A Whole Body Workout.
Let’s be honest. The number one reason people start a fitness program is to look better. There’s nothing wrong with that, but fitness can be so much more. At Pro Forma, we have created an exercise program that not only makes you look better, but also helps you to move better, hold your body better, and even breathe better.
Our program includes the usual gym exercises such as lunges, squats, and crunches, to strengthen and tone. However, we also have more mindful and refined exercises that focus on posture, mobility, balance, body awareness and other aspects of your complete fitness. Each of our exercises is based on a different movement pattern, and each activates your muscles in a different way.
Our two most popular classes have been the Pump and the Nice N' Easy classes. As the name suggests, Pump is the more challenging. Pump has more weightlifting than our other classes. Nice N' Easy is a gentle mix of exercises. When we first introduced Nice N' Easy, we were told that nobody wants to go to a fitness class called Nice N' Easy. They were wrong. Sometimes when you've had a hard day at work or chasing the kids, a Nice N' Easy class is just what the doctor ordered.
This studio has just moved to NE Portland from Davis, California, and is scheduled in May of '16. For more information about what we do, be sure to check out the Faqs page.
Nothing extreme, just sensible exercise.
"Extreme" is the buzz word of the day in fitness. Lots of people rave about their extreme programs, but other people have learned the hard way that these programs come with a high risk of injury. We want you to leave our classes feeling better than when you came in.
We make strength training fun.
As we get older, we lose muscle. There is no getting around it - the best way to stay strong and maintain your muscle base is to work with weights. If you think that lifting weights is boring, then we challenge you to give our program a try. We combine light free weights with movements such as the Flying Monkeys, which will workout both your the upper and lower body.
Movement, not positions.
Yoga is loved by millions of people. If you are one of these people, then great! However, for some people, the bending and twisting of some Yoga positions can be uncomfortable. If this is your experience, then we encourage you to listen to what your body is telling you. Our program focuses on movements rather than positions, which we have found is a more appropriate fitness strategy for some bodies.