Natural Movement for Obstacle Course Racing

By Eric Brown, MovNat Team Instructor and former Navy SEAL OK, I admit it. Doing an OCR (Obstacle Course Race) is fun! I get to move in these complex environments using the Natural Movement skills that I love to practice. Adapting to obstacles, terrain and weather. Proving that I have what it takes ... Read more ›

How to go Deep Into Natural Movement & What Happens When You do

By Danny Clark, MovNat Master Instructor and Performance Director Last year, Erwan traveled to the picturesque town of Rochester, Vermont to teach a very special event. It was called “Immersion,” and served as a throwback to MovNat’s origins. You see, MovNat didn’t launch as a certifying education system or a gym-based workshop. That ... Read more ›

Natural Movement For The Middle Aged And Seniors

By Dr. Jon Morey, Level 3 MCT Quality movement—movement that promotes revitalization and restoration—is essential for fitness, health and maintenance of an active lifestyle. However, the faddish exercise routines popularized by YouTube warriors hardly constitute quality movement. The fatter society gets, it seems the more insane the workouts become. There are “Boot ... Read more ›

How to Perform the Prone Lying Ground Movement

At first glance, you might think Prone Lying movements are similar to Yoga, or some form of stretching. Well, Prone Lying is one of many natural, practical, adaptable ground movements...that will stretch your body, make you feel looser, and improve your overall mobility, among other positive benefits. Imagine yourself in a natural environment - ... Read more ›

5 Natural Movements That Are Harder Than They Look

The telltale sign of a great athlete or mover is they make hard movements look easy. This is possible for not only top level performers, but anyone who starts moving naturally at a level that is appropriate for their ability. Your body is designed to perform both simple and complex movements effortlessly. Unfortunately, many ... Read more ›

Breakfall Progressions to Engage the Ground Safely

By Alex Schenker, Level 3 MovNat Certified Trainer When we fall, we make one of two choices: fight against the forces that are pulling us to the ground, or embrace the transition from standing to lying down. This latter option allows us to "go with the flow". Instead of fighting a losing battle, ... Read more ›

A Doctor Reviews the Practice of Natural Movement Book

By Thomas Berkery, PT, DPT, Level 1 MovNat Certified Trainer Every once in a while you run into a paradigm shift that radically changes the way you think about a subject. The Practice of Natural Movement is one of these paradigm shifts. Simply put, Erwan Le Corre’s The Practice of Natural Movement is among ... Read more ›

7 Natural Movements That Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

Doctors agree: moving naturally does the body good. And some movements do the body a lot of good, which is why many doctors are now recommending Natural Movement to their patients. And it's no wonder why. Simply by making a habit of moving naturally, you're likely to experience fat loss, lean muscle ... Read more ›

5 Natural Movements Superior to Burpees

The Pros and Cons of Burpees & 5 Natural Movements That Are Better Alternatives By Thomas Berkery, Physical Therapist, Level 1 MovNat Certified Trainer Let’s be honest. None of us enjoys doing Burpees. If you have ever been in an exercise class that involved Burpees you’ve learned first-hand why Burpees are loved by trainers ... Read more ›

MovNat at NASA: Become Resilient

Almost ten year later, these insights that were shared at NASA are still way ahead of their time. Any astronaut will tell you that floating around in zero gravity for extended periods of time has serious consequences for the human body. Rapid deterioration of health, and in particular, loss of muscle mass ... Read more ›

Are Natural Movement “Snacks” Better Than Exercise?

Last month, we ran the MovNat Snacks Challenge on our Facebook and Instagram pages, which was a huge success. This idea of "snacking" on movement throughout the day resonated with so many people! So, what is a MovNat or Movement Snack? It's simply fitting some natural movement into your every day life, ... Read more ›

How to Perform The Deep Knee Bend

The Deep Knee Bend is an excellent, endlessly useful movement for balancing technique and stability. The deep knee bend is a very common and convenient position. It is used to rest, observe, pick something up, look for animal tracks, etc. As a movement, it allows an easy and quick transition to ground positions, such ... Read more ›

5 Baby Steps to Help You Crawl While Balancing at Height

By Peri Zourides (L3 MCT) and Jerome Rattoni (MovNat Team Instructor) Crawling and balancing are both fun, practical, Natural Movement skills that deliver a lot of benefits. These movements can be a little intimidating, especially when you combine them. But with a few smart progressions, anyone can work up to high levels ... Read more ›

MovNat: A Road To Recovery

By David Dickinson In 2004, I was deployed on operations with the British Army to southern Iraq. One day, my platoon found ourselves involved in a six-day gun battle with local insurgents. During the night, we suffered a direct, high-explosive strike which wounded three of us, including myself. My friends were peppered head to ... Read more ›

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