The Effortless Movement studio features Pilates Reformers, Towers, Jumpboards, Magic Circles, Squishy balls and more!
We’re located at 1300 NW Northrup St, Portland Oregon, above the Bridgeport Brewery. Entry is ‘speakeasy style’ – this is a private building, so I’ll meet you at the front door and walk you up to the 3rd floor studio.
How is Pilates Training different than other exercise methods?
All Pilates exercises focus on strengthening your core while decompressing your spine. This creates strength + less pain. Yet, I won’t ask you to do endless crunches.
Pilates uses eccentric contraction, the opposite of a bodybuilder’s flexion-based exercise. Make no mistake, you’ll build muscle mass. But it will be longer, leaner, flatter and more functional than those built using other exercise systems.
All Pilates exercises involve your entire system. “Chest expansion” looks like an arm exercise, yet it also builds balance. “Leg straps” looks like leg exercises, yet you’ll build a super strong torso at the same time.
Pilates focuses on quality of movement rather than quantity. You can expect results by doing 10 or fewer reps of each exercise. We’ll simply work on your body from every angle imaginable. And, you’ll have fun doing it.
Because Pilates is so functionality-based, it complements Chiropratic, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy and Osteopathic care. Each modality works well in tandem with Pilates training.
Start Here/Private Training Package
Maximize your success by getting individual attention throughout your sessions, without sharing me with other guests. The 10-session Private Training Package is designed to amplify your success – every movement is all about you and your body’s needs. It includes 10 Personalized Private sessions using the Reformer, Tower and Pilates Toys.
This Package is for people who:
- Want to transform their body quickly
- Have found that “group exercise” doesn’t provide the desired results
- Are tired of “no pain/no gain” exercise plans
- Need to “injury-proof” their body for an athletic endeavor
- Manage life with a chronic or recurring condition: low back pain, a hip or knee replacement, arthritis or any of the conditions listed at the bottom of this page
10 1-person private training sessions: $650
10 2- person private training sessions: $800
So many times, I hear that my guests have worked with another trainer who chose exercises that had no individualized purpose. Why were you spending time on a balance board when your knee hurts? What about that 20-minute plank – when are you going to use that skill in your real life?
You will always progress faster when training privately.
Have you ever done a workout for weeks on end and not really been sure that you got results? That’s not going to happen here.
Personalized sessions for 1-2 people can include:
Pain Free Body method: release techniques that stop pain patterns
Classical Pilates: the Pilates method using equipment, the way Joe Pilates taught it.
Contemporary Pilates: let’s have fun with some of the hundreds of exercises invented since Joe’s passing in 1967.
Post Rehab Pilates: techniques to help you bridge the gap after an injury, surgery, illness or physical therapy. When doc’s say “you’ll take 6-12 weeks to heal,” they don’t usually mean you’ll feel 100%. I can help you get there!
Pilates Correctives: therapeutic exercises performed on a mat to re-set muscle imbalances. These are appropriate for home use as well. Choose a focus: Low Back, Upper Back/Shoulders or Pelvis and Hips.
Sport Injury Prevention: Pilates is the perfect form of cross-training to avoid injuries and boost your performance. Pain Free Body techniques add a secret weapon to keep you moving at peak performance. I have experience working with elite-level athletes in: football, running, track & field, baseball, hockey, golf, skeleton, cycling and more.
Got something special going on? I’m certified to work with folks managing the following conditions:
|Achilles Tendonitis||Low back pain|
|Ankle pain||Low Bone Density|
|Arch Pain / Arch Strain||Lumbar disk disease|
|Balance Issues||Mid-back pain|
|Breast Cancer||Multiple Sclerosis|
|Bulging Discs||Neck pain|
|Cancers of all types||Neurological Conditions|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome||Neuro-muscular disease|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||Neuropathy|
|Degenerative disk disease||Osteoporosis|
|Diastasis Recti||Parkinson’s Disease|
|Disc Compression||Plantar Fasciitis|
|Elbow pain||Post- Stroke|
|Fibromyalgia||Pre & Post rehab: hip replacement|
|Foot pain||Pre & Post rehab: knee replacement|
|Frozen Shoulder||Pre & Post rehab: shoulder replacement|
|Golfer’s Elbow||Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Hip Pain||Shin Splints|
|Hip replacement||Shoulder pain|
|Jaw pain||Shoulder replacement|
|Joint Hypermobility||Spinal stenosis|
|Knee replacement||Tennis Elbow|
|Kyphosis||Upper back pain|
*I do refer some clients out to medical professionals or other complementary modalities that may be a better fit for getting you functional.