Build Your Movement Tribe With Partner Practice

Chandler Stevens For the most part our training is a solitary endeavor. Although we may train with others, we’re separated, with little interpersonal physical contact. It’s far from a stimulating sensory environment. But a richer, more playful physical practice has tremendous benefit for overall health and wellbeing. Movement Builds Tribes My own physical practice began […]

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

                                  A great place to start is with the writings of Thomas Myers, whose April 2011 article in IDEA Fitness Journal titled “Fascial Fitness: Training in the Neuromyofascial Web” provides the fitness pro with an arsenal of research and […]

Barefoot Basics: How to Regain Your Footing

Steve Gangemi Coach Natural movement means your body is moving without any alteration from its normal state or function. It also means your body is experiencing full sensory feedback from your surroundings, which is hopefully a natural environment.  Do you think you’re moving as well with shoes on as you could be without them? You’re […]

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

by Derrick Price, MS Somatic Health What do you need to know about training the myofascial lines?                                   Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops […]

I Tried A Squatting Desk For A Month….And Here’s What Happened

After reading the myriad of articles about how sitting is slowly killing us, I became concerned. I’m a chair-all-day kinda gal and according to science, that’sworse than cigarettes. Since I’m a bit of a health nut, I finally decided to try the latest office furniture trend everyone has been talking about: a squatting desk. I asked […]

The Tripod Position: A Tool to Help Any Athlete Move Better

The tripod position, otherwise known as “standing in base” or the “technical get up,” is a movement I first learned in Brazilian jiu jitsu, but later learned more about in MovNat training.Simply put, it is using your arm and opposite leg to make a frame that allows you to go from a lower position to […]

What A Smart City Looks Like

With the population growing and most of it happening in cities, these Canadian journalists wanted to take a closer look at whether our sprawling modern villages are up to the task of housing more humans. Over half of the world lives in urban areas. That includes over 80% of people in the United States and […]

Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment

By: Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES As we begin another year, 2016 shows promising growth for the barefoot movement within the health & fitness industry.  With an increase in barefoot-only training facilities, athletes prepping barefoot and even top educators touting the benefits of barefoot training we must remind ourselves – why barefoot? And can these benefits exceed […]

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom. Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An […]

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom. By TIM WALKER Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed […]