Interviews with Six Movement Masters On Natural Movement Fitness (Part 3)
by John Sifferman
Erwan Le Corre has been called the world’s fittest man, and many have likened him to a modern-day Tarzan. Since founding the MovNat Natural Movement Fitness System, he’s taught thousands of people how to move naturally in order to become strong, healthy, happy and free. Below, you’ll hear from some of Erwan’s top students who are now ambassadors for MovNat all over the world.
Note: These are all MovNat Level III Trainers: the highest designation in the MovNat coaching system, and/or Team Instructors: those who lead our certification events.
We asked these movement masters about how MovNat has rocked their world, what they think people should know about natural movement fitness, and also for some practical tips for those who are new to MovNat. They shared a wealth of good advice and timeless wisdom for the aspiring fitness enthusiast and natural mover.
What’s extraordinary about these people is that they all come from very different backgrounds, and yet, have each found a common bond with MovNat. If you pay attention to some of the common themes in their responses below, you’ll be well on your way to mastering your own movement potential.
1) What is your background and what inspired you to pursue and train with MovNat? Why have you stuck with it? How is your life and training different now? How is it better?
After 25 years of movement, strength, and conditioning I found MovNat via a client. She went to a workshop and introduced me to this new / old fitness system.
I was fortunate to have three mentors that taught me about movement early in my career. So, everything I’ve done has been movement-centric. MovNat added clarity to my own practice and coaching and helped me connect the dots as well as how to integrate these abilities into a world class athlete or someone just starting out. This has been my biggest differentiator as a coach.
2) What is something that most people don’t understand about MovNat? What are they missing?
Don’t be in a hurry. Learn the skills and build on them at your pace. And don’t skim the manual – read, understand, and practice it.
3) What advice would you give to someone who is new to MovNat? Any recommended habits, simple changes, or tips for beginners who want to get healthier, fitter, and more capable?
It’s your practice – do it for you. It doesn’t matter what your background, age, and ability is. Find your entry point – start there. Get good enough to do the next thing. Accept and smile when you suck – we all do in the beginning. Pretty soon you’ll be combining movements which will have you passing through competence on your way to becoming a proficient mover. And when you move better you’ll perform better…at everything.
About Jeff: Jeff Turner is a Movement and Performance Coach and a former MovNat Team Instructor. You can learn more about him and his work at http://www.fit2play.com.