

We don’t really like meetings, but…

SAVE THE DATE: August 27th

We have some major announcements coming soon, but in the meantime, please save this date: Saturday, August 27th.  We will be having our official non-profit launch and fundraising event. This not-to-be-missed occasion will feature delicious food & drink, live entertainment, the fine art of parkour, and the best company, because YOU will be there, natch. Tickets will be available in June. 

SAVE THE DATE: August 27th