Interviews with Six Movement Masters On Natural Movement Fitness (Part 5)
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.
Part 1 by Stefano Tripney: Six Movement Masters On Natural Movement Fitness
Part 2 by Eric Brown: A Former Navy SEAL on “Real World Fitness”
Part 3 by Jeff Turner: “25 Years in Fitness…Then I Found MovNat”
Part 4 by Jolene Cook: “I am doing things I never thought I could do” (at age 44)
Part 5 by Jerome Rattoni: Decades of Specialized Sports, Then MovNat Changed Everything…
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?
I came from a background of soccer and athletics when I was young. I did soccer for 22 years, and due to this specialized sport, I picked up nagging injuries. So, I looked for some help to prevent and solve these injuries.
I found MovNat in 2011 and never looked back. I completely invested myself in learning what Natural Movement was about, saw all the gaps in my overall movement game, and decided that I would pursue this route.
Now, I don’t consider myself training but moving and getting better every day. As opposed to preparing for a game or a date, I want to be better Tomorrow than I am Today, in all areas of movement skills.
It is such a big task that I embrace this challenge and feel much better about myself with a great vision to be “strong to be useful”.
2) What is something that most people don’t understand about MovNat? What are they missing?
People have hard time to understand that they can get fitter by not specializing in any sport. They tend to underestimate the “movement snacks”, that our lifestyle can be changed into a movement lifestyle embedded into a urban life. I love what Erwan said at first “we don’t need to be fit to move, we need to move to be fit”. This is what we (Instructors) fight for, to deliver this message to the masses.
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?
This one I just quoted. Don’t be afraid, start slowly, take your shoes off on the grass, kneel down, go on all fours, hang from a tree branch, go for a walk, just feel the benefits of being outside and get curious about new movements available to you offered by your body and the environment. Tips? Eat real food, drink water, sleep well, walk, get outside, crawl and hang. The rest will follow.
About Jérôme: Growing up in the French countryside, Jérôme has been deeply involved athletically from a very early age. Be it rugby, apnea (i.e. freediving), judo, or football. However, it was only after many years of accumulating minor specialized sports injuries, and many hours sitting at a desk, that he discovered MovNat and the Natural Movement method. Having immersed himself in MovNat, he quickly discovered the health benefits for himself, and became professionally involved in sharing Natural Movement with others. Located in Hungary with his wife and children, Jerome has committed the last 4 years to learning and mastering the MovNat method. Jerome is a Level 3 MovNat Certified Trainer and the founder of ScarAbsFit, the official MovNat Affiliate in Budapest, which is growing everyday.