• Spriing Term 2018

  • 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.

Spring term 2018: April 2 – June 18, 2018

Day Time Level CRN
Monday 9:15 3 27738
Monday 10:30 1 27725
Monday Noon 2 27729 FULL
Monday 5:30pm 3 27739
Tuesday 9:15am 2 27735  FULL
Tuesday 10:30am 3 27745
Tuesday 5:30pm 3 27744
Wednesday 9:15 3 27747
Wednesday 10:30 1 27728
Wednesday 5:30pm 3 27746
Thursday 9:15am 2 27732
Thursday 10:30am 3 27742
Thursday 5:30pm 3 27741 FULL
Friday 9:15am 3 27740
Friday 10:30am 2 27731
Saturday 8am 3 28570
Saturday 9am 3 27743 FULL
Saturday 10am 2 27734
Saturday 11am 1 27727


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Group Equipment classes at Effortless Movement run on a semester basis. Each class is 10-weeks long.

  • Spring 2018 runs April 2 – June 18 with May 26 – June 2 off. (Two consecutive Saturdays off the week of Memorial Day.)
  • Online Registration opens 3/7/2018 via wws.PCC.edu If you are new to Portland Community College, please set up an account at least 1 week prior to registration, as it will take a few days for your account to go live.
  • You can register through the 2nd week of the term
  • During Week 3, I’ll post the swap-out spreadsheet where you can drop a specific class date and pick up a make-up. Other than the Swap-out sheet, I’ll expect to see you on your registered day & time
  • Each semester is progressive, meaning we’ll build upon concepts and exercises as the semester progresses.
  • Ongoing students typically register early; historically, 50% of classes sell-out in the first week of registration.

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: http://www.pcc.edu/enroll/registration/non-credit-registration.html

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: choose this class if you would appreciate a 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: choose this class if you have experience using the Pilates Reformer and Cadillac/Tower AND you would like to work on more advanced exercises. This class moves at a faster pace and involves more exercises that require weight-bearing on your hands/wrists. 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 Level 3 class, sign up for a few private sessions before the term to get you accustomed to the equipment and language of Pilates.


  • Prices for your day/time choice range $229 – $255 based on the number of classes that occur in Winter 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.)

As of April 1, 2018 all PCC Group Pilates Equipment classes take place at: 

Effortless Movement Pilates, 1730 SW Skyline Blvd. Portland Oregon 97221