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Oh, Squishy Ball, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. The Squishy Ball exercises we do at Effortless Movement are based on Joe’s arc barrel and spine corrector exercises. They are awesome for working your entire abdominal wall, lengthening the legs, and getting control over your ribcage. (I just taught a private session the other day where we addressed the relationship between your ribcage and the rest of your posture — it’s all connected, folks!)
This series is for my ongoing Group Equipment class peeps — homework for Thanksgiving week! Feel free to ask me for pointers in class, as this post isn’t meant to be a complete online tutorial.
Of course I think my squishy ball is the best, but really, use what you have! Got another brand of 9″ squsihy ball? Use it! No ball available? Roll up a large towel to create a 9″ lift for your hips — or just grab a thick pillow off your couch. I would avoid using anything too hard though, so please no hard rollers, basketballs, weighted gym balls.
This one is for my Pilates Power Classes. Please do these 7 moves everyday — they should take you 7 minutes in total.
This one is for my Pilates Essentials Classes. Please do these 4 moves everyday — they should take you 5 minutes in total.
To reserve, shoot me an email: christine at binnendyk dot com.
Not sure if Pilates is for you? Choose one of the times below for a 30-minute consult for $30.
Current Open Appointments:
Online Registration for Winter 2017 term Group Reformer + Tower + Toys classes will open to the public on Wed, Nov 23rd. Details here
|Single Session||5 Sessions||10 Sessions|
|Private Training: 1 Person||$75||$350||$650|
|Private Training: 2 People||$90||$425||$800|
|Group Training: Drop In||$30||$150||$300|
Early August is vacation time for me, so there are no sessions or classes at the Effortless Movement Pilates studio August 1 – August 14. (Hint: you won’t see the sign board out on NW Northrup)
Options for August:
3-week Group classes – Pilates Reformer + Tower + Toys
Group Pilates Equipment classes via Portland Community College
Consultation Appointments & Private session openings:
8/18 Thur: 3pm
8/22 Mon: 9:15am; 3pm
8/23 Tue: 3pm
8/24 Wed: 3pm
8/25 Thur: 3pm
8/29 Mon: 9:15am; Noon; 3pm
8/30 Tue: 3pm
8/31 Wed: 3pm
email me to reserve: christine at Binnendyk dot com
September openings will post on August 15th.
If you’re looking for a standing weekly appointment time, please shoot me an email letting me know what kind of schedule you’re looking for: christine at binnendyk dot com.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Registration for my Fall 2016 term opens on August 10th. Fall term runs 9/26/2016 – 12/15/2016.
If you’re wanting to take my Group Pilates Reformer + Tower + Toys classes, I highly recommend logging in to http://www.PCC.edu that morning to reserve your preferred days & times. Many of the class times sell out during the first week of registration.