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.