What are those “monkey bars” for?
“Your environment dictates your movement behavior.”
— Erwan Le Corre, MovNat Founder
At Elevate PHW, mobility and movement have always been keystone concepts of our training –– not just fitness industry buzzwords.
To us, training is so much more than going through the motions and getting a good workout.
Last month our coaches immersed themselves for a weekend in MovNat –– a physical education system and fitness method based on the practice of skills the human body was designed to do (balancing, walking, running, jumping, climbing, lifting, carrying, throwing and catching, to name a few)
Erwan Le Corre, a French-born American citizen who lives near Truches, N.M. is the developer of MovNat and has had a relationship with Elevate coaches for several years.
He likes to say that movement isn’t about what the fitness industry says is “in shape,” but it is about “operating the body in natural, practical ways.”
What that means in our civilized world full of creature comforts is being able to carry groceries, move furniture, clean out the rain gutters or play on the playground (or on the floor) with the kids or grandkids.
Le Corre likes to say that humans have lost a lot of “functional movement because they stopped moving.”
At the end of the weekend with Le Corre and MovNat trainer Danny Clark, all of our coaches passed the physical and written tests necessary to be certified instructors in the system.
What you will see as a result of the training is not a wholesale adoption of the MovNat system. Or a heavy emphasis on using the MovNat hardware now on the floor.
Instead, we are using MovNat to help is further refine our unique brand of movement-based training. And, hey, if you want to work toward some advanced jumping, climbing and vaulting, talk to your coach about working on moves that will help you reach those goals.
The coaches had a lot of fun learning the system and they hope to use it as another way to add value to your lives through physical training.
Elevate – Performance | Health | Wellness. We’re a fitness facility based in Albuquerque, New Mexico specializing in science-backed training, community building and a love of movement.