Build a Foundation of Strength, Flexibility and Internal PowerThe Downtown Movement Studio is located within the Downtown Athletic Club. The entrance to the Studio is located at 980 Willamette Street, directly across from the main entrance of the Club. The Studio spaces are well-appointed, comfortable and equipped with state-of-the-art Pilates and GYROTONIC® equipment. Downtown Athletic Club members and non-members are welcome.
Marilyn Hinson holds a BFA from the Julliard School of Dance and a MA from UCLA in dance. She has danced professionally in various capacities.
As an Assistant Professor, she founded the dance program at Missouri Valley College.
Marilyn is an ACE and AEA certified fitness professional. In her 25 years at the Downtown Athletic Club, five were spent as Group Fitness Director. She was creator and director of the infamous DAC Nooners for 15 years. She is still currently teaching Barre, Water and Pilates at the Club.
Originally certified in Pilates in 1999, she then became certified through the Pilates Method Alliance in 2005. She and the DAC opened The Movement Studio in 2000. In addition to her Pilates training, she is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® instructor. Teaching is Marilyn’s passion.
Semi-Private training is the next natural evolution for the student. Work out with a friend, a partner or we can help you find a partner with similar strengths and limitations. In this setting there are 2-3 students with one trainer who instructs the sessions. These sessions will utilize a variety of equipment while still developing the technique, skill and confidence of the students.
Group Reformer Class
These classes are designed to give a “movement” experience rather than a focus on specific physical issues. Classes are curriculum based and give the student a Pilates experience. There are 4 to 5 people in each class. Mastering the concepts and movements of the fundamentals is a rewarding challenge. All new students are required to take the intro level class.
Group Mat Class
These classes are for members only and are designed as a focused group class where the student receives more attention and correction. The mat exercises are the foundation of the Pilates work. We incorporate small apparatus such as magic circles and bands. Class size is 6 people maximum. All those new to Pilates are required to take an intro level class.
Reservations are required for all classes and are made through the Movement Studio.
For additional information or to reserve a space, call the Downtown Movement Studio at the DAC at 484-4011 x261.
Interested in Membership?
If you are interested in joining the Downtown Athletic Club, Member Services can schedule a tour of our beautiful facility and answer any of your questions.