•  Build long, lean overall body muscle tone

  • Improve your flexibility, posture and body mechanics

  • Boost your core strength, balance & body awareness

  • Achieve results faster than “mat class” by using the Pilates machines

Each semester, Portland Community College sponsors Group Pilates Equipment classes at my studio, Effortless Movement. Pilates Semesters are 10 weeks long and are “progressive,” meaning that the class content builds from week to week. New clients should plan to start in week 1 of the semester so that you can learn the basics that we’ll use throughout the term. You are purchasing a specific class day and time for each week in the semester. When space is available, I try to open up make-up sessions — look for the class spreadsheet at the studio to manage your make-ups.

Group Classes are 55 minutes with 4-8 people; each person has their own Reformer, Tower & Toys.


Want to get a jump on how to use the equipment before the semester begins? Find a private training opening  here.

Fall term 2017: October 2 – December 16, 2017

Day Time Level CRN Spots open
Monday 10:30 1 47976 2
Monday Noon 2 47982 1
Monday 4:15pm 2 47983 4
Monday 5:30pm 3 47990 full
Tuesday 9:15am 2 47984 full
Tuesday 10:30am 3 47989 full
Tuesday 5:30pm 3 47988 1
Wednesday 10:30 1 47978 3
Wednesday Noon 2 47985 5
Wednesday 4:15pm 2 47986 6
Wednesday 5:30pm 3 47987 2
Thursday 9:15am 2 48490 full
Thursday 10:30am 3 47992 1
Thursday 5:30pm 3 47991 full
Friday 9:15am 3 47995 full
Friday 10:30am 2 47980 full
Saturday 9am 3 47997 full
Saturday 10am 1 47981 1

How to choose the right class for you:

Choose a day/time from the list above – you’ll need that CRN # for the next step. Click on the Portland Community College photo above to launch PCC registration system, or go here:

How to Register:

  • Level 1 – for Newbies: choose this if you are brand-new to Pilates Equipment. There are many moving parts and new terms to learn while you’re getting a workout.
  • Tip for Newbies: if you haven’t exercised in quite awhile, you may benefit from taking a few private sessions prior to the start of the Level 1 series. Private sessions are all about you and whatever your body needs.
  • Level 2  – formerly called Essentials: choose this class if you would appreciate a slower-paced class that focuses on core concepts rather than more advanced exercises. Please do not choose this class if you do not have experience with Pilates machines.
  • Tip for those who have taken a break from Pilate for a bit: consider taking 1 private session to evaluate where you are and what you should focus on in class.
  • Level 3 – formerly called Mixed-Level: choose this class if you have experience using the Pilates Reformer and Cadillac/Tower AND you would like to work on more advanced exercises. Please do not choose this class if you do not have experience with Pilates machines.
  • Tip for Athletes: if you’re athletic and think you’d prefer the Mixed-Level class, sign up for a few private sessions before the term to get you accustomed to the equipment and language of Pilates.

Dates to keep in mind for Fall term:

  • August 16: Online Registration for Fall term opens. Popular class times will fill up the first week of registration.
  • October 2 – December 16: Fall Term classes run for 10 weeks. Many other classes begin 1 week earlier — Pilates starts on Oct 2.
  • Nov 20-25: No classes (the entire week of Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 10: No classes at all PCC locations


  • Prices for your day/time choice range $229 – $249 based on the number of classes that occur in Fall semester – some classes have 9 meetings this term; some have 10.
  • Seniors (age 62 and over) qualify for a 50% discount thru PCC — details here.
  • Drop-in spaces may become available for experienced students, these are $30/class. Plan on using the Class Spreadsheet at the studio to reserve these spots. (Drop-ins are not available for students who are new to the studio — you’ve gotta have my lingo down to be able to drop-in.)

All PCC Group Pilates Equipment classes take place at: Effortless Movement Pilates, 1300 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209.