Many thanks to all who helped make 2017 a great year for PK Move!
PK Silver Classes and special events serving over 100 senior citizens : increase strength in body and mind, prevent falls, build community and creativity
PK School classes for 60 school children: according to studies, learning through or after physical activity increases the students’ ability to process and retain new material, to focus, and to reduces stress. Our classes are specifically designed for your students’ needs by coaches with experience in Education.
PK Move’s Pop-Up Parkour Playground serving the ENTIRE City of Alexandria (155,000+ people): Free-to-the-Public Parkour and Movement Lessons offered in partnership with Alexandria RPCA! This innovative program was established by the people and for the people!
PK Survivor: Supporting the National Breast Center Foundation’s “Walk to Bust Cancer” (for 300+) to raise $40,000 for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in under-insured women. Our intergenerational program for cancer survivors and their families/friends was approved by INOVA Hospital System’s “Life with Cancer” fitness provider list.
“Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness. The most profound effect of falling is the loss of independent living.” (Comfortkeepers.com)
^^^ This is why we do what we do!!! Today we had a wonderful PK Silver class with our friends at the Charles Houston Senior Center. 💖 We are excited to be working with this fun & lively group to build strength and practice balance!
Some of the participant feedback:
“I loved it! I want to do it again!”
“I did not know what to expect, but now that I know what it is, I like it and want to do it again.”
“That was fun!”
“I didn’t think I could balance [on the precision trainer] but I did it!”
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!
… 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.
PK Silver, our FREE Parkour class for people 50+ is offered this winter on Wednesdays 10-11am at our sponsor Monarca in Flight.
Ho-Ho-Hope you can join us next Wednesday, December 21st, for our first annual Jingle Jam! Regular class led by elves 10-11am. Ugly holiday sweaters encouraged. At 11am we’ll have some tea/coffee and goodies (although we cannot promise the level of decorating mastery in the example below!) Bring a jar of Jam or Jelly for the local food pantry.
Visit our website for more info or to register!
We are pleased to announce that PKMove is officially partnered with the City of Alexandria through the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities to offer PK Silver, a parkour-based fitness program for seniors 55+!